Providing a fun-filled family day out, Yorkshire’s mazes will have you zigzagging along paths and weaving your way through the vegetation, but will you fall prey to the confusion of the maze?
Cannon Hall Farm is a large, family run farm attraction near Barnsley. Home to hundreds of animals, it has one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and also features the largest tube maze in Europe, great for games of hide and seek.
Amble amongst the lavender flowers with their stunning array of colours at the Yorkshire Lavender gardens, in their unique Lavender Maze. Don’t forget to have a go at what is arguably Yorkshire’s largest Snakes and Ladders before you go! One of the largest Corn Maize Mazes in Great Britain, Copley’s Corn Maze at Farmer Copley’s near Pontefract, has a mini maze for smaller children and a large maze for families to enjoy together. The mazes are interactive including rubbings, Maze-0-Vision, games sheets and more. There are also other activities in the Fun Park for everyone to enjoy.
One of York’s most popular summer attractions, York Maze, will be open from July ready to challenge visitors with its new design. Carved out of an amazing 1.5 million growing maize plants, it’s thought to be the largest maze in the world! You can take a trailer ride around the maze if you’re not feeling brave enough and also meet the animals that can’t wait to eat it all up!
AN ANCIENT PATH OR A MAGICAL MAZE…
A UNIQUE LABYRINTH
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises set within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues – at every turn there are choices to make and tricks to look out for
ENJOY GETTING LOST
Over 700 yew bushes were used to build The Maze at Burton Agnes Hall, near Driffield, in the top northeast corner of the walled garden. Visitors to the garden, young and old, enjoy getting lost in the maze and to make it more interesting, they’ve included a riddle for visitors to try and solve. There are a number of small gardens on the way into the centre where you can pick up clues and figure out the well-known saying.
Be amazed and befuddled by the giant maze at Stockeld Park’s Magical Maze near Wetherby, filled with surprises. There are over two miles of paths in this 8-foot-high labyrinth, designed by maze genius Adrian Fisher. Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees to get your bearings, or cross bridges and discover playful surprises and unexpected obstacles!
This article was taken from our Summer Guide 2017