Lose yourself in Wistow Maze

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With the recent discovery of the bones of King Richard III, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze has a timely and appropriate historical theme for 2013.

Created in the shape of a boar (Richard III’s emblem), this year’s Wistow Maze has been designed not only to intrigue and delight our appetite for all things historical, but also to test visitors’ knowledge of our great British Kings and Queens.

Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze, said: “This year the Wistow Maze really has the winning combination of fun and learning, as well as being a celebration of one of the biggest archaeological finds for decades.

“The challenge for visitors is to find 12 quiz boards hidden among the pathways in the giant maze. 

“Each quiz board focuses on a British monarch and will help unravel the answer to the Quiz Trail, while also giving top facts about that particular King or Queen.”

An excellent, family day out, visitors can not only pit their wits against the maze but can also take part in a variety of mini mazes, games and table top activities in the Activity Funyard, which includes a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game.

Opening on Saturday, July 20, the Wistow Maze features more than three miles of intricate pathways through eight acres of living corn, with high-level bridges and towers giving unrivalled 3D panoramic views.

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.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Wistow Maze attracts more than 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.

Opening times

Wistow Maze opens from Saturday, July 20, to Sunday, September 1, daily and then weekends only until Sunday, September 22.

Open from 10am to 6pm.

Parking is free and admission charges are: Child £4.95, adult £5.95, family ticket (two adults and two children) £19.95.

Directions

The Wistow Maze is opposite the Wistow Rural Centre, which is signed from the A6 at Great Glen and Kibworth and the A5199 at Kilby.

More information on www.wistow.com or ring 07884 403889.