A top York attraction will be closed for the two hottest days next week.
York Maze will be shut on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July.
Bosses took the decision to keep visitors and staff safe. Temperatures in York are predicted to rise to 35ºC (95ºF) on Monday and 39ºC (102.2ºF) on Tuesday, according to the BBC weather service.
That has led to a red warning for extreme heat from the Met Office.
In a statement, York Maze said: “We pride ourselves on giving all our visitors an amazing day out.
“Although we have a variety of water play activities to help cool you down and some attractions are covered, the welfare of our staff is our number one priority and with many working in costume, from dinosaurs to crows, giant corn on the cobs to pantomime cows, we do not feel we can deliver the exceptional visitor experience we are renowned for during this extreme weather event.”
The attraction apologised to anyone who was planning to visit on the two days.
“All ticket holders have been contacted and offered to move their tickets to a new date or if that is not convenient get a full refund,” they said.
York Maze revealed its amazing Lego theme last week, with a 150m tall minifigure cut into the maize.
It is open till 5 September. Find times and prices on the website.