Mazes, puzzles and Kit Williams.Plan to visit The Dragonfly Maze and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bourton-on-the-Water attractions using our Bourton-on-the-Water itinerary builder app.
Three things which had intrigued us for many years.
The Dragonfly Maze brought these interests together and allowed us to share them with everyone else.
THE MAZE -
Planting yew hedges we created a traditional maze with about half a mile of pathways.
THE PUZZLE -
Fourteen clues dotted around the pathways of The Maze. Only when these are found are you able to crack our rebus puzzle and find The Golden Dragonfly hidden in the round house at the centre of The Maze.
KIT WILLIAMS -
Artist and author, Kit wrote and illustrated "Masquerade" published in 1979. Kit had made and buried a Golden Hare somewhere in the UK. The secret location could be discovered within the story and paintings of the book.
We were unsuccessful "Masqueraders". However we loved it so much we asked Kit to help us with our idea so he designed and created the beautiful centre piece for our maze. The central house, the ceramic tiles, the mirrored cabinet and the bronze "Minotoad".
Afterwards take a look around our gift shop "Amaze'N'Things" filled with traditional toys, puzzles and gifts.
Current prices : Adults - £3; Under 12 & Seniors - £2.50; Under 4 - free.
Family Ticket (2Adults + 2Under 12s) - £9
Average time taken 20 - 30 minutes
Opening times may vary due to weather conditions!!!!
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The Dragonfly Maze reviews
Unlike normal mazes, this had the twist of a puzzle to do as you try to find the end. This gives instructions on how to complete the puzzle when you reach the beautiful artwork at the end of the maze.... more
Unlike normal mazes, this had the twist of a puzzle to do as you try to find the end. This gives instructions on how to complete the puzzle when you reach the beautiful artwork at the end of the maze.... more »
Absolutely brilliant venue with lovely staff. It’s a puzzle inside a puzzle and kept us all very entertained. We had to work together as a family to solve the clues. So much fun. My kids are 12 and...
Absolutely brilliant venue with lovely staff. It’s a puzzle inside a puzzle and kept us all very entertained. We had to work together as a family to solve the clues. So much fun. My kids are 12 and... more »
Simply brilliant. We went and booked tickets when it opened for later in the day as we were advised it's often really busy on weekends. The maze is really worth visiting for all ages, going around the maze was good fun and deciphering the puzzle was great. Highly recommend this attraction.
I love this place and have been 3 times now.. Firstly with my parents, then as a couple and thirdly with my now husband and three children. All ages can enjoy the fun and not always so easy clues, it certainly gets you thinking! The owner is friendly and informative. You can't pre-book but when we arrived we were booked in for a little later that day which gave us time to enjoy a walk around Burton on the Water.
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