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Summer Saturdays: The Perfect Family Days out in Newmarket


When it comes to family days out in Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourses have got it sorted with their fantastic Summer Saturdays! Each of these events includes a whole host of family-friendly activities to accompany the day’s racing.

Below we have given you a run down of all these brilliant family days out in Newmarket throughout the season.

Great British Summer Day

22nd July 2017

Kick off the summer holidays with this celebration of of all the greatest British traditions. Enjoy giant deck chairs, donkey rides, Punch & Judy shows, traditional swing boats, face painting and a toy town carousel.

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Countryside Day

29th July 2017

Countryside Day is jam-packed full of rural-themed entertainment! Enjoy some great family fun with pony rides, a mini farm, a petting zoo, face painting, ferret racing and a sheep dog and ducks display!  

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Great British Picnic Day

5th August 2017

What better way to enjoy a lovely summer’s day than with a delicious picnic? At the Great British Picnic Day, you will be able to purchase picnics and, for this day only, eat them in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure! There is also plenty of family entertainment, including appearances from Paddington Bear!

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Royal British Legion Day

12th August 2017

This is one of the most popular Summer Saturdays and supports a very worthy cause. There will be a VE Street Party theme and racegoers are encouraged to dress up in their most authentic outfits to get into the spirit of the day. There will also be music from brass bands along with plenty of family entertainment.

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18th August 2017

This brilliant raceday offers you an opportunity to get even more of an insight into horseracing as a sport. The family enclosure will host the ‘Horseplay Roadshow’ offering interactive learning, pony rides, inflatables and face painting!

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For a full list of all the family days out in Newmarket, click here to visit the Newmarket Racecourses website.

Make your day Extra Special

If you’d like to make your Summer Saturday extra special, why not book yourself onto our Race Day Tour, where you will get to see the Gallops and the National Heritage Centre before the racing. Not only that, but you will also enjoy a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Racecourse and even get to go INSIDE the Parade Ring before a race!

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