York Maze celebrates Mr Men Little Miss 50th with world’s largest maize design

York Maze, believed to be the largest maze in Europe, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic British character brand, Mr Men and Little Miss by paying tribute to its cast of personalities by carving out their likeness within its 15 acre expanse.

Covering the area of eight Wembley football pitches, the York Maze design, when viewed from the air, depicts images of the first Mr Men character to be created, Mr Tickle, together with Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Tall, Mr Bump, and the latest character to join the troupe, Little Miss Brave.

Each of the Mr Men characters in the maze are the size of a football pitch, making it a line up of the world’s biggest Mr Men characters on record. The maze features over 5km of pathways in which visitors can lose themselves.

The maze is the creation of farmer, Tom Pearcy who designed the maze to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Mr Men and Little Miss brand.

“I grew up with the Mr.Men characters and loved watching the original TV series as a kid. I rediscovered the brand when my children were young and just love the images and storytelling which appeals to all ages,” he said. “We were not able to open last year at all because of Covid so we’re really looking forward to welcoming our visitors back for the first time in nearly two years.

“I’m delighted with how the design has turned out and the maize plants are nice and tall already so its a great year to get lost.”

The Mr. Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary Maze is open for visitors to explore from Saturday, July 17th to Monday, September 6th 2021 when the crop will be harvested.

Visitors will have to navigate the maze of pathways to find the six Mr. Men Little Miss characters hidden in the maze. Find all the characters and you could win a prize. For details of opening times visit www.yorkmaze.co.uk

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