Families are getting the chance to clown around when they visit Reaseheath College’s circus themed maize maze during the school summer holidays.
The Nantwich college’s popular attraction is pulling in record numbers of visitors eager to make the most of the warm weather. The puzzle leads deep into giant crop of forage maize which has already reached eight feet in height thanks to last month’s extended hours of sunshine.
The trail features illustrations of circus acts and clowns and visitors who fill in a quiz correctly receive a small prize on their return. Two mazes are on offer, a full size version which takes around two hours to complete and a smaller maze suitable for younger or less active visitors.
Reaseheath has built a maze on campus for the past 15 years. An exhibition celebrating the history of the attraction is on offer, along with a picnic area with new activities and a small gift shop.
A nature trail connects the maze to the college’s zoo, which is also open to the public. The zoo is based at a £3 million animal management training centre which houses 1,000 animals and caters for over 800 students. Resident animals include ring tailed lemurs, meerkats, tapirs, spider monkeys, a baby cotton top monkey, birds of prey, rabbits, guinea pigs and a variety of reptiles, amphibians and insects.
Maze Co-ordinator Jess Christie said:
“We aim to provide a really good day out of affordable fun for all the family. We have had a lot of visitors to the maze already, including big groups of adults who like using it as a competition. We are obviously hoping that this amazing sunshine lasts, but visitors should remember that they will be out of doors and come prepared for all weathers and conditions.”
Both attractions remain open until September 8th. A combination ticket admitting two adults and two children is just £30, with under threes allowed in free.
For further information, opening times, entry prices or to book tickets, visit the Reaseheath Website – www.reaseheath.ac.uk/maizemaze