FAQs

General Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19

We will be following all government guidelines. We encourage you to use the NHS app to check in when visiting us. Please use hand sanitiser whenever you see it. We would prefer you to wear a mask when in close contact with our staff – when paying and having your ticket checked.

If you have an covid-19 symptoms please do not visit us.

Are dogs allowed?

I am afraid we can’t welcome dogs.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there is a portable toilet and a disabled portable toilet. We will be checking them regularly but please bring your own hand sanitizer too.

Do you take cash or card?

We accept both.

How much are children?

Children under 2 are free. 2+ is charged at the same price as an adult as we are fun for all the family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. As we are a working farm, please do not let children wander the farm and keep them with you.

What should I wear?

Please dress appropriately for the weather. If it is hot, you will need sun cream and a hat. The field will also likely be dusty. If it is raining or has been raining then the field will be muddy so boots or welly boots might be advisable. Comfortable shoes always recommended.

Is there food?

Yes, there will be food and drinks available to purchase. Please dispose of all rubbish in bins provided.

Can we bring our own food?

You can but please make sure all rubbish is put in bins.

Is the site suitable for a pushchair / wheelchair?

We are a working farm and so the field is uneven. If it has been dry then the paths will be easier to navigate. If it has been wet then it would not be very easy. We will have a Mountain Trike off road wheel chair for people to hire the August bank holiday weekend. Use of the Mountain Trike is entirely at your own risk and you are responsible for transfer to and from the chair.

Do you pay for parking?

No, parking is free but cars are left at their owners risk.

Important notice.

We take no responsibility for any accidental loss or damage to personal effects, or any injuries or accidents to visitors, arising from or in connection with exploring the maze or sunflowers, or using the bridge or the equipment in the play patch.

Maze Specific Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does the maze take?

It takes approximately 1 hour. There is also a (free) map available if you want a little helping hand!

How big is the maze?

The maize maze is 5 acres and has 2.5km of paths.

Is the maze suitable for all ages?

Yes! All ages will have fun in the maze. We have 2 mazes – a smaller one for those with younger children and the longer maze. Within each maze there is a game to play. There is also lots of fun to be had in the play patch.

What if the weather is bad?

In extreme circumstances of bad weather we may need to close the maze for Health and Safety. This is due to the paths and the bridge becoming too slippery. Please check our social channels or website before leaving home. We will always endeavour to email anyone affected too.

Is the maze open all year?

No, the maze will only be open July – September. The maize is a living crop and will be cut down for cow feed. We will have to replant afresh in the Spring.

How high is the maize?

As the maize is a living crop it will depend on the weather. At the start of the season it will be shorter and can grow to between 6-8 feet.

What if I get lost?

You might think you are lost but all paths will lead you to the middle! A (FREE) map is also available to help you navigate if you want one.  

Do you do group trips/staff outings?

These can be arranged. Please email us at overstonegrangefarm@gmail.com to discuss your requirements.

What else is there to do?

Alongside our maze we will have our play patch which has games and activities for all ages. You can enjoy this before and/or after your maze adventure.

Sunflower Specific Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the sunflower patch?

It is just under 10 acres of sunflowers.

Can we cut sunflowers?

Yes, you can cut sunflowers to take home with you. There will be a dedicated cutting area where you can pick from. These are not included in the entry fee. Please do not cut sunflowers outside of the cutting area.

Do we need to bring cutters?

We will have cutters you can hire but we recommend bringing your own.

What if it is raining?

We will only have to shut the sunflower in extreme weather. If it is or has been raining then please dress appropriately. There is still plenty of fun to be had in the rain! If we do have to close we will update our social channels and email ticket holders.