South West Scotland's Maize Maze - A Great Adventure

Amongst the most popular attractions in Scotland, the South West Scotland's Maize Maze is known to be an extremely fun and entertaining excursion. If you happen to find yourself in the region of Dumfries during late summer or early fall, make sure that you don’t pass by Carruthers Town and the annual South West Scotland’s Maize Maze. This wonderful seasonal activity is a festival of fun that can be enjoyed by young and old and usually takes place from 7 October to 29 October.

Running though a maze of maize might sound like a daunting task or even make you relive that scary movie you watched a few weeks ago, but visitors can rest assured that you won’t be left behind. The South West Scotland’s Maize Maze has many other activities that take place in the courtyard and ensures that visitors are constantly amused and entertained. This exciting attraction in Scotland includes go-karts, pedal tractors and trampolines for the children to enjoy. And if speed and bouncing doesn’t pique your interest, you can climb the mountain of straw, build castles in the massive sandpit or try the rope maze. Some visitors prefer to watch the action from the picnic area while enjoying light refreshments, or strolling around the merchandise shop. There is also an indoor play barn available that is safe and controlled.

But it is the maize maze that draws the crowds. The South West Scotland’s Maize Maze is a three-mile grid of paths, but visitors will be relieved to know that you are not expected to figure it out on initiative alone. There are clues to be found along the way in the form of a quiz and by following the clues you will be able to make your way to the center of the maze, where the viewing tower is located. Your hard work and effort will be rewarded. Victorious conquerors of the maze get the opportunity to walk across the victory bridge and rejoin the cheering spectators in the bustling courtyard. The maze is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and prams, so even the youngest visitor can enjoy the fun, or assist their parents in solving the clues.


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