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 show proof that you are in receipt of either of these payments to receive your half price admission. Blue badges cannot be accepted. If you are in need of a full time carer, we offer 1/2 price for carers with proof of status.
We've put together a handy FAQs page that gives lots of information about your visit.
Above all, please remember that York Maze is an outdoor attraction, and you will be walking around a field! Always wear suitable footwear and keep an eye on the weather.
Rain can make the pathways sticky and hard work for pushchairs and wheelchairs - in heavy rain we may have to close.
Please Note: The FAQs are pre Covid-19, may no longer be accurate and do not reflect current guidelines. They will be updated based on the guidelines in force at the time of re-opening.
1Do I pay if I'm disabled?
2Can I get a discount?
You can save over 15% off the Standard price by booking in advance. Apart from half price entry for Disabled visitors and Essential Carers we do not offer any other special discounts.
3How accessible is the maze?
The site as a whole is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. We have level access into the Kernel's coffee shop, and disabled toilets (with a very large disabled toilet down by Corn Central). The maize maze itself has paths made of compacted soil, so these paths are fine, as long as we have not had recent heavy rain. The bridges in the maze are not accessible, but you do not need to go on them to complete the maze. 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.
4What do we have to do in the Maze?
At admissions 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 your 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!
5How 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.
6What 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.
7Are there any extras to pay for?
Once inside York Maze there is 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)
8What 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 can get you wet, think about packing some spare clothes and a towel and maybe a change of shoes.
9Is 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.
10Why 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?
11Are dogs welcome?
Dogs with their responsible owners are welcome but must be kept on a lead at ALL times.
12Is 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.
13Do 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 which are sold in half hour timeslots. Booking in advance will guarantee you the date and time 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.
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 maze. If you are unsure please ask a member of our team onsite.
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.
Some of our top tips for you to make the most of your day with us at York Maze...
We've put together a handy FAQs page that gives lots of information about your visit. Above all, please remember that York Maze is an outdoor attraction, and you will be walking around a field!