In 2003 the owners of a struggling Cheshire farm took a brave decision to turn it into a fully-fledged tourist attraction. Since then Apple Jacks Adventure Farm has gone from strength to strength and includes a number of seasonal attractions including:
- Massive Maize Maze – 5 acre maze
- Adventure Hayride – tractor ride
- Jumping Pillow – inflatable
- Wooden Fence Maze
- Sandy Play – sand pit with slides and games
- Adventure Play Area – swings, ladders, and chain bridges
- Roller Rink
- Zip Lines
- Spooky World – Ghost stories, fancy dress shows, haunted house, pumpkin carving and more (October – November).
Apple Jacks Grill offers burgers, salads, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, ice cream and more. Locally farmed produce is used where possible.
As all attractions are seasonal visitors are advised to check opening times on the official website.
Apple Jacks Adventure Farm is situated in Stretton, around 4 miles south of Warrington, and just off Junction 10 of the M56. Visitors using satellite navigation systems should enter the postcode WA4 4NW.
Reviews and Additional Information
I took my partner and her 12 yr old daughter to the scary night event on Oct 31st Oct. This is defiantly NOT one for younger children.
Positive aspects: Very entertaining for adults and older teenagers.
Food and drinks available at reasonable cost.
Toilet (portacabins) on site but these are in typical portabin hygiene standard.
Negative aspects: Narrow, very dark and constricted walk ways would make it impossible for disabled visitors to get around.
No warning of stroboscopic lighting being used in very narrow and constricted walk ways in the haunted house is a potential hazard to photo sensitive epileptic suffers.
Staff within the haunted house wearing horror character costumes and weapons do not listen to concerned parents as they push and push to scare accompanied young children to tears of terror.
Not lit and no signs in car park.
Very muddy in parts (but this is a farm)
No reply to emailed enquiries post visit.
Telephone enquiries are directed to an orange answer machine and get no reply.
At 52 pounds for three this is a bit expensive for a low budget in appearance scare.
Summary: If you want a potentially hazardous but defiantly scary night I would recommend the event. But I would not recommend the Oct 31st night time event to anybody with mobility difficulties, photo sensitive epilepsy or those with a vulnerable disposition. And no way would I recommend this for young children below 16 years. The event does things in the old fashioned way post health and safety commission and disability legislative requirements. In other words they maximise the scare factor but this may be at the expense of other considerations.
We visited the maze in Aug 2008. It was a very good day out for all the family. Highly recommended. The only down side was I thought the entrance price was a bit on the high side.