The Lakeland Maze Farm Park opened on Thursday with a new summer theme.

The new 6.5-acre maze is in the shape of a sunflower, and they say it aims to 'symbolise positivity' for people holidaying in this country instead of going abroad this summer.

The rural attraction, based in Sedgwick near Kendal in the Lake District wanted to create a happy symbol for families to adventure their way around.

It has also doubled its outdoor space to ensure safety for its visitors.   It has moved its main attraction into a new field – after 17 years of being in the same place – so its other outdoor activities can be experienced in a more open environment.

It offers crazy golf, a real fire engine for children to climb aboard, a new low-level balance trail of rope and plank challenges for those aged 7-12, a ball games area and two new giant bouncing pillows, as well as go-karts and a bouncy castle.

They also have animals, including a huarizo - a cross between a llama and alpaca - goat kids and giant rabbits.  They say the animals are there to feed and stroke in animal handling activities and demos.

It still has its 1.5-acre mini maze, themed around a honeybee and comb, to underline the pressing need for enhanced bee love and protection. 

The Lakeland Maze Farm Park has kept precautions still in place - including queue-free food stations .

Moonlit mazes will be staged on September 25 and October 2.

Entrance costs £9.45 for adults, £8.45 for children aged 2-15 years and £6.95 for seniors. Family tickets cost £34 for two adults and two children or for one adult with three children.  Gates open at 10am, each day to September 5, and close at 6pm. 

They say that it is advised to pre-book tickets online to avoid disappointment, as slightly reduced capacity means people will be given more space.  There are also hand-sanitiser stations all around and all equipment is sanitised on an ongoing basis.

You can visit or call 015395 61760 for more details and to book tickets.