This morning we continued our Adventures of Eire and waddled off to The Kildare Maze just outside Prosperous in the North Kildare countryside. The Kildare Maze is Leinster’s largest hedge maze with a host of other activities including a wooden maze, zip wire, crazy golf, playground, pet corner, adventure trail and a huge sand pit.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a lovely young lady who mapped out the park as we were newbies. We started our day of activities at the Pet Corner. There were a few small enclosures with some goats, pigs, and chickens. The goat was very friendly and all the kids were feeding him little bits of grass.
There is a lot of activities for the kids from play area’s, an assault course and a zip wire. Kayla spent just over an hour running around from trail to trail and there is a climbing frame with a small slide for the babogs too that Frankie really enjoyed.
Our favourite activity of the day was The Wooden Maze. When we paid the park admission we were each given little challenge cards which we had to complete by finding eight hidden control points. We found ourselves at one point six times, I was almost loosing my mind trying to complete the card. Kayla thought it was hilarious every time we ended up at a dead end but in all, it kept the maze alive having the puzzle to solve.
There is a huge toddlers sand pit complete with multiple buckets and spades. Frankie would easily have spent the day there.
There is complimentary crazy golf included in the general admission which was nice to see, normally at adventure or activity parks there is an extra charge.
Okay so we cheated a little at The Hedge Maze, remember I’ve only four weeks to go before little miss arrives. This maze is the main challenge of the day and after reading it was 1.5 acres and over 2 kilometres there was no chance of me and my ducklings making our way through without going into labour so we cheated, sorry – not sorry. We took the exit right up to the viewing tower and enjoyed some scenic views of the surrounding countryside, maze layout and had a right giggle watching everyone in the maze walking into dead ends trying to find the centre.
In all we spent three hours at The Kildare Maze, we would have spent longer but third-trimester pregnancy has slowed our adventures down. It cost €8 for myself, €6 for Kayla and Frankie was free. A family ticket would cost €25.
I’d highly recommend bringing a picnic as they have a huge indoor and outdoor area available. There is a small shop but they only sell pizza, treats, minerals, and hot drinks. We had a great day, both kids had an absolute ball and we’ll definitely be back throughout the year bumpless.
For more information on The Kildare Maze check out their website.