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maize maze

MAIZE MAZE

The adventures through Millets Maze are about to begin so join us on a fantastic crusade this summer...

Our maize maze is open daily until 5th September!

  • WHAT'S HERE
  • TORCHLIGHT NIGHTS
  • PRICES & OPENING TIMES
  • FAQs
  • MAIZE MAZE HISTORY
This years maze theme is...Bees!

Bee-amazed at this years maize maze and help us with our crusade to save Britains beautiful bees! Play our a-mazing games and learn more about bees; from the foods they help to produce to how we can look after them safely...Swarm your way around our puzzling fun park and hive fun!

Our puzzling fun park includes our 2 giant maize mazes, 3 woodlands, fort maze and courtyard areas; Become a beekeeper, discover the honey thief and feast on the bees banquet on your quest to complete the quizzes within each area! You will be given your quiz pack when you arrive at the maze entrance, ready to explore and play the games we have to offer, so prepare to be a-mazed!
 

In our Mega Maze...

Get your dance shoes at the ready! Complete the bees waggle dance to locate their new colony on the Millets map.

In our Mini Maze...

Match the bees you discover on your adventure into the maze to their correct homes.

And don’t forget we also have trampolines, ride on tractors, pedal go-karts (for adults and kids!), 9 hole crazy golf, sand pits, a puzzling zone and garden games. 

Join us to hive some fun this summer!

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Did you know...

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

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

Our torchlight nights are on:

 

Friday 3rd September
Saturday 4th September


Open 7pm – 10pm, last entry 8.30pm.

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

Day tickets cannot be used for these events.

Prices:
- Child/Adult entry only: £5 per person (under 2's free)

- Child/Adult entry PLUS hot food and a drink: £10 per person
You will have a choice of a Millets burger, cheeseburger, veggie burger or hotdog upon booking your tickets, plus this ticket option includes a soft drink or hot drink!



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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.

Prices, times & useful info

The Millets Maize Maze is open daily from Tuesday 20th July through to Sunday 5th September inclusively.

Doors open 9:30am-5:30pm, with last entry at 3.30pm. This year we will have staggered arrival times in order to ensure we don't have large queues upon arrival, so you will be able to choose your arrival time from 15 minute intervals when pre-booking your entry tickets.

Day tickets allow you to buzz in and out of the maze area all day as you will be given a wristband on arrival. Regardless of your arrival time, you are welcome to stay until we close at 5:30pm.

We will also be opening the maze for 2 torchlight nights this Summer so you can experience the maze at night! These are being held on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th September from 7pm - 10pm (last entry 8:30pm).

Prices

Ticket TypePrice
Adult / Child (3+) £8
Toddler (2yrs) £4
Under 2 (please ensure you purchase a free ticket when booking for any children under 2 years) Free
Torchlight night entry tickets £5
Torchlight tickets with Food £10

Day tickets include use of all maze activities and we strongly recommend you purchase these in advance online as we are required to limit our capacity this year to ensure no over-crowding at the event. Subject to availabilty and capacity, some tickets will be available on the day at the entrance ticket booth.
Tickets are valid all day and allow customers to come and go as many times as they like throughout the day.

Please note all pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable. If you have any issues with your booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 24 hours prior to your booked date and we will do our best to accommodate any amendments.

Torchlight tickets come and get lost in the dark...but remember to bring a torch! Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September...7pm-10pm (last entry at 8.30pm)!

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Parties and private hire

Looking for a unique party venue for up to 20 people? We have 2 large gazebos which can be hired for the day.

You can also 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one of our team can discuss the options available with you.

Useful info

There’s a lot to do at the Maize Maze – to make the most of your visit, we suggest families allow at least 2 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.

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.

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Q. 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.

Q. Do we need to book in advance?

Yes, we strongly recommend pre-booking your tickets as due to the current Covid-19 situation we are required to limit capacity to this event. Some tickets, dependant on availabilty and capacity, 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 accomodate change requests.

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

You can call us on 07398 948 199 if you need to contact us on the day of your booking. If you email us at least 24 hours prior to your booked date we will endeavour to accomodate any change requests.

Q. Can children go around the maze on their own?

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

Q. How long should we allow for the visit?

The mega maze takes approximately 1 hour to complete, but make sure you allow extra time to enjoy all the other activities including the mini maize maze, woodlands, fort maze & courtyard areas.

Q. 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?

Q. 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.

Q. Is the maze open all year?

No. We’re open from Tuesday 20th July to Sunday 5th September. As the maize is a planted crop it is harvested in the autumn and used as animal feed.

Q. Does the maze still open when it’s raining?

Yes, we aim to stay open in all weathers, although persistent heavy rain could make some of the maze features unsafe which would mean we would be forced to close for health and safety reasons. All ticket holders will be contacted in these circumstances. Some of the activities in the courtyard would be closed during rain showers, such as the trampolines.

Q. 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.

Q. Are there toilets in the maze?

We have port-a-loos within the the courtyard area (not within the maze itself). Additional facilities are located next to the Farm Shop.

Q. 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).

Q. 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 service dogs.

Q. 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.

Q. Can we bring a picnic into the maze area?

Yes. We also have a range of eateries within the Farm Centre. For more details, visit our Food page here.

Q. Is smoking or vaping allowed?

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

Q. 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.

Did you know...

Maize is a tropical plant that can grow over 7ft tall? Find out more about our a-MAZE-ing mazes in the Maize Maze History tab above.

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.
  • At the end of the season, all the maize is harvested and used as cattle feed.
  • 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)