Unique design of historic maize maze revealed by Staffordshire farm

By Rebecca Sayce | Staffordshire | Attractions | Published:

Following months of planning the National Forest Adventure Farm has today revealed the design of its annual maize maze which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

NFAF Moon Landing Maize Maze aerial photo

The maze design features Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission Saturn V rocket recreated in maize form.

NFAF Moon Landing Maize Maze
Crumpet leaving the National Forest Ad Farm

Located near Burton upon Trent, the Farm has kept the design of the maize maze a closely guarded secret and this year farm mascot Crumpet the Cow flew to the edge of space to reveal the unique design.

The fluffy Friesian travelled over 35,000m capturing images of the maze design on a 4k high definition, 360° digital camera before parachuting back to earth safely.

Crumpet in Space 2019 - Highlights

Open from July 13 until September 2, the National Forest Adventure Farm will transform into a hive of space exploration, including a new Space Rangers Alien Rescue interactive indoor attraction where children can train to become a Space Ranger and help save aliens.

Tom Robinson, one of two brothers who own the popular Midland’s tourist attraction said it was one of the most ambitious mazes to date, he said: “After months of planning we’re really excited to reveal the design especially as our 16th annual maze will celebrate the achievement of those pioneering astronauts 50 years ago.


Crumpet just above the clouds
Crumpet on the edge of earth's atmosphere

“Families can find out what it is like to be an astronaut and catch a rare glimpse of earth by viewing our 360 degree virtual reality video of Crumpet’s journey to space.

“Plus our brand new Space Rangers: Alien Rescue interactive indoor experience will be open to offer families the chance to become a Space Ranger and rescue the alien’s eggs.”


NFAF Space Ranger Salute - indoor experience
NFAF Space Ranger Salute - indoor experience

The maze offers three miles of paths, bridges and viewing towers tracing through a 10 acre maize field which by the mid-August will tower 2.4m.

Once open, families can navigate the maze to find and solve space-themed puzzles and help a Lunar Crew fix their space craft in order to safely return to Earth.

NFAF Space Rangers Alien Egg Rescue - indoor experience
Crumpet the Cow welcomes families

Tickets cost £11.24 online and include entrance to the Adventure farm including the maize maze and Space Rangers: Alien Rescue.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce

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