Rural Capital of Food

Melton Mowbray styles itself as “The rural food capital” of Britain. Get involved in sampling its delicious products by visiting Piefest, to be held on 29th and 30th July in 2017 or Chocfest which will take place on 18th and 19th November 2017. Both events will be based at the central location of the Cattle Market, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray.

Dickinson & Morris

Alternatively you might want to try your hand at making a pork pie yourself. Bookings can be made with Dickinson and Morris, the famous Melton pork pie shop, for an evening session of pie making.

Visit their website to find out more information



Melton Museum

Stop by Melton Museum to learn about the town’s history, rural past and trades.

It is advised that groups contact to museum before visiting – you might have to opportunity to sign up for a workshop which includes a tour of the galleries.

Head to their website by clicking here.

The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 16:30. Parking is limited outside the museum, but there are a number of car parks available in the town.

Waterfield Leisure Centre

You could add a splash around and have a swim at the Waterfield Leisure Centre.

Information about prices and swim times are available here.


Twinlakes Theme Park is only a short car journey outside Melton. How many different rides can you go on?

Pop over to their website to book and look at all the fantastic rid


Hold a Food Tasting Evening

Leicestershire is well known for producing cheese. Red Leicester and Stilton are two of the better known cheeses. Have a cheese tasting night and see if you can find a new favourite.

Cheese not your thing? Try a chocolate taste test night and see if you can identify your favourite chocolate blind fold.

You could even design your own chocolate bar and send your suggestions to Mars in Melton Mowbray. What chocolate collaboration will you create?


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