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FORDINGBRIDGE

Maize maze & PYO Sunflowers

Free Parking
No dogs allowed on site

What’s On Summer 2024

PYO Sunflowers

9 varieties of sunflower all growing together with various shades, hues and sizes for you to choose and pick. Single stem, tall traditional yellows to multi stem small oranges and auburns. Come and take a walk through our acres of sunflowers or have a coffee and a sit down to enjoy some 'you time' with nature!

You pay for what you pick £1 a stem or £5 for a bunch of 6

Puzzle Maize Maze

Spread over 5 acres our puzzle maize maze has obstacles, challenges, lots of paths and of course loads of fun to be had! Answer the puzzles correctly for the easiest route but answer wrong and you may end up going for a long walk! A few red herrings to keep you guessing as well as an element of chance to mess up all the best laid plans!

How It Works:

The puzzle maize maze has a few options for getting through. There is a Munchkin Maze with simpler questions, some fun obstacles, and a few cheeky red herrings to keep you on your toes, aimed at the younger participants or for those who are truly lost and want to get out!

The Maze route has the easy direct route but unfortunately also has a few areas that are not so easy, direct nor quick! Don’t worry as there is a quick escape route if needed but we invite you to work your way through as a team or compete amongst your group to see who can get to the end first and claim the #No1mazeist

£5.50 per person or £20 for 4 (2 and under free.)

POP UP Escape Room - Age 13+

All aboard me hearties and join our band of buccaneers lead by the, not so talented sailor, Captain Billy Bones, who managed to beach his ship far from the crashing waves into our Maze! Cap’n Billy did though have one talent and that was for finding treasure which he hid aboard his ship The Lucky Clover.

Find the treasure to escape the ship but watch out for the crew who are looking to lock you in the brig and keep the secrets of their shameful and doomed voyage to themselves.

Graffiti Area

After a very popular repsonse to last year, “Art on the Farm” is back and allows us to bring the very urban world of graffiti to a field near you. Create your tag, your graffiti signature or move onto a throwie, your tag design infilled with colour. For the truly ambitious design a piece, a picture painted with “cannons” (spray cans)! There is so much to learn about this most ancient yet still modern art form.

How It Works:

Express yourself and become a graffitist and add your amazing style and sense of colour to our event.

Step 1- Design your tag, throw-up or piece in the design tent
Step 2- Get covered up, if you want to
Step 3- Choose your canvas and colours – a car, a caravan, a simple fence, or an old bale
Step 4- Get spraying and enjoy!
Step 5- Take the photo and share with us at #pickingpatch

Arts & Crafts

Crafty art is going freestyle at the patch this year with a chance for you to make, create and take while developing your own style. Classical sunflower portraits are par for the course but perhaps go a little avant garde with the bug house frame or a bit BOHO with the bubble wands. Design what you want, how you want it. 

How It Works

Have a chat with our Head Crafter and select your project - sunflower vase, egg box flowers, handmade postcard or decorate your bubble wands. Choose your medium - paints, colouring pens, ribbons, stickers or whatever else you can see. Get crafting!

Short on ribbon? decide to alter your style mid project?  Then come back for more!

At only £5 for your craft and materials, get crafting!

Barrel Train

Take a ride round the patch on our barrel train and you can spot your favourite sunflowers!

The barrels seat 1 – small children may sit on adults lap - £2.50 per barrel

Games Area

Enter the games and pit yourself against your friends in this most challenging of sporting arena’s. How far can you wang a welly? A spot of camel polo anyone? Are you a potential racing champion, of the duck kind, of course? The munchkin games are no less competitive but will suit our younger “athletes.”

Collect your scorecard from the ticket booth and see what records you and your team can set!

Insta Moments

The DIY Photo shoot options look so amazing that we can all take the best photos to share.

Picnic Pods

Buy coffee, food, and snacks onsite or BYO and use our picnic pods for a little quiet time before getting back to the action. There is also covered seating for you to sit under and while away some ‘you time’ before getting back into the action!

Opening Dates & Times:

Dates

9-11th, 16-26th August

Time Slots

Come back in 2024

PYO Sunflowers

Sunflowers, while always beautiful, can also be fickle and unpredictable! Our seeds were planted with the hope that they will bloom through August, they and the weather may have other plans. Pleas check patch conditions for information.

Prices

£5 for 6 sunflowers or £1 each.

The Maize that we planted to make the Maze is not good for people to eat.

A Day Out To Remember

Facilities

Plenty of free parking, lots of space to run around, stroll and play. We have portaloo toilets, disabled toilets.

There will also be hot and cold food, drinks and snacks onsite.

Please note we do not allow dogs on site except registered guide dogs.

What to bring

All-weather clothes, wellies, umbrellas, sunscreen, sunhat.

Secateurs and gloves for picking and a big bag to take home your sunflowers.

Map & Address

Bickton Manor Farm
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2HA

What3Words

Car - SP6 2HA
Bus - X3 bus stops right outside!
Click here to check the X3 Bus timetable
Phone - 01425 460679

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