The Great Ryedale Maze is preparing for its opening on Wednesday 14 July. The fun, family attraction - formerly known as The Great Yorkshire Maze - makes a welcome following its debut in 2020.

The attraction, located just off the A64 in Sherburn.includes two mazes, a Vintage Funfair, Football Darts and a Big Top with live entertainment for families.

The larger of the two mazes is the specially designed Yorkshire Dragon Maze, which takes its inspiration from the rich history of the Ryedale area, and in particular the Viking carving of a dragon at Levisham church, known as the Ryedale Dragon.

For younger explorers there’s the two-acre Dragon Mini-Maze, with a simpler design and colourful dragons to meet along the way, including Typhon, Viserion and Pendragon.

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.

Organiser of The Great Ryedale Maze, James Cundall said: “We are very excited to be bringing The Great Ryedale Maze back to the heart of North Yorkshire. Our Yorkshire Dragon maze will bring local history to life by using a design created by a Viking over 1,000 years ago.

" The maze will tell the story of the Vikings in North Yorkshire, while the Mini-Maze will promote an environmental message about climate change and plastic recycling.”

James added: ”We are also delighted to have been granted planning permission from Ryedale District Council for the next five years, so The Great Ryedale Maze is set to become a regular summer attraction for our area."

The Great Ryedale Maze will be open every day from 14 July to 5 September.

Tickets for the maze can be purchased at the box office on site or booked in advance through Ticketsource (