With Melton Mowbray named one of the top 10 places to live in the Midlands back in 2020 by the Times, it’s no wonder people are relocating to the beautiful English rural town. Located just 19 miles away from Leicester and 20 miles from Nottingham, Melton Mowbray offers a rustling and bustling atmosphere while still accommodating to the relaxation that we all desire. Whether you’re simply visiting Melton Mowbray or looking to buy/rent a property, this blog will give you a few ideas on how you can fill your time in Melton Mowbray.
While there are many things to do in Melton Mowbray for kids of all ages; if you have little ones, Twinlakes Theme Park is a great option. This family-oriented theme park offers various zones for its rides such as Excalibur Adventure, Action USA and Xtreme Scream Park. This means you will be entertained all day long, all while being on 70 acres of picturesque land right next to the lakes. As well as these zones, the park offers a log flume, go-kart track, a petting zoo and a lakeside beach during the summer months. You can visit pretty much all year round, with the resort only being closed in January.
If long, scenic country walks are your thing, Melton Mowbray may be the place for you. There’s a vast amount of walks and trails that Melton Mowrbay has to offer, but if you’re looking for a day out, Melton Country Park may be the best choice. Situated just a ten minute walk from the town, this park has been recognised as one of the best in Leicestershire, receiving a Green Flag Award every year since 2015. Aside from the stunning walk around the lake, Melton Country Park has a popular cafe that is open seven days a week during the summer, a sensory garden and a European tree circle. It’s a great day out in Melton Mowbray and appeals to all ages.
Theatres and Cinemas
The Melton theatre was built over 40 years ago and was refurbished during the summer of 2009. Located on Asfordby Road in Melton Mowbray, the theatre has a seating capacity of 340 and hosts many different shows and events from classic musicals, ballet and family shows. It features a large stage with an optional orchestra pit and an excellent lighting and sound system, making it a great option if you’re wanting to lose yourself in a show. If traditional shows aren’t your thing, Melton Mowbray offers the Regal cinema which first opened its doors in 1933. Now run by a family of film enthusiasts, the Regal cinema showcases both commercial and classical films, seating up to 110 guests. The building still has features of its original Art Deco architecture with its beautiful curves on the outside of the building while the inside presents a comfortable, up to date cinema offering plush sofas, pizza nights and luxury seats. It’s a great thing to do in Melton Mowbray and a great way to support an independent cinema.
Also known as the nations ‘rural Capital of food’, it’s no surprise just how many fantastic eateries there are in Melton Mowbray. Traditionally known for its pies and stilton cheese, Melton Mowbray has since broadened its horizons. Alongside the number of highly rated restaurants in and around the town, Melton Mowbray hosts the popular East Midlands food festival and has done so for the past 19 years. The festival runs from the beginning of October every year and is a real hit with the locals and those travelling from surrounding areas. The festival holds around 200 different food and drink stands ranging from a wall of chocolate, street food from around the world and an array of spirits. It’s definitely one not to miss.
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