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Have you ever thought about taking your family to Cheltenham Races? It may not be the first place you think of but on Sunday 18th November the Racecourse is promising a day of quality racing as well as a number of themed activities for all the family to enjoy. Under 18-year-olds also get in free!
In the Family Fun Zone, the star of the show will be Peppa Pig, who will be appearing at intervals throughout the day. There will also be performances from children’s entertainer Showtime Shane. Along with racing taking place on the course, youngsters can saddle up and take part Sam’s Funky Fun horse hopper races.
Other free activities for children include: getting a ‘Walking Pet Balloon’; visiting Cheltenham Face Painting; making your own rosette to take home and watching the talented Twistopher and Twistina make balloon models.
Families might also get a glimpse of HRH The Princess Royal who will be attending Gloucestershire Remembrance Day at Cheltenham Racecourse. Sunday 18th November holds particular prevalence as the Racecourse will mark the centenary of the Armistice with Gloucestershire & Racing Remember. There will be a number of themed activities and commemorative events throughout the day, including the charity for the day Combat Stress.
Cheltenham Racecourse is promising a fantastic day of racing, with bars and restaurants open to suit all palettes throughout the day. As well as the famous Shopping Village where you can start Christmas Shopping.
The sport of horseracing can be very divisive for a number of reasons such as horse welfare and gambling. ‘Going to the Races’ has not traditionally been seen as a kid-friendly event. But like all attractions, Cheltenham Racecourse is keen to promote itself to a family audience.
Sophia Dale, Regional Communications Manager of The Jockey Club said, ‘Horse welfare is paramount at Cheltenham Racecourse and people don’t just have to come to the racecourse to gamble. Family Days are hugely popular here and across all the other racecourses in the UK, as the majority of race meetings offer free entry to children aged 17 and under. Kids entertainment is often staged alongside the racing, often with a horse theme and the growth of family days has been significant in recent years.’
This season there are two Family Days at Cheltenham Racecourse, one on Sunday 18 November and the other on New Year’s Day.
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