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13 Best Mazes Near Me in the West Midlands (A Local’s Guide)

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Where are the top-rated and most recommended mazes to visit in the West Midlands?

If you’re looking for a fun day out exploring twists and turns, the Midlands has some of the best mazes around. From giant maize mazes where you can get lost for hours, to intricate hedge mazes and even a Horrible Histories-themed labyrinth – there’s something to suit all ages.

Being born and raised in the Midlands myself, I can attest to the recommendations in this guide based on my experience at each of these spots.

I’ve compiled this definitive list of the West Midlands’ highest-rated and most recommended mazes worth visiting based on popularity, unique designs, beautiful settings, and input from regional attraction experts. 

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Join me on an a-maze-ing adventure discovering the top mazes across the West Midlands area. I’ll give you the inside scoop on each one so you can plot your perfect maze-filled day out.

I explored each of these mazes personally before compiling my definitive top ten list. Information is accurate as of December 2023, but opening times and prices may vary seasonally.

Best Mazes Near Me West Midlands: Insider’s Guide

A complete guide of all the best mazes West Midlands has to offer, by a local who’s visited them all. Includes insider tips, how to get there, and more.

The Dragonfly Maze, Gloucestershire

Tucked away in the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside near Stow-on-the-Wold, this cleverly designed yew hedge maze provides a fun challenge for both kids and adults and offers one of Gloucestershire’s trickiest routing challenges, renowned by leisure industry experts. 

close up view over a bright green spiralling hedge maze at the dragonfly maze, gloucester

As one of the Midlands’ trickiest mazes, be prepared for lots of dead ends before you eventually reach the mosaic dragonfly at the centre.

This ingeniously sculpted yew hedge maze near Stow-on-the-Wold. With countless dead ends and only one true path to find, it tests even the most expert maze master. 

The living leafy lanes full of local wildlife give it a magical secret garden appeal perfect for garden lovers or families with older children seeking a more demanding day out.

👉 Top tip: Time yourself to see how quickly you can make it through, but watch out for local residents – pheasants are often found roaming through the hedges!

Address: Dragonfly Maze, Near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1BL
Opening Times: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: £4.50 Adults, £3.50 Children aged 4-14yrs, Under 4s FREE
Directions: From Stow-on-the-Wold, take the B4068 towards Bourton-on-the-Hill. The maze is signposted about 1 mile along on the left.

Churchfields Maize Maze, Worcestershire

Families with younger kids will love this huge eight-acre maize maze near Evesham. With a different fun design each year, you’ll have to stay on your toes to find your way out.

close up of tall maize crops at churchfields maize maze in worcestershire

As one of Europe’s largest mazes cut beautifully in fields of corn, it promises hours of getting lost with surprises like quiz trails and activities dotted along the way. Don’t miss the host of kids’ rides and play zones afterwards too!

Insider knowledge: Pick up one of their maze maps so you can track your progress and solve the quiz as you weave through the maze.

Address: Churchfields Farm, Pebworth, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8XA
Opening Times: From 22nd July – September, Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Admission: Children £5, Adults £4, Children ages 1-2yrs £2.50, Children (under 1) FREE
Directions: Take the A46 towards Evesham, turn off at the Broad Marston/Pebworth junction. Follow signs to the farm approx 1.5 miles

Read more: 12 Best Day Trips from Birmingham for Families

Sandwell Valley Maize Maze, West Midlands

Just ten minutes from Birmingham city centre yet nestled amidst the leafy Sandwell Valley countryside lies Forge Mill Farm’s magnificent Maize Maze. 

aerial view of the stunning hedge maze at sandwell valley maize maze in england

This intricate six acre labyrinth sees pathways wind endlessly through dense towering corn for hours of rural family fun. Easily one of the best things to do in the West Midlands, special themed trails are revealed here each summer from dinosaur hunts to superhero quests, expect new adventures. 

When you finally escape, refuel in the café or let kids roam free at the farmyard play areas.

