FAMILY DAYS at Racecourses – April (including Easter)

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Most racecourses offer free entry for under-18 year olds, so a day out at the races is great value for families.

With family-themed days offering plenty of free entertainment too, racecourses offer an action-packed and fun-filled day out that is hard to beat!

Remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment and look out for special ticket offers!



31st March

ASCOT – Spring Family Raceday

A thrilling combination of top class Jump racing and free countryside-themed activities for racegoers of all ages. As it is Mothering Sunday, all Mums in the King Edward VII Enclosure will be offered a free main course in the Horsewalk Restaurant. Children under 12 can also enjoy a free ‘nosebag’ in the Bandstand Kitchen and Bar when purchased with a adult main meal. Activities for kids include Willow Bank ‘build a den’, foraging and cooking demos with James Wood, Bird of Prey and Dog Agility displays, ferret racing, clip-clop pony rides, a petting zoo and a Retrained Race Horses Falconry display. Kids can take part in a 20 things to do before you are 12 experience.



7th April

PLUMPTON – Sussex Raceday

A whole host of activities, demonstrations and entertainment all from the local area include the ‘Sussex Farmers Market’, which brings together food, drink, sport, culture, wildlife and crafts. There are demonstrations throughout the day from Morris Dancers, Sussex Yeomanry and Stoolball plus of course seven great races on the card.


Friday 12th April

FONTWELL PARK – Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday

Experience a Traditional Sussex Easter with seven excellent horse races and free activities and entertainment for the children, including an Easter Egg Hunt!


Sunday 14 April

WINCANTON – Family Fun Day

Enjoy face painting, rosette making, designing racing silks and riding on an equiciser in the family-friendly tent. Outside are bouncy castles featuring an obstacle course and 10ft high slide, plus Mascot Men and the Wincanton Steel Band will add to the party atmosphere. Racing features the prestigious The McCreery Military Handicap Hurdle (for Military Amateur Riders) sponsored by John and Doone Chatfeild-Roberts – there will also be a military parade and activities. Arrive early as there will be Easter Eggs for the first 250 children through the gates!

OFFER: Get 2 Adult Grandstand Tickets to Wincanton Family Fun Day for just £25! (Save 25%) 

Offer Expires:   13th April 2019 


Monday 15th April

WINDSOR – Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday

With creative fun and activities to enjoy, win some amazing prizes in the Easter Egg Hunt, get your face painted, bounce off all your energy on the bouncy castles or visit the mini farm! Don’t forget, all the entertainment on this day is free!


Wednesday 17th April

BEVERLEY – Easter Family Raceday

A family-friendly Easter raceday to start the 2019 season at Beverley.


Thursday 18th April

RIPON – Easter Family Day

There will be lots of fun, games and surprises for children, as well as quality racing which includes the feature race ‘The Ripon Cock o’ the North’.

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Friday 19th April

NEWCASTLE – Good Friday Family Raceday

A day of fantastic ‘Greatest Show’ themed entertainment for all the family, including great competition on the all-weather track for the All-Weather Championships finale. Kids’ entertainment includes stage circus shows, funfair attractions (chargeable), with wristbands available for unlimited use of the smaller activities.


Saturday 20th April

CARLISLE – Easter Family Fun Raceday

Enjoy a great day of racing this Easter weekend. There’s something for everyone!

OFFER 1: Carlisle Cumbrian Punters Package from just £20

Includes: General Admission Ticket; Cumberland Sausage, Stacked Pulled Pork, or Sage, Onion & Apple Sauce Roll; Locally Brewed Ale  

OFFER 2: Carlisle Bubbles and Squeak Package from just £22

Includes: General Admission Ticket; Hot Dog; Racecard

Offers Expire: 14th December 2019 @ 23:59pm 



Saturday 20th April

HAYDOCK – Easter Family Day: The Greatest Show

There’ll be fun for all the family as The Greatest Show on Turf heads to Haydock Park this Easter! On-stage entertainment includes fire-eaters, illusionists, jugglers, contortionists and unicyclists, all hosted by the Ringmaster, who will be playing the Greatest Show tunes in-between performances. Activities include circus workshops, giant inflatables, craft tables, face-painters and a children’s Greatest Fancy Dress competition. All wrapped up in a day of fantastic Jump racing.

