Big friendly maze to open

The Wistow attraction is sculpted in the shape of Roald Dahl's BFG
The Wistow attraction is sculpted in the shape of Roald Dahl's BFG

Visitors to the popular Wistow Maze will find themselves getting familiar with one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved characters this summer.

To mark the centenary of Dahl’s birth, the maze has been designed in the shape of the BFG – the Big Friendly Giant.

Maze owner Diana Brooks said: “Roald Dahl had such an impact on children’s imagination with his extraordinary stories and characters, so to celebrate his birth we are highlighting both his work and that of other famous authors of classic children’s books.”

Opening on Saturday July 16, the Wistow Maze features three miles of intricate pathways carved through eight acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving unrivalled panoramic views.

Diana has set a challenge to find 12 quiz boards hidden among the paths of the giant maze. Each quiz board has a multiple choice question on a classic children’s book, which will help to unravel the answer to the quiz trail, while providing interesting facts about the authors and their stories.”

Families can not only pit their wits against the maze but can also take part in a variety of mini mazes and games in the Activity Funyard, which includes a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game.

Across the road is the Wistow Rural Centre with its cafe, garden centre, art gallery, model village and numerous shops.

The Wistow Maze and attracts more than 20,000 visitors each year.

It opens daily from Saturday July 16 to Sunday September 4, then weekends only until Sunday September 18. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm.

Admission costs £5.50 for children and £6.50 for adults.

Visit or call 07884 403889 for more information about the attraction.