Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze

I have never been to a proper maze, in all honesty I worried about getting lost.

And my parents never took me as a child.

But when I saw a friend mentioning on Facebook how much fun they had at a maze which was about 30 minutes, I decided to give it a try with the girls. And I roped a friend and her children into coming too.

Well if I was going to get lost I wasn't going to get lost alone.

We almost got lost on the way there, as the 3G signal on my phone wasn't working so Google Maps wasn't loading. I did worry that this was potentially a sign of things to come, but we managed to get there. Luckily the route is pretty straight forward and I had quickly checked before we left.

Before we got to the actual maze, we went through what was called The Happy Hands trail where you collect coloured hand prints.

Having fun at Skylark Maize MazeHaving fun at Skylark Maize Maze

I initially thought that perhaps this was the actual maze! So wondered where the maize was, and why they said it would take at least 45 minutes as it literally took 5 minutes to walk through. But as we left The Happy Trail we spotted the actual maze and in we ventured.

Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze

Now walking around a huge maze, surrounded by maize and getting lost probably does not sound appealing to many. However, at Skylark Maize Maze they have made it fun for the children by making it jungle themed and the maze itself is actually in the shape of a monkey.

Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze

Throughout the maze you are meant to look for different jungle animal (stations) and complete an activity to collect monkey nuts (points). At the end of it the person with the most points wins.

Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze

Now in all honesty the girls did get bit tired after a short while so cue some over dramatics: 'We can't be lost in here forever, I have things to do with my life!'

So after only finding 2 stations we decided to try to find the way out. Luckily we had purchased a map to help us with this.

Are we sure we want to do this?

Are we sure we want to do this?

Lots of green and maize everywhere we turn!

Lots of green and maize everywhere we turn!

Climbing up to work out where we are!

Climbing up to work out where we are!

Ummm...which way is out?!

Ummm…which way is out?!

Phew, found the exit!

Phew, found the exit!

Once we escaped from the maze we had a lovely lunch at the cafe and then let the girls loose to play. They also had some animals there and we watched a pig race! For even more fun, they have a fun tractor ride in which you take water guns to shoot the pesky pigeons. Now before anyone screams animal rights, they are wood cutouts of pigeons. And on the way back the 'pigeons' get their revenge by shooting back!

All in all we had a lovely day out.

Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze
Having fun at Skylark Maize MazeHaving fun at Skylark Maize Maze
Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze
Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze
Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze
Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze
Having fun at Skylark Maize Maze
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  • looks fun!! that is quite a big maze! we have been in one nearby to us, but a little smaller so the kids were able to manage the whole thing, that does look like a cool place tho

  • That looks like a fun day out. My husband and I take our son to a Texas shaped maze every Fall. It would be wonderful to have a raised platform to get your bearings. Great pictures!

  • Looks like you had a fantastic day out! My husband and I take our son to a Texas shaped maze every Fall. It would be nice to have a raised platform to get your bearings. We average about three hours in the maze each time before we can collect all of the punches. Great pictures of you fun day.