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York Maze is now closed. We re-open 15 July 2023

York Maze is now closed. We re-open 15 July 2023

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 (which we often are), 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. You can take your dog with you on the Crowmania Ride but please be aware that water spray and loud noises 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 607341.

5How 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 Kernel's coffee shop, and disabled toilets (with a very large disabled toilet down by Corn Central). The giant Maize Maze, Jurassic Maize, Finger 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. 

6Do I pay if I'm disabled?

York Maze is a farm based attraction with a large range of exciting things to see and do. Because many of these involve climbing, jumping, crawling and other physical activities, we do not feel it is fair to charge people full price to visit us if they can not enjoy everything to the full. For this reason we offer half price admission to anyone in receipt of disability living allowance  (DLA) or personal independence payment. (PIP). Please bring proof that you are in receipt of either of these payments to show on admission. Sorry we do not accept Blue badges. We also offer 1/2 price for carers in receipt of a carers allowance, again please bring proof to show on admission. 

7Can 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) we do not offer any other special discounts.

8How do I change the date of my Standard Flexible Ticket

If you have bought a Standard 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.

9What 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.

Advance Discount ticket holders can not change your visit date. Standard 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 Standard Flexible Ticket'

10Can we buy a season pass?

Sorry we do not offer a season ticket.

11Are 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.

12Do 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.

13Is there anywhere to get food or drinks?

We have Kernel's Coffee Shop and Kernel's Kitchen. Unlike many attractions, we won't compromise on our food quallity, we pride ourselves on trying to exceed expectations and we do!! There are plenty of picnic benches around 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.

14What 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 Morse code boards hidden in the maze!

15How 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.

16What 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.

17What 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!

18Why 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 2023

2023 Tickets: Book Standard Flexible or Early Bird Advance 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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