MAZE UPDATE: WISTOW MAZE is now CLOSED, but will RE-OPEN on 22 July 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn’t answered here, feel free to contact us on 07884 403889

It takes approx. 1½ - 2 hours to complete the Quiz Trail. But you don’t have to do it all, and many people break it up with lunch or playing in the Activity Funyard. There is also an easier map for younger children (or people who don’t have much time), which enables you to do it much quicker. You can then spend as many hours as you like on the other games and over at the Rural Centre.

The giant 8 acre maize maze has 3 miles of pathways, and is approximately 20 times bigger than the maze at Hampton Court!

Yes you can.

All ages will enjoy themselves, we have visitors aged from 2 to 92! There are 2 levels of difficulty, and you can do as much or as little as you like. There is also lots to do in the Activity Funyard if anyone gets tired.

School visits can be arranged, and we have an Education Pack available which has been written with busy teachers in mind, with things to do before, during and after a visit to the maze. Email if you would like to be sent one. Staff Outings are very popular and are great for bonding everyone together in a fun and unique environment.

We have an Activity Funyard which has games and mini mazes for all ages, which can be played on before or after entering the giant maze. Across the road is the Wistow Rural Centre which has a café/bistro, garden centre, model village, art gallery and numerous shops.

You might feel you are lost, but all the paths lead to a mid-point where there is a Quick Exit sign, so you will always be able to find your way out. FREE maps are provided with your ticket to help you navigate the maze.

Ideally comfortable sturdy shoes as the paths will be uneven in places and there are 3 miles of pathways? After rain, it is essential to wear welly-boots as the paths do get very muddy.

After heavy downpours, we have occasionally had to close the maze (due to Health & Safety), as the paths and high level bridges & towers become very slippery. Do check the website (as we update this as soon as we know of any closure), or do ring 07884 403889 before leaving home.

We have had thousands of pushchairs round the maze, but please remember it is an agricultural field and uneven in places. After rain, the paths do get muddy and sticky, which makes it less suitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs.

Yes, there are picnic tables in the Activity Funyard, and there is also a café/bistro across the road at the Rural Centre.

NO DOGS are allowed, except guide dogs.

Yes you can. Many people have bought tickets for a Birthday, Anniversary or Christmas present, or just as a gift. Email or ring 07884 403889.

We sell drinks/crisps/sweets and ice-creams. But across the road is a café/bistro which sells all kinds of hot & cold food.

Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Parking is FREE, but cars are left entirely at their owner's risk.

No, it is only open July – September. Being a living maize crop, it is replanted every springtime, thus enabling us to have a completely different design each year. At the end of the season it is cut down and fed to the cows!

No, we don't do any advance bookings, you can just turn up! Always best to check the website first to check that the maze is open, as occasionally we have to close the maze due to bad weather.

Weather conditions will determine the height of the crop in any season. The maize crop will always be shorter in July and reaches its full height during August when it can grow between 6-8 feet.

If you are 18+ and interested in working at the maze during the summer months, send your CV with an accompanying email and contact details to

Each year Wistow Maze donates tickets to a wide range of charitable causes across the region, but unfortunately we are unable to respond to all charity requests.

Wistow Maze takes no responsibility for any accidental loss or damage to personal effects, or any injuries or accidents to visitors, arising from or in connection with exploring the maze, using the bridges, towers and equipment, including equipment in the Activity Funyard.

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