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Tackle Wistow Maze this summer

With England hosting this year’s Rugby World Cup, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze is joining in the fun. Created in the shape of a Rugby Player (scoring a try), the maze has been designed to build on our appetite for major sporting events, and to test visitors’ knowledge on a variety of sports that originated in the UK.

Opening this year on Saturday 18th July, the Wistow Maze features over three miles of intricate pathways carved through 8 acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving unrivalled 3D panoramic views.

“Three matches are being played in Leicester and we want visitors to join in the excitement and patriotic fervor of this tournament, whilst exercising both mind and body along the way”, says Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze.

Diana continues: “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.”

Wistow Maze is an excellent family day out. As well as the challenge of this 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'. At the end of each season, the maze is harvested for cattle fodder and then redesigned the following Spring using GPS satellite technology.

Opens Saturday 18th July – Sunday 6th September (7 days a week), (and then weekends only until Sun 20th Sept). 10am – 6pm Free Parking.

Admission charges: Child £5.50 : Adult £6.50 : Family Ticket (2+2) £22

More information on: or ring 07884 403889

Last updated September 2015