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 8 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 Mr.Men characters in the maze are the size of a football pitch, with over 5km of pathways for visitors to get lost in.
Says Tom Pearcy, “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.
The Mr. Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary Maze is open for visitors to explore from Saturday 17th July to Monday 6th September 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 the York Maze’s website.