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Things to do at Half Term in Newmarket


Next week is half term week, so if you’re looking for inspiration regarding ways to keep the kids entertained for half term in Newmarket, take a read below for some fantastic ideas!


Half Term at the National Stud

Pay a visit to the amazing National Stud during half term and take advantage of their exclusive discounted family ticket!

The National Stud has been operating public tours since the 1970s and is the only working commercial stud farm in the UK to allow members of the public to go behind the scenes. Led by an expert tour guide, you will learn all about the past history and general workings of the stud, from its beginnings as an operation to supply cavalry horses for the British Army, right through to its current operation as a thoroughbred stud farm.

With a collection of top class stallions, a chance to see some of the foals that could go on to become future champions, and an amazing setting within acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, the National Stud is the perfect place to enjoy the sunny early-summer days.

For more information and to find out more about the fantastic family deal, click here.


National Heritage Centre

Newmarket has a huge amount of heritage and its importance to the sport of horseracing is unrivalled, so why not let the kids learn all about it this half term in Newmarket?

This state-of-the-art facility includes fantastic interactive exhibitions that will teach you all about the history behind Newmarket and the Sport of Kings, the science behind the thoroughbred, and offer you the chance to admire one of the best collections of sporting art in the country.

You will also get the chance to meet ex-racehorses at the flagship yard of the charity, Retraining of Racehorses, which is located on site in the beautiful Rothschild Yard.

To find out more about the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, click here.


Country Mile Tour of Newmarket

What better way to enjoy a beautiful summer’s day at half term in Newmarket than with our amazing Country Mile Tour on Thursday 3rd June?

On this tour of Newmarket, your day will begin on the legendary Gallops where you can witness some of the thousands of top-class thoroughbreds training for their next race. Not only might you see the equine stars, but you may also catch a glimpse of one of the many famous champion trainers that are based in the town.

After watching the horses training, you will then be taken behind the scenes at a working trainer’s yard so that you gain gain a real insight into what it takes to create a champion. You’ll get a guided tour and even be introduced to the horses!

From here you will head over to the National Stud for a tour and lunch at Wavertree’s Coffee Shop, before making your way to the newly opened National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art.

This is one of our most popular tours of Newmarket and it’s easy to see why! Click here for more information


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