Max Morgan had travelled to Wightwick Manor, an estate near Wolverhampton, with his family on Tuesday, reports the Telegraph.
His mother Jenna had clicked a picture of him inside a pinnacle in the stone manor five years ago, which the family tried to recreate this time.
However, in an unfortunate twist to what would otherwise have been a happy family memory, Max got stuck in the three-feet-deep hole as he climbed in it to pose.
George, his father, admitted his son had "grown a bit" since the previous photograph was taken.
He was stuck for almost three hours before help arrived in the form of West Midlands Fire Service.
Max was taken to a doctor for some bruising on his legs, but later discharged with no serious injuries. Click for more trending news
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