Giant family fun on offer at popular Wistow Maze

The BFG, Roald Dahl's famous book, is the theme of this year's Wistow Maze
The BFG, Roald Dahl's famous book, is the theme of this year's Wistow Maze

The popular annual Wistow Maze is marking the centenary of children’s author Roald Dahl’s birth with a BFG-themed maze this year.

The maze opens on Saturday, July 16, and features three miles of intricate pathways carved through an eight-acre corn field as well as high level bridges and towers.

The BFG theme coincides with the release this summer of Steven Spielberg’s film based on the book.

Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze, said: “Roald Dahl had such an impact on children’s imagination with his extraordinary stories and characters, so to celebrate his birth we are highlighting both his work and that of other famous authors of classic children’s books.

“The challenge is to find 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the paths of the giant maze.

“Each quiz board has a multiple choice question on a classic children’s book, which will help to unravel the answer to the quiz trail, while providing interesting facts about the authors and their stories.

“Visitors can not only pit their wits against the maze but can also take part in a variety of mini mazes and games in the Activity Funyard, which includes a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game.”

The maze is open from July 16 to September 4 from 10am to 6pm daily. Entry is £5.50 for children and £6.50 for adults (family ticket £22).