A MAZE attraction is preparing to make a welcome return following its popular debut last year.

The Great Ryedale Maze, formally known as The Great Yorkshire Maze, will once again ‘crop up’ at Sherburn in the summer.

The attraction promises a field full of fun for adults, teenagers and children, with two mazes, a Vintage Funfair, Football Darts and a Big Top with live entertainment for families. The larger of the two mazes, the specially designed Yorkshire Dragon Maze, comprises nine acres of maize plants – that’s 55,000 seeds – and more than two miles of paths to challenge the navigation skills, as well as a series of clues to test the powers of deduction. For younger adventurers there is the two-acre Mini-Maze, the design of which is still a secret but will feature an environmental message.

There will be picnic tables and benches socially-distanced around the fairground and inside the Big Top for visitors to relax and enjoy a range of family-friendly live entertainment at set times throughout the day, with a cuppa and cake, a Berry Best Ice Cream, or a barbecued bite from the Cabin Café.

James Cundall, organiser of The Great Ryedale Maze, said: “We are very excited to be bringing The Great Ryedale Maze back to the heart of North Yorkshire.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone so it will be wonderful to be able to provide fun and entertainment of the highest quality over the summer, in a safe environment, for families who have had a long period in isolation.”

The Great Ryedale Maze will be open every day from July 14 to September 5, from 9.30am to 5.30pm with last admissions at 4pm. All Covid-19 guidance from the Government will be continuously monitored and followed.

Tickets are priced at £10.95 for adults and £9.95 for children (aged three to 15 years old, under 3s free), with concessions, family prices and discounted tickets for NHS staff and care workers and their families.

Tickets can be purchased via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/thegreatryedalemaze