Aug. 1, 2012
-- Term time ended for many of the country's schools this month, leaving many parents with the challenge of keeping their little ones occupied for the next six weeks. LovetheRaces.com says horseracing offers plenty of fun for the whole family, with many racecourses offering dedicated family day fixtures.
"Families are very welcome at horseracing fixtures," LovetheRaces.com's spokesperson said. "In fact, at family days, entry is free for children under 16, while adult tickets in family enclosures can be as low as £10. As a result, your family day out could cost you as little as £20."
LovetheRaces.com says that while children love horses and the excitement of the races, many racecourses are now putting on extra activities to ensure they don't get bored at any point. From live music and special guests, including their favourite cartoon characters, to football workshops and bouncy castles, there will be plenty happening to keep children of all ages entertained.
Popular family day out ideas include the Family Funday at Chester on Sunday 5 August; Surrey Mirror Family Fun Day at Lingfield Park on Friday 10 August; Bank Holiday Festival at Goodwood on Sunday 26 August; and Bank Holiday Family Fun Day at Warwick on Monday 27 August, to name but a few.
"No matter where you are in the country, there are so many great options for a family day out at the races," said LovetheRaces.com's spokesperson. "Our 'What's On' guide online allows people to browse race fixtures by type, including 'Family Days', and by course, so you can pinpoint your nearest family day out at the races."
A number of Britain's racecourses also offer party packages that are perfect for a child's birthday. So whether you're looking for something fun to do with the children over the school holidays or you want to plan a party for your son or daughter, the races offer great family days out that everyone can enjoy.
For more information about family days out, visit http://www.lovetheraces.com/great-day-out/family-days/