Mead's Maize Maze means mirth
Shaggy and Scarecrow win the day
Mead Open Farm is going scarecrow crazy this week with the opening of its Maize Maze.
To officially launch the maze on Thursday, a scarecrow challenged Shaggy, the Billington venue's cow mascot, to solve the challenge against time. The first to the flag pole in the middle, where the Union Jack was flying high, was the winner.
LBO reporter Sarah Holmes was there to see the race and chose to file her report in the form of a poem.
Scarecrow and Shaggy had a race,
They huffed and puffed 'til blue in the face,
Around the Maize Maze, they hunted the end,
Poor ol' Shaggy mistook the bend,
Scarecrow sprinted to win the day,
Both were heroes – in the kids' eyes, anyway!
There is also a scarecrow trail, a scarecrow lucky dip and a few scarecrow surprises hidden in the maze, so young explorers will love it.
Farm owner Sue Heast said: "Our Maize Maze covers four acres this year and like all other activities at Mead Open Farm, is included within the entry fee. We have had great fun adding a few scarecrow surprises to the maze."
Farm Park Of The Year, Mead Open Farm, is a treat for children of all ages. Combined with ferret racing, the sheepdog show, sheep racing, daily hands-on animal activities and the outdoor log play adventure, there's always so much to do. Plus to ensure the fun continues come rain or shine, Shaggy's huge PlayWorld boasts hours of indoor play with giant slides, fireman poles and air cannons.
Entry costs are 6.50 for children and 7.50 for adults. Under twos are free.
For further information on farm activities call 01525 852954 or visit www.meadopenfarm.co.uk
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