It's an adventure packed with chills, thrills and suspense! Lose yourself among 350,000 yellow and red sunflowers! The new bookworm Sunflower Maze is bound to get rave reviews from you and everyone in your family or group!
$1 of each admission is donated to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Pediatric Cancer Unit. Over the past 7 years, you've helped us donate $44,858 to CCMC.
CPTV Kids Day - August 2nd
Meet PBS Kids' Daniel Tiger
Daniel Tiger will make appearances throughout the day beginning at 10am. Come out to meet and have your photo taken with PBS's newest star!
(Rain Date: Sunday, August 3rd)
Tethered Balloon Rides - August 9th & 10th
Courtesy of RE/MAX
The famous RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will give tethered balloon rides. All money goes directly to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center! Limited Rides!
SteveSongs: Meet Mr. Steve from PBS Kids - August 17th
Join us as Connecticut's own Mr. Steve takes kids of all ages on an entertaining, interactive and educational musical journey with his greatest hits. Steve's performance begins at 2pm on the Apple Barrel deck.
Throughout the month of August, Lyman Orchards is partnering with many of our local libraries to host story times and other programs. We are thrilled with the excitement that our partner libraries have shown around the Bookworm-themed Sunflower Maze. We are continuing to add more libraries to the calendar so check back often.
All of these events will take place under the tent at the Sunflower Maze.
August 6th - Levi E. Coe Library, Middlefield
Storytime & a craft at 10:30am
August 15th - Meriden Public Library
Bookmobile and Storytimes from 10:30am-1pm
August 16th - Wallingford Public Library
Sunnie Lovelace, Head of Children's Services at the Wallingford Public Library, will host a special storytime with songs and stories of farm animals, both real and imagined. This interactive storytime is perfect for preschool children ages 3-5 and their families. After the storytime every family will receive a mini-compass to help them navigate the Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze!
August 19th - Durham Public Library
Please join Miss Christine from the Durham Public Library for stories and songs celebrating the great outdoors. 10am-Noon
August 20th - Portland Public Library
Program and Times TBD
August 21st - Scranton Memorial Library, Madison
Visit the Scranton Library at the Sunflower Maze on August 21st from 1 to 4 PM for demonstrations on how to get free e-books for your Kindle, iPad or tablet. We'll also have stories and songs for children. 1-4pm
August 22nd - East Hartford Public Library
The East Hartford Public Library will be “Stopping by for Science” in the EHPL Bookmobile! We will have various science activity kits for kids to explore, including Snap Circuits and GoldieBlox kits. We'll also have a variety of science books for kids to browse through while they visit with us.
For a complete calendar of the month's events: click here!
Location: Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze
Directions: Get Directions
Open Daily: 9am-5pm
(Last entrance to maze is at 4:30pm)
Admission: $10 for ages 13 and older
$5 for ages 4-12
Free for Children 3 and under
If you are interested in bringing a group through the Sunflower Maze, please call 860.349.6058. We can help make it a fun and full day with property tours and fruit picking in our orchard.
Book Drive - Donate a book and save $1 off your ticket admission!
We're collecting books to donate to Read to Grow, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting early literacy! When you donate a new or gently loved book to Lyman Orchards, you'll save $1 off your Sunflower Maze admission. And more important, you'll help children right here in our communities!
(Discounts limited to $1 per ticket on up to 5 tickets. Cannot be combined with other discounts.)