WISTOW MAZE is now CLOSED for 2021, but will reopen in July 2022 with a new design and quiz trail.
Any questions ring 07884 403889
We will be ensuring that safety controls comply with Covid-19 Government Guidelines
We would appreciate visitors wearing a mask in the ticket office, to safeguard our staff and other visitors.
Please DO NOT visit the maze if you have any symptoms associated with Covid-19 (persistent cough, high fever, loss of taste or smell), or have been told to self-isolate.
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 2–92! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be sent
Staff Outings are very popular and is 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. 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!
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 email@example.com
Each year the maize and sunflower crop is drilled in early May, and GPS satellite technology is used to mark out the pathways. See full details on the page "How the Maze is Made".
Each year Wistow Maze donates tickets to a wide range of charitable causes across the region, but unfortunately we are unable to respond to individual 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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