Churchfields in Droitwich - Maize Maze
Over the Rainbow Maize Trail
Today we visited Churchfields in Droitwich to do their newly opened today, Maize Maze.
If you saw our post a couple of weeks ago then you’ll know that we visited to do their Fairy Trail which was really lovely.
Tickets went live on Thursday and we booked straight away for today. If the Fairy Trail is anything to go by then tickets will sell quickly and they only release tickets weekly.
You have to pre book a specific time slot on their website. Adults are £2 and children are £4. Under 2’s are free. The paying children get a little activity booklet to complete on the walk around. The booklet was great but only my 5 year old was interested. It was a little too old for our 3 year olds but we helped them fill it in. Parking is free.
On arrival you have to check in at the outdoor ice cream van that is located in the car park - it’s a different one to the fairy trail but it’s all well signposted.
We were advised where the hand sanitiser was before entering the area and told that there was some within the maze. We only saw one other by the rainbow bridge.
There was clear signage around asking you to respect social distancing.
Booklets in hand, off we went into the maze. There were 8 riddles solve to get your code word from the puzzle before crossing the rainbow bridge.
The maze isn’t a traditional maze - there aren’t lots of different ways to go and you can’t get lost. It’s a one way system which i guess is in response to Covid.
After crossing the rainbow bridge you go into the sunflower field. Each family bubble is allowed to pick one sunflower. There are secateurs and instructions for you to be able to cut one. Unfortunately there were no sunflowers in bloom today so we weren’t able to get one.
We followed the trail round and it bought you back to the beginning. This is the bit that needs clearer signage as people didn’t realise to carry on to exit. They were coming back from the sunflowers so there was a bit of congestion.
At the entrance/exit there are some picnic benches and a sand pit. Take your own buckets and spades as there were none in there to use.
We thought that the maze was pushchair friendly if you’ve got a sturdy pushchair.
At the van at the entrance they are selling ice cream, drinks and cookies. We went into the main farm shop area as we saw the outdoor kitchen being built a couple of weeks ago so wanted to check it out.
This area was pretty busy and I think numbers should have been limited a little more.
There was no queue at the outdoor kitchen and the food was excellent.
It is definitely worth a visit but wait a couple of weeks if you want to take a sunflower home.
We had a couple of people asking if you could do the fairy trail and the maze in the same day. We would say yes, if you have good walkers. There would be a lot of walking involved.
There is a play area on site but it is still closed.
Toilets are open in the main farm shop and there’s a portaloo up by the maze.
We had a great couple of hours. It was about a 45 minute drive from Stratford upon Avon.
We would definitely recommend the Fairy Trail rather than the Maize Maze for younger children as there’s more to see.
Tickets are released each week.
Here’s a link to our Fairy Trail post
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