I recently saw a maize maze near my home town in the East Midlands, UK. However, the functionality was fairly basic.

The children loved it though so I wanted to explore other maze options across Europe. Does anyone have any recommendations?

EDIT TO ADD: Please can you annotate your answer with facts, references, white papers and wherever possible independent verified sources assuring that the maze is indeed 1. A maze and 2. Enjoyable by those entering the Maze. Please avoid sponsored corporate websites for facts as they may not be independent and acting as a front for the maze-owner.

In addition, please avoid using any of the following subjective terms including fun, enjoyment, well-worth-the-money or agreeable. Please discard any opinions that were broadcast by children as their judgement cannot be held to the standard required for SE. Children cannot accurately gauge their own enjoyment levels - an algorithm will suffice for computing the optimum amount of fun that can be enjoyed per £ of maze payment.

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    Are amusement parks that have a maze also appropriate for you? I know a rather good amusement park in Continental Europe that also has a maze as one of their attractions.
    – Nzall
    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:53
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    This question is too subjective. We can't provide opinion-based recommendations. If you give us a short list of specific criteria (designed for children under 8 years old and costs less than X, or whatever) we will be much better able to answer your question.
    – Flimzy
    Sep 1, 2014 at 10:08
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    Given there are quite possibly hundreds of mazes in Europe suitable for at least some children, I fear this isn't a good fit (as it stands) for our Q&A format
    – Gagravarr
    Sep 1, 2014 at 11:41
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    A simple list of mazes by Travel SE members who have been there and recommend them -- We don't do that. 1) So called "list questions" are off-topic, because there is no authoritative answer. 2) We don't do polls ("Who has been to a maze?") 3) We don't do recommendations.
    – Flimzy
    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:27
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    @Venture2099 I'd say I've visited well over 2 dozen mazes in Europe, which is how I can feel confident saying there'll be hundreds of them. Some brilliant for adults and large children, some only of interest to very small ones. A question that would produce hundreds of answers (eg one answer for one or two mazes) is not a good fit for your format, sorry
    – Gagravarr
    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:44

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One place I can recommend heartily for nearly anyone with children is the Dutch amusement park De Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands. It is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, with parts of it dating back to before Disneyland California. Like you ask, it has a nice hedge maze, but that's only a small part of the park.

I personally refer to the park as "a poor man's Disneyland": It is based around the same original fairytales as the classic Disney films like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella,... However, they're far less commercialized and the park itself is not as big, making a day excursion feasible. There are a number of interesting rides for all ages, with fast rides, slow rides and a lot of animatronics. There are also several theaters that have a number of shows per day, including a magical tree for children and a medieval show with horses, ravens and mechanical dragons.

I realize this probably sounds like an advertisement for the park, but I feel like it's a really good idea for a day trip. If you're just going there for the maze, it's really expensive, but if you go there for the total package, it's totally worth it.

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