Thursday, 8 August 2013

An aMAZE-ing day out for the whole family - Milton Maize Maze

If you live in Cambridgeshire or you're visiting the area on holiday, there's one place that I recommend you visit - the Milton Maize Maze. We had an absolutely brilliant day there recently and as a I make a point of recommending it as a great day out for the whole family (to everyone I know!), I had to share it on here too. But don't delay, the maze is only open until 3 September, so plan your visit soon!

Maize Maze? What's that?

You know maize! You've probably enjoyed some of it on your BBQ this summer... it's corn on the cob. A maize maze is simply a maze made out of corn on the cob plants. It's a tall plant that can grow up to 8ft, making it perfect maze material as you can't peek over the top and cheat.

Why is it so much fun?

Maize Mazes are open across the whole of the UK for a couple of months during the summer. As well as providing a fantastic maze to negotiate, most sites offer a whole host of other fun activities to keep you entertained all day. At the Milton Maize Maze the following attractions are included in the admission price:

  • Peddle go karts
  • Mini golf
  • Giant inflatable slide
  • Mini golf
  • Tractor and trailer ride
  • Bouncy castle
  • Table Football 
  • Pool 
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampolines
  • Giant Jenga
  • Word Cup Football Shoot Out
  • Field Skittles
  • Duck racing
  • Under 6 toddler area
  • Meet the animals
 I'm sure you'll agree that this is an impressive list of activities!

 Getting competitive on the go karts
Some of the field of fun activities

Negotiating the maze

Admission prices for the Milton Maize Maze

So how much is this going to set you back? I think the entry prices are very reasonable.

Adults: £7.95
Children under 16: £6.95
Children under 3: Free
Students/OAPs: £7.50 (with ID)
Family ticket: £30 (2 adults + 3 children, or 1 adult + 4 children)

Season tickets are also available and start at £55.

I think you'll agree that as far as value for money goes, you're getting an awful lot of fun for your pennies.

Who's going to enjoy it?

Easy - everyone! We have been every year for the last 4 years, and each year have had a brilliant day out. In those 4 years we have gone as childless adults, adults with a small baby and adults with a group of children aged from 1 to 6 years. There really is something for everyone. The adults will particularly love the go karts, the inflatable slide and getting competitive with the table football. We have found every year that this isn't actually enough time to play with everything. That season ticket is starting to look tempting...!

Sounds good. What about food?

You've got 3 options:
  1. Bring a picnic
  2. Buy a local free range sausage sandwich or burger from the BBQ marquee
  3. Buy a sandwich/salad/jacket potato/cream tea from the Old Dairy Cafe
All of the food menus can be found on the Milton Maize Maze website.

I'd also recommend taking a mid afternoon break from all the fun to fill up with an ice cream (luxury Norfolk ice cream) or a slice of cake from the Old Dairy Cafe. Yum!

Got a pushchair or wheelchair?

The maze has been designed to provide access for everyone. So while your wheels may get a little muddy if you visit after rain, you will be free to get lost along with everyone else.

Where can I find the Milton Maize Maze?

Milton is 4.5 miles north of Cambridge. Full directions can be found on the website.

Opening times, what to wear, payment details, can we bring our dog and other FAQS

Answers to all of these questions can be found on the website.

Find out more

Don't live nearby?

Fear not! There are maize mazes right across the country. Find one near you by visiting

This is not a sponsored post. Our visit to the Milton Maize Maze was a family day out, paid for out of our own wallets.

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