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Parks and open spaces

There are a number of parks in Melton. Melton Country Park is managed by the council whilst the parks in the town centre are managed by Melton Mowbray Town Estate.

Information and location of play parks in Melton can be found on our play areas and parks webpage.

Melton Country Park

Explore 140 acres of wildlife lakes, footpaths trails and children's play areas in the Country Park, just a ten minutes walk from the town centre. 

Find more detail about Melton Country Park.

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 to Play Close

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 to Priors Close

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 directions from the Town Centre to Wilton Park

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 to Egerton Park

Walking direction 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 right
Last updated 9 December 2021
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