Congleton Park, with its play area and gardens, and the adjacent Town Wood, an important conservation site for wild plants, are just half a mile from Eaton Meadow, and the town's outdoor paddling pool opens during the summer months. On the southern edge of the town, Astbury Mere Country Park features a large lake used for sailing and fishing. Westlow Mere, to the west of Eaton Meadow, is also used by anglers, and there are two golf clubs nearby, the picturesque nine-hole Congleton Golf Club and an 18-hole parkland course at Astbury, both within around two miles of the development.
Indoor amenities include Congleton Leisure Centre, with its 25m swimming pool, teaching pool, sports hall, fitness suite and sauna. There is a good selection of historic inns, restaurants, cafes and pubs in and around the town, and the local Daneside Theatre is used by several local groups to present entertainments ranging from amateur drama and concert performances to film screenings. The area's more unexpected attractions include Clonter Opera Theatre, a few miles north of Congleton, which supplements operatic performances with other live entertainments.