The Dalek will be burned at York Maze on November 5th!

IN-CIN-ER-ATE! York Maze to Burn Giant Dalek for Bonfire Night!

I’ve been re-watching a lot of Chris Eccleston recently and, from Rose’s job to the weapons factory on Villengard to Number 10 Downing Street (!), it’s striking how unconcerned the Ninth Doctor is with Blowing Stuff Up.

He may well then have sympathised with York local Guy Fawkes, everyone’s favourite arsonist, and delighted in hearing that York Maze owner Tom Pearcy will be replacing the traditional effigy with a 12ft (4m) high Dalek. Reasons Pearcy,

Throughout the year at York Maze we have been staging events to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. The 6th Doctor, Colin Baker, was here in the summer to officially open the giant Dalek-shaped maze. We thought it would be fitting to end the year by giving the Daleks a good roasting.

The massive, wooden Skarosian was lifted into position on top of the giant 30ft (10m) high bonfire at York Maze, ready for York’s Bonfire Night celebrations on Tuesday 5th November. With the Dalek itself packed with pyrotechnics the evening promises to be… fantastic. You can see footage of the preparations on the York Press website.

York Maze Fireworks to Music Spectacular is on Monday 5th November 2013. The full schedule is as follows:

4.30pm – Doors open play areas and café open. There will be a range of hot food outlets. Music and fun from Minster FM. Range of fairground rides, sideshows and stalls.

6.30pm – Fire juggling and fire-breathing show

7.30pm – Lighting the giant bonfire

8.00pm – Fireworks to music spectacular

8.30pm – The after show party continues with York party band HUGE playing live.


The event is ticket only and tickets must be purchased in advance on-line. There will be no tickets for sale on the door. Car parking is reserved for ticket holders only. Entrance for adults is £12.95, children (3-15) £9.95, under 3 Free.

For tickets visit – you’ll find York Maze on Elvington Lane (B1228), York, YO19 5LT, just off the A1079 Hull Road.


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