Lower Ladysden farm maze - Goudhurst
We have frequently driven past Lower Ladysden farm and today we finally decided to pop in for a visit, not least to blow the cobwebs and to wear the children out with some outdoor fun.
Located not far from Marsden and near Goudhurst, we parked up outside the welcoming farm shop. A quick change into our wellies and we set off into the shop where we purchased tickets for the Maize Maze. We also picked up a map (£1 donation which goes to the Scouts) which was most helpful, as it highlighted the two routes and the locations of the planet themed trail.
We walked past the tunnels with the strawberries and blackberries and we soon arrived at the maze. We had intended to only do the mini maze, however once completed, both the children were having so much fun, so we commenced exploring the large maze. It was rather muddy, which the 3 year old found a challenge after a while and his legs soon tired. We made it to the wooden bridge and it was lovely to stop and rest our legs and enjoy the views and watch others explore the maze.
We headed back to the farm shop (I have to confess I did commit bribery promising the whining toddler he could have a piece of cake), and the shop had a lovely selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, hot drinks and lunches.
There are some outdoor picnic benches and a small play area for toddlers. We purchased some lunch and we sat outdoors enjoying the lunch in the sunshine and afterwards the children enjoyed the play area and an ice cream.
When we handed the maze trail paperwork back in at the farm shop, the children each received a lollipop, which was a nice treat. Having already done our fair share of fruit picking this summer, we didn’t participate in any pick your own fruit on this occasion, however it is worth noting that the fruit is in tunnels and it is raised up on beds, so no bending down and much friendlier on backs.
All in all, a lovely place to stop and enjoy the views and outdoor activities. My top tip is to take wellies for the maze.