Farm centre hopes for an amazing year among the maize

Amber Hall, four, at the opening of Millets Farm Centre maize maze

Amber Hall, four, at the opening of Millets Farm Centre maize maze

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TODDLERS were invited to the annual opening of a maize maze to celebrate the end of the summer school term.

A group of 25 children from Longworth Pre-School, near Abingdon, visited the Millets Farm Centre maize maze which opened for the season yesterday.

The farm has a small, medium and large maze on its 10-acre site at Frilford.

Among those who enjoyed the visit was four-year-old Amber Hall. Her mum Leanne, 37, of Laggots Close, from Hinton Waldrist, near Faringdon, said: “This was Amber’s last year at the pre-school so she enjoyed being there with her friends.”

The farm centre has featured the maize maze since 1997.

Each April seeds are planted before farm centre staff use a sat-nav to map out the maze once they have started to grow.

Supervisor Kirsty Ebsworth said: “We got 18,000 visitors last year, but we’re hoping for 20,000 this year, which would be a record for us.”

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