Monsters and Mazes

Monsters and Mazes  Early Years – KS1


Monsters and Mazes is perfect for Early Years – KS1 groups and offers plenty of outdoor fun as well as integrated learning opportunities. Your children will be led by one of our experienced Guides as they explore and collect, while learning about shape, colour, nature and numeracy. There is also time to find out about prehistoric life with a visit to our much-loved Dinosaur Trail.


This is a cross-curricular day which offers the chance for your children to see their learning reflected in the natural environment. It covers understanding the world, mathematics and physical development. KS1 groups will also develop their scientific understanding of natural processes and the living world.

What to expect

In the morning, your children will be divided into smaller groups and each one will be led around the Gardens by one of our Guides. This is an outdoor activity (whatever the weather) so please dress accordingly. You will have some time to independently explore the Dinosaur Trail.


Please arrive by 10.00 am to get ready for your day. We will meet your coach and show you the facilities. You will then be taken through to the Gardens where the programme starts at 10.15 am promptly

If you would like to book a visit to the Gift Shop during the lunch break, please indicate this on the booking form. Students will enjoy browsing the wide range of affordable souvenirs. Alternatively, we can make up pre-paid  themed goody bags to various price points. Please discuss with the group bookings team.

At 12.00 midday, your coach will take you through the Deer Park to the Adventure Playground  for an afternoon’s free play. The Playground is available from June – September. Outside of these dates, teachers may choose to organise games on the Park or in the Gardens. The Group Bookings team can advise and recommend options. There are covered picnic areas at the Playground for schools to use to have their packed lunches. Please advise when booking if you would like to use the bouncy castle and our fantastic drop and Astro slides (height restrictions apply). Most schools depart at around 2.15 pm in good time for the trip back to school.