East Anglia’s answer to Jurassic Park has been unveiled to the public, with fun activities for everyone! Children from Guyhirn Primary School, in Wisbech, were the first adventurers to explore the T-Rex maize maze and dig for fossils.
The centre has seen a giant 150m tall Tyrannosaurus Rex carved from a living field of maize plants, as part of the new developments being unveiled at the Skylark Garden Centre and Maize Maze near March, Cambridgeshire.
Created by Skylark's Ed Gowler the monster dinosaur is just one of a host of new attractions for this summer. Ed and his team have painstakingly cut over 3km of pathways in his 12 acre field of maize plants to create the giant T-Rex which is 25 times bigger than the real thing.
At the launch last month, journalists were taken on a helicopter flight over Skylark to see the gigantic dinosaur shaped maze from above and take in the full scale of the monster, which includes a puzzle solving mission for visitors to complete.
Those who conquer the maze can continue the fun with tractor rides with added water-gun fun, pig racing, go karts, den building, an obstacle course, zip wire, beach area and brand new castle with mega-slides.
Skylark has invested millions in the site since it first opened in 2003 and has become a popular family attraction adding new fun activities each year.
Also new for 2018 are plans for a new extension to the award-winning cafe and an extension to the garden centre itself. Already completed are new toilets and a relocation and extension to the car park.
Mr. Gowler said: “A giant T-Rex maze design is the perfect image to represent our big development plans. We are delighted to be unveiling [the] development to the visitor attraction side of the business and providing exciting new facilities for families to enjoy in time for the summer school holidays. The extension to the café and garden centre will be phased in over the coming year.”
Ed added that the new developments to the play area will create 12 new part-time jobs, with a further five full-time jobs being created when the extension to the café and garden centre are complete.
The Skylark Mazie Maze and Funyard opened to visitors on July 14th and will be open daily until September 3rd.
Source: Fenland Citizen