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!!!!
The Dragonfly Maze reviews
If you dont visit this maze while in bourton you really are missing a lovely experience. You have to collect clues around the maze to reveal the magical beauty in the centre . We go every year and..... more »
Superb bit of fun especially for younger ones. The final solution is really wonderful. My little one enjoyed finding and solving the clues. more »
Great little place, and bigger than expected once inside. The clues are cryptic, and are a great challenge for the children, not too taxing. However there was one us adults got a bit stuck on, but we got there in the end. We probably spent about 40 minutes in there, which was just long enough. I would definitely recommend.
Great way to keep a group entertained for 20 minutes without spending a fortune. We solved one part of the puzzle and accidentally tripped on the second part of the answer (still counts! Not our fault though as we thought one of the clues was misleading). Definitely fun and a good laugh; which is more important.
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