Meander mysterious mazes

Now here’s a challenge. How quickly can you make your way to the centre of these labyrinths? Race your family, race the clock – just make sure you remember the way back out.

Children playing in the garden at Basildon Park, Berkshire

Basildon Park, Berkshire 

At Basildon Park, in Berkshire, there is a mini maze amongst the laurel bushes in the garden. Can you find your way into the centre and back out again?

Children in the maze at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Belton House, Lincolnshire 

The maze at Belton House, in Lincolnshire, is situated in the pleasure grounds. Originally, it was planted in 1890 but it became overgrown after the Second World War and was removed. We replanted it in 2000.

Botallack Mine near St Just, Cornwall

Botallack Mine, Cornwall 

Wander through the old arsenic labyrinth at Botallack Mine, which is just 1 mile away from Levant Mine, in Cornwall.

The maze at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire 

Finding your way to the centre of the maze at Cliveden, in Buckinghamshire, is quite the challenge. This maze is made from over 1,000 two-metre-high yew trees and 500 metres of path.

Visitors exploring the tree hut at the centre of Nelly's Labyrinth, Cragside, Northumberland

Cragside, Northumberland 

Explore Nelly's labyrinth at Cragside, in Northumberland, which is cut into a rhododendron forest. Named after a reputed local witch, the labyrinth is a great place to play hide-and-seek, play on the turtle drum, sit in the storyteller’s chair and discover Nelly’s den in the centre.

Visitors in the laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall 

The cherry laurel hedges of the maze at Glendurgan Garden, in Cornwall, have seen over 175 years of family fun.

The pavement maze at Greys Court, Oxfordshire

Greys Court, Oxfordshire 

Burn off some energy running around the pavement maze at Greys Court, in Oxfordshire.

View of Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire with rosehips in the foreground

Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire 

Old aerial Luftwaffe photos show that Lyveden New Bield, in Northamptonshire, once had a labyrinth. The labyrinth no longer exists, but the pattern has been cut into the grass so you can still explore the puzzle. Visit during summer when wildflowers grow up around the path, making it a great place for hide and seek or a barefoot walk.

Children playing outside at Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Merseyside

Speke Hall, Merseyside 

The maze at Speke Hall, in Merseyside, contains 12 gates, five bridges, four finger mazes, three weather vanes and a tower.