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, Staffordshire13th July – 2nd September 2019
Prepare for an a-maize-ing family day out this summer! This year the maize maze at National Forest Adventure Farm celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to find and solve all clues hidden around the 10-acre maze, in order to help the Lunar Crew fix their spacecraft and go back home to Earth? The space theme continues with a Space Rangers experience where your little brave explorers will get the chance to save some aliens in trouble.
Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire20th July – 1st September 2019
In 2019 the Cotswold Farm Park will take you and your kids to the whimsical Neverland. You’ll meet pirates, fairies and Peter Pan himself along the way, while you try to crack the code to a hidden treasure chest. Led by professional actors, this is more than your usual corn maze, it’s a unique interactive outdoor adventure for the whole family. Your adventure begins at Pirate's Cove!
Amazing Cornish Maize Maze, Cornwall20th July 2019 - End of Summer
Amazing by name and amazing by nature, we’re big fans of the Amazing Cornish Maize Maze, especially it’s Crops and Robbers theme for this year, which will have you caught up in the fierce battle between Scarecrows and Crows. With 3 miles of paths and two lookout towers with great views, finding your way out will be lots of fun. Once you’ve successfully completed the maze, don’t miss out on all the other activities on-site, including giant games, a tractor trailer safari and farm animals too.
Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze, Fife15th July - October 2019
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 still a secret but you’re guaranteed hours of fun in this 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, Yorkshire13th July - end of October 2019
Back again for 2019, 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 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, Oxfordshire17th July - 3rd September 2019
Did you know that Millets Farm Centre holds the Guinness World Record for opening the first ever maize maze in the UK over 22 years ago? This year you can journey into a world of magic and fantasy creature a little help from the maize maze. Collect clues from pixies, dragons, unicorns and trolls to crack the mystery of your mystical quest. There are three different versions of the corn maze - Mega, Midi and Mini, so there’s plenty for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Penshurst Maize Maze, Kent13th July - 1st September 2019
Put on you explorer’s hats and go on your very own family expedition in the Penshurst Maize Maze! 2019 at Penshurst is all about exploration and discovery, so this year's maze has an adventurous hot air balloon design. You should be able to complete the maze in about 40 minutes but if you feel like you’re truly stuck, you can wave your flag (to be picked up at the entrance) and one of the maze stewards will come to the rescue. Also new for 2019 is the Sequential Maze, which will challenge you to solve clues to crack a code.
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, Cambridgeshire20th July - 3rd September 2019
To infinity... and beyond! The huge 12-acre Skylark Maize Maze is back for 2019, with an incredible Toy Story theme! A celebration of the film's iconic characters, families can join the Toy Story gang at Skylark Garden Centre this year for an 'a-maze-ing' adventure. Open daily throughout the school holidays, follow the clues to complete the maze, and more importantly, find Forky!
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, Cumbria3th July - 3rd September 2019, then selected weekends in September
Landing into our list of the best maize mazes in the UK is the Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, with its space theme for 2019! This will be another epic moon landing tribute, so it’s safe to say your time in the 8-acre corn maze will be truly out-of-this world... 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 things to do in summer and summer activities to try with the kids this year!
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