A-maze-ing summer fun returns to North Yorkshire

The Great Ryedale Maze is preparing to make a welcome return to North Yorkshire for its third year this summer, bringing a field full of fun for all ages.

 

Located in Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, the popular attraction will open for the summer holidays on Friday 15 July and close on Sunday 4th September.  Tickets go on sale today.

The Great Ryedale Maze promises a great day out in the heart of the countryside 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 fully-licensed Cabin Café.

The larger of the two mazes 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, themed on the dinosaurs that used to roam Yorkshire millions of years ago.

This year the entry ticket includes unlimited rides at the Vintage Funfair, as well as access to both mazes and the Big Top entertainment, with adults paying the same price as children.  Visitors can ride a motorbike or chariot as many times as they like aboard the 1936 Speedway, or spend as long as they like racing around the Brooklands Dodgems from 1937, spinning on the 1930s Chair-o-Plane, and for the adventurous, whirling at speed on the 1950s Twister and 1960s Octopus. Children can climb aboard the oldest ride Hush Hush the Train dating from 1933, while Muffin the Mule, Bumble Bee, Toy Set 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 Sharp Shooters Rifle Range or Hot Shots Basketball, then try Goblets, Hook-a-Duck and Flip-a-Frog.  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!

The ever-popular Bale Mountain also makes a welcome return this year offering kids the chance to practise their climbing skills and enjoy a view of the fairground.

There will be picnic tables and benches 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. There is also a fully-licensed bar offering adults an afternoon beer, cider, wine, prosecco, G&T, Pimms or cocktail as they stroll around the mazes and funfair - or relax in the summer sun at our outdoor tables._

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 for a third year.  We’ve introduced unlimited funfair rides and the same price for children and adults this year so visitors can enjoy better value for their money and stay as long as they like
enjoying all the rides we have to offer, as well as the two mazes and entertainment in the Big Top.”

The Great Ryedale Maze will be open every day from 15 July to 4 September 2022, from 9.30am to 5.30pm with last admissions at 4.00pm. Tickets are priced at £13.95 for adults and children (aged 3+) with under 3s free.  The Game Stalls and Football Darts are an additional cost of £3 per person and tokens can be purchased on site. Tickets for The Great Ryedale Maze can be purchased at the box office on site once the event opens or booked in advance through Ticketsource at 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TICKET PRICES

Adult or Child (3+)           £13.95

Under 3s                          FREE

Ticket price includes:

·         ENTRY TO THE GIANT MAZE

·         ENTRY TO THE MINI-MAZE

·         UNLIMITED RIDES AT THE VINTAGE FUNFAIR (rides include
Dodgems, Speedway, Chair-O-Plane, Twister, Octopus, Hush Hush Train,
Muffin the Mule, Bumble Bee, Toy Set and Swing Boats).

·         ACCESS TO BIG TOP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Game Stalls and Football Darts (to include a prize every time) are additional cost of £3 per person.

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.

HOW TO FIND US

The Great Ryedale Maze is located at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton, just off A64.  Postcode: YO17 8QL
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