With over 1.5 million maize plants stretching over an area the size of 15 Wembley football pitches, the York Maize Maze is one of the world’s biggest living mazes, replanted to a new design each year. The maze opens throughout the summer holidays, as well as hosting a special Halloween festival and Bonfire Night fireworks display before the crops are harvested. One of York’s most popular family attractions, navigating the labyrinth of towering maize crops is a challenge for all ages, but don’t worry, you can’t get too lost – a series of talking statues offer clues to help you find your way, or else you can climb one of the strategically placed viewing towers to plot your escape from above.
It’s not only the Maze itself that provides the entertainment; the award-winning attraction is also crammed with amusement rides and fun activities. There’s a petting zoo and feeding area, including a pig racing arena; a tractor trailer ride; a maze of illusions; a mini golf court; and even an arts area where children can join in painting a giant corn mural. If the kids still aren’t tired, there’s a vast range of play areas to choose from including an adventure climb, an inflatable maze, a sand and water play zone, quad bikes and a huge inflatable trampoline.