2014 will be Maldon Carnival’s 100th Procession, come and celebrate it with us. Carnival day will be on Saturday 2nd August 2014. Carnival week will start 27 July 2014.

On our website you find information about activities and entertainment organised by us, information about the Carnival and the Carnival Court. Maldon Carnival first started as a water Carnival back in 1905.

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Today at the Lower Plume School we have ZOO 4 YOU – ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS.

You will have the chance to meet a wide selection of animals at our exclusive animal encounter shows. Our first hour show will be at 1pm and be focused on reptiles and bugs, discussing habitat, diet and other fun facts! Our second hour show will be at 2:30pm, which will have a wide selection of fluffy animals! Both presentations will be hands on fun, holding and stroking the animals whilst learning a bit about them. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 1-2pm & 2:30-3:30pm Price: £3 per child per show or both shows for £5.

Tonight is our CAR TREASURE HUNT Check in 6:15 – 7pm start at Lower Plume School and finish at a mystery location by 9:30pm. Entry: £5 per car.

This is a fantastic activity for all the family. Just meet us at the Lower Plume School from 6:15 until 7pm. There is some walking involved and you have to bring your own pen and the treasure hunt will not finish at the School. £25 awarded to the winner and wooden spoon for the loser.


Judges get ready; Today is our classic BONNY BABY COMPETITION. Do you think your baby can be Maldon’s Bonniest Baby, would you like to come and have a bit of fun?. Then join us for the greatest baby show ever, in fact it’s so great that the Maldon & Burnham Standard is sponsoring and coming to help judge the event.

Age Groups:
Class 1 : 0-3 Months
Class 2 : 3-6 Months
Class 3 : 6-12 Months
Class 4: 12-18 Months
Class 5 : 18-24 Months
Class 6 : Twins 0-24 Months

Entry just £2.00 per baby, spectators 50p at The Lower Plume School from 1pm..

Entry Rules: Entrants must reside within the CM9 post code area. Age as on show date. Entries on the day. Babies must be accompanied by a responsible adult.