A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon at the Corn Maze at Marini Farm in Ipswich. Choose between the following options:
For $20, you get admission to Flashlight Nights Corn Maze for four people on a Friday or Saturday night (a $44 value).
For $33, you get a daytime outing for four (up to a $70 value). This includes:
- Four admissions to the corn maze (a $9.50 value/person)
- Hay rides for four people (a $3 value/person)
- Three shots each for four people with the apple cannon (a $2 value/person)
- Four admissions to the jumping pillow (a $3 value/person)
Noises of jovial confusion drift from the 10 miles of wending passageways of Marini Farm's self-guided scavenger hunt, with a maze cut in the shape of an eagle and brimming with educational bits of American history hidden on plaques throughout. Journey into 10 miles of patriotic pathways with Marini’s game sheet to hunt for the 18 stations hidden within to learn answers to clues or receive sensible advice on dealing with corn-embezzling scarecrows. Patrons romp through the twists and turns in the cool evening air on flashlight-powered sojourns during twilight hours, and darkness amplifies the difficulty of the two-hour journey.
The jumping pillow adds extra height to leaps of joy after defeating the corn maze. The apple cannon tests true aim and disdain for fruit, and tractors tow passengers on comfortable loads of hay. Guests may also peruse the bountiful pumpkin selection to seek the perfect unborn jack-o-lantern or give the orange orbs a taste of their own medicine by treating them to leering grins.
Marini Farm Corn Maze
The working cornfield at Marini Farm embraces the festive spirit of autumn by wearing a different mask each Halloween season. The corn maze has featured farm-themed shapes, a giant bald eagle, and a pirate design that was featured in the Wicked Local Ipswich in 2010. The maize maze is designed to be both educational and interactive, with about 20 clue stations strategically placed throughout the labyrinth to help adventurers conquer the nearly 10 miles of paths. The maze is open during the day and remains open Friday and Saturday night for flashlight-lead escapades.
The smaller, less complex Finger Fortune maze delights younger adventurers, as do the apple cannon, jumping pillow, pumpkin patch, hayride wagon, and separate play area. For parents or guests staging a corn coup, the third-generation farm serves up a cornucopia of fresh veggies, bakery treats, and plants for purchase or for hurling at scarecrows creepily staring at them in the distance.