This exciting summer event, running from July to September, promises something for the whole family to enjoy. We planted the maize in April and It grows throughout the summer, during which time the maize crop is cut out and made into a giant maze!

In the maze you will be challenged by quiz boards for adults and children, which will also help you navigate. There are bridges and towers so you can get a great view of the maze. We also have a large open court yard which features some quick six minute mazes, a rest area with refreshments and the popular children's ride on electric tractors.

So if you are looking for somewhere different and fun to take the children this summer, we challenge you to conquer the Thornton Abbey Maize Maze.


Opening Times

In 2022 we will be open for lambing live every day from 2nd April - 24th April, 10am - 5pm.

The summer maze will be open every day from 16th July - 4th Sept, 10am - 5pm. Then open for the last weekend on the 10th and 11th September.


April Entry Prices

Adults and children over 3 = £6.00

Seniors and students = £5.00

Family of 4 or five = £22.00

Family season pass = £95.00 (valid for multiple visits 1st January to 1st November)

(Please note prices are subject to change during the year)


All attractions are included in the entry price except for the small £1 children's ride on tractors.

Again this year we will have two mazes, our main maze with nine question boards and our mini maze for little legs!



Dogs on leeds are welcome, but please can you remember to bring bags with you!


Food and beverage

Cold drinks are usually available from the shop along with tea and coffee. Chocolate bars and local crisps are also sold. We also stock a selection of ice cream and ice lollies. 

If you would like to bring a picnic please do. 

And we now have a good selection of pocket money toys on sale too!


Accessibility and Amenities

We welcome everyone at the maze, we now have three toilets, one with wider door access. Unfortunately we don't as yet have ramp access into the toilets. We also have a separate baby change room.

During dry weather the maze courtyard is accessible for wheelchair users, but most of it is a grass field there is limited hardstanding. The maze itself is probably not suitable for wheelchair users but does depend on the type of wheelchair. There is also a side entrance so wheelchair users don't have to go through the shop at the maze entrance.

Most of our attractions are disabled friendly and we are happy to help in whatever way we can to ensure you have a good day out.



Abbey Farm

Thornton Abbey

Ulceby, North Lincolnshire

DN39 6TU

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