Melton Country Park
Melton Country Park is an area of open space 137 acres (55.5 hectares) in size, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Melton Mowbray. Information including a map of the park can be found in the guide leaflet. The postcode is LE13 1HP.
The park been awarded 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 the park will be protected as a park forever.
It is currently used as a community cafe, and is open seven days a week throughout the summer from 10am to 4pm and at varying times in the winter. There is a large exhibition/meeting room attached to the Visitor Centre which is regularly used as a meeting room for local voluntary organisations. If you would like to book the exhibition/meeting room, please contact the cafe directly by calling (01664) 480122.
Several play areas can be found, including one with an iplay unit next to the visitor centre, a large play area at the southern end of the park, and scattered play equipment through out the park. See a list of play areas around the Melton area.
Apart from the large grassed areas, which provide an area for sporting activities, Melton Country Park has three designated football pitches, and a small pavilion which provides changing facilities, showers and toilets. These football pitches are regularly used by local football teams.
The cost of hiring a pitch from 1st April 2015 is £29 + VAT for a one-off booking, or £286 for a block booking for the season. This includes the use of the pavilion, although teams are responsible for erecting and dismantling the nets and flags (supplied). If you would like to book a pitch, please contact Customer Services on (01664) 502502.