ENJOY LIFE IN MELTON

Parks and Open Spaces

Melton Country Park is an area of open space 137 acres (55.5 hectares) in size

Just a ten minute walk from the town centre, Melton Country Park really is a park for all seasons. A haven for wildlife and an ideal place to get away from it all, it’s perfect for walking, cycling, bird watching and family picnics.

Sports facilities include football pitches and a cricket area. There’s a wide range of play facilities for children of all ages, including a climbing forest, and we even have an Intelligent Play System (I Play) which uses gaming technology to make exercise fun for kids and bug kids.

Our Sensory Garden has been specially designed to appeal to all the five senses; sight, smell, touch, taste and sound, providing a tranquil place for reflection amongst fragrant plants and rustling leaves. Why not take a stroll up to the top of 40 Oaks Avenue for magnificent views of the park, or walk around the lake and see the resident water birds which have made the park their home.

Whether you are looking to take part in organised activities, cycle around the lake, spend the day bird watching, breathe in the fresh air as you walk our woodland paths, or simply want to take in the stunning scenery – you’ll find it here.

Visitor Centre/Café is run by Melton Space. It is currently used as a community café and is open seven days a week throughout the summer from 10.00am to 4.00pm and at varying times in the winter. There is a large exhibition & meeting space attached to the Visitor Centre that is regularly used as a meeting room for local voluntary organisations.

The park has received the Green Flag award for the past 3 years, and has been named “One of the best parks in the UK”. It was also successful in becoming a QE11 Diamond Jubilee ‘Fields in Trust’; this ensures that the park will be protected as a park forever.

Burrough Hill Country Park

Located between Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, south of Melton Mowbray, Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire.

Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Takes responsibility for looking after all of the most prominent green spaces within the town of Melton. These parks are maintained and upgraded at no cost to the taxpayer. Our parks include: Play Close, Egerton Park and Wilton Park, along with the Memorial Gardens.

Play Areas in Melton

All our play areas are regularly inspected. Find more information here for Play Areas & Parks in Melton. 

Walks & Cycle Routes

Explore and enjoy Leicestershire and beyond with our [adjective] walking and cycling routes. Download one of the many maps to explore the local area, and beyond!

Take a look at our interactive cycle maps or visit the walking routes page.

We have a large selection of maps and guides for you to download (all in PDF format), which are ideal for exploring your local area or discovering somewhere new!

MELTON MOWBRAY TOWN CENTRE

Melton Street Markets & Shopping

Melton Mowbray is a vibrant market town, renowned for its Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese. With an abundance of specialist independent retailers, cafes and pubs, local producers and markets that can be dated back to the 1086 Domesday Book, the town offers a truly unique shopping experience.

Explore unique events in the town centre and enjoy evening entertainment with comedy, theatre, cinema, live music and great dining. Steeped in history and heritage, with a river running through the town, Melton has something for everyone. 

The Melton Mowbray Town Guide app can be downloaded directly from the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play service.

Farmers Market 

Takes place at the Melton Mowbray Market every Tuesday & Friday from 8.00am until 2.00pm

Melton Street Markets

Held every Tuesday & Saturday.

Street markets take place at least three times a week in the centre of Melton Mowbray. There is a general market every Saturday and Tuesday and a bric-a-brac market on Wednesdays. Special markets (selling craft items, antiques, international foods, etc.) are held two or three times a year. The Christmas Market attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country.

Parking in Melton

Melton offers great parking facilities with easy access to the town centre.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Point

Melton Mowbray Council, Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, LE13 1GH. Cardholders can use the charge point by following the instructions issued with Polar Network cards.

Locations of Public Conveniences

Situated by Wilton Road and St Mary’s Way Car Parks. All toilets have full facilities for baby changing, disabled persons and those with ambulant needs. Changing Places toilets are situated at Melton Mowbray Mencap & Gateway, Chapel Street and Melton Carnegie Museum, Thorpe End.

Find a local taxi

Paula’s Taxi                         07950 474552

Mussa’s Taxi                       07984 557013

Elaine’s Taxis Limited      01664 656565

Tesla Taxi Company         07842 577008

JD Jackman Taxis Ltd      07919 150 823

Handy Cars                         01664 563618 or 07710 606553

Mario Taxi                           07984 886813

Other things to do:

  • Take a visit to Twin Lakes, an all-weather park suitable for all the family
  • Relish a well-deserved pamper at Ragdale Hall
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Stapleford Park or a round of golf on the championship course
  • Race Hub is a fantastic training facility for cyclists, swimmers, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts. It features a stunning NOWCA registered lake for open water swimming and great facilities to make sure you have a fantastic swim experience
  • Visit Burrough Hill Country Park, one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire, sitting 210 metres above sea level with superb views
  • Melton is a great location for fishing and other country sports, particularly at Buckminster, Eyekettlebylakes and Lakeviewfishery. Enjoy a film at Melton’s hidden gem, the Regal Cinema, a stylish art-deco style boutique cinema that presents a mix of commercial, classic and cultural films
  • BMFA Buckminster is located on the Leicestershire & Lincolnshire border, close to the towns of Melton Mowbray and Grantham, and is the National Visitor Centre and Model Flying site of the British Model Flying Association
  • Sysonby Acres hosts an 18-Hole Par 3 Pitch & Putt Golf Course, as well as FootGolf