Five reasons why a day at the races should be your next family day out!

Struggling to think of what to do on your next family day out?  Need somewhere that won’t break the bank, is kid friendly and will give each family member a reason to get excited? Here are five reasons that a day out at your local racetrack is just the tonic for the family bonding headache.

1. Value for Money

While racing may be known as the sport of kings, the cost of a day out at the races is far from excessive at all. With children under 18 getting FREE admission to the vast majority of race days and a wide array of ticket packages to pick from it’s easy to tailor a day to suit your budget.

Family sandown

2. Time Spent Outside

With the modern comforts of technology giving us more and more reasons to forget the great outdoors, we’re all guilty of neglecting the importance of a day spent in the fresh air.

A day out at the races will certainly allow you get that much needed lungful. Loads of on course activities will keep the kids entertained and you can be sure that the journey home will be a happy one.

kids at the races

3. Fun for every family member

Racing offers a wide range of activities to suit all ages. It’s easy to keep your children entertained with dedicated kids’ zones that include pony riding, bouncy castles and interactive shows. Meanwhile, parents are able to relax and see the racecourse from a different perspective by heading to one of the kid-friendly restaurants or indulge in extra quality family time by unpacking a picnic on the racecourse lawn.


4. Time spent as a family

Hectic modern life has seen British families on average spending a shocking three hours a week of quality time together. A day at the races can provide the perfect escape from the daily grind and a means of spending a few previous hours with the ones closest to you. Whether it’s sharing a meal in a contemporary sporting venue or simply watching top sporting action.

Kids on shoulders

5. The Perfect Birthday Gift

If you want a birthday to remember, then head to the races to get an amazing day and night out with top notch racing action along with loads of extra entertainment at the same venue!

It’s not all Top Hats and tails – with a plethora of race days to pick from there’s something to suit every birthday crowd. Check out our family fixtures page to see what racedays are coming up near you, and contact the courses for more information on what they can do for your special day.


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