National Forest Adventure Farm Maize Maze

Postern House Farm
Burton on Trent
DE13 9SJ

Tel: 01283 533933

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The Scarecrows' Wedding Maize Maze

This year our maze is celebrating the publication of The Scarecrows' Wedding, the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, The Scarecrows' Wedding is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

The stunning maze design recreates the front cover of the book, , with Betty and Harry standing together in a wheat wreath. The maze will features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O'Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.

There will also be a mini maze in the shape of a flower. The shorter maze will be ideal for families with younger children, those less able or those who simply fancy a sedate stroll.

National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm is a great family day out including animal encounters and outdoor and indoor fun. You can meet a wide a range of animals including pigs, cows and donkeys and also stroke rabbits and guinea pigs and bottle feed lambs. Outside, you can take a tractor ride and explore the Funfield with pedal go-karts, crazy golf, giant jumping pillow, mini quad bikes and mini assault course. Inside the gigantic 3000sqm Playbarn there are three levels of exciting adventure play equipment featuring demon drop slides.

You can enjoy a meal in the restaurant overlooking the Playbarn or get a light bite from the Courtyard cafe. There are also refreshment kiosks in the Funfield and the Maize Maze half way point for a well-earned break.

Visit for details of the special calendar of events including: Moonlight Maze Evenings, special entertainment days and the 2014 Agri-lympic Fun Day.


By Car
From the A38 take the Burton South (or Branston) exit. Exit the island at the turning signposted Tatenhill. Follow the road into Tatenhill village. At the crossroads turn right. Continue along the road for about a mile. The National Forest Adventur Farm is on the right hand side of the road.

By public Transport
Catch the Number 10 bus from Burton on Trent from outside the Octagon Shopping Centre. Get off the bus at the Acorn Inn, Henhurst Hill. The National Forest Adventure Farm is a short walk down Postern Road on the left hand side.

Maize Maze: Saturday 12th July to Sunday 7th September 2014.
10.00 am until 6.00 pm 7 days a week.

National Forest Adventure Farm is open all year (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)
Free car parking Tractor trailer ride included in admission price Farm animals Children's outdoor play area Children's indoor play area Bouncy castle or bouncy pillow Crazy golf at extra charge
Portaloos Permanent flushing toilets Baby changing facilities Disabled toilets Light refreshments Cafe/ Restaurant Picnic area
Gift shop Dogs not allowed (except guide/assitance dogs) Debit and credit cards accepted




Children under 2:


Group rate (12+ Persons):


Season tickets - please enquire by phone, email or at the front desk.
Birthday parties catered for - please enquire.