The York Maze isn’t opening this summer – but the Great Yorkshire Maze is, 25 miles away

New for 2020 – the Great Yorkshire Maze. Photographs: Charlotte Graham
13 Jul 2020 @ 8.03 pm
| Entertainment

A new maze is about to open in North Yorkshire – just 25 miles from the long-established York Maze which decided against operating this summer.

The Great Yorkshire Maze will ‘crop up’ at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton over the summer holidays, opening on Wednesday 22 July.

It will feature two maize mazes. The Yorkshire Rose Maze comprises nine acres of maize plants and more than two miles of paths, while for younger visitors the two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze features a colourful collection of scarecrows from the Wetwang Scarecrow Society.

Other attractions at the site include football darts and a vintage funfair.

There will be picnic tables and benches socially-distanced around the fairground.

Inside the Big Top visitors can enjoy a range of family-friendly live entertainment at set times throughout the day, with refreshments on hand.

Began in uncertainty

The Yorkshire Rose maize maze

Organiser of The Great Yorkshire Maze, Georgina Wood says “We are very excited to be able to bring a fabulous new event to families in Yorkshire and beyond. 

“We planted the maize back in May in a sea of uncertainty, hoping the Covid-19 pandemic would have abated so we could provide fun and entertainment of the highest quality over the summer, in a safe environment, for families who have had a long period in isolation.”

The Great Yorkshire Maze will be open every day from 22 July to 6 September 2020, from 10am to 6pm with last admissions at 4.30pm. 

Tickets are priced at £10.95 for adults and £9.95 for children (aged 3-15, under 3s free), with concessions, family prices and discounted tickets for NHS staff and care workers and their families. 

Find out more on the attraction website.