Pumpkin Madness

You'll go pumpkin potty for our pumpkin carving, pumpkin games, giant pumpkins & gold pumpkin. Plus every full-paying child gets a FREE pumpkin!

We have pumpkins galore at York Maze this Halloween, over 10,000 of them! From the big beasts of the UK giant pumpkin competition to the small but very valuable gold pumpkin waiting to be found.

Carving a pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern is a Halloween season favourite and here at York Maze every full-paying child gets a FREE pumpkin for carving! See below for our pumpkin themed events and activities.

Giant Pumpkin Competition

Ready, Steady, GROW!

York Maze is offering the UK’s biggest cash prize of £2000 for growing a UK record breaking pumpkin. The heaviest pumpkin on the day and runners up will recieve cash prizes and there is a children's category too.

Click here for details of the Giant Pumpkin Competition

Pumpkin Carving Competition

CALLING ALL PUMPKIN CARVERS!!!
York Maze is holding a pumpkin carving contest on our daytime Halloween season opening weekend. If you are feeling crafty, or know any budding artists that could create an amazing pumpkin, then York Maze is the place to be!!

There is a £300 cash prize for the winner, and cash for runners up too! (and goody bags for kids) You can carve here, or bring one along that you made earlier? Judging will be at 3pm, pumpkins must stay at York Maze for the duration of Halloween week. Good luck!!

The Golden Pumpkin

Somewhere in the pumpkin patch, there is a pumpkin with a golden ticket inside it, if you find it you will win a real gold pumpkin worth over £1000!!

Pumpkin Patch & Carving Tent

Visit our Pumpkin Patch and select your perfect pumpkin, then head to the Carving Tent. There is no need to make a mess at home, we have all the tools and expertise to help you create that special lantern! You can buy your pumpkin in the pumpkin carving tent but don't forget every full-paying child gets a FREE pumpkin for carving.

Pumpkin Parade

The path back from Corn Central is lined with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and designs to inspire you to create your very own masterpiece in the Pumpkin Carving Tent.

The Funky Pumpkin Face Trace

Wind your way around the bale maze and find the pumpkin stations to create your own pumpkin face!

Pumpkin Sling Shot

Take aim and fire! If you can hit the target you will win a maze medal.