FAMILY DAYS AT RACECOURSES May (Including Bank Holidays)

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As most racecourses offer free entry for under-18 year olds, 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 check out special ticket offers!



Sunday 5th May       

HAMILTON PARK – Top Cat Window Blinds Family Raceday

Family fun for all.


Monday 6th May

BATH – Kids Takeover Raceday

There will be seven awesome races for everyone to enjoy plus plenty of free entertainment to keep little ones happy throughout the day. Plus, you can keep the great value going by bringing your own picnic into the designated family picnic zone.


Monday 6th May

BEVERLEY – Bygone Beverley Raceday

Bring the whole family on this lovely bank holiday Monday to enjoy racing as it used to be as racing from the 1950s is recreated on the Westwood.


Monday 6th May

KEMPTON PARK – Family Fun Day

With brilliant racing and plenty to keep everyone entertained, you don’t want to miss out. Free entertainment for the kids includes an inflatable assault course, bungee trampoline, climbing wall and more.


Monday 6th May

WARWICK RACECOURSE – Kids Carnival Raceday

This year the theme is Superhero Family all our young racegoers are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero and fly, transform or whatever-your-power-may-be your way to Warwick! Activities include: a climbing wall and high ropes course, the Derby Horse Hoppers, Mr Twister and his magic show, juggling workshop and balloon modelling, face-painting, performances from the fantastic Top Bananas and lots, lots more. What’s more, meet the superheroes themselves on the day with a special meet and greet by Superwoman, Superman, Batwoman and Batman, no less.


Monday 6th May

WINDSOR – Family Fun Day with Free Funfair

Exciting racing for the adults to enjoy and a host of free entertainment including a giant funfair. With all rides completely free, line up for the UK’s largest dodgems, Pony rides, Face painting, Bouncy castles, Assault course, Inflatable horseracing, Zorbing and much more.


Saturday 18th May

BANGOR ON DEE – Wrexham Lager Family Funday

Family fun for all.


Sunday 19th May

MARKET RASEN RACECOURSE – The Mansionbet 1940s Family Extravaganza

A day to remember the part that Lincolnshire played in the Second World War, including the county’s setting as the ‘Home of the RAF’, the work of the Home Guard and the importance of agriculture and ‘Digging For Victory’ during the conflict. As well as exciting jump racing, you will be able to look over vintage vehicles, browse the trade stands, watch re-enactment displays, take part in best dressed competitions and listen to live music. There will be bunting, colour and street jive dancing to represent the VE Day celebrations which took place on 8th May 1945 as fighting in Europe finally came to an end. The racecourse is working with AGE UK, the racecourse’s charity of the year from June 2019, and Lincolnshire museums and trusts to deliver this 1940s day.


Sunday 19th May 2019

RIPON – Traditional Family Day

A good old-fashioned family fun day with lots of free entertainment for the kids. Including a visit from the National Festival Circus, Punch ‘n’ Judy, Bouncy Castles and fairground rides. Feature race ‘The Wilmot-Smith Memorial EBF ‘Breeders Series’ Handicap’.


25th May

CHESTER – Roman Day

Celebrating the Roodee’s historical roots and location within the Roman city of Chester. Did you know, Chester Racecourse, established in 1539, is the oldest racecourse still in use in the UK, if not the world! Expect plenty of entertainment on the Open Course in addition to the seven races during the afternoon, including chariot and jousting displays. Roman foot soldiers will be on hand to pose for photos and teach youngsters some fascinating facts about their Cestrian ancestors.


Sunday 26th May

FONTWELL – The BIG Bank Holiday Family Fun Day

With seven exciting horse races and a multitude of Free Family Entertainment.


Sunday 26th May

UTTOXETER – Family Fun Raceday with Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol

No job is too big, no pup is too small! See Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at intervals throughout the day. There will also be lots of other family entertainment.


Monday 27th May

CHELMSFORD – Family Fun Day in aid of Help for Heroes

Enjoy a brilliant day with lots of themed activities and music and of course, a great afternoon of live racing!


Monday 27th May

HUNTINGDON – Family Fun Raceday – With The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 Featuring bags of free children’s entertainent including inflatable funfairs, treasure hunts, kids races on the track plus appearances from Ralph & Leo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throughout the afternoon. 


Monday 27th May

LEICESTER – Bank Holiday Family Fun Day

As well as a live performance from ‘Almost Olly’, activities include: Pirate Ship Assault Course, Farmyard Playzone, Crazy Golf, Face Painters, Holey Moley, Giraffe Slide, Soft Play, Climbing Wall and Bungee Run.


Monday 27th May

REDCAR – Zetland Gold Cup Sports Day

The Racing TV Zetland Gold Cup is one of the jewels in Redcar’s crown. On your marks! Get set! Go for a traditional family sports day with fun children’s competition.


Monday 27th May

WINDSOR – Family Fun Day with Free Funfair

Busting with unlimited family fun and thrills! There will be exhilarating races throughout the day for everyone to enjoy and a host of free entertainment, including the UK’s largest dodgems, massive funfair, bouncy castles, pony rides, face painting and so much more…


Thursday 30th May

GREAT YARMOUTH – Whitsun Half Term Family Raceday

A family raceday with extra entertainment for the children includes circus and juggling workshops, Magician, face painting – and don’t forget to look out for the cheeky Clown!



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