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Melton Country Park

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

You can use My Melton to see the park on a map.

Melton Country Park

Enter your postcode to find Melton County Park

Walking directions from the Town Centre:

  • Walk West towards Nottingham Street
  • Turn right onto Nottingham Street
  • Slight left to stay on Nottingham Street
  • Continue onto Scalford Road
  • Turn right onto Wymondham Way
  • Turn right to stay on Wymondham Way

The 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 Street
  • Turn left onto Nottingham Street
  • 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. It's 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 Street
  • Turn left onto Nottingham Street
  • Turn right onto High Street
  • Turn left onto Wilton Road/A606
  • Continue straight onto Leicester Road/A607
  • Turn left onto Dalby Road/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 Street
  • Turn left onto Nottingham Street
  • Turn right onto High Street
  • Turn left onto Wilton Road/A606
  • Continue straight onto Leicester Road/A607
  • Destination will be on your left

Egerton Park

Egerton Park has two football pitches let to both Saturday and Sunday league teams. It also has showers and changing rooms. It is 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 Street
  • Turn left onto Nottingham Street
  • Tun right onto High Street
  • Turn left onto Wilton Road/A606
  • Continue straight onto Leicester Road/A607
  • Turn right

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Last updated 25 August 2021
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