Last week, I suggested visiting a corn maze for a Halloween treat. It’s a great outing for a family, especially because it has something for everyone. A corn maze isn’t just fun, it’s educational too, and all at a very affordable cost, since most mazes just charge a modest fee. And you don’t have to go far, you can find a corn maze (especially this season) just about anywhere.
The fun in a corn maze is a-maze-ing (pardon the pun). Your kids will surely be wowed at the pictures the corn mazes depict. There are dinosaurs, pirates, scarecrows and even a depiction of The Duke. Lest you think there’s nothing in a corn maze to see except rows and rows of corn, most corn mazes also offer additional fun, such as hay-rides, pumpkin patches, farm animals for petting and play zones for little kids. Most corn mazes have themes and seriously play up on the treasure-hunting and puzzle-solving angle. For teen-agers, some corn mazes (especially around Halloween) have night-time hours and spooky events.
But for me, the best thing about corn mazes is the bonding your family will experience as you all work together to solve the maze. You’ll see a lot of team effort and cooperation, probably more than you’ve ever expected in your teenager (he he!). You’ll even be surprised at how intelligent your kids are — according to maze experts, most times, it’s the kids who solve the puzzle. Don’t worry about getting stuck in the maze forever, these mazes have “insiders” ready to help you.
Just be sure to check the weather where you’re going. A little bit of mud may be fun, but a lot can be a drag. Be sure to bring flashlights for the nighttime events. And don’t forget to bring your spirit of fun!