Address: Forge Mill Farm, Sandwell Valley Country Park, Forge Lane, West Bromwich B71 4NH
Opening Times: August – early October: 10am – 4pm
Admission: £5 Adults, £4 Kids aged 2-16, Under 2’s FREE
Directions: Signed from M5 Junction 1 – easily accessed from Birmingham & Black Country

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Conkers’ Fairy Labyrinth, Derbyshire

Bringing to life the enchanting world of fairies, Conkers’ intricate hedge maze features a host of magical creatures along the way. 

view atop the conkers labyrinth maze in derbyshire

See if you can help find the Fairy Queen’s lost wings at this exciting outdoor adventure playground before discovering the secret at the labyrinth’s heart. With family trails to follow, it’s a delightful day out for fantasy fans young and old alike.

👉 Hot tip: Explore the surrounding woodlands and play areas too for even more fairy-themed adventures.

Conker’s Fairy Labyrinth also makes the perfect ending to a day trip spent exploring the nearby historic city of Derby.

Address: Conkers Discovery Centre, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6GA
Opening Times: Daily 10am – 5pm
Admission: Included in Conkers entry fee – £8.14 Adults & Children, Under 2’s FREE
Directions: Between J11 and J12 M42 – 20 min from Birmingham, 25 min from Nottingham

Wistow Maze, Leicester

This sprawling creation covers a staggering eight acres making it one of the largest mown grass mazes in Europe. The delicate design changes annually, so see if you can be the first to crack this year’s maze map. Towering aerial platforms give you a bird’s eye view to help you find your way.

a path through the maize maze at wistow maze in leicester

👉 Pro advice: Check height restrictions before scrambling up the viewing towers to strategise your route.

Address: Wistow Rural Centre, Wistow, Leicestershire, LE17 2JP
Opening Times: Daily 10am – 6pm *Re-opens July 2024*
Admission: £9.95 Adults, £7.95 Children, Under 2’s FREE
Directions: Just off A6121 – 15 min north of Leicester – Signposted from Kibworth & Wistow Village

Horrible Histories Maze, Warwick Castle

The hedge maze at Warwick Castle has regularly received press praise, including this review in Birmingham Mail for its immersive historical theming. 

view of the castle and gardens at warwick castle, england

Delve into maze madness with a historical twist at Warwick Castle’s Horrible Histories labyrinth. Wind your way through the living vines to explore facts from Britain’s gory and grotesque past – like finding body snatcher traps! 

Rediscover numerous horrible history themes including the Vicious Viking and the Stormin’ Nomads, with clues to guide you and challenges to complete, history has never been such a horrible – or fun – adventure.

👉 Top historical tidbit: Costumed characters like the Plague Doctor add to the chaotic, curious fun bringing history’s hijinks to life. Can you dodge his ‘cures’?

Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick CV34 4QU
Opening Times: Daily 10am – 5pm
Admission: Included in castle entry fee – Adults from £22. Book tickets here
Directions: Clear signposts from M40 J15 – 25 min from Birmingham

Arley Arboretum’s Maze, Worcestershire

Fancy getting lost amongst the trees? This leafy maze crafted from over 2,000 hornbeam plants lies within the picturesque Arley Arboretum countryside garden. 

view of arley arboretum maze with lots of shrubbery and plants around the hedge maze

As one of England’s longest hornbeam mazes, finding your way through the densely planted passages proves a true test even for seasoned maze explorers.

Quick quiz: Can you spot all the tree species growing around the maze while puzzling out the pathway?

Address: Arley Arboretum, Severn Stoke, Worcester WR8 9JU
Opening Times: Daily 10am – 5pm
Admission: £7 Adults, £3.50 Children, £6 Concessions, Under 4’s FREE
Directions: On the A38 between Worcester & Tewkesbury –10 min from M5 J8

Webbs Hedge Maze, Worcestershire

This beautifully sculpted grand hedge maze at Webbs Garden Centre features over 1,500 neatly trimmed yew trees across nearly an acre. 

close up of webbs hedge maze in worcestershire

Meander along its smoothly mown grass pathways, encountering twists, turns and dead-ends aplenty in your quest to discover the central mosaic monument. 

With classic garden benches tucked within the living leafy passageways to rest weary legs, it’s an idyllic green escape – perfect for garden lovers or leisurely family walks.

