THE Maze in Maize in Whaplode has more to offer than just its rainforest-themed maze - having visited with my family last weekend I was pleasantly surprised at the whole set up and the range of activities on offer.
The maze this year, its 6th year, is in the design of a frog and incorporates the usual platforms that you can still see from the road as you drive past on the A151, the maize itself grows an inch a day and at the end of its maze life will be used to feed the local cattle.
The area is set up to be a thoroughly enjoyable day out for both young and old, you can follow the informative quiz trail through the maze and relax in the picnic area whilst children can play safely in the play area.
Had my husband not had to go to work that afternoon, we could quite easily have spent all day there exploring the maze and playing on all the equipment which includes a rope slide, giant puzzles and games, football shooting practice, go carts and a mini maze, along with a cafe selling fresh ground coffee, tea, cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.
The maze is open on a daily basis throughout the school summer holidays, and then it will be open at weekends only until September 25. The Bank Holiday Spectacular takes place on August 28 and 29 with a whole host of activities including a bouncy castle, live music and a barbecue cooking locally-sourced produce and there will be the night mazes, with optional fancy dress, on September 21 and October 1.
They also offer birthday party packages and corporate days, so why not have a fun day out and try something different this year by visiting the maze in maize, for further information and opening times visit www.mazeinmaize.co.uk.
Review by Liz McMurray