Last week we took a trip to Blake End in Essex to have a go at finding our way through the aMAZing Maize maze at Blake House Craft centre. A family entry ticket costs just £13 which I thought was good value for money.
It was a hot and sunny afternoon, yes I know it looks overcast but believe me it was HOT! We spent a good hour finding our way through the maze. You can pick up a sealed SOS escape map if you are worried about getting lost but we decided to live dangerously and do it without a back up map.
There is the opportunity to take a part in treasure hunt type competition. My youngest had a great time looking for the hidden animals and finding out their names.
You can also try your hand at a spot of crazy golf. Though not a massive course it is clean and In good condition which is not often the case with some small courses. A game costs just £1.50 per child, you do have to pay a £5 refundable deposit for your putters though.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that this part of the centre only accepts cash payment so don’t do what we did and arrive expecting to pay by card. We had to send Hubby off on a cash machine hunt.
The craft centre itself has some lovely shops including vintage clothing, guitar specialists, a well stocked dolls house shop and vintage gaming.
This was a plesent way to spend an afternoon, I recommend it if you are looking for something inexpensive to do with the kids. The Maize itself is only open until the 12th September so if you fancy a visit don’t leave it too long.