Get Lost: 10 Maize Mazes near you in the UK
Does your family have what it takes to navigate your way through one of the best maize mazes near you? Each year fun themed designs are cut into living plants just waiting to be explored, and this year you’ll find everything from dinosaurs and unicorns to Wonderland, with plenty of surprises along the way.
So grab your team of explorers and get ready to put your skills to the test - lose yourself in one of our favourite things to do in the summer holidays: visiting a maize maze!
National Forest Adventure Farm, Staffordshire14th July - 3rd September 2018
Take on the world’s first Escape Maize Maze at National Forest Adventure Farm! Put your spy skills to the test in Agent Academy themed maze, where the whole family will have to work together to solve a series of mental and physical challenges to collect the lock combination you need to escape. With 3 miles of paths, make sure you use the bridges and towers to help find your way out, and with Dr Von Steal’s Mini Maze that’s perfect for younger kids, it’s an a-maiz-ing family day out this summer!
Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire21st July - 2nd September 2018
Venture down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland, with this year’s Maize Maze at Cotswold Farm Park! With various puzzles and games along the way, successfully find your way to the middle to enjoy a Tea Party - just keep an eye out for the Mad Hatter! Entrance to the maze is included within your farm park ticket, or for maze fanatics, you can get maze-only admission from £5.50 per person!
Amazing Cornish Maize Maze, Cornwall21st July - 2nd September
Amazing by name and amazing by nature, we’re big fans of the Amazing Cornish Maize Maze, especially it’s Jurassic Jumble theme for this year! With 3 miles of paths and two lookout towers with great views, can you find the surprise dinosaur eggs hidden within the maze? Once you’ve successfully found your way out, don’t miss all the other activities on site, including giant games, a tractor trailer safari and farm animals too!
Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze, Fife16th July - 31st October
We first talked about Cairnie Fruit Farm in our guide to the best places to pick your own fruit in the UK, but this farm is just as well-known for it’s epic Mega Maze. This year’s design is a Hedgehog, a labyrinth of pathways sown in maize stretching over 6 acres! After welcoming loads of families all summer, the maize is then harvested and fed to the cattle in the farm, before being grown again ready for next year.
Boston Park Farm, Yorkshire14th July - 31st October 2018
Back again for 2018, get lost in style at the Boston Park Farm Maize Maze! Open until the end of October (perfect for half-term too!), your mission is to find the four flag poles that are hidden throughout this year’s unicorn themed maze. Mark your sheet whenever you find one, and keep an eye out for Maize Maize, a fun character also missing in the maze! She’s a little harder to find, but if you find her and all four flags, you’ll get your hands on a lollipop as a reward!
Millets Farm Centre, Oxfordshire18th July - 3rd September, 8th - 9th September
Head to the Wild Wild West, with loads of rootin’ tootin’ fun at this year’s Millets Farm Centre Maize Maze! Round up your little cowboys and cowgirls and see if you can navigate your way in, and out, of the maze. With not one, not two, but three mazes near you lovely folks in Oxford, all designed for different ages, it’s a must-visit for the whole family. Did you know that Millets has had an annual Maize Maze since 1997? That’s over 20 years!
Penshurst Maize Maze, Kent14th July - 9th September
Travel back in time with a little help from the maize maze at Penshurst Place and Gardens. Collect clues from different historical eras along the way to help you crack the final puzzle, where a free family ticket is up for grabs. There are three different versions too, so there’s plenty for younger kids to enjoy too. Home to more than 100,000 crops, be sure to pick up a few flags before you enter - these can be traded for a rescue from the team of stewards if you get lost!
Marsh Farm, Essex21st July - the end of summer
Get lost in 3-acres of maize at Marsh Farm in South Woodham Ferrers. See if you can complete the puzzle, navigating your way through a sandcastle, parasol, crab and palm tree and there may just be a bag of popcorn up for grabs! Open all through the school holidays and selected peak dates in September, it’s just one of the fab summer activities on offer at the farm this summer.
Skylark Maize Maze & Funyard, Cambridgeshire14th July - 3rd September 2018
The huge 12-acre Skylark Maize Maze is back for 2018, with a dinosaur theme the kids are sure to love! Bring your pint-sized paleontologists to see if they can navigate their way through the giant T-Rex shaped maze, with open-dated tickets available to help make planning a visit even easier. We hear that you get given a map of the maze before you enter, but we challenge you to try and make it through without sneaking a peek!
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, Cumbria14th July - 2nd September, then selected weekends in September
Swooping into our list of the best maize mazes in the UK is the Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, with its wildlife theme for 2018! Working in partnership with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the maze spans over 8 acres and is in the shape of Maisie the owl, with a mini maze for younger kids available too. With loads more farmyard fun to be had too, make sure you plan a visit to this award-winning maize maze this year.
We hope this round up of the best maize mazes near you in the UK, it’s just one thing from our list of 25 summer activities to try with the kids this year!
For even more summer family fun, don’t miss:
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