National Forest Maize Maze 2014 – The Scarecrows’ Wedding

130This year our maze celebrated the publication of The Scarecrows’ Wedding, the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Written in Julia Donaldson’s glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, The Scarecrows’ Wedding is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality – and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

The stunning maze design recreated the front cover of the book, and Axel Scheffler’s beautiful illustrations, with Betty and Harry standing together in a wheat wreath. The maze will features 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As you navigate through the maze, take part in the quiz trail and help Harry O’Hay find all the items he needs to create the perfect wedding day.

There will also be a mini maze in the shape of a flower. The shorter maze will be ideal for families with younger children, those less able or those who simply fancy a sedate stroll.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler was new in hardback on July 17 – available at the National Forest Adventure Farm shop and wherever books are sold (published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic).

The Scarecrows’ Wedding. Text (c) Julia Donaldson, 2014. Illustration (c) Axel Scheffler Limited, 2014. Published by Alison Green books, an imprint of Scholastic Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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