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Farmer creates Mr Men Little Miss maze to mark 50 years

Farmer Tom Pearcy has created what is believed to be the world’s biggest Mr Men characters cut from his 15 acre field of maize plants near York.

Farmer Tom Pearcy has created what is believed to be the world’s biggest Mr Men characters cut from his 15 acre field of maize plants near York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mr Men Little Miss.

Covering an area the size of eight Wembley football pitches, York Maze is believed to be the largest maze in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

When viewed from the air the York Maze design shows 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, Little Miss Brave, created especially for the 50th anniversary.

Each of the characters in the maze are the size of a football pitch, with over 5km of pathways for visitors to get lost in.

“I grew up with the Mr Men characters and loved watching the original TV series as a kid,” explained Tom. “I rediscovered the brand when my children were young and just love the images and storytelling which appeals to all ages.

“We were not able to open last year at all because of Covid so we’re really looking forward to ‘welCORNing’ 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 it’s a great year to get lost.”

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

Visitors will have to navigate the maze of pathways to find the six hidden characters. Find all the characters and you could win a prize. For further details on the maze, simply click on this link.

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