Families urged to give a new maze design a try at Wistow

New maze at Wistow
New maze at Wistow

With England hosting this year’s Rugby World Cup, Wistow Maze is joining in the fun.

Created in the shape of a rugby player scoring a try, the maze has been designed to reflect our appetite for major sporting events and to test visitors’ knowledge on a variety of sports that originated in the UK.

A family enjoying Wistow Maze

A family enjoying Wistow Maze

Opening this year on Saturday July 18, the Wistow Maze features over three miles of intricate pathways carved through eight acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving unrivalled 3D panoramic views.

Owner Diana Brooks said: “The challenge for visitors is to find 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of pathways. Each quiz board features a different sport along with a multiple choice question, combined with an array of interesting facts and figures on how and when these sports first originated in this country.”

As well as the challenge of the giant maze, visitors can test their skills on 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, ensuring there really is something to satisfy all ages.

The Wistow Maze attracts over 15,000 visitors each year and is a winner of Leicestershire’s Best Visitor Attraction award.

At the end of each season, the maze is harvested for cattle fodder and then redesigned the following Spring using GPS satellite technology.

The maze is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm until Sunday September 6, and then weekends only until Sunday September 20. Parking is free.

Admission costs £6.50 for adults and £5.50 for children. A family ticket consisting of two adults and two children is available for £22,

Visit www.wistow.com for more information or call 07884 403889