Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

My Shortlist

Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Type of Venue






Or Venue Name


image for Country Park item typeWistow Maze


Wistow Maze

Wistow Maze


Diana Brooks

07884 403889


Kibworth Road,
Nr Great Glen,


Wistow Maze is a giant 8 acre maize maze with a fun Quiz Trail hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways, with high-level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views.

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 is themed on Classic Children’s Books and their Authors.

The maze includes an Activity Funyard with mini mazes and games for all the family, including hoopla, beanbag throwing, a space hopper track and football shooting game.

Situated opposite is the Wistow Rural Centre with a café, garden centre, model village, art gallery and numerous shops, making it a great day out for all ages.

Winner of Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction” and awarded Trip Advisors “Certificate of Excellence”.
See website for more details:

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Garden centre and rural centre also on-site. Disabled access throughout the Rural Centre but not at the Maze.

Opening details

Sat 16th July – Sun 4th Sept (daily), then weekends only until Sunday 18th Sept 2016


Children £5.50 (13 & under) Under 2’s Free
Adults £6.50
Family Ticket £22 (2 adults 2 children or 1 adult 3 children)

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Jun Music in the Park


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Garden centre and rural centre also on-site. Disabled access throughout the Rural Centre but not at the Maze.



See location of Wistow Maze on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 640958  Lat: 52.55683 Long: -1.05727

Situated 5 miles south of Leicester, opposite Wistow Rural Centre, signed from A6 at Great Glen and Kibworth & A5199 at Kilby.

Either take A5199 Welford Road towards Wigston and Northampton. Opposite a large Texaco garage in Wigston, turn left signed to Newton Harcourt and Wistow. Follow this country lane for over 2 miles, going over the railway and canal bridges, and at the next crossroads, turn left to Wistow. Wistow Rural Centre will be found on the right hand side and with the church and lake about 300 metres beyond.

Or take the A6 south towards Oadby and Market Harborough. About 2 miles beyond Oadby, follow the Great Glen by pass and at the second roundabout turn right towards Wistow and Fleckney. Proceed along this country lane for about 2 miles over the railway and canal bridges and turn right at the next crossroads signed to Wistow. The lake and church will be found shortly and Wistow Rural Centre is on the left after a further 300 metres.

Parking: free