Now here’s a challenge for all the family. Who will be first to find their way to the middle of one of these mazes, and more importantly, will they be able to find their way out again? Prepare to lose your way among laurel bushes or to be puzzled in a rhododendron forest. Here are the best, most baffling mazes at the places we look after.
The mini maze at Basildon Park was made by staff especially for youngsters. So after exploring the house, which starred in ITV's Downton Abbey, head outside to the gardens.
The maze at Belton House was laid in 1890, but later removed. Hedges were planted to recreate the garden puzzle in 2000, and it's now a source of entertainment for the whole family.
Cliveden's maze is made from more than 1,000 two-metre-high yew trees, creating 500m of winding paths. It’s a great challenge for all the family.
Nelly's Labyrinth at Cragside, Northumberland, is a hit with young visitors. The maze, which is named after a reputed witch, is made up of secret paths running through a rhododendron forest.
The cherry laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden has been entertaining families for more than 175 years. Who will win your family’s race to the middle?
Visit the National Trust’s Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire and the kids can play around the pattern of a labyrinth that once stood there.
Visit Speke Hall in Merseyside and lose yourself in its mysterious maze. Designed by world's leading maze designer, Adrian Fisher, it has five bridges, 12 gates and a tower.
Feed your imagination on a family day out at one of the places we care for, in search of adventure. From mansions guarded by dragons, to gardens where princesses once lived, there's plenty for the young and young-at-heart to discover.
Weird and wonderful things happen among ancient trees. Visit one of the many enchanted forests we look after, and enter this magical wooded world.
These hiding places were created to hide priests during a time when Catholics were imprisoned, tortured and killed. They're craftily disguised in some of our houses to baffle search parties.