Great Ryedale Maze | Things to do

The Great Ryedale Maze opened over the summer a couple of years ago and it can be found in Sherburn just off the A64. It’s around halfway between Malton and Scarborough in North Yorkshire. There are two maize mazes and a few other attractions which I will cover below. Open now until the 6th of September.

There are plenty of signs so you won’t miss them. You park in a farmer’s field and all the attractions are also field-based with a lot of dry mud, almost like fine sand, so you may want to leave the white trainers at home. If it has been raining this may turn to mud.

Great Yorkshire Maze | Things to do

Things To Do Great Yorkshire Maze

We arrived early so that we could go on the rides before it became too busy. Although there was quite a lot of people there the car park wasn’t full. With your ticket, you get 2 vintage fairground rides included. Plus there is a children’s maize maze and a larger maize maze where you have to find clues. There are also daily shows in the big top tent.

Great Yorkshire Maze | Things to do

The vintage rides consisted of a relatively fast ride almost like a merry-go-round except it was more like a bumpy horse race. There was a mini train carriage ride, dodgems, swings and swinging boats. There were also games that you have to purchase tokens for. These are £3 a go prize every time type games.

Great Yorkshire Maze | Things to do

After some time on the rides, it was time for the first performance of the day in the big top tent. During our visit, it was Professor Dan the magician. He was OK but more for younger kids than older, cleverer ones.

Great Ryedale Maze | Things to do

The smaller maize maze has been themed in the past on scarecrows and dragons. Here are a few photos from their mini maze.

Scarecrow maize maze great yorkshire show

This maze was pretty much on a one-way system with scarecrows throughout most of it.

Scarecrow maize maze great yorkshire show
Scarecrow maize maze great yorkshire show

After this, we decided to tackle the bigger maize maze. This has been designed in the shape of the Yorkshire maze. You have to find 11 clues and each clue helps you with one letter to then spell a word out.

Large maize maze great yorkshire maze

After finding the middle really easily and wandering around without finding a single clue we decided to do the same as everyone else and use the map we’d been given when we arrived. Luckily it wasn’t the kind of maze that you can never find your way out of but without the map we may never have found all the clues.

Large maize maze great yorkshire maze
Large maize maze great yorkshire maze

Including a picnic lunch we spent just over 3 hours here.

Important Information about Great Yorkshire Maze

Address: Sked Dale, Sherburn, Malton YO17 8QL

Car parking at Great Yorkshire Maze – There is a large field with plenty of free parking.

Great Yorkshire Maze Prices – An adult ticket is £10.95 and £9.95 for 3-15 year olds. Under 3’s are free. They also have family tickets and concessions. You can purchase in advance or at the site office which is card payments only.

Facilities at the Great Yorkshire Maze: There is a kiosk selling food and drinks which is card payments only. They have portaloo toilets. There are fairground rides, 1 small maize maze, 1 large maize maze, fairground games and daily shows.

Opening Times: They are open 10 am until 6 pm every day with the last admission at 4:30 pm. They close on the 6th of September.

Accessibility – The event is situated in fields with compacted soil, so is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs, though rain might make the soil muddy, so please be aware of the weather before arriving. Some of the vintage funfair rides may not be accessible to all. .

Is the Great Yorkshire Maze Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed on a lead

Are there places to picnic at the Great Yorkshire Maze: Yes there are plenty of tables where you can enjoy a picnic.

Category: Attraction with a variety of facilities, suitable for all ages.

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