Skylark Maize Maze in Wimblington scoops national award

PUBLISHED: 15:41 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:41 19 March 2015

Skylark Maze

Skylark Maze

Terry Harris

Skylark Maize Maze has seen off competition from 20 other attractions to win a national award.

Edward Gowler receiving the award from Maize Maze Association chairman Stuart Beare.Edward Gowler receiving the award from Maize Maze Association chairman Stuart Beare.

The Wimblington landmark was named Maize Maze of the year by the Maize Maze Association. Mystery shoppers scored them an average of 98 per cent.

Last year’s maze design was the First World War poster, Lord Kitchener’s Your Country Needs YOU. It was opened by Lord Kitchener’s great, great niece, Lady Emma Kitchener.

Visitors navigated the pathways of the First World War centenary maze to find ration stamps to put in their mess tins.

Proceeds from the sale of the maze maps went to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, raising more than £500.

Owner Edward Gowler said “We are so pleased we won the award. We knew we had done well with the independent mystery shoppers but to win the award was great news.

“We always make sure we pick the best team we can and that the maze and fun yard are fun and engaging for the whole family.”

The Skylark maize covers 12 acres. It is made up of nearly one million maize plants and 3km of pathways. The maize will grow to more than 7ft tall.

The fun yard will be open for the Easter holidays from March 28 to April 12. Visitors will be able to feed lambs, meet Peppa Pig and enjoy the Easter egg hunt plus there will be a special guest appearance from Princess Elsa.

Lamb feeding places must be booked in advance by either calling 01354 741212 or visiting the garden centre.

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