THE world’s biggest image of a dinosaur has been created at York Maze to mark the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park.

Farmer Tom Pearcy has cut the giant picture of a Tyrannosaurus rex attacking a Triceratops in his 15-acre field of maize plants at Elvington, along with with the wording ‘Jurassic Maze.’

The T-rex is estimated to be 50 times the size of the real thing, with its head alone the size of a football pitch.

The maze is Europe’s biggest and one of the largest in the world, and is a major tourist attraction for York as well as popular with local families.

It has a different theme every year, with previous designs including Thunderbirds, James Bond, Star Wars, the Statue of Liberty, Doctor Who and Dalek, Harry Potter, Flying Scotsman and a Viking Longship.

Tom, who dressed as a Jurassic Park Game Warden in a Jurassic Park branded jeep for a photoshoot yesterday, said he had been casting around for an idea for this summer's maze when he heard that it was 25 years since the release of Steven Spielberg's smash hit movie Jurassic Park, and he knew that this should be the theme.

"I didn't need to do any more research," he said.

"Everyone loves a dinosaur. I remember the excitement when the first Jurassic Park came out 25 years ago.

"Children are captivated by these creatures and as adults we are still enthralled by them."

He said he wanted to celebrate the anniversary and capture the childhood fascination in dinosaurs that everyone had to create a maze experience that families could enjoy together.

Two large raptors, aka actors in 2 metre high dinosaur costumes, joined the photocall yesterday and will be at the exit to the maze throughout the summer for visitors to meet.

"Families with young children can be reassure they won't be lurking round the corner in the middle of the maze," said Tom.

He said the field had first been fully planted with a maize crop before pathways through the vegetation were cut through with a tractor.

He said the task of creating it was made much easier nowadays with the assistance of GPS.

"When we started we used to do it with sticks and string and it took weeks," he said.

Tom added that the very dry weather meant the maize had grown a little less tall than in wetter summers, but still stood about 7feet high and had stopped growing.

The maze is open from today until Monday September 3, from 10am to 6.30pm, with last admission at 4.30pm. For more information, go to