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The Dragonfly Maze, Bourton-on-the-Water

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Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
Mazes, puzzles and Kit Williams.

Three things which had intrigued us for many years.

The Dragonfly Maze brought these interests together and allowed us to share them with everyone else.


Planting yew hedges we created a traditional maze with about half a mile of pathways.


Fourteen clues dotted around the pathways of The Maze. Only when these are found are you able to crack our rebus puzzle and find The Golden Dragonfly hidden in the round house at the centre of The Maze.


Artist and author, Kit wrote and illustrated "Masquerade" published in 1979. Kit had made and buried a Golden Hare somewhere in the UK. The secret location could be discovered within the story and paintings of the book.

We were unsuccessful "Masqueraders". However we loved it so much we asked Kit to help us with our idea so he designed and created the beautiful centre piece for our maze. The central house, the ceramic tiles, the mirrored cabinet and the bronze "Minotoad".

Afterwards take a look around our gift shop "Amaze'N'Things" filled with traditional toys, puzzles and gifts.

Current prices : Adults - £3; Under 12 & Seniors - £2.50; Under 4 - free.

Family Ticket (2Adults + 2Under 12s) - £9

Average time taken 20 - 30 minutes

Opening times may vary due to weather conditions!!!!
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  • Spent a very nice hour navigating through the maze. We've been to a few mazes previously, however this is by far the most entertaining and enjoyed picking up clues for the big reveal in the centre...  more »
  • Best attraction in the village - we thoroughly enjoyed the maze and figuring out the puzzle. Couldn’t recommend it enough. The lady who runs it was very welcoming and passionate about her maze, which....  more »
  • Great little place, and bigger than expected once inside. The clues are cryptic, and are a great challenge for the children, not too taxing. However there was one us adults got a bit stuck on, but we got there in the end. We probably spent about 40 minutes in there, which was just long enough. I would definitely recommend.
  • Great way to keep a group entertained for 20 minutes without spending a fortune. We solved one part of the puzzle and accidentally tripped on the second part of the answer (still counts! Not our fault though as we thought one of the clues was misleading). Definitely fun and a good laugh; which is more important.

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