With the dark nights and cold weather of winter well and truly upon us, there really is nothing better than having a great event to look forward to and whether you have a milestone birthday party, long awaited family reunion or other celebration coming up, consider holding all the festivities at a local racing event.
When it comes to a day at the races there really is something for everyone regardless of their age or interests. A racing event can be just as good for families as it can for couples or groups of individuals, especially as kids under 16 go free at all racecourses around the UK. The kids will have great fun watching the horses parade around the ring and can join in the excitement of cheering their favourites past the finishing post. In addition there are usually plenty of entertainments to keep the youngsters occupied, such as riding displays, stalls and funfairs, which can help make a really fun kids day out.
Older guests will enjoy people watching and perhaps spotting a few celebs along the way. Everyone is dressed up in their racing finest, meaning you get your own personal fashion show as you stroll around your local venue. You can find live music, themed events and some great food and drink available too, so it is more than easy to treat yourself to some Champagne should your horse come in first.
For a special occasion you could choose an event at a big name race course or event such as Aintree, Royal Ascot or the Cheltenham Festival, however there are 60 fantastic racecourses around the UK holding regular events and race meets so you’re sure to find something closer to home too. And don’t think you need to know everything about racing to enjoy a day at the races as Lovetheraces.com’