Fields of Gold
With Olympic excitement reaching fever pitch, Leicestershire's famous Wistow Maze, opens on Saturday 21st July and has a timely and appropriate sporting theme for 2012. Created in the shape of a relay runner, the maze has been designed not only to intrigue and delight our appetite for all things Olympian, but also to test visitors' knowledge of great British sporting heroes.
Whilst Team GB gear up for their Olympic challenge nearby at Loughborough University, Wistow Maze is offering visitors an opportunity to join in the patriotic fervour, exercising both mind and body along the way.
“This year the Wistow Maze really has the winning combination of fun and learning, as well as being a celebration of one of the UK’s biggest sporting competitions for decades” says Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze.
Diana explains: “The challenge for visitors is to find 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of pathways in the giant maze. Each quiz board focuses on a sports event which will help to unravel the answer to the Quiz Trail, whilst also giving top facts about past and present British athletes”.
The Wistow Maze attracts over 15,000 visitors each year and has won Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction”. The maze's mix of high level bridges and viewing towers offers visitors stunning 3D panoramic views of the Leicestershire countryside, along with a rare way of exploring 8 acres of living corn.
A real 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. There is also a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game. With the Wistow Rural Centre opposite, consisting of a cafe, garden centre, model village and numerous shops, there is something to satisfy all ages.
At the end of each season, the maze is harvested for cattle fodder and then redesigned the following Spring using GPS satellite technology.
The Wistow Maze is open seven days a week from:
Saturday 21st July - Sunday 2nd Sept (then weekends only until Sunday 23rd Sept).
10am – 6pm Free Parking.
Admission charges: Child £4.95 Adult £5.95 Family Ticket (2+2) £19.95
More information on: www.wistow.com or ring 07884 403889