Team up with your family or your friends to tackle the giant puzzle of pathways that is set within 8 acres of maize. It grows as tall as the tallest person you know & probably even taller! A real brain-teaser, the maze will test your powers of deduction and navigation to the limit. Test your navigation skills further in the mini Maze - find the finger stamps & fulfil the forfeit that awaits you...!
the main maze
Each year we have a new theme for the maze and this year our theme is Anglo Saxons in Suffolk. The maze is cut in the shape of an Anglo-Saxon Long Ship & the iconic mask found at Sutton Hoo.
It's a real brain-teaser, your powers of deduction and navigation will be tested to the limit. Your mission is to find the 8 stamp points hidden within the maze and collect a stamp and the 12 highlighted letters. The letters form an anagram of who historians believe was buried in the Longship at Sutton Hoo. Hand your completed card in to get a lollipop & sticker.
Find your way to the ‘centre’ where you can view the beautiful Reydon marshes, home to many species of bird and quietly grazing cattle. These picturesque scenes can be witnessed from a raised walkway that takes you above the height of the Maize Maze, and enables you to see right down to the banks of the River Blyth.
THE mini MAZE
Specially designed for the littler ones but a further challenge in its own right - the MINI MAZE offers a fun and exciting extra maze adventure. With finger stamp points to find, it's colourful excitement all the way! Find the finger stamps & fulfill the eerie forfeit that awaits you!
There are five, fun, finger stamp stations to locate. Colour each finger and find your fortune on the fortune teller's board - be warned, there may be a forfeit to fulfil!
Southwold Maize Maze was voted runner up at the Maize Maze awards in Britain 2017 following up winning the prize in 2015.
We are also extremely proud and honoured to be the winners of the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2019 for BEST SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION
all EQUIPMENT included in the price
All equipment in the play park is included in the entrance price. Your ticket includes unlimited* access to: 2 mazes, 3 bouncy pillows, pedal go karts, double zip line, 3 climbing towers, 2 giant sand-pits, cradle nest swing and pedal cars and ride ons.
Facepainting, pumpkin carving and the slime station are the only 'extra' charge activities.
* in busy times we may need to organise a rotational system for some activities to ensure everyone has a fair turn.
SUSTAINING OUR ENVIRONMENT
The two fields adjacent to the maize maze and visible from the bridge, are part of our stewardship scheme to maintain and provide habitat for all wild birds and insects.
Sown with a pollen and nectar seed mix and a wild bird seed mix, they offer a diverse habitat for our local little friends.
WILD BIRD WALKS
Old Hall Café & Walks opened in March 2019. The dog friendly walks start at the corner of the play area and meander down to the River Blyth, taking in the beautiful Henreed Beds.
We are privileged to be working alongside Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Natural England to provide access to some of England's most picturesque wild environments.
Old Hall Café & Walks lies on the southern edge of the play area and has gorgeous views over the wilderness of the Reydon marshes - it is an idyllic spot to enjoy a leisurely meal whilst soaking up the natural scenery.
The new building offers uninterrupted, magnificent marsh views through floor to ceiling glass. The two dog friendly walking trails around this truly tranquil part of Suffolk are perfect for families.