My sister Ruth, and our friend Angela, had encouraged us to travel to Sheffield and seek out “Tasmazia.” At the time of its construction in 1985, it was the largest hedge maze in the world. The hedges are about 3 metres tall, and at the information centre, you are given a list of things to locate in the maze areas.
We paired off the children, and as soon as we walked through the door, we lost them for about 2 1/2 hours. This was going to be a lot of fun!
At the back of the main maze, there is a 1/5th scale model of a village called “Lower Crackpot.” Aptly named because everything is not quite what it seems!
The giant roaming among the houses
Even the lamposts are to scale
Look carefully into the bell tower, and the view from behind is painted around the bell
Then things just got silly!
My personal favourite! Evolution house
The upside down house
So we spent about 3 1/2 hours chasing each other around, and it felt like we had only been there a few minutes. It was excellent!
Josie and Connor teamed up and you could hear them giggling as they were discovering new things at every twist and turn. Leisl and Rosa wandered around gradually and found more items than anyone, AND were able to remember how to get to each item. Except “The Kitchen Sink.” Eventually, after many coooeee’s and calling, we managed to reunite at CubbyTown and spent ages looking for it together.
At Lower Crackpot, there were three additional smaller mazes to explore and more things to tick off our lists. What an excellent way to spend the day.