Melton Borough Council

Parks and open spaces

Melton Mowbray has a wealth of historic and beautiful parks, some of which are just a minute walk from the town centre.

Melton Country Park 

Explore 140 acres of wildlife lakes, footpaths trails and children's play areas in Melton Country Park just ten minutes walk from the town centre. The Country Park and Visitor Centre are managed by Melton Borough Council whilst the town centre parks are managed by the Melton Mowbray Town Estate

 Walking directions from the Town Centre: 

  • Walk West towards Nottingham St
  • Turn right onto Nottingham St
  • Slight left to stay on Nottingham St
  • Continue onto Scalford Road
  • Turn right onto Wymondham Way
  • Turn right to stay on Wymondham Way 
  • Your destination will be on your left 

Play Close

Play Close is the back garden of St Mary’s Church and hosts some of the town’s premier events throughout the year, including the Melton Country Fair, the annual hunt meet on New Year’s Day, fairs, circus' and other seasonal events. Play Close has a Children's Play Area and specialised play equipment suitable for a wheel chair or push chair.

 Walking directions from the Town Centre:

  •  Walk west towards Nottingham St
  • Turn left onto Nottingam St
  • Continue onto High Street
  • Slight right onto Cheapside
  • Continue onto Park Lane 

Priors Close

Priors Close is a beautiful park, with a lake and bridge and is a haven for wildlife, as well as a place to sit and reflect. There is also an open air Skate Park.

During the summer months, band concerts can be enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon in New Park.

 Walking directions from the Town Centre:

  • Walk west towards Nottingham St
  • Turn left onto Nottingham St
  • Turn right onto High St
  • Turn left onto Wilton Rd/A606
  •  Continue straight onto Leicester Rd/A607
  • Turn left onto Dalby Rd/B6047 

 Wilton Park

Wilton Park is the sporting park with tennis courts, five-a-side football, pitch & putt, the Mowbray Train, outdoor Gym Equipment and small children’s playground, picnic areas and tranquil gardens. The Pavilion Cafe has indoor and outdoor seating available, toilet facilities and parking.The site can be booked for children’s parties to include the miniature train.

 Walking direction from Town Centre:

  •  Walk west towards Nottingham St
  • Turn left onto Nottingham St
  • Turn right onto High St
  • Turn left onto Wilton Rd/A606
  • Continue straight onto Leicester Rd/A607
  • Destination will be on your left

Egerton Park

Egerton Park has two football pitches let to both Saturday and Sunday league teams, showers and changing rooms. It is also the home of Egerton Park Cricket Club. It plays host to major Town events, like Melton Day and sporting events.

 Walking direction from the Town Centre:

  •  Walk west towards Nottingham St
  • Turn left onto Nottingham St
  •  Tun right onto High St
  • Turn left onto Wilton Rd/A606
  • Continue straight onto Leicester Road/A607
  • Turn right 

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