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Family Fun this August in and around Newmarket


What a fun packed August there is in store for families this summer! From exhibitions to demonstrations, to open air theatre and adrenalin fuelled activities. There really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Foals at National Stud

Guided Tours of the National Stud plus a free lunch

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  Discover Newmarket run their Guided Tours at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm. Come and see the new born foals and resident Stallions out in the paddocks. Plus, children eat free at the onsite Wavertree Coffee House. What an offer!

Farrier Competition

Two Events to look out for at the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket

Saturday 5th and Saturday 20th August

There are two great event days in August where you can learn more about the fascinating world of horseracing. On Saturday 5th, you can watch the annual Farrier Competition. Watch the sparks literally fly as competitors put their skills to the test. Then on 20th, you can join a fun and informative compered demonstration showing the traditional discipline of riding side saddle in their dedicated showring.


New Life on the Old West – Burwell Museum

Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th August

Join in the fun as “History Needs You” brings live performances from some of Fenland’s best known heroes and villains. Including favourites such as Boudicca, Hereward and Darwin. Find out more here.


Super Saver at Wild Tracks, Chippenham

Fun and adventure await! Enjoy a great value package for £60 per person which includes 30 minutes karting and 30 minute quad trek on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer (usual price £40 per activity). You can book online here.

August Activities

Tales in the Secret Garden, Ely Cathedral

Stay and Play sessions are running on Mondays throughout August in the Almonry Gardens with a variety of children’s activities themed around some of our best loved Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales.


The Three Musketeers, Outdoor Theatre at Mad Hatters Campsite, Ely

Thursday 18th August

This family friendly musical will be an incredible mix of amazing adventure, magical music, comical characters and swashbuckling sword fights. Pack up a picnic, a low backed chair or blanket and come and enjoy this interactive, open air production. Book your tickets here.


Storytelling and Games with Ealdfaeder at West Stow, Bury St Edmunds

Saturday 13th  and Sunday 14th August

Step back in time with re-enactment group “Ealdfaeder” with demonstrations of times gone by. Activities include storytelling, games playing and other daily leisure demonstrations such as cooking, spinning and weaving. More info here.

Brick Built at Moyse Hall

Brick City comes to Moyse Hall, Bury St Edmonds

From the Houses of Parliament to the exploration of space, come and marvel at this touring exhibition featuring models of famous buildings, monuments and structures made from LEGO bricks. There will also be space to build your own models inspired by the collection. Running daily until the end of September.  More info here.


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