Thrice as nice for York Maze


York Maze emerged the clear winner at the recent (Wed 3 June) Visit York tourism awards, taking home a trio of trophies.

A new award category this year - Best Family Friendly Experience – was the only category voted for by the public and this went to York Maze, who scooped a hat-trick, with two more award wins; Best Visitor Attraction (over 50,000 visits) and Visitor Experience of the Year for their terrifying HallowScream event.

Says Tom Pearcy from York Maze, “It is fantastic to win three awards; each one has special significance. The Family Friendly award was voted for by the public which makes it extra special to get the support of our visitors. The Best Tourism Experience award for HallowScream is the first award for our scary night time event which has really grown over the last couple of years. And to be named the best Large Visitor Attraction is a significant accolade especially given the fantastic range and quality of attractions York has to offer.  I’d like to take this opportunity to praise all the finalists, I’m immensely proud of my home city and delighted I can play my part in helping to make York one of the UK’s top visitor destinations.”

Speaking of the winners Kate McMullen, Head of Consumer Products and Marketing at Make It York said, “For our tourism sector to be successful York needs exceptional people, as well as exceptional businesses and this is what these tourism awards celebrate. We’re delighted the standard of entries was higher than ever and congratulate all of our deserving winners and finalists.”

York Maze is open to the public from Saturday 11 July to Monday 7 September 2015.

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Chris Marsden

Vale Radio, Unit 1, 16 The Village, Haxby, York, York