Boston Park Farm is a family business run by the Chappell family and includes the Tearooms, Maize Maze and horse liveries as well as an 800 acre arable farm. 2020 is the 20th season for the maize maze, which has grown and developed since it started in 2000.

In 2012 we expanded the facilities at the Maize Maze and built a new tearoom with indoor play areas. There is an animal trail where you can get up close to all the animals to pet and feed them. An indoor soft play area which is aimed at the under 8′s and great for showery days.

The Maize Maze is open from Mid July until the end of October each year when it is harvested to feed to the animals. The Boston Park Maizie Maze is built using forage maize. This remarkable plant is grown all over the world and has many different uses but ours here at Boston Park is used for animal feed. Maize grows very fast – within 3 months of the maize being sown at Boston Park it is taller than an adult.



David Chappell took over the tenancy at Boston Park Farm. The farm is owned by E V Waddington’s of Swinton and is rented on a long term basis by the Chappell Family.


Some of the older traditional farm buildings were knocked down and replaced with a large grain store. By now we had a lot less livestock and were growing wheat, barley and sugar beet.


The Chappell family opened a cabin selling Thaymar ice-cream which was open during the summer holidays.

2000 - 2003

Boston Park Maize Maze opened for its first summer and saw around 500 visitors. Then maze was expanded into a larger field and we opened a small petting farm for visitors through the summer


A lot of the remaining buildings were converted into stables for horse livery.

The Maize Maze was just open during the summer and autumn.  Shriek Week at Halloween became a very popular event.


The decision was made to convert a barn on the farm into a cafe and adding more animals enabling the park to be open all year around.


Our first toddler group – Little farmers began in May.


Further developments were made over these years, including new animal barn and petting area, indoor soft play, sandpit shed, new play barn for the bouncy castle, cafe expansion and large gift shop.


The farm was closed for the majority of 2020 and a good part of 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.  But during this time there were many improvements made.  Including a new entrance, pig barn, extension to the existing animal barn and a Snack Baa.


In 2022 Amy and Mary joined the farm, they were both teachers previously and took on the rolls of education at the farm.  Introducing more farmer groups and extending the school visit package.


In February 2023 we had opened our new barn for the Lambing event.  This also doubles as a cattle barn for the rest of the year.


We are looking forward to the next year at the farm with new improvements to the animal handling area, play areas and extra social space planned for early this year.

Watch this space!

In The Future

We are continuously working to improve the facilities that we provide at the farm and hopefully will be making some more expansions and improvements in 2024!