Family Days at Racecourses – JULY

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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!

Sunday 7th July

AYR – The Argyll Holidays Family Raceday 2019

Grab your capes and crowns, all your favourite Superheroes and Princesses will be out in force at Ayr Racecourse!


Sunday 7th July

MARKET RASEN – The Uncle Henry’s Family Extravaganza

A fabulous afternoon filled with fun for all the family, with fantastic races and kids’ carnival plus bags of FREE entertainment for children of all ages. PLUS see Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol at intervals throughout the day!


Wednesday 10th July

CATTERICK BRIDGE – St Teresa’s Charity Race Day

Featuring the annual St Teresa’s Hospice Pantomime Horse Race.


Saturday 13th July

ASCOT – Summer Mile Family Raceday

With a competitive seven-race card, live music, elegant picnic lawns, and eclectic Champagne and cocktail bars, there’s something for everyone! The dedicated and separate family zone has a host of attractions to thrill children aged 4–15, including: fairground, Clip Clop Pony rides, inflatable obstacle course, dancing workshops, football competitions and educational workshops on subjects such as vlogging. The Group 2 Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile is the highlight of the race card and one of the most important mile races of the season. 

Saturday 13th July

HAMILTON PARK – Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation Family Racenight.

A fun evening out for all the family!


Sunday 14th July

PERTH – Family Raceday

Filled with fun activities for the kids and first-class jump racing. The Centre Course enclosure hosts FREE activities provided by the fantastic team at Action Glen, Fun & Games Scotland and more! The kids’ zone it will be non-stop, giving you time to kick back with a picnic or BBQ and watch the racing unfold.


Sunday 14th July


Fun for everyone!


Monday 15th July

AYR – Glasgow Fair Family Raceday 2019

Celebrate the summer holidays with a jam packed day filled with FREE children’s entertainment!


Saturday 20th July and Monday 22nd July

CARTMEL – The Barbecue Meeting

Bring your best kit – it might get competitive!


Sunday 21st July

NEWTON ABBOT – Family Day Summer Sunday Racing

Spend an unforgettable summer’s afternoon at this Summer Sunday horseracing fixture.


Saturday 27th July

NEWMARKET RACECOURSES – Schools Out For Summer Raceday, Featuring Paw Patrol & Pup-Pup Boogie

Family entertainment at the July Course is always free and this raceday will welcome the ever popular Chase & Marshal from Paw Patrol along with the amazing Pup-Pup Boogie! Families will also be able to turn their hand at learning some circus skills and have a go at the Horseplay Jumps throughout the afternoon.


Sunday 28th July

PONTEFRACT – Tribute Bands Family Day

Sunday fixtures not only feature the best racing of the year at Pontefract with over £100,000 worth of Prize Money available at each meeting, but they are also the three fixtures each season dedicated to families. As well as four fantastic tribute acts performing throughout the afternoon, there will be a funfair, facepainting, circus, free sweets, activity packs and racecards for kids, pony rides, trips to the starts of races and a ‘Hunt The Golden Horseshoe’ competition!

There’s some stunning action on the track as well with the Listed Pomfret Stakes being the feature.


It’s also the 12th Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival which kicks off at Ripon on Saturday 20th July and concludes with this Ponte Family Day on Sunday 28th July. With racing throughout the White Rose county all week, it’s a Festival to remember for racing enthusiasts. 


Sunday 28th July

UTTOXETER – Peter Rabbit Family Fun Raceday

Spend the day with Peter Rabbit! Come and meet Peter Rabbit himself in the Centre Course, and there will be lots of other family entertainment as well.


Tuesday 30th July

BEVERLEY – Family Raceday

A family day of racing, featuring PAW Patrol.


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