Address: Webbs Garden Centre, Wychbold, Droitwich Spa Worcs, WR9 7EZ
Opening Times: Daily 9am-6pm
Admission: Free
Directions: On A38 Worcester Road between Droitwich and Bromsgrove

Maize Maze, Worcester Maze

Worcester Maze brings seven acres of vibrant maize maze mayhem to tackle. Trace your route through the dense stalks to reach the middle, uncovering play equipment like slides and seesaws tucked amidst the maze as you go. 

tall maize crops at worcester maize maze

When you finally escape, recharge with home-cooked food at the Farm Shop Café before having a bounce about.

Insider tip: Book special events like Halloween Maize Maze nights… if you dare! Just don’t get too lost after dark.

Address: Dunhampton Farm, Ockeridge, Worcester WR6 6YR
Opening Times: 22nd July-3rd Sept, 10am-6pm
Admission: £7.50 Adults, £7 Children (3-16yrs), under 2’s FREE
Directions: Just off A449 between Worcester & Kidderminster

Lichfield Maize Maze, Lichfield

This epic maze carved out in maize near Lichfield boasts three testing miles of pathways – so be ready for a challenge! 

view of the bright blue clear sky over maize crops at lichfield maize maze

Using aerial shots to navigate this monster maze is practically cheating… but we won’t tell. After all that puzzling you’ll have worked up an appetite, so grab a bite at their Chestnut Horse Farm shop.

Lichfield Maize Maze is just a short drive from Pier 52 – one of the West Midlands’ best Paddleboarding spots, and close to Cannock Chase Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you could add both of these to your itinerary to complete your day out!

👉 Fun challenge: See if you can collect puzzle pieces as you weave through the maze, then assemble them to reveal a special image.

Address: Chestnut Horse Farm, Ostlers Lane, Lichfield, WS14 9JJ
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm *Re-opens July 2024*
Admission: £5 Adults, £4 Children
Directions: 10 min from Lichfield – Take A5127 towards Tamworth from city centre

Hatton Adventure World, Warwickshire

Home to two giant hedge mazes, Hatton Adventure World delivers double the a-maze-ing fun for a full on family day out. 

deep inside a maize crop maze at hatton adventure world

The Grand Tree Maze sees explorers follow an enchanting forest trail through soaring hornbeam and birch as they winding through tricky twists. Hunt out map markers and solve puzzles to find your way. 

Or take on their iconic Maize Maze, with an all new elaborately themed design each summer waiting to be uncovered across nearly three puzzling acres of pathway trails cut through dense towering corn. 

With over 100 attractions from fast zip wires to tractor rides also on offer, you’ll need comfy shoes and bags of energy for this mammoth maze mission!

Address: Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA
Opening Times: 10am-5:30pm (Seasonal – check website before visiting
Admission: £12.95 Adults & Children aged 2-15, Under 2’s FREE
Directions: Just off A4177 Warwick-Solihull Road near J15 of M40

Elton Giant Mazes, Gloucestershire

Fancy tackling the world’s tallest maize maze? You’ll need your wits to conquer this epic structure’s dizzying high bridges and tunnels. 

low maize crops at the entrance to elton giant mazes

Spanning several levels with over three miles of pathways, shortcuts and false trails to beat, only the best maze masters will make it out. Just try not to get vertigo!

Scenic views: On clear days you can see 12 counties from the maze’s lofty lookout spots when you pause for breath.

Address: Elton Farm, Snigs End, Gloucestershire GL54 5NN
Opening Times: July-September, daily 10am-5pm
Admission: £9 Adults, £7 Children (under 16s), Under 2’s FREE
Directions: On A436 between Gloucester and Cheltenham – 10 min from J11A on M5

National Forest Adventure Farm, Staffordshire

This adventure park is maze heaven with an incredible three mazes to explore. Challenge yourself to overcome the mystic hedge maze, get lost amidst the maize tunnels or take a shorter route through the straw bale maze. 

a dinosaur model within the maize crops at national forest adventure farm in staffordshire

With crazy golf, jumping pillows and pedal go-karts also on offer, it’s a full day of fun for all.

