So what do you do when you are on a budget because you’re saving the pennies for a wedding, or cutting back simply because it’s flippin’ well expensive being an adult with responsibilities.
If you are looking for things to do and a cheap and cheerful day out this summer, I would recommend getting lost in one of the many giant maize mazes around the UK. Although it’s a great day for families, you don’t have to have kids with you; a maize maze can be a low cost alternative to a walk in the country and a great way to get some exercise too!
We decided to try the Maize Maze in Cawthorne, West Yorkshire.
Getting lost in a Maize Maze
Right from the start you are surrounded by rows upon rows of giant maize plants, towering over you either side. As the sun moves higher in the sky and the minutes tick by, you quickly realise that you have arrived back at your starting point… Every turn could be a dead end and every stop could leave you alone… OK, so I am being a tad dramatic but it is big enough and tall enough to get lost in for a little bit, which is kinda fun! That said, I wouldn’t like to be here alone at night. But for those of you who don’t mind being spooked, they do night walks.. venture forth if you dare.
On entering the maze you’re set a challenge to complete 8 questions. Currently it’s on this summer’s Olympics, and the only way to find the answers is by discovering the posts hidden throughout the maze. I had hoped for the glory of achieving the full set of answers, but the giant maze mistress had us defeated and after walking for about an hour we ended up with a mere 3 out of the 8 answers…Pathetic I know! But trust me- it is not as easy as it looks!
Located right next to Cannon Hall and perfectly decked out with food stalls, vintage lawn games, I thoroughly recommend a visit to a Maize Maze if you want to do something a bit different and you are on a budget. Its only £6.50 for adults and £3 parking.
- Vintage green 70s jumpsuit, this is the mothers, borrowed then claimed (as you do). This is a seriously good hand-me down
- Granny squares fringed waistcoat- Ebay
- Black men’s trilby- Vintage
- Vintage round sunglasses- Mad Alice in Leeds Corn Exchange