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Frequently Asked Questions: General

Specific questions about Hundred River Maze answered separately.


Quick bits

  • Children must be accompanied at all times
  • Outdoor clothes essential for ALL ages
  • Please provide your own food and snacks – Maze Cafe open in summer
  • Hot drinks are available throughout the year
  • Cash only – Sorry no card machines would work here
  • Sorry, no dogs unless registered as assistance/guide dogs

How much do sessions cost?

We have slightly different prices for our sessions based on the resources and staffing required to deliver them as we currently don’t receive any external funding. These sessions are as much for adults as they are the children because we provide activities to facilitate quality play-time together without the distractions of modern life – and this makes it cheaper for bigger families too.

  • Weekly ‘Magic Garden’ sessions are £3.50 per person OR save 30% by prepaying for four (consecutive) sessions for £10 (Non-refundable unless session is cancelled/postponed)
  • Family Fundays every 6 weeks and Family TaskForce sessions in the half-term holidays are £4 per person
  • Hundred River Maze will be open every day in the summer holidays and costs £4 for Adults and children and £3 for Concessions. (Under 2’s free)
  • Our ‘Family Day and Torchlight Maze’ Event on Sat 8th Sept has tickets currently available (£5-£7) if you pre-book online (until 1st Aug)

What to wear?

For our Magic Garden sessions please check our facebook page for details of upcoming activities and ensure Adults and Children are dressed appropriately – don’t forget the obvious raincoats and wellies in winter or sunscreen and hats in summer. Please prepare for all eventualities but if you’re unsure feel free to ping us a message.  

TaskForce groups will need to wear old clothes and sturdy boots where possible – No open toes and please note that you may need to required to remove jewellery and accessories if taking part in certain activities.


Do I need to pre-book?

Whilst you don’t need to book for our Magic Garden Sessions you will need to book tickets for Family Fundays (every 6 weeks on a Sunday) – we’ll post on social media in the lead up to the event so you can let us know you are attending.

You also need to book online for tickets to the Family Day and Torchlight event on Sept 8th.


Can I get to you on public transport?

Unfortunately, we are not accessible using Public Transport but we have ample parking and it’s only a short Taxi ride from Beccles (costs around £10). Try Kims Cabs on 01502 712213 or PJ Taxis on 01502 719718.


Are you wheelchair and buggy accessible?

Some areas (particularly in winter) can be a bit soft or muddy for pushchairs, particularly after it has rained so bring a Buggy with sturdy wheels if possible. Regrettably, we are only partially wheelchair accessible, as our toilet, despite having ramps, is not quite big enough for some bigger mobility scooters. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange a pre-visit.


Do you take private or group bookings?

Yes – We’re available for group bookings, school visits, farm tours, birthday parties and private sessions. Please check our session descriptions and frequently asked question pages for more details and get in contact via facebook or email if you’d like to make an enquiry.


Can you offer School visits?

We are part of a scheme that allows us to offer one FREE school visit per month with priority given to local schools who are serving the most disadvantaged communities. Additional visits and packages are negotiable. We are happy to consider visits for all ages and abilities – please get in touch to make an enquiry or arrange a pre-visit.


How do we get to you?

Search for Hundred River Maze, Valley Farm, Sotterley, Beccles NR34 7UH.

Turn up Jay’s Hill off Hulver Street (B1127).
At the top of the hill, you turn right into the car park/maze field, just before the first house on the right-hand side.

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Torchlight Night 2017 – Sat 2nd Sept

Every year we celebrate the end of the summer season with our annual Torchlight Night Event – If you fancy a new challenge come and complete the stamp trail in the dark!

Adults- £7, Children- £5, Concessions- £6 – Free for Under 2’s and those with disabilities. (Tickets are an additional £1 per person if purchased on the day)

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

Now in its 5th year, this event will be bigger and better than ever before, with activities for the children during the day and a campfire with live music and a fire show in the evening.

