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Sat 13th July - Mon 2nd Sept 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together a handy FAQs page that gives lots of information about your visit.

Please note that tickets are not available on the gate, they must be bought online. Remember that York Maze is an outdoor attraction, and you will be walking around a field! Always wear suitable footwear, keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly.

Rain can make the pathways sticky and hard work for pushchairs and wheelchairs - in heavy rain we may have to close some of the attractions.

1Why do we need to book in advance?

Entry to York Maze is now ALL online. Tickets are not available on the gate. To enable us to manage visitor numbers there are a limited number of tickets available each day. Booking in advance will guarantee the date you want. However if spaces are available you can book online on the day of your visit, even from your smartphone in the car park! See the Time & Prices page for details of the ticketing options available.

 

2Can I just turn up and pay on the gate?

Sorry you can not pay on the gate. There are a limited number of tickets available each day which must be bought online. You are strongly advised to book in advance. If you do arrive without a ticket and there are still tickets left for that day you can buy your tickets via a smartphone from the car park for immediate entry. However if we are sold out for that day then sorry you won't be able to enter York Maze. 

3Can our dog come too?

Dogs with their responsible owners are welcome but must be kept on a lead at ALL times. Please clear up after your dog. You can take your dog through the Maize Mazes and on the Crowmania Ride but please be aware that water spray and loud noises on the ride may not suit your dog's temperament, if in doubt please speak to a member of the Corn Crew at the Crowmania ride. Dogs are not allowed in the House of Cornfusion, inside the Mineshaft Maze or in/on the play areas, slides etc.

4Is there parking on site?

There is a large free car park, however most of the parking is on grass and there is limited turning space which means that buses and coaches can not come on site. We have two large bus stops on the road outside that can be used for group drop-off and pick-up. If travelling from the York direction you are advised to go past York Maze and turn around so drop off is on the York Maze side of the road. If you need to ask any questions please call the office on: 01904 608000.

5Can I go back to my car?

Yes you are welcome to return to your car eg to get a change footwear or clothing, collect your picnic, or drop off your Ivy Store purchases! Exit through the Ivy Store where they will stamp your hand, re-enter back through the Ivy Store.

6How accessible is the maze?

The site as a whole is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. However the paths around the site are not tarmacked, they are stone or gravel in many places so may be a bit bumpy. We have level access into the Terrace Cafe and Fodder Barn, and disabled toilets (with a very large disabled toilet down by Corn Central). The giant Maize Maze, Jurassic Maize, Sunflower Fortune Maze and Musical Maze have paths made of compacted soil, so these paths are normally fine for wheelchairs and pushchairs but can become muddy in places after rain. The viewing towers in the giant Maize Maze are not accessible, but you do not need to go on them to complete the maze. The Crowmania Tractor Trailer Ride has an adapted trailer with space for wheelchair users. All of our shows are accessible. Unfortunately many of the other activities involve steps and/or physical activity, which means it is not possible to access them in a wheelchair. It is possible to leave pushchairs outside many of the attractions. 

With a limited number of visitors each day queues do not generally get overly long. However if your needs mean you are unable to queue please speak to the Corn Team member at the attraction about virtual queuing, they will give you a time to return for fast track access.

7Do I pay if I'm disabled?

We offer half price admission for registered disabled guests. Proof of status we accept are: Evidence of being in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA), personal independence payment (PIP) or Attendance Allowance. A current valid Blue Badge or Access Card. Please bring documentation with you to show on admission. Sorry we do not accept Max Cards. We also offer 1/2 price for essential carers please see FAQ 'What is a Carer's Ticket'.

8What is a Carer's ticket?

Disabled guests requiring an essential carer are eligible for one half price Carer's Ticket per disabled guest. To qualify for the Carer's Ticket you must be in receipt of: Carer's Allowance, Personal Independence Payment - daily living component, Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate or Attendance Allowance. We also accept the Access Card showing the need for a Carer. Please bring relevant documentation with you to show on admission.

9Can I get a discount?

You can save by booking the Early Bird Advance Discount ticket when available. There are limited number of these tickets available each day and when they are gone they are gone. Early Bird Advance Discount tickets are not flexible meaning you are committed to the date you book. Apart from half price entry for Disabled visitors and Essential Carers (please see the 'Do I pay if I'm disabled?' FAQ for details) sorry we do not offer any Blue Light, Max Card or other discounts.

