Where? Royal Pavilion Gardens, Eastern Lawn
When? 4 July to 3 September: 11am-7pm
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’, a fairy tale about a Giant who doesn’t want to share the garden he loves with children, but learns the error of his ways, the maze is being exclusively made for Brighton by the creators of the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink.
Shella Parkin, MD of Laine Ltd, said: “We wanted to create something amazing for the school summer holidays on the Eastern Lawns, in addition to our popular winter attraction. Our aim is to create a maze that looks as though it has always been there but somehow ‘out of view’. Our design is inspired by a story I’ve loved since I was a little girl and have read aloud to my own children.”
480 square metre maze, riddles, soundscapes and beautiful hidden garden rooms, evoking the four seasons in the Giant’s Garden. Sound effects, giant gardening tools, riddles and traditional games, such as Nine Men’s Morris and Fox and Geese, will startle and delight adults and children alike as they try to find their way to the centre of the maze. Is there a giant in the centre of the maze? You’ll have to visit to find out!
The attraction costs just £4 per person, making it affordable for families with children of all ages to enjoy and hopefully come back to more than once. Tickets can be purchased from the box office on site only and opening hours are 11am to 7pm.
The royal pavilion is only a 10 minute walk from Sea Spray