A family day out at Lakeland Maize Maze

lakeland maze - red tractor

During the last school holidays my family and I spent a wonderful weekend in one of our favourite UK places, the Lake District. We stayed in Ambleside at the Youth Hostel and visited the Pencil Museum, Bowness and Lakeland Maize Maze.

The Maze is situated in Kendal about and definitely worth a trip if you are up that way. My boys love being outside, running and climbing and generally being boys so I was really looking forward to this visit and letting them burn off some steam in the maze.

When we arrived the staff gave us a quick talk about everything that was there and the times of various talks and sessions that would be going on throughout the day at no additional cost. I was amazed at how much there actually was there, a lot more than just the maze that’s for sure.


We decided to have a look at the maze first but got distracted on the way by various animals and a play park.


Eventually we made it to the maze and we were given the option of a small or large one first, we opted for the small one as we were not sure how our youngest (aged 2) would find it. The staff gave us a flag in case we got lost and a dinosaur treasure map for the boys to collect stamps in on the way round, which really excited my dinosaur loving boys.


The weather the night before had been horrendous with torrential rain and thunder and lightning but surprisingly the weather on the day was beautiful, the maze however was a wellie only zone which only delighted my boys further!


The maze was brilliant fun and we ended up splitting into two teams, obviously my team won, so we climbed onto the bridge and cheered on daddy and baby bear as they tried to escape.

After the maze was completed we went back onto the park and played on the zip wire, bikes, swings and mini games and then enjoyed our picnic in the sun. After lunch my son found a giant game of draughts so I explained the rules and we had our first draughts match, which he thoroughly enjoyed.


When we arrived we thought we would only be stopping for a couple of hours but we were already well into the afternoon and still had places to explore and tractor rides to enjoy, not to mention an indoor play area to test out.


The whole day was an amazing family fun filled day and I would highly recommend this place for families regardless of the ages of the children as there really is something for everyone and we will definitely be returning next summer.


(We were given tickets in exchange for an honest review).



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