Welcome to the Famous Wistow Maize Maze.
WINNER OF LEICESTERSHIRE'S "BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION"
Summer Fun For All The Family
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Enjoy a great day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body!
Perfect for all ages, with staff/office outings even more popular than school trips!
See if you can unravel the QUIZ TRAIL, and find all 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of paths. Remember to bring a pen/pencil to fill in the quiz brochure.
You can come in and out of the giant maze as many times as you like during the day. Maybe stopping for lunch, or playing in the Activity Funyard before re-entering and completing the Quiz Trail.
The maze also incorporates 10ft high bridges and viewing towers which give visitors stunning panoramic views over the giant maze and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Visit our ACTIVITY FUNYARD and test your maze solving skills on a variety of mini mazes, puzzles and table-top activities before or after visiting the giant maze. A mini maze (also with hidden pictures) are in our funyard, as well as our popular 6 minute mazes, rope maze, hoopla, bean bag throwing, photo panel, football shooting game, space hopper track and more, so it's entertainment for all the family whatever your age.
For 2016, to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, the maze has been designed in the shape of one of his best loved characters, the "BFG" (Big Friendly Giant), and the Quiz Trail will be themed on Classic Children's Books and their Authors.
The maze is redesigned each year (you can see all the different designs in the Picture Gallery). It combines artistic talent, cutting edge technology and traditional farming techniques, and lasts only 8 weeks before it is cut down and used for cattle fodder. It's quite an education watching the maize grow throughout the summer, and be warned it is not for human consumption, unless you like your corn very tough! Being a living crop, the maize will always be shorter in July and grows taller throughout August.
Refreshments, ice creams and gifts are available in the FUNYARD.
Opposite the maze is the Wistow Rural Centre with a cafe/bistro, Mediterranean deli, garden centre, model village (with trains), art gallery and a large variety of other shops (click on WRC link for more details). Toilets on site.
So come and have a GREAT DAY OUT whether you like solving puzzles, climbing up towers, deciphering codes, walking, shopping, eating ice-creams, feeding ducks, visiting an historic Church or just getting lost! - there's something for everybody.
Previous Designs & Themes
2004 - SPACE ROCKET - "Space" Theme
2005 - HMS VICTORY - "Battle of Trafalgar" (200th anniversary) Theme
2006 - STEGOSAURUS - "Jurassic/Dinosaur" Theme
2007 - HARRY POTTER ON A BROOMSTICK - "Magic & Wizardry" Theme
2008 - TUTANKHAMUN - "Ancient Civilization" Theme
2009 - POLAR BEAR - "Environmental" Theme
2010 - SPITFIRE - "Battle of Britain" (70th anniversary) Theme
2011 - HONEYBEE - "Endangered Wildlife" Theme
2012 - RELAY RUNNER - "Olympics" Theme
2013 - BOAR - "Historical/Richard III" Theme
2014 - FIELD CANNON - "First World War" Theme
2015 - RUGBY PLAYER - "Sports" Theme
2016 - ROALD DAHL's 'BFG' - "Classic Children's Books" Theme