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maize maze

MAIZE MAZE

Howdy partner! Our Wild West maze will be open soon.

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! C’mon down to the Wild Wild West from Wednesday 18th July to Monday 3rd September, plus the weekend of 8/9th September, and explore the new frontiers of this years’ amazing maize maze.

 

  • WHAT'S HERE
  • TORCHLIGHT NIGHTS
  • PRICES & OPENING TIMES
  • FAQs
  • MAIZE MAZE HISTORY
Activities galore

In case you hadn’t guessed this years’ theme is the Wild West! So round up your little sheriffs for some rootin’ tootin’ fun...

Mega Maze

Holy smoke! Our mega maze is not for the faint hearted – can you decipher the smoke rings and find your way out?

Midi Maze

Saddle up! Collect all the stamps to complete your Bucking Bronco and escape the maze.

Mini Maze

All cowboys and cowgirls are needed on the ranch. We’ve HERD it’s MOO-velous fun!

Plus we have a range of woodland games, a fort maze and courtyard games to keep the whole family in cahoots - you can pan for gold, stamp the buck and even jail the outlaws!

And don’t forget we also have a bouncy castle, trampolines, ride on tractors, pedal go-karts, crazy golf, sand pits, construction area, toddler zone and garden games. Phew! You sure are gonna need some true grit for all that!

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:

 

Saturday 1st September
Saturday 8th 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.

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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 every day from Wednesday 18th July through to Monday 3rd September inclusively, plus the weekend of 8/9th September.

Doors open 9.30am-6pm, with last entry at 4pm.

Or if you want to experience the maze at night, try one of our torchlight nights!

Prices

You can buy tickets for a single day or why not buy a summer season ticket and enjoy unlimited entry throughout the summer?

TicketsSingle daySummer season
Adult / Child (3+) £7 -
Toddler (2yrs) £3 -
Under 2 Free -
Group of 3 - £53
Group of 4 - £70
Group of 5 - £87
Torchlight nights £5 included

Single day tickets include use of all maze activities and can be purchased in advance online or 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.

Summer season tickets allow entry to the maze as many times as you like throughout the whole summer season and also includes entry into our torchlight nights.

Please note all pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable.

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Parties and private hire

Looking for a unique party venue for up to 25 people? Our marquee can be hired during 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.

For more information call 01865 392221.

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 are not permitted into the maze grounds.
  • In the event of heavy rain the maze site may be closed for health and safety reasons.
  • 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.

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.

Do we need to book in advance?

It’s not essential – you can simply arrive on your chosen day and buy your tickets there and then however if you’d prefer to book, please click here. For large groups we do recommend booking to speed up the arrival process. Any pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable.

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 main maze takes approximately 1 hour to complete, but make sure you allow extra time to enjoy the other activities in our 2 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 our free beach in the Garden Centre, children’s playarea, animal walkway and carousel.

Is the maze open all year?

No. We’re open from Wednesday 18th July to Monday 3rd September, plus the weekend of 8th/9th 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. Although we recommend you call in advance as heavy rain could make some of the bridges on the maze unsafe which would mean the maze would be closed. Also, some of the activities in the courtyard would be closed during rain.

What should we wear?

The Maize Maze is a growing crop built each year into a regular field. The paths are well prepared and free of stones, but solid footwear suitable for walking distances is advisable. Do 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 within the the courtyard area (not within the maze itself). 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 guide dogs.

Is the maze suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs?

As the maize is a real 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. For more details, visit our Food page here.

Is smoking 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.

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.

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 summer, the maze is closed to prepare for our Halloween Howl Spooktacular!
  • 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 (97)
Dragon (98)
Pirate Ship (99)
Woodland Theme (2000)
Space Rocket (01)
Jungle Theme (02)
Whale (03)
Dinosaur (04)
Battle of Trafalgar (05)
Around the world in 80 days (06)
Magical Maze (07)
Egyptian (08)
Robot (09)
Clowns (10)
Alice in Wonderland (11)
Animal Games (12)
Maze Trap (13)
Food (14)
World War ll (15)
Majestic Maze (16)
Seaside (17)