The Great Ryedale Maze (formerly known as The Great Yorkshire Maze) is preparing to make a welcome return to North Yorkshire this summer, following its hugely popular debut in 2020. Nestled in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, The Great Ryedale Maze will once again ‘crop up’ at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton over the summer holidays, opening on Wednesday 14 July. Tickets for the summer attraction go on sale today, Monday 19th April at 11.00am.
The Great Ryedale Maze promises a field full of fun for adults, teenagers and children, with two mazes, an action-packed Vintage Funfair, Football Darts and a Big Top with live entertainment for families. There will also be a range of hot and cold food and drinks to cater for all tastes, served from the Cabin Café.
The larger of the two mazes, the specially designed Yorkshire Dragon Maze, comprises nine acres of maize plants – that’s 55,000 seeds – and over two miles of paths to challenge the navigation skills, as well as a series of clues to test the powers of deduction. For younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Mini-Maze, the design of which is still a secret but will feature some colourful characters as well as an environmental message.
The Vintage Funfair brings even more fun this year, for all ages – there’s an exhilarating motorbike ride aboard the 1936 Speedway, a race around the Brooklands Dodgems from 1937, a bird’s eye spin on the 1930s Chair-o-Plane, and for the adventurous, a newly restored 1950s Twister. Children can climb aboard the oldest ride Hush Hush the Train dating from 1933, while Muffin the Mule and Swing Boats will bring further fun.
The game stalls offer a chance to impress the family and win a prize every time – have a go at the newly-restored Rifle Range or Basketball, then try to Hook-a-Duck and Flip-a-Frog. To kick off the Euro 2021 vibe and for some competitive fun there’s Football Darts – instead of throwing a dart, budding footballers can take aim at the giant velcro dartboard and show off their striking skills!
There will be picnic tables and benches socially-distanced around the fairground and inside the Big Top for visitors to relax and enjoy a range of family-friendly live entertainment at set times throughout the day, with a cuppa and cake, a Berry Best Ice Cream, or a barbecued bite from the Cabin Café.
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. It’s been a challenging year for everyone so it will be wonderful to be able to 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 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 (aged 3-15, under 3s free), with concessions, family prices and discounted tickets for NHS staff and their families. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on site or booked in advance through Ticketsource (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/thegreatryedalemaze).
The Great Ryedale Maze is located just off the A64 in Sherburn, approximately 11 miles from both Malton and Scarborough. All Covid-19 guidance from the Government is continuously monitored and followed.
Ticket price includes:
- ENTRY TO THE YORKSHIRE DRAGON MAZE
- ENTRY TO THE MINI-MAZE
- TWO RIDES PER PERSON AT THE VINTAGE FUNFAIR (choice of Dodgems, Speedway, Chair-O-Plane, Twister, Hush Hush Train, Muffin the Mule or Swing Boats).
- ACCESS TO BIG TOP ENTERTAINMENT
Game Stalls and Football Darts (to include a prize every time) £3 per person.
Additional Funfair rides £3.
Disabled and Carers 50% discount: We offer half price admission to anyone in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and their carer. Please bring proof to the Box Office. Blue Badges are not accepted as proof.
NHS Staff: We offer 20% discount to NHS staff and their families. Please bring proof of employment to the Box Office.
HOW TO FIND US
The Great Ryedale Maze is located at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton, just off A64. Postcode: YO17 8QL
Health and Safety Information
Maze paths allow for 1m social distancing
Hand sanitisers at entrance and funfair rides/stalls
Rides, stalls and picnic tables cleansed after each use
Perspex screen used at food cabin
All staff wear face coverings and regularly use hand gel
Visitors are advised to wear face coverings on funfair rides