Lose yourself in Whaplode maze

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Whaplode’s Maze In Maize opens to the public for the 2015 season on Thursday.

The attraction will continue to be open to visitors seven days a week, from 10am to 6pm, until the end of the season, Wednesday, September 2. After this date, the maze is open at weekends only, until Sunday, September 27.

This year the Maze in Maize is a tribute to the 150 years of Alice, with a Wonderland Maze.

Youngsters can go mad with the Hatter and his pals, helping Alice as she ventures into the maze.

Once you’ve negotiated your way around the maze, there is a picnic area where hot and cold drinks and snacks as well as ice cream are served.

The maze is grown on the family farm at Sholtsgate, where preparation begins in late April when the maize is drilled – or the seeds planted – into a field ploughed in the winter to get rid of weeds.

All together, there are over 1.25 million maize seeds used to make the 12.5 acre maze in the field.

Entry is £5.75 for adults and £4.75 for children aged from three to 16. Youngsters aged under three go free. Concessions are £5.25. A family ticket costs £19.

There is free admission for wheelchair users, and there are group discounts and party bookings available.