Kibworth Rd, Wistow, Leics. LE8 0QF
Situated just a few miles south of Leicester and north of Market Harborough, the thriving Wistow Rural Centre is open to the public all year.
It makes the perfect retreat for a family day out to enjoy the attractive shops, its large plant and garden centre, superb cafe/bistro, mediterranean deli/farm shop, furniture and craft outlets, art gallery and an enchanting model village.
See the wonderful displays and activities, pick up some stunning gifts as well as enjoy homemade fresh seasonal food and delicious cakes at Wistow Cafe Bistro.
Go to Ken Bailey's Garden Centre and select from a superb selection of locally grown plants and shrubs and every garden accessory you can think of.
(Open all year, 7 days/week: 9.00am - 5.00pm, With Ample Car Parking)
Wistow Café/Bistro - delicious home-made snacks and meals: Click here to find out more: 0116 259 3756
Ken Bailey Garden Centre - fantastic choice of plants and garden accessories. 0116 259 2009
Wistow Gallery - Paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, wood, textiles and more. 0116 259 2400
Model Village - See over 75 buildings including trains, a cathedral and a castle.
Mediterranean Deli and Farm Shop - fresh olives, baklava, turkish delight, cheese, salami, fruit & veg. 0116 259 3441
Porcupine - for quality new and reclaimed pine and hardwood furniture. 0116 259 3000
Inner Wolf - A wide range of dog accessories. 0116 337 3053
Outerspace - contemporary art and furniture for the garden as well as innovative gifts for the home. 0116 259 2467
Jocalia - for handbags, scarfs, jewellery and accessories. 0116 259 1035
Akiko - variety of childrens clothing, toys and womens' clothing.
Utopia - Home Fragrances 0116 259 2023
Wistow itself is a vibrant, friendly but small community surrounded by numerous beautiful country walks around St Wistan’s Church and the Grand Union Canal and boasts a fascinating history all lovingly documented on the Wistow website.
Wistow has more recently become famous for the ever popular and challenging Wistow Maze (with a new design and quiz trail each summer) which is immediately opposite the Wistow Rural Centre.
The Wistow Maze began in 2004, and now opens every summer for 8 - 10 weeks providing a healthy family challenge and hours of fun for all ages.
The highly popular 'Music in the Park' annual charity concert takes place each June in the beautiful grounds of Wistow Hall (by kind permission of the Brooks family).
In 2014, over 1,000 people attended along with their picnics and enjoyed a great evening with the enthralling atmosphere of live music followed by a fabulous fireworks display in front of Wistow Hall.
So whether you visit Wistow for the music, the country walks or for the Wistow Maze challenge in the summer, don't miss out on the Wistow Rural Centre with all its attractions. And afterwards, just marvel at the views of historic Wistow Hall and its scenic parkland and lake!
Wow. A lovely set up to deal with the covid restrictions needed to keep us all safe. Imacculate set up, amazing food and top quality. Staff working hard and having a friendly laugh as they go. Thank you.
Very high quality plants well presented. Also s range of speciality shops. The only disappointment was the model village, it looked in poor condition, possibly no maintenance during the Covid?
Nice little centre. Picked up some usual bits.
Great place to visit, the garden centre is good (now that it's open), and has a wide range of plants. Mid-range pricing I'd say but good quality stock. The model village needs some TLC, and could be...