Family Fun Race Day

Family Fun Race Day


Pickle says… I have never been to the races – Mummy went to Cheltenham last year and really enjoyed it, so when we were invited by Great British Racing to go to family fun race day at our local racecourse, Ffos Las, we were very excited to go along…

Family Fun Race Day

There are more than 200 exciting events taking place at racecourses around the country over the summer holidays with under 18s going free to most of them. They are brilliant affordable days out for the whole family.

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At Ffos Las there was loads of activities to keep me (and the teens) entertained, including rodeo horse, a golf driving competition, basketball shootout, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, face painters and much more. The mascot Ffossy was also there, and the activities were all free!

We had a day of beautiful warm sunshine, and a table for the day in Bridles Restaurant. A delicious summer carvery and desert were served, and Mummy had coffee too. I had a fab activity bag and toy horse to take home.

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We had never been to Ffos Las before and were very impressed with the facilities, enjoying a behind the scenes tour too, including the weight room where I was weighed and we saw a real jockey! We are huge animal lovers and were pleased to see and hear about the safeguards and facilities the racecourse has, to help prevent any injuries and deal with them as quickly and safely as possible if there is an accident – that goes for both the jockey and the horse.

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We enjoyed watching some races from the balcony and had an awesome view. It was very exciting but we didn’t win anything!

We really enjoyed our family fun day at the races and are looking forward to going back again soon.

There are still lots of events to look forward to – here is a list:

Friday 31st

In celebration of the Under 18’s Race Free initiative, comedian David Walliams and The Crown actor Billy Jenkins have co-starred as father and son in a series of sketches. Go to to watch the Horsing Around videos and find your local family raceday.

We were guests at the Family Fun Race Day, but all thoughts and photos are ours!


  1. I haven’t been to the races since I was a child and would love to take my kids – looks much more child friendly these days

  2. I personally don’t agree with horse racing myself but it’s great to see that there were so many other activities on offer!

  3. Not been to the races before need to go to one someday as looks like so much fun,

  4. I have never been to the races. I have been to Cheltenham Race Course for an event, but it didn’t involve a race unfortunately. I would love to attend a race day, hopefully soon.

  5. I’ve never been to anything like this before but all the events that’s on seem great! 🙂 x

  6. That sure dos look like a fun family day out. I love the photo of your little one on the giant deck chair that is so cute!!!

  7. I was at Newmarket just a couple of weeks ago to enjoy the racing and then George Ezra performed – it’s a great family day out x

  8. What a fun day our for the whole family and the food at Bridles Restaurant looks so amazing and delicious too! Something I know my family will enjoy

  9. I personally don’t agree with horse racing, however this looks like a fab day out for any family who enjoys the event. It is good to know that they are also putting in more safeguards for horses and jockeys alike.

  10. Looks like you all had a fun day xx

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