When you’re done, why not explore the historic city of Stoke-On-Trent just down the road, to complete a memorable day out!

👉 Handy hint: Check what maze designs are on show if you’re visiting at different times of year. The themes change regularly to keep you on your toes!

Address: Postern Rd, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SJ
Opening Times: March–October, daily 10am – 5:30pm
Admission: £9.50 Adults & Children, Under 2’s FREE
Directions: Well signposted 5 minutes from A38 between Lichfield and Burton-on-Trent

Top Tips for A-Maze-ing Days

  1. Wear comfy shoes and clothes – Pack trainers or walking boots so you can be on your feet for hours without blisters. Opt for wearable layers in case temperatures drop.
  2. Bring snacks to keep your energy up – Marathon mazes mean you’ll have worked up an appetite long before you escape, so pack light bites and hydration to avoid hunger meltdowns.
  3. Use maps to track your route – Pick up maze maps from the ticket desk or plot progress to solve extra challenges and puzzles along the way without cheating.
  4. Come prepared for the British weather – A waterproof jacket or poncho allows outdoor fun whatever the forecast, while sunblock, hats and refillable bottles are essential on hot days.
  5. Go early or late to avoid crowds – Arrive at opening times or an hour before closing so you can enjoy twists and turns without too many other tangled toes tampering with your fun.
  6. Check group size and age restrictions – Ring ahead or pre-book tickets to guarantee entry for your party’s size and ages to sidestep disappointments.
  7. Book online in advance where possible – For peak seasons at famous mazes, pre-purchasing tickets lets you dodge queues and head straight to the entertainment upon arrival.

West Midlands Mazes FAQs:

Now that we’ve looked at the top mazes in the Midlands, below are some commonly-asked questions and FAQs related to mazes in the West Midlands:

Where are the best mazes near Birmingham?

Some top mazes easily accessible from Birmingham include the a-maze-ing Horrible Histories labyrinth at Warwick Castle, Wistow Maze with its record-breaking size, and the National Forest Adventure Farm’s trio of mazes near Burton upon Trent.

What is the easiest maze near me in the West Midlands?

For a simpler maze challenge ideal for younger kids, head to the National Forest Adventure Farm’s straw bale maze. At just 0.2 miles long, it offers fun without frustration for little explorers.

Are there any free mazes near Birmingham?

Yes, Dragonfly Maze in Gloucestershire offers a free hedge maze experience in beautiful countryside surroundings near Stow-on-the-Wold, under an hour’s drive from Birmingham.

What is the largest maze near Birmingham?

Wistow Maze in Leicestershire is currently the world’s largest mown grass maze at a mammoth eight acres. Just over half an hour’s drive from Birmingham, it presents an epic maze quest.

Do any mazes near Birmingham have food options?

Many maze attractions like Churchfields Farm and the National Forest Adventure Farm have cafés or farm shops on site to refuel when you’re done puzzling. Lichfield Maize Maze at Chestnut Horse Farm also has an onsite shop.

Are there any Halloween or Christmas themed mazes near Birmingham?

Some mazes offer special seasonal events. Maize Maze at Worcester Maze does Halloween nights. Many also have festive trail options through November and December like the Christmas maze at Conkers.

How long will it take to complete maze attractions near Birmingham?

Times vary but most mazes will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes to conquer, with multi-level and maize mazes like Elton taking at least 1-2 hours. Easy straw bale mazes may only take 15 minutes.

Interactive Map of West Midlands Mazes

Below is an interactive map of all the top mazes around the Midlands. Click on the pins to view details and directions on how to get there.

Conclusion: Mazes in West Midlands

This overview shares my definitive top 13 maze adventures I’ve had the joy of unwinding personally on trips with my own family and friends.

Treat the kids to fairy magic or challenge your teens to conquer the world’s longest hedge maze – there’s something to enchant explorers of all ages just waiting to be discovered down each twisty path.

Whether you fancy tackling monster maize mazes mown in intricate designs, weaving through woodland walks amid leafy lanes, or racing friends and family to conquer the UK’s trickiest brainteasers, there’s an adventure to suit every navigational whim.

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