OFFER: 2 Adult Grandstand & Paddock Tickets for just £20 at Haydock’s Easter Family Day (PLUS Kids Go Free) 

Promo Code:      AHT03 

Offer Expires:    19th April 2019 



Saturday 20th April

KEMPTON PARK – Easter Family Fun Day

Enjoy the exciting on track action and free entertainment for the kids including pony rides, petting farm, soft play and face painters.

OFFER: Kempton Park’s Family Food Court Package for just £20.


  • 2 x Adult Raceday Admissions (Under 18’s Go Free!)
  • 2 Adult & 2 Children’s meals from the Best of British outlet. (Choice of fish, pie or sausage and chips.)
    *Drinks must be purchased separately

Promo Code:   KPFAMFOOD19 

Offer Expires:  19th April 2019 


Saturday 20th April

MUSSELBURGH – Easter Saturday Raceday

An Easter spectacular of first-class racing includes the prestigious £100,000 Queen’s Cup highlight and the renowned Scottish Sprint Cup. There will also be live music from Funkwagen, plus entertainment and an array of street food stalls. Book into one of the Yurts for a real VIP experience. A dedicated kids zone features the Easter Bunny, game stalls, fairground rides for all ages and face painting.


Saturday 20th April

NEWTON ABBOT – Easter Saturday Racing

One for all the family – enjoy this season opener on Easter Saturday 2019. 


Sunday 21st April

FFOS LAS – Easter Sunday Family Raceday

Seven races on the card and plenty of free family entertainment on site! There will be fairground rides, face painting, go-karts, donkey rides and more!


Sunday 21st April

SOUTHWELL – Family Fun Day

There is lots going on for the kids on the day, with a circus, fairground and Shetland Pony rides to name just a few. With it being Easter Sunday, there will Easter eggs too!


Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April

PLUMPTON – Easter Festival Eggstravaganza

The biggest weekend of the year for Plumpton sees over £200k worth of prize money being contested on the track over both days. On Easter Sunday there is the Sussex Champion Hurdle worth £50k and Easter Monday hosts the Sussex Champion Chase worth £50k. It is day for the whole family with entertainment for all: Fun Fair, Easter Egg Giveaway, Derby Horse Hoppers, Face Painting, Live Music PLUS so much more!


Monday 22nd April

CHEPSTOW – Easter Big Family Raceday

As well as the seven great horse races on the card, there will be plenty of free entertainment on site to keep the whole family amused including live music from a Little Mix and Ariana Grande tribute, a Panic Circus where your family can practice their circus skills, fairground rides, face painting, a fire engine, go-karts, donkey rides and more!


Monday 22nd April

FAKENHAM – Easter Monday

Enjoy one of the biggest race meetings of the year with seven races and plenty of entertainment for the little ones. Children will be able to meet the Easter Bunny and his helper and enjoy some activities in the centre of the course. You are welcome to have a picnic from the boot of your car at this race meeting, and even your (well behaved) dogs!


Monday 22nd April

HUNTINGDON – Easter Family Fun Day

Featuring bags of free children’s entertainent including inflatable funfairs, treasure hunts, kids races on the track plus appearances from Paw Patrol’s Chase & Marshall throughout the afternoon. 

OFFER: Huntingdon Hurdles Fish & Chip Package from just £28pp

Includes: Main Enclosure Admission; Pint of Beer/Glass of Wine or Soft Drink; Fish & Chips; Raceday Programme

Offer Expires: 21st April 2019 



Monday 22nd April

REDCAR – Easter Monday Family Raceday

Kids (and grownups!) can join in Easter fun and games with the Easter Bunny, Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. Featuring an Easter treasure hunt and Mad Hatter’s Easter Bonnet parade, come in your best Easter bonnet and join in!


Monday 22nd April

WOLVERHAMPTON – Easter Family Funday

An afternoon filled with activities and games including bouncy castles, inflatables, face painting, and of course Easter Eggs!


Sunday 28th April

SALISBURY – Season Opener Family Day

A family-themed race meeting, with plenty of entertainments for the kids.


Sunday 28th April

WETHERBY – Family Raceday

The first of Wetherby’s Flat fixtures will see fast and furious racing action and lots of additional entertainment for the children including the Guinness World Record Holding ‘Mascot Gold Cup’.


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