MAIZE MAZE

Opening from the 20th July - 3rd September... our annual Maize Maze event will be back for another summer of fun! A puzzling fun park with lots of games to play within 3 maize mazes, 3 woodlands and a fort maze... plus go-karts, family games and lots more to explore!

Get ready to race into the fun at our Olympics Themed 2024 Millets Maize Maze!

We’re so excited for another year of puzzling fun at our annual Maize Maze event. It will be open from the 20th July – 3rd September.

Our puzzling fun park includes our 3 maize mazes, a fort maze and 3 woodlands, go-karts, an obstacle course and hay bales to climb on… Plus a courtyard full of games, activities, ride on tractors, puzzles, sand pits and much much more!

A full day of fun for all the family to enjoy!

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What can you do at the maze?

Not just a maze… there’s so much more to explore here at the Millets Maize Maze event this Summer!

⏰ Stay & play all day, wristband entry means you can come and go
🌽 Mega Maize Maze to explore
🏃‍♀️ Midi and Mini mazes to complete, each with a game to complete as you go through
🥁 Whimsical woodland with instruments to play and dens to explore
🏎️ Go-kart track, with single and 2-seater karts available
🎲 Courtyard full of giant size board games
🚗 Ride-on toys for toddlers
🎳 Fete style games to play
🏀 Basketball hoops to shoot
🟨 Sandpits to build in
👩‍🌾 Role play areas to create in
👫 Hay bales to climb and play on
🏃‍♀️ Obstacle course to compete on
🧭 Wooden fort maze to navigate through
🌳 Woodlands to explore, with games to complete and mud kitchens to get messy in
📒 Activity booklet filled with games to complete

Did you know…

Millets’ first ever maize maze was a Guiness World Record breaker? Take a look at the history of our a-MAZE-ing mazes in the Maize Maze History tab above.

Prices & Timings

We will be open daily from Saturday 20th July – Tuesday 3rd September, 10.30am – 5.30pm. Final entry time for pre-booked tickets is 2.30pm.

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Carers can receive free entry if we are contacted in advance of your visit. Valid form of ID will need to be emailed to bookings@milletsfarmcentre.com before booking to confirm this. Please see our full carers policy here

ONLINE TICKET PRICE

WALK-IN TICKET PRICE

Baby (under 18 months)

FREE*

FREE*

Toddler (18 months – 2 years)

£5.00

£5.50

Child (3-15 year olds)

£9.50

£10.00

Adults (16+)

£8.00

£8.50

Seniors (65+)

£7.00

£7.50

Maze Torchlight Tickets

£8.50

Pre-Book Only

Please note all pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable. If you have any issues with your booking please email bookings@milletsfarmcentre.com at least 24 hours prior to your booked date and we will do our best to accommodate any amendments. Please note, if you create an account when booking tickets online you are able to amend your booking as much as you like (subject to availability). Full terms & conditions can be found here.

*All babies (under 18 months) still require a ticket.

 

SEN Sessions

On Sunday 4th August and Thursday 22nd August, we will be running SEN Sessions.

We’ll be opening early at 9am on these days and the first two hours will be reserved for SEN tickets only to allow for a quieter session, where families can have a head start on exploring and playing the activities. As the maze is an all-day event, you will still receive a wristband and can come and go throughout the day, but please be aware that after 11am the Maze will be open to general tickets.

Carers tickets are free and can be booked to any of our specific SEN friendly sessions, along with your usual tickets. Proof of valid carers ID must be shown on arrival for any carers tickets. If you require multiple carers tickets for a large group booking, please email us on enquiries@milletsfarmcentre.com with your requests and we will get back to you with how to process this.

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Parties and private hire

Looking for a unique party venue?

You can hire our maze and enjoy exclusive use of it in the evenings. Great for larger parties and even more fun as it gets dark! We can also provide catering for this type of event should you wish, so get in touch with us to discuss more!

For more information please email enquiries@milletsfarmcentre.com and one of our team can discuss the options available with you.

 

There’s a lot to do at the Maize Maze – to make the most of your visit, we suggest families allow at least 3-4 hours to complete all the activities. Our maze is located on the overflow car park.

Please note

  • Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs (excluding service dogs) are not permitted into the maze grounds.
  • In the event of heavy rain the maze site may be closed for health and safety reasons. All ticket holders will be contacted in these circumstances and tickets transferred to another date.
  • Due to uneven ground, the maze pathways may be unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
  • A minimum adult to child ratio of 1:5 is required when entering our ticketed activities or events.

 

Did you know…

Our first ever maize maze was planted over 20 years ago? Take a look at the history of our a-MAZE-ing mazes in the Maize Maze History tab above.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Once I’ve paid the entry cost are there any additional charges?

No. The maze and all the courtyard activities are included in your entry ticket. We do however sell drinks, snacks and merchandise from our kiosk.

Do we need to book in advance?

Yes, we recommend pre-booking your tickets to ensure you can visit on the day you desire. If we have capacity tickets will be available to purchase on the day. Any pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable, however if you email us at least 24 hours prior to your booked date we will endeavour to accommodate change requests. Also, if you create an account when making your booking you’ll be able to change your booking as many times as you like (depending on availability).

What happens if I am running late for my booked arrival time slot?

This shouldn’t be a problem, but may mean you’ll need to queue at admissions. Please remember to allow at least 3-4 hours to complete all activities here at the Maize Maze.

Can children go around the maze on their own?

No, children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

How long should we allow for the visit?

