Lakeland Maze Farm Park
Raines Hall Farm
- Two attractions in one
- Farm Park with added Family activities
- Maize maze
Lakeland Maze Farm Park is sited at Raines Hall Farm, a working farm which has cattle, sheep and various breeds of pig. It allows visitors a glimpse of life and work on a real farm. There is a 'briefing point' where visitors can get information about the farm and it's workings and also obtain food to feed the animals. For those who have never experienced farm life before it is a valuable introduction to the world of animal care and husbandry.
As well as the cattle, sheep and pigs, there are also pygmy and angora goats, llamas, alpacas, horses, ferrets and a donkey called Winston.
Not only do children love getting close to the animals, they also like to let off steam, and this is the ideal place to do so. There are both outdoor and indoor activities, providing huge amounts of fun and exercise.
- Children's play area
- Outdoor Karting
- Giant Draughts
- Tractor and Trailer Rides
Indoors are :-
- Pets and Farm animals Barns
- Soft Play Climbing Wall and Soft Play Area
- Indoor Karting
- Coin-operated Mini Tractors
- Straw Bale Maze
- Vintage Tractors
- Sand Pit and family area with Puzzles and Games
Food and drink
There is a small café serving hot and cold food and drink, and for those who prefer to bring their own, an indoor picnic area. There is also a small gift shop.
The maize maze is exactly what it's name implies, a field of maize, with a maze incorporated into it. Don't worry if you have been before, and therefore think that you will have no difficulty getting out. Each year the maze has a new design.
Each party is given a flag to wave if they get really stuck. Walking shoes or boots should be worn, and when the weather is wet, wellies are advised. The farm has spare pairs for those who don't have any.
Before they enter participants are advised to make sure that they have been to the loo, and also have a supply of water and snacks with them, especially in hot weather. The maze can take up to two hours to complete, and once in you cannot just pop out to visit the toilet or have a cup of tea.
In addition to the main maze, there is also a mini maze for the very young or old. It is smaller and easier to complete.
On the last two weekends of September the Maze is open in the evening, and hopefully lit by moonlight, to add an extra dimension to the experience.