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Your Guide to What’s on this Bank Holiday Weekend


With the majority of restrictions now lifted and the general mood  more optimistic, we can finally look forward to an enjoyable bank holiday weekend. With promises of a heatwave, which will definitely make a change, there is lots to look forward to this weekend. Take a look at our pick of things to do in Newmarket and the surrounding area and pack as much into those three days as possible.

Saturday 28th August

Summer Saturday Live

This is your last chance to see racing at the July Course this year as all meetings switch to the Rowley Mile racecourse from September. This is also the last of the music concerts with the mighty McFly providing the final performance. There is also added children’s entertainment in the Family Enclosure and remember under 18s go free. Purchase tickets in advance or buy on the door. Either way don’t miss out!

Farrier Competition

Following the success of the first Farrier Competition held at the National Horseracing Museum in 2019, this exciting event sees a welcome return. Come and see the talents of this great craft in this fiercely fought competition and see who will be crowned the winner. Take the opportunity to also pop along to their fascinating Mud, Sweat and Tears exhibition showcasing the history of jump racing.

Mixtape at The Ark

If you love 80’s, 90’s & 00’s music then why not try out the eastern region’s newest entertainment venue. The Ark in Newmarket’s High Street is offering a night full of all your favourite hits along with genre-spanning songs you can sing and dance along to. They also have some extra fun touches to make the night super special such as a fun party prop photographer, crazy inflatables and glow sticks, UV face painting and party bags with retro sweets! Whether you were an 80’s teen, a 00’s kid, or just a Wham fan, it’s the perfect chance to let loose and have some fun!! Doors open at 9 pm till late! Click here for tickets and further information.

Sunday 28th August

Soapbox Derby

Yes, the Derby comes to Newmarket with an afternoon of action packed entertainment. Come and support our brave teams as they hurtle themselves down Warren Hill in their home made carts. We can promise you breath taking moments along with great hilarity as teams take part to be crowned not only the fastest but the best looking in this much loved, quirky event. Plenty of family fun runs alongside this event which starts at 1 pm with music, street food and a fun fair. Tickets, which are free, can be obtained in advance by clicking here or on the day.


NHS Nightingale Polo Tournament

In association with the national NHS charity organisation NHS Charities Together, Cambridge County Polo Club will be hosting the inaugural NHS Nightingale tournament on Sunday. Two teams of professional and amateur players representing two local NHS charities will take to the field in what will be an epic polo match. This will be a fast and furious polo match as the players vie for the privilege to be the first team to hold aloft the stunning Nightingale Polo Tournament Trophy. This promises to be a fabulous day out for all the family both on and off the pitch. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here


Monday 29th August

Phoenix Cycleworks

North Summit at Phoenix Cycleworks

Have you tested your skill yet, at the newly opened North Summit at Phoenix Cycleworks, Kennett? Boasting one of the best bike parks in the country, this one acre site has tracks for all ages and experiences. So, for young ones who are just discovering the joys of bike parks to experienced extreme riders, there is a track to practice and test your skills on, this bank holiday weekend. Find out more here.


For a fun and adventurous day out, book into the 60 acre site in Chippenham for a range of exciting activities. Home to three outstanding motocross tracks and recognised as one of the best circuits in the UK, there is a track for you, whether you are a novice or an experienced rider. If that sounds a little too fast paced, you can try your hand at archery, crossbow or even off road driving. Check out their website and book your experience for the weekend now! Click here for more information.