The Water Maze is situated on Sixteen Acre Island, to the north side of the Italian Garden and the lake.
The maze consists of a series of concentric stepping stone walkways sitting over water; at intervals, the stones tilt when stood on and hidden water jets spring into action to soak the unwary visitor. The aim is to reach the stone grotto in the centre without getting wet. Few are successful although it is great fun and challenges young and old alike.
The water maze is open between 29 March and 31 October (weather permitting). Last entry is at 5.15pm and final exit 5.45pm.