Where is it: There are two racecourses side by side in Ascot – Eagle Farm (230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot) and Doomben (75 Hampden St, Ascot), they are separated by Nudgee Rd
What's it all about: Race days are always fun and great for the kids to get up close to the horses - they're even better when they have a family focus!
How can I join in: Put on your best fashions (or as the theme of the day would call for) and head along to enjoy a day out at the races!
Tell me more: A day at the races is always a fun and social day out and every time that we have been, our little guys just marvel at the horses - there's just something about them, the kids could watch them for hours! So add in a few family and kid-friendly touches and you're on to a sure fire winner! There are a couple of Brisbane Racing Club family-focused days that we have been to - Superhero Saturday and Teddy Bear's Picnic - both at Doomben Racecourse (BRC also manages Eagle Farm Racecourse, just across the road). Superhero Saturday is also a fund-raising event for the Starlight Foundation with a portion of the entrance fee going directly to this great organisation.
The days themselves are proper race days, just with a specially designated area for families. There are rides and activities, special guests, family food packages and even junior fashions on the field! Best of all, there are heaps of like-minded families there to socialise with, and plenty of other kids to play with! But the best reaction that we get from the kids is when the horses race past - the little guys are completely amazed at these awesome animals! You can also go for a wander past the stables and check them out in a more peaceful state! Overall, these days are lots of fun, and are a great way to get out as a family!
Amenities: Full amenities and lots of different food and drink options! 👍 👍 👍
Cost: Check the website for entry fee, and keep an eye out for the family entry packs which include a meal!👍 👍
Parking: Plenty of free parking available as well as public transport options! 👍 👍 👍 👍
Access: Good access throughout the racecourse! 👍 👍 