York Maze will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mr. Men Little Miss for their 2021 maze design.
The Mr Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary Maze will open for visitors to explore from 17th July to 6th September 2021.
Previous designs have included James Bond, Star Wars and most recently, in 2019, The Lion King.
The maze remained closed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
York Maze is the creation of local farmer Tom Pearcy. Tom has cut out over 5 km of pathways in his 15 acre field of over a million maize plants.
When the crop is fully grown by mid-July the maze of pathways will form an image when viewed from the air – almost like crop circles.
Tom said: “We use GPS technology to plot the pathways and cut them out when the maize plants are only a few centimetres tall.
“It is nerve wracking because I can’t tell if we’ve made a mistake and put a path in the wrong place until the maize plants are fully grown.”
And this year it will be celebrating the anniversary of the popular children’s literary and TV characters.
Rediscover your favourite characters
Alastair McHarrie, licensing director at Sanrio, commented: “The Mr. Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary has really struck a chord with the public. Parents and
grandparents who grew up with the stories are now re-discovering their favourite characters alongside their children and grandchildren.
“Celebrations so far this year have included Mr. Men Little Miss 50th anniversary coins from the Royal Mint and two new characters chosen by our fans, Little Miss Brave and Mr. Calm.
“We can’t wait until July when the Mr. Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary Maze design will be revealed.”
Visitors will be able to navigate the maze of pathways to find the Mr. Men Little Miss characters. Find all the characters and you could win a prize…
Open daily from Saturday 17 July to Monday 6 September 2021 from 10am to
6.30pm (last admission 3.30pm).
For 2021 to manage the number of visitors on site, all tickets must be booked online. Tickets bought in advance start at £15.00 per person. Children aged 2 and under go free.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit the York Maze website here.