We’re delighted to invite you to celebrate with us as we launch our new weekly sessions (starting Tues 12th Sept) to get families & children in the local community involved in farming and nurturing of the environment. If you’d like to come along or know more about these new sessions please message us on Facebook or via email hundredrivermm@gmail.com.

This years event will run from 10am Saturday to 1am Sunday. You are welcome to bring a picnic but there will be on-site catering providing food throughout the event (including Hundred River Burgers, Chilli Con-Carne, Goulash & Ice cream). Whilst we will have a small bar with Ale and Cans available to purchase you are allowed to bring your own alcohol, within reason* – Strictly over 18’s only.

An attendee review on Facebook of last years torchlight event:

“Had a fab time tonight going round the maze, fun and educational is great, lovely friendly staff, good food to sit and enjoy while the kids play with the activities around, cute animals to see too, would definitely go back again :)”

Timetable for the day

10:30 – Animal feeding

11:30 – Farm walk

14:00 – 1st Activity Session

– Wool Spinning lessons

– Bug Hunting

– Bird Boxes – £5 to take home

16:00 – 2nd Activity Session

– Drumming workshop

– Campfire with damper bread

18:00 – Music from Simon Tall – listen here

21:00 – Fire Show

21:30 – Music from Hannah Tobias – listen here

22:15 – Music from The Foreign Locals – listen here

23:30 – Music from Matty Pegg of Roots Renegade – listen here 

01:00 – Close

Hot Food & Drinks available until 10pm. Bar will be open from 6pm. Home-cooked and locally sourced food includes; Chicken/Beef/Bean Burgers: £5 – Hotdog : £3.50 – Chilli Con-carni & Goulash: £5 – Home-made Chips £2. Hot Drinks & Cold Cans £1.50.

Please note: Cash only! Card payments are not accepted (nearest cashpoint in Worlingham)

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

Sorry no dogs except guide dogs. Disabled toilet available. Ample car-parking.

– We look forward to celebrating with you all! Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

*Please remember that this is a family event with young people and children present. We withhold the right to refuse entry and/or eject any persons under the age of 18 found in possession of alcohol.  Drunken, offensive or violent behaviour will not be tolerated under any circumstances and we therefore withhold the right to eject anyone who’s behaviour is deemed unacceptable by management.

Frequently Asked Questions: Maze

In 2018 we are open every day from July 21st – September 2nd between 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4pm). Admission prices and general information can be found here.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about our maze:

Can I bring my dog?

No, Sorry. We’re on a working farm with livestock, free-range children and hot food so can only allow registered guide dogs.

Is there disabled/buggy access?

The cafe area and toilets are accessible (excluding bigger motorised wheelchairs) but the maze itself is only lightly compacted earth – it’s usually suitable for buggies or wheelchairs with off-road or slightly bigger wheels, however after heavy rainfall it can become quite bumpy so please get in touch to discuss any particular accessibility requirements.

Do we cater for parties and group bookings?

We offer tailored activity sessions and private events that can be personalised to suit any celebration, age or group sizes. Please email hundredriverfarm@gmail.com if you would like a specific quote – we can include party bags, games and various catering options upon request.

What food is available to purchase?

Our kitchen is open every day throughout the summer from 11am – 4pm. We serve burgers made from Hundred River grass-fed Beef which has been aged for 21 days to maximise the flavour (Home-made spicy-bean and chicken burger alternatives available). Served with crisps, hand-cut chips or fruit with artisan ice-cream for dessert. Hot and cold drinks also available.

Can we bring our own food?

Whilst we encourage you to try our delicious burgers, ice-cream and other locally sourced produce you are welcome to bring your own picnics – please remember to bring a rubbish bag and PLEASE don’t litter in the maze – Thank you.

Anything else?

Please don’t hesitate to drop us an email or a Facebook message! @HundredMaze or hundredriverfarm@gmail.com