Design a real tree maze

East Cambridgeshire District Council is committed to doing everything it can to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions.
 
Following the declaration of a climate emergency in 2019, we pledged to create an annual Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in which we would outline our top 20 actions for the year ahead. 
 
As part of the 2021/2022 action plan, we committed to creating two new Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Tree Mazes as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.
 
To do this, we wanted to give school children across the district the opportunity to get involved in our plans by designing a maze made entirely out of trees!
 
Over the summer of 2021, we asked children aged between 5 and 18 years old to channel their creativity to design a maze and submit their ideas to the Council. 
 
Once the competition closed, two lucky winners were picked and their maze designs have now been brought to life at Ely Country Park, with the two mazes officially opened in May 2022.
 
The junior maze aimed at younger children will be maintained at a reduced height so that parents and young children can also enjoy this new feature safely.