10How do I change the date of my Flexible Ticket

If you have bought an Advance Flexible ticket you can change the date of your booking. On the website click Book Tickets. In the top right hand corner next to the basket is a Sign In link. Enter the email address you used to book tickets this will take you to your account or if you checked out as guest will invite you to reset a password to create an account. You can then re-schedule your booking. You can change your booking as often as you like but you must do it by midnight the day before your booked day. There is a re-booking fee (per booking not per ticket) and the date you want to move to is subject to availability.

11What if it rains?

York Maze is open as normal on rainy days, just dress for the weather. A number of the attractions and shows are undercover and there are large marquees next to our food and drink outlets. The only attraction that cannot operate in the rain is the Volcorno climb. After rain the pathways in the maize mazes can become muddy and hard work for pushchairs and wheelchairs. We recornmend you wear appropriate footwear (you can return to your car during the day if needed). If there is lightning we may pause the Crowmania Ride and temporarily close the Corn Snake Tower Slides until the storm passes.

Early Bird Discount ticket holders can not change your visit date. Advance Flexible ticket holders can change your visit date up to midnight the day before arrival (subject to availability) - See FAQ 'How do I change the date of my Flexible Ticket'

12Can we buy a season pass?

Sorry we do not offer a season ticket.

13Are there any extras to pay for?

Once inside York Maze there are only a couple of extras to pay for if you want to. We have our mini coin operated 'Corn on the Quad' bikes (£1 a go) and coin operated remote Corntrolled boats (£1 a go). Please note we are now a cashless venue. If you don't have any £1 coins, you can use your Credit or Debit card to buy £1 tokens.

14Do children need to be supervised at York Maze?

We ask that children (under 16) are supervised by an adult whilst in York Maze. They cannot gain entry without an adult until they are 16+. Once inside there are some areas where the children are free to play without supervision but they must be accompanied by an adult in the giant maize maze and in the House of Cornfusion. If you are unsure please ask a member of our team onsite.

15What food and drinks are available?

We have The Terrace Cafe and Fodder Barn. Unlike many attractions, we won't compromise on our food quality, we pride ourselves on trying to exceed expectations and we do!! There are plenty of picnic benches around (many under cover) for you to enjoy your own picnic if you wish. Please note York Maze is a cashless site, you will need a card to purchase food & drink.

16What do we have to do in the Maze?

On admission you will be given a special challenge booklet you CORNplete around the maze. The aim is to visit all the towers in the maze in order. At each tower is a question, the answer is given at the next tower. If you CORNplete the maze and have answered the questions correctly you will have a secret code word revealed! Pop the entry card from the challenge booklet into the special area at the end of the maze to be entered into our prize draw CORNtest at the end of the season. GOOD LUCK! If you fancy an even bigger challenge then you can try to find all the Hieroglyph boards hidden in the maze!

17How long will it take?

You should allow about 1 - 1.5 hours to navigate your way around the maze itself. Then you should allow at least another three or four hours to enjoy all the other activities, attractions and shows on the site. It really is a whole day out.

18What if we get lost?

Getting 'lost' and finding your way to each of the towers is all part of the fun! However if you are lost lost we do have dedicated "searchers" patrolling the maze to help find lost souls! There are also quick exit routes around the maze that take you onto the grass that surrounds the maze, then you simply walk around to the meeting point at the top to be reunited with your party! The Challenge Booklet you get at the entrance includes a link to a plan of the maze so you can more easily navigate your way out.

19What do we need to wear?

It depends on the weather. If it has been raining heavily recently it may be sensible to wear boots or shoes that can cope with a little bit of mud. We also have a few activities where you get wet, think about packing some spare clothes and a towel and maybe a change of shoes!

20Why are you only open for 7 weeks?

Maize is an annual crop, which means it grows from seed and matures and dies within one season. This means we plant it in May, cut the pathways in June, open once it is big enough to get lost in July, then we have to harvest it in September before it dies! Then we plough the field and start again with a new design the next year. Perhaps you could send us your designs to help us for next year?

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The Ivy Store

With a great range of maze related goodies to remind you of an amazing day out, the Ivy Store also sells gifts, garden ornaments, toys, and much more besides.

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Times & Prices 2024

2024 Tickets: Book Advance Flexible or Early Bird Discount non-flexible.

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Find Us

Take the A64 to York and exit at the Grimston Bar roundabout (Hull A1079 and Bridlington). Take the exit for Hull then turn immediately right on the B1228 towards Elvington and the Air Museum. There are big green York Maze signs at the entrance. What3words: evenly.doses.corn

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Opens Sat 13th July - Mon 2nd Sept 2024

10am - 6.30pm (Last admission 3pm)