8 Corn Mazes near Orlando for Fall Fun with Kids
Fall is the time of year when we start thinking about apple cider, hayrides, and of course, corn mazes. Several Central Florida family farms have created spectacular corn mazes for children and parents to puzzle out together. Add in hayrides, barrel trains, zip lines, pony rides, play areas, and pumpkin patches, and an outing to a corn maze becomes a perfect fall family day trip around Orlando.
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Wander the wild corn maze at Club Lake Plantation. Photo by the author
1. Club Lake Plantation – Apopka
2021 update: The maze is open Thursdays through Sundays from October 2-31.
Kids will love exploring the corn maze at Club Lake Plantation. It's the perfect size for both little kids and big kids to navigate, multiple times if they'd like. There is also a newly expanded toddler haybale maze and play area, several play structures, outdoor games, hayrides, and more. Make sure to bring your camera for a picture in the pumpkin patch.
2. Corn Maze Orlando – Orlando
2021 update: The maze theme this year is "cowboys." The maze is open seven days a week in October and November. Guests must purchase tickets online in advance. Masks must be worn in crowded areas.
This maze uses special seed to keep the stalks tall and green for the full 90-day life span of the corn. It is complete with "Maze-O-Vision" stations as well as a phone app to help guests get out in case they get lost. In addition to the maze, there is a bouncy pad fun park, zoo, duck races, playground, a train, pony rides, and hay rides.
3. Fox Squirrel Corn Maze – Plant City
2021 update: The maze is open weekends only, October 9-24.
Admission to this "squirrelly" maze includes a hayride and games such as a gigantic slingshot, cornhole, dummy steer ropin’ and fun duck races. Additional activities include a butterfly garden, horse and pony rides, live entertainment, and a large pumpkin patch. Guests can "eat & shop" with festival-style foods and a variety of vendors.
4. Harvest Holler Corn Maze – Polk City
2021 update: The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from September 17 to November 14.
Plan to spend a full day at Harvest Holler, with a large corn maze and tons of activities for the whole family. Admission includes corn maze entry and fun activities such as a cow barrel train ride, a “See the Animals” adventure hayride, tractor-themed play area, tire swings, corn tubs, hay mountain, minnow and tadpole fishing, corn hole games and a putt-putt miniature golf course. Pick a carving pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, which is a great place to snap some fall photos as well. Concessions are available onsite, including the farm’s famous sweet corn.
There's a pumpkin patch and fun country games to explore along with a corn maze at Harvest Holler. Photo courtesy of Harvest Holler
5. Lake Catherine Farms - Groveland
2021 update: The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, beginning September 24 to October 30. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in line at the farm.
Lake Catherine Farms is hosting its annual family friendly scavenger hunt fall maze. Photo areas with vintage tractors and automobiles are available, as well as a "hayground" and corn box for kids, and yard games for all ages. For older kids, teens and adults, the farm offers a Haunted Halloween Maze (ages 8 and up) and a Dark Forest Trail of Terror (ages 13 and up).
6. Partin Ranch Corn Maze – Kenansville
2021 update: The maze is open weekends from October 9 to November 7.
Partin Ranch features a five-acre corn maze with challenging twists and turns, as well as a smaller maze for little ones to explore. Additional activities include a barrel train, ranch animals to visit, combine harvester rides, a zip line, hayrides, a corn ball cannon, pony rides, butterfly experience, and more. During the last weekend in October, kids 3-12 years old in costume get FREE admission, and trick-or-treat stations will be set up throughout the activities.
A corn maze is just one kind of maze at Scott's Maze Adventures. Photo by author
7. Scott’s Maze Adventures – Mount Dora
2021 update: The maze theme this year is "dinosaurs." It's open to the public on weekends from October 1 to December 12. Select nights this year will be open for night maze adventures. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance.
Every year, Long & Scott Farms provides fall fun with a seven-acre corn maze complete with interactive stations and a climbing tower in the middle that overlooks the full maze. There is also a smaller corn maze, a tree maze, a rope maze, a labyrinth, and a "mist" maze. Kids love the wooden fortlike playground, jumping pillow, zip line, 60-foot super slide, tot lot, and games. There are plenty of photo opportunities, and families can take a ride on the Sweet Corn Express hayride to learn about the family-owned farm.
8. Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze – Elkton
2021 update: The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from October 2 to 30.
Venture through this “cornfusing” nine-acre corn maze, including an area featuring the stories of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Jack and the Cornstalk. Sykes offers a play area, farm animals, cow milking, hayride, corn poppers, a cow train, and duck races. On Friday and Saturday nights, the maze is open until 10pm so bring your flashlights or glow sticks.