Each year fun themed designs are cut into living plants just waiting to be explored, and you can find everything from dinosaurs and unicorns to Wonderland, with plenty of surprises along the way. So, get ready to put your skills to the test - lose yourself in one of the best family things to do on a summer vacation.
This year the maize maze at National Forest Adventure Farm celebrates over 50 years since 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.
Put on you explorer’s hats and go on your very own family expedition in the Penshurst Maize Maze! Penshurst is all about exploration and discovery, so this 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. There is also the Sequential Maze, which will challenge you to solve clues to crack a code.
Cairnie Fruit Farm is one of the best places to pick your own fruit in the UK, but this farm is just as well-known for its epic Mega Maze. 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.
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 by name and amazing by nature, the Amazing Cornish Maize Maze, especially it’s Crops and Robbers theme, 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.
Get lost in style at the Boston Park Farm Maize Maze! Your mission is to find the four flag poles that are hidden throughout this 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 “sweet reward.”
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 break and selected peak dates in September, it’s just one of the great summer activities on offer at the farm.
Millets Farm Centre holds the Guinness World Record for opening the first ever maize maze in the UK over 24 years ago? 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.
To infinity… and beyond! The huge 12-acre Skylark Maize Maze 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 for an ‘a-maze-ing’ adventure. Open daily throughout the school break, follow the clues to complete the maze, and more importantly, find Forky!
Landing into the list of the best maize mazes in the UK is the Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, with its space theme. 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, there’s plenty to do at this award-winning maize maze.