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Drive a Dalek at York Maze for Best Dressed Sci-fi Fan


Drive a Dalek Prize for Best Dressed Sci-fi Fan

York Maze is looking for the best dressed Doctor Who or Sci-Fi fan, and is offering a unique prize of taking the controls of a Dalek for the winner, as well as £100 cash prize.

This year York Maze celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with an amazing Dalek shaped maze. Visitors to the maze will hear the 6th Doctor, Colin Baker read out clues as they try to conquer the maze and find the Tardis.


On Saturday 27th July York Maze is hosting a Doctor who and Sci-Fi characters costume day. Come dressed as your favourite Doctor Who or other Sci-Fi show character and enter the competition. There will be a fancy dress parade at 2.30pm and the winner will get the chance go inside a Dalek and threaten to EX-TER-MIN-ATE their friends, family and anyone else at the maze!

Says Tom Pearcy, owner of York Maze; “We are inviting children and adults visiting the maze on Saturday 27th July to get into the spirit of this year’s maze theme by dressing as their favourite Doctor Who or Sci-Fi character. As well as the drive a Dalek experience the winner will also get £100 cash prize. Second place £50, third place £25, with a York Maze goody bag for all children who enter.”

York Maze is open to the public daily until Monday 2 September. See for details.




  • TheBritishCupOfTea

    July 28th, 2013 - 7:28pm

    Kind of wish i went, i live so close to the place as well!
    I would’ve come in my life sized Genesis Dalek, not to win anything though, just to join in on the experience 🙂

  • Stuart Mortimer

    July 28th, 2013 - 5:30pm

    yeah,the Madame vastra Impersonator was really nice, got a photo with her shortly after, also a river song impersonator said “Hello Sweetie” to me, which was quite scary, she even had the gun, Crikey!

  • HarryReeves2000

    July 28th, 2013 - 2:11pm

    I couldn’t make it, I have an amazing Eleventh Doctor costume, with all the bits and bobs! My gran had to search for all the bits when I got it for my birthday! im sure It would have placed! But well done to you Callum and all the others who entered:P

  • Callum Metcalfe

    July 27th, 2013 - 10:51pm

    A lady dressed as a clockwork droid from The Girl In The Fireplace

  • the astroanout of death

    July 27th, 2013 - 9:58pm

    who came 2nd

  • Callum Metcalfe

    July 27th, 2013 - 9:51pm

    A lady dressed as Madame Vastra

  • the astroanout of death

    July 27th, 2013 - 9:45pm

    who won

  • Callum Metcalfe

    July 27th, 2013 - 8:18pm

    I was Tom Baker if anyone’s wondering 🙂

  • Stuart Mortimer

    July 27th, 2013 - 8:00pm

    loved your costume! but of course im always bias to someone wearing a fez

  • Callum Metcalfe

    July 27th, 2013 - 6:29pm

    I came 3rd. I Can’t believe it!

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 26th, 2013 - 9:00pm

    I wish I lived in England, I even have an Eleventh Doctor costume to wear there!

  • Sebatron

    July 26th, 2013 - 12:21pm

    Once again I wish I lived in England!

  • Sebatron

    July 26th, 2013 - 12:20pm

    Get some friends to drive the other 2 there! You would win for sure.

  • TheBritishCupOfTea

    July 24th, 2013 - 6:43pm

    haha yeah 😛
    it’s a pain to take around though, as it’s in 3 parts and we can only fit 1 part in the car at a time.

  • Stuart Mortimer

    July 24th, 2013 - 6:32pm

    you should totally show up to the maze with it and show those two punks the ORIGINAL dalek!


    July 24th, 2013 - 6:05pm

    good luck all!


    July 24th, 2013 - 5:11pm


  • TheBritishCupOfTea

    July 24th, 2013 - 5:09pm

    i live in York and i have my own full sized Dalek (genesis of the daleks)

  • King Ninja

    July 24th, 2013 - 4:43pm

    I shall also go- though, be warned Doctor, I’ll be there as a monster…Probably a cyberman or cybershade; depending on how I work out how to go as either!

  • [email protected]

    July 24th, 2013 - 4:36pm

    I would go because it sounds really good, but like my friend says it will be mainly for children not teenagers so I think I’ll give it a miss

  • Stuart Mortimer

    July 24th, 2013 - 4:19pm

    im going this Saturday with my girlfriend as the eleventh doctor and shes going as either Amy or Clara, fingers crossed i win, would love to drive a dalek!

  • lisa

    July 24th, 2013 - 4:11pm

    would love to get ‘maze’ rage in a dalek lol

  • T4RD1S

    July 24th, 2013 - 3:07pm

    awesome!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    July 24th, 2013 - 12:25pm


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