Is it a bird, is it a plane – no it’s Yorkshire’s very own superhero Yorkshire-Man, who will be diving into a giant mug of tea as part of the Yorkshire Day celebrations at York Maze.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 1 August) marks Yorkshire Day, a celebration of all things Yorkshire. And what better way to celebrate? By diving into a giant mug of tea, of course!
The giant mug is 8ft tall and holds over 1000 gallons (5000 litres), the equivalent of over 17,000 mugs of tea.
York Maze owner Tom Pearcy, said “With an ey up and away, Yorkshire-Man will be diving into the giant York Maze tea mug. It is our unique celebration of Yorkshire Day!”
The Yorkshire Day celebrations at York Maze will kick off at 1pm, when Yorkshire-Man (aka York entertainer Josh Benson) will read out the Yorkshire Declaration – which will herald the start of the traditional Yorkshire Pudding Tossing Competition.
After the final of the competition, Yorkshire-Man, clad in his traditional yellow and green lycra suit and flat cap, will be raised into the air above the tea mug before taking the plunge.
The popular New York Brass Band will also be there to entertain the crowds with their mix of contemporary tunes and Yorkshire favourites, as well as Yorkshire themed games and Yorkshire puddings available from the York Maze cafe.
Covering an area the size of eight Wembley football pitches York Maze is believed to be the biggest maze in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
This year’s design celebrates the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber with a giant creation in corn of the iconic mask image.
To find out more and to book your tickets, visit the York Maze website.
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