Yorkshire’s own superhero Yorkshire-Man will be diving into a giant tea cup on Monday 1st August as part of the Yorkshire Day celebrations at York Maze.

The giant mug is 8 ft tall and holds over 1000 gallons (5000 litres), the equivalent of over 17,000 mugs of tea.

Says York Maze owner Tom Pearcy, “With an ey up and away, Yorkshire-Man will be diving into the giant York Maze tea mug. It is our unique celebration of Yorkshire Day, and a world’s first!” Yorkshire Day celebrations at York Maze will start at 1pm when Yorkshire-Man read’s out the Yorkshire Declaration to herald the start of the traditional Yorkshire Pudding tossing competition. The New York Brass Band will entertain the crowds with their mix of contemporary tunes and Yorkshire favourites, there will be Yorkshire themed games and filled Yorkshire puddings available from the York Maze café.

At 3pm the final of the Yorkshire Pudding Tossing Competition will see the child and adult with the biggest throws crowned winners. Then as the finale to the Yorkshire Day celebrations Yorkshire-Man, clad in his traditional yellow and green lycra suit and flat cap, will be raised into the air above the tea mug before splashing into the records books.