The mega maze takes approximately 1 hour to complete, but we would recommend that you allow 3-4 hours in total to make sure you can enjoy all the other activities including the mini maize maze, woodlands, fort maze & courtyard areas.

Can we leave the maze and come back later?

Yes, your entry ticket allows you to come and go as many times as you wish on that day. Why not check out the other attractions at Millets Farm Centre?

Can we pay a separate entry price and just use the courtyard activities?

Unfortunately we have a set entry price into the maze complex, but there are lots of other great activities available at Millets Farm for families to enjoy over the summer, including the children’s playarea, animal walkway and carousel.

Is the maze open all year?

No. We’re open from 20th July to 3rd September. As the maize is a planted crop it is harvested in the autumn and used as animal feed.

Does the maze still open when it’s raining?

Yes, we aim to stay open in all weathers. However, in the event of heavy rain, the attraction may be closed due to health and safety regulations. All customers with bookings for that particular day will be contacted by us and tickets will be transferred to another event day. If you experience persistent wet weather for more than half of the day during your Maize Maze visit, then you can return for a free like for like visit. Please email bookings@milletsfarmcentre.com with your booking reference to arrange this.

What should we wear?

The Maize Maze is a growing crop planted each year into a regular field. The paths are well prepared and free of stones, but solid footwear suitable for walking distances is advisable. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions, if it is hot, do remember a sun hat, and if it looks like rain, a waterproof jacket.

Are there toilets in the maze?

We have port-a-loos outside the maze area. Additional facilities are located next to the Farm Shop.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

Our baby changing facilities are located in the main toilet block next to the Farm Shop (approx 150 meters away).

Do you allow dogs into the maze?

No. Dogs are allowed in the overflow car parking areas but for hygiene reasons they are not allowed inside the maze with the exception of assistance dogs.

Assistance dogs should be supervised and kept under your control throughout your visit to our ticketed areas, remaining on a lead and wearing the appropriate tabard or harness.

Is the maze suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs?

As the maize is a real growing crop the pathways are soil. We try and ensure the maze pathways are smooth and compact but pushchairs and wheelchairs may struggle.

Can we bring a picnic into the maze area?

Yes. We also have a range of eateries within the Farm Centre. Please see the ‘Eat’ section of our website for details.

Is smoking or vaping allowed?

No. Millets Maze is proud to be a smoke & vapour free area. Smoking and vaping is not permitted within the maze, courtyard or its surrounding areas.

Is alcohol permitted?

Alcohol is not permitted in the maize during the day, however, during our torchlight nights, we are happy for adults to enjoy a drink responsibly in our courtyard area.

 

Please click here to view our terms and conditions for the Maize Maze.

 

Try something different

Want to experience the maze in the dark? Come and get lost on one of our torchlight nights and experience the maze in a completely different light! It’s all the fun and excitement of our daytime maze but with a little bit of eerie-ness thrown in!

Hot food will be available to buy on the night to keep you fully fuelled for exploring, offering BBQ Millets burgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers or hotdogs, with optional onions and a range of condiments. Why not pre-order your delicious food to enjoy before venturing off into the maze field once the sun sets! This can all be done online at the same time as purchasing your Maze Torchlight tickets. We will also have a selection of hot drinks, cold drinks and light refreshments on sale throughout the evening.

Depending on the weather, you might want to bring some warm clothing and of course, don’t forget your torch!

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Dates & Times

Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August

Open 7pm – 10pm, last entry 8.30pm.

Tickets & Prices:

Please note you need a separate ticket to enjoy one of our torchlight nights.

£8.50 per person.
(Under 3 years old free of charge)

WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING WALK IN CUSTOMERS TO THESE EVENINGS. PLEASE PRE-BOOK TICKETS TO GUARANTEE ENTRY.

Please note, day maize maze tickets cannot be used for our torchlight nights and you need a separate ticket to enjoy our evening maze events.

All children under 16 years old need to be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18. 

Please click here to view our terms and conditions for this event.

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Did you know…

Millets were the first ever venue to plant a maize maze in the UK? Take a look at the history of our a-MAZE-ing mazes in the Maize Maze History tab above.

The Millets Maize Maze History

Our first ever Maize Maze was in 1997 and was the first one of its kind in the UK. People flocked far and wide to try it out and it even got into the Guinness World Records for being the first in the country…

Our original maze had 3.73 miles of pathways covering almost 8 acres – it took some visitors 4 hours to complete! We’ve since reigned it back a little bit to make it more manageable and it now covers an area of 6 acres and 2.5 miles. Phew!

Fun facts

  • Maize is a tropical plant which can grow over 7ft tall!
  • Each year our maize is planted in April so it’s ready by July.
  • Maize loves lots of sunshine and very little rain!
  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows and always has an even number of rows.
  • Maize isn’t always yellow – it can be produced in many colours including green, red and purple!

 

Which of our mazes have you escaped?

Windmill (1997)
Dragon (1998)
Pirate Ship (1999)
Woodland Theme (2000)
Space Rocket (2001)
Jungle Theme (2002)
Whale (2003)
Dinosaur (2004)
Battle of Trafalgar (2005)
Around the world in 80 days (2006)
Magical Maze (2007)
Egyptian (2008)
Robot (2009)
Clowns (2010)
Alice in Wonderland (2011)
Animal Games (2012)
Maze Trap (2013)
Food (2014)
World War ll (2015)
Majestic Maze (2016)
Seaside (2017)
Wild West (2018)
Fantasy (2019)
Bees (2021)
Transport (2022)
Games (2023)
Olympics (2024)