New Musical Maze Down on the (Adventure) Farm, Staffordshire,UK

A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm , whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor ‘fun field’, take a tractor ride and have fun in the huge indoor play area.

From Easter visitors have been able to explore the brand new interactive and accessible ‘musical maze’. Young children and their families will have fun navigating through the maze to discover the 6 hidden musical instruments one at a time. What a great way to learn the wonders of music making in the great outdoors!

Asked why they chose to create a musical maze, Ivor Robinson, who runs the farm with his brother, Tom, told us "As part of continual investment in the Adventure Farm, we wanted to add a new activity to our outdoor play area that improved the visitor experience. It was important to create a unique attraction that was accessible to children (and adults) of all ages and abilities."

The farm ordered a Trio Ensemble comprised of Large Babel Drum, Rainbow Sambas and Tubular Bells. They topped this up with a Duo Cupla, Akadinda and Freechimes Pentatonic Symphony. "We chose a range of instruments that created different sounds and were made of different materials to add variety to the Musical Maze experience."

Ivor says "Feedback has been fantastic with families telling us how much they enjoyed the maze with their children. It has also inspired families to visit the Adventure Farm to come and try them out!".

About National Forest Adventure Farm National Forest Adventure Farm is located on Postern House Farm. Farmed by the Robinson family, it is a typical East Staffordshire family farm of just over 500 acres (202 hectares) It is a ‘mixed’ unit, which means that both arable and livestock farming are practiced on the farm. In 2002 the farm successfully entered a 67acre (27 hectare) block of land into the National Forest.

About The National Forest The National Forest, right in the heart of the country, embraces 200 square miles of the Midlands and is a story of regeneration. 25 years ago, large swathes of the Midland’s landscape had been left scarred by centuries of coal mining and other heavy industry. But a passionate group of people had a vision: a forest. The first forest to be created at scale in England for over 1000 years. It transformed, literally turning the landscape at very Heart of England from black to green. More than 200 square miles of town and countryside straddling parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire are being dramatically transformed by this ‘Forest in the making’. The landscape is now that of rolling farmland, ancient forests and new planted woodlands. Its main towns and villages include Burton upon Trent (famous for its brewing), Coalville and Swadlincote (formerly associated with the clay and coal mining industries) and the historic town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.