Dragons have been spotted in a maize crop at Sherburn near Malton which can only mean one thing…
The Great Ryedale Maze is back!
Formerly known as The Great Yorkshire Maze, it made its debut in 2020 and is now making a welcome return on Wednesday 14 July.
The family attraction promises fun for all ages with two mazes, vintage funfair, games and live entertainment.
And there’s currently a chance to win tickets…tune in to YorkMix Radio all this week at 7:30am for a chance to win family tickets to the maze!
Or there’s still a couple of YorkMix Radio Voucher offer half price family tickets available here, which includes three funfair rides.
The larger of the two mazes is the specially designed Yorkshire Dragon Maze, which takes its inspiration from the rich history of the Ryedale area – in particular the Viking carving of a dragon at Levisham church, known as the Ryedale Dragon.
For younger explorers there’s the two-acre Dragon Mini-Maze, with a simpler design and colourful dragons to meet along the way, including Typhon, Viserion and Pendragon – can you find them all?
Meet dragons along the way
Organiser of The Great Ryedale Maze, James Cundall says “We are very excited to be bringing The Great Ryedale Maze back to the heart of North Yorkshire.
“The maze will tell the story of the Vikings in North Yorkshire, while the Mini-Maze will promote an environmental message about climate change and plastic recycling.”
This year the vintage funfair has new rides and old favourites, including the 1960s Octopus, 1950s Twister and the 1837 Brooklands Dodgems.
Kids can also look forward to climbing aboard Hush Hush the Train from 1933, swing boats and more.
There will also be game stalls such as Hook-a-Duck and Football Darts with the chance to win prizes!
Socially-distanced picnic tables and benches will be available around the fairground and inside the Big Top for visitors to relax and enjoy family-friendly live enterainment.
Also, why not treat yourself to a cuppa and cake or a Berry Best ice cream from the Cabin Café!
The Great Ryedale Maze is also set to become a regular summer event, as they have been granted planning permission from Ryedale District Council for the next five years.
The Great Ryedale Maze will be open every day from 14 July to 5 September 2021, from 9.30am to 5.30pm with last admissions at 4.00pm.
Tickets are priced at £10.95 for adults and £9.95 for children, with under 3s going free.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office on site or booked in advance through Ticketsource here.