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Summer Holiday Activities in Newmarket


The schools have broken up which can only mean one thing: Lots of restless kids looking for things to do! Read on to find out the best summer holiday activities in Newmarket to keep them entertained.


Summer Holiday Fun at Palace House

Dates: 22-23 July, 29-30 July, 12-13 August, 19-20 August

Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

Tickets: Included in standard entrance fee

Throughout the summer holidays, Palace House will be offering you the chance to ‘have a go grooming a pony’! Spend some quality time brushing and cuddling the friendly resident ponies and learn all about their welfare and nutrition.

Admission is included in standard admission price and no booking is necessary, so just turn up and enjoy the day!

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Take a Tour of the National Stud

Dates: Weds-Sun and Bank Holidays, 26 July – 3 September

Times: 11:15am & 4:00pm

Venue: The National Stud

Tickets: Family tickets available throughout the school holidays. £30.00 for a family of four (2 adults 2 children aged 5-16 years). Under 5s free of charge.

If you are looking for a great family day out in beautiful surroundings for a fantastic price, then make the most of our special family discounted ticket available throughout the summer holidays.

This amazing 90-minute tour takes visitors on a trip behind the scenes at this working thoroughbred stud farm and teaches them about the history and purpose of this fantastic facility.

SPECIAL OFFER: 20% off food and drink purchases in the on-site Wavertree’s Coffee Shop with every weekday tour Family Ticket purchased . Offer redeemable upon presentation of your booking confirmation.

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Family Fun Days at Newmarket Racecourses

Dates: 22nd & 29th July and 5th, 12th, 19th & 25th August

Venue: The Adnams July Course

Tickets: From £11 per adult, children under 18 go FREE

Summer holiday activities don’t get much more fun than an action-packed day at the races! The Family Fun Days that are put on by Newmarket Racecourses are the perfect day out for all of the family.

With free family entertainment like face painting, donkey rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, ferret racing, zorbing and so much more there really is something for everyone.

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A Glimpse into the World of Racing – Short Head Tour

Dates: 12th & 26th August

Time: 8:30am-1:00pm

Tickets: £54 per person

This amazing tour is your opportunity to take an exclusive glimpse into the world of racing in Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing itself.

You will gain exclusive access to the world-famous gallops, go behind the scenes at a working trainer’s yard and take a tour around either the National Stud (12th August) or the National Heritage Centre (26th August).

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Take a Stroll Through History – History & Heritage Walking Tour

Dates: 22nd July & 19th August

Time: Tours start at 9:00am 2hr, 3hr & 4hr options available

Tickets: £12 / £22 / £35

This is the perfect way to kick off the summer holidays! Take a leisurely stroll around Newmarket learning all about its history and heritage as you go.

The walking tour is two hours long and takes in all of Newmarket’s greatest sights. After this you have the option to enjoy a delicious Breakfast Tier at Nancys Teashop and you can also take a tour of the amazing National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art.

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So, there you have it, a whole host of summer holiday activities in Newmarket so that you can make sure the kids are fully entertained!

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