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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
01/08/2022Family Fun this August in and around Newmarket
What a fun packed August there is in store for families this summer!
28/07/2022The Summer Send Off Festival
Join us for the most amazing Summer Send Off with East Anglia’s newest music event.
27/07/2022How Old is Newmarket?
“This simple question is seldom answered confidently – or correctly” says Sandra Easom, Chair of Newmarket Local History Society and author of this article.
20/07/2022Join the 30th Birthday Celebrations at Burwell Museum
The wonderful Burwell Museum is 30 years old and they are having a party!
19/07/2022Remembering one of football’s greats and keen racegoer – Glenn Roeder
Saturday 23rd July is the Glenn Roeder Race Day at Newmarket July Course.
Following a record year in 2021, the Henry Cecil Open Weekend is looking forward to welcoming visitors once again to British horseracing’s HQ on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022.
15/07/2022The Discover Newmarket Guides are Walking!
On Tuesday 23rd August the Discover Newmarket Tour Guides are getting together to do a charity walk around the National Stud to raise money for the “Ray of Sunshine Paediatric Ward” at Kings College Hospital.
05/07/2022Discover Newmarket Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award
Discover Newmarket’s Great Traveller Reviews Land it a Place Among Travellers’ Favourites
Discover Newmarket today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner for its Guided Tours.