South Devon Maize MazeIf you’re looking for a unique day out with the family whilst visiting South Devon we’ve got just the attraction for you!

Last week we visited the South Devon Maize Maze, located just a couple of minutes outside of Kingsbridge in the South Hams. Thankfully the sun held out for us so we truly got to experience this attraction in all its glory!

The attraction consists of two mazes – one smaller and one large one. Each year the owners Charlotte and Jeff work incredibly hard to make each maze unique; previous shapes have been a lobster, and crown to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s coronation anniversary. This year it has been designed to look like the United Kingdom to celebrate the Year of the Coast and South West Coast Path’s 50th anniversary.

South Devon Maize Maze

Venturing through the mazes is incredibly fun, and with the help of a map to guide you, you shouldn’t get lost! On the map you’ll see several numbers which indicate where the quiz boards are in the maze, it’s a great way to get your little ones to interact with the environment and discover some interesting facts along the way. Amongst the tall crops you’ll be able to spot beautiful views of the surrounding South Devon countryside. On a clear and sunny day, you can see the peaks of Dartmoor in the distance and you might see the resident cattle and sheep grazing in the adjoining fields.

Charlotte, Jeff and family, who were born and raised in the area, begun renting the farm in 2017. The idea to create a maize maze came about due to a crop rotation, they thought ‘hey, why not? It might be fun!’ and thus the South Devon Maize Maze was born. On the farm they have a number of animals; including a herd of 48 pedigree South Devon cows, 1 pedigree Angus bull and 1 pedigree South Devon bull, alongside 25 Suffolk ewes and lambs – cute, right? Interestingly, the maize grown here is not to produce sweetcorn cobs, it’s grown as cattle feed. The cows eat the whole crop; corn, leaves, stalk and all. Maize provides a quality feed, high in starch and energy which is fed to the cows in the winter months when they’re housed indoors.

South Devon Maize Maze

The mazes aren’t the only thing you can do here. On site they have a whole range of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained, including two bouncy castles (double the fun!), giant Jenga and connect 4, playhouses, a sandpit, and a fantastic wooden obstacle course.  Plus, there’s pedal go-karts, a football goal and a basketball net to play with. You truly could stay here for hours, especially if the sun is shining! They also have food and drink available on-site courtesy of Proper Moorish catering, a local food and drink company who offer light bites and lunches. Or perhaps bring a picnic which can be enjoyed on one of their many picnic benches.

South Devon Maize Maze

South Devon Maize Maze are hosting a couple of events this summer. On Monday 21st August they’re holding a Children’s Funday with family entertainment from Crunchy Carrot, face painting and much more! They also have a torchlight event which is held in the evening and consists of live music from DTM Band from 7pm and a bar to purchase food and drinks – anyone for an evening tipple? This torchlight event will be held during the bank holiday weekend on Sunday 27th August. Check their Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates.

You can visit the South Devon Maize Maze on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays throughout the summer until the 3rd September when it closes for the season. Don’t worry if you’re going to miss out this year though, they’ll be open again for the summer next year!




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