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OPEN EVERY DAY

23 JULY - 4 SEPTEMBER 2022

TWO MAIZE MAZES, PLAY PARK & GO KARTS

now open

9:30am-4:30pm

Last entries 2:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: NO DOGS (EXCEPT GUIDE DOGS) IN THE MAZE OR PLAY PARK

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2022 tickets

Summer day & season tickets are now available online. Follow the link below & select a day and time slot for your group.

ALL UNDER 14s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED IN THE MAZE

SPRING 2022

PLAY PARK ONLY

NO MAIZE MAZE OR GO KARTS

9:30am-4:30pm, every day.

Last entries 2:30pm.

EASTER

OPEN EVERY DAY 9 - 24 APRIL

ADULT: £2

CHILD (2-18): £6.50

1 & UNDER: FREE

SPRING WEEKENDS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

30 APRIL - 17 JUNE

ADULT: £2

CHILD (2-18): £5.50

1 & UNDER: FREE

MAY 1/2 TERM

28 MAY - 5 JUNE​​

ADULT: £2

CHILD (2-18): £5.50

1 & UNDER: FREE

Please note that all prices are subject to change.

SUMMER 2022 

INCLUDES MAIZE MAZES & GO KARTS

OPEN EVERY DAY

23 JULY - 4 SEPTEMBER

9:30am-5:30pm, (last entries 3pm).

ADULT: £7.50

CHILD (3-18): £9

CONCESSIONS: £6.50

(65+, carer with certificate, adult/child with disability certificate, SWT & RSPB membership card)

4 PERSON FAMILY TICKET: £32

(2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children. Additional children or 1 extra adult (up to a maximum of 6 people) will be £7.50 EACH

UNDER 3s & WHEELCHAIR USERS: FREE

PUMPKIN PICKING: £TBC

2 & UNDER: FREE

 

AUTUMN 2022

INCLUDES MAIZE MAZES & GO KARTS

AUTUMN WEEKENDS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

10 September - 9 October

9:30am-4:30pm, last entries 2pm.

Prices same as summer prices above.

Halloween 2022

INCLUDES MAIZE MAZES & GO KARTS

open every day

22 - 30 October 

9:30am-4:30pm, last entries 2pm

Includes mazes, go karts & play park - all with a halloween theme, including our Big Barn fun Halloween activities. Prices same as summer prices above.

PUMPKIN PICKING

15 - 30 October

9am-4pm

Pick your own from our patch - booking not required.

Please note: card payment only.

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2022
season
tickets

We are bringing back the very popular season ticket options. Visit as often as you like during the summer season:

23rd July – 4th September 

as well as autumn weekends:

10 September – 9 October.

two person ticket

1 adult & 1 child can visit as often as they like between above dates.

£48.50

three person ticket

1 adult & 2 children or 2 adults & 1 child can visit as often as they like between above dates.

£75.50

FOUR person ticket

1 adult & 3 children or 2 adults & 2 children can visit as often as they like between above dates.

£95

five person ticket

1 adult & 4 children or 2 adults & 3 children can visit as often as they like between above dates.

£123

six person ticket

1 adult & 5 children or 2 adults & 4 children can visit as often as they like between above dates.

£149

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NEW EVENT

halloween

fright night

 

We have teamed up with Fresh Air Events and will be running 7 nights of 13+ Scare Events...

FEATURING

the Maze of Madness

& the Southwold Slaughterhouse

more details to follow.

SAVE THE FOLLOWING OCTOBER DATES

21/22/23 &, 28/29/30/31 October

5:30am-8:30pm, tickets only.

Jack O' Lantern

MAZE BY TORCHLIGHT

 

We are hoping to run our popular maze by torchlight event this year, please keep an eye on this web site for more details.

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other stuff

SORRY NO DOGS ON SITE EXCEPT GUIDE DOGS

Toilets and maze paths accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs, however, please be aware that during wet weather the maze paths can become water-logged in places. Pushchairs recommended for children under 3. 

Please wear appropriate footwear - if wet, bring wellies! 

Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied into the maze and play park by an adult. 

Card payments ONLY. 

Jumping pillow gets hot so advisable to bring socks.

Refreshments available at the café but picnics welcome.

READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY HERE

FAQS

HOW MUCH IS THE HALLOWEEN EVENT?

Halloween ticket price was £7.50. Under 3s are free. There are discounts for booking online and other promotion vouchers are available.

 

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

Sadly, dogs (other than guide dogs) are not allowed in the maze or in the picnic & play area. There are walks suitable for dogs from Old Hall Café where you are welcome to exercise dogs. We also can provide water for thirsty dogs.

 

ARE PATHS ACCESSIBLE TO 
PUSH CHAIRS?

Yes. Anyone bringing small children are advised to use push chairs around the maze as toddlers often get tired legs! Some paths might be bumpy due to tractor wheeling’s and there are one or two slopes. It is natural and therefore uneven in places. TIP: as the season progresses, the paths get compacted and therefore harder. The later in the season - the better for buggies!

 

ARE PATHS ACCESSIBLE TO ​
WHEEL CHAIRS?

Possibly is the honest answer. Each individual wheel chair user will have different considerations relating to the type of chair they use, the individual user and the person that accompanies them. See 'push chair' users question above - ground conditions will vary depending on the weather so assessment on the day by the individual user is advisable. Toilet facilities are accessible to wheel chairs.

FAQS

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GO ROUND THE MAZE?

For those keen to complete the main maze & find all the stamp points, it will take around an hour, on average. Obviously this varies depending on your map reading skills! If you don't include the stamp points and want to get round the maze via the quickest route, it will only take about half an hour. The mini maze will take approximately 20 minutes/half an hour to complete.

 

IS A MAP PROVIDED? 

Yes. On arrival everyone receives a map and a stamp card at  to use within the maze. Each map has a phone number to call if you get lost. There are 8 stamp points to find, collect all 8 and receive a lollipop prize! There are also ‘cheat maps’ which you can ask for at admissions. These have all 8 stamp points marked on them in case you might need to placate children with tired legs!

ARE YOU OPEN IF IT RAINS?

Yes. The maze closes, on average, one day every season due to prolonged torrential rain. If the weather is wet, please check the website or call us in advance. We have very light, sandy soil which allows rain water to drain away quickly. The paths within the maze occasionally have the odd puddle but generally are never really muddy. Everything else stays open except the jumping pillow which gets too slippery when wet. It dries quickly so is never closed for long.

 

IS IT THE SAME AS SWEETCORN?

No! It looks very similar to sweetcorn and is from the same family but is much harder than sweetcorn and definitely not as sweet tasting! It is grown specifically for animal food. Humans can eat it but sweetcorn is definitely much nicer and more digestible! The  advice is - leave it for the cows to eat! 

FAQS

CAN WE BRING A PICNIC?

Yes. You are very welcome to bring a picnic and we have numerous picnic benches to choose from. There is a cafe serving hot or cold drinks, light refreshments, ice creams etc. and you are welcome to shelter inside in inclement weather.

 

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE MAZE?

The maze crop is planted every year in April. The whole field gets drilled with seed in a grid pattern to make a good thick crop. When the plant is still short, perhaps only an inch or two tall, the design is plotted onto the field using GPS. The maze is designed by hand and then input into a computer which maps each part of the design and allocates numbers to the paths – it resembles a giant dot-to-dot! The land surveyors plot out each path of the design onto the field using GPS to pin point their exact position - each point is then marked with a numbered cane. The field is full of canes indicating the line of each path. A small tractor with a 1.5m rotavator on the back is then guided along the route of canes, rotavating out the plants as it goes. This is quite tricky with all the dead ends, twists and turns! Once the paths are cut, it is then up to the sun and rain to ensure the crop grows. 

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MAZE AT THE END OF THE SEASON?

The maize crop is harvested when it is ripe, after the Halloween event. It is chopped up during the harvest process, the stalk, the leaves and the cobs are all used. This is then stored carefully and fed to the dairy cows during the long winter months when they cannot get out to grass. For us it has a double use and is the perfect recyclable crop. We grow it on several other fields on the farm as animal food.