Kelham Hall
Kelham Hall

A maze made of maize opens to the public at Kelham Hall and Country Park on Saturday.

Intrepid explorers will be handed a card with riddles to solve to help them find their way out of the 7ft-high maze.

The riddles are easier for children and tougher for adults. Children must solve their riddles to collect letters that make buzz words.

The maize was planted in May and has been sculpted to create corridors through which people must pass, avoiding the dead ends.

Kelham Hall and Country Park events and marketing manager Dean Martin said those who successfully negotiate the maze will have their cards entered into a prize draw and one lucky winner whose card is drawn will win a prize at the end of the season.

The maze is returning for the third year. Last year between 6,000 and 7,000 people had a go.

Meanwhile, a jousting tournament takes place at Kelham Hall and Country Park next weekend.

There will be two bouts from the Knights of Arkley on each day — one around lunchtime and the other in the afternoon.

Gates open at 10.30am each day.

There will be a medieval village running alongside the jousting offering a glimpse into the lives of people from that time.

There will also be falconry displays from Hawks Of Steel.

Early bird admission is £8 for adults, £7 concessions, and £3 for children, under fives free. A family ticket of two adults and three children is £20.

Tickets are available through the Kelham Hall website.

The price for adults and children goes up by £2 for adults and children on the gate, up to £8.50 concessions, and to £24 for a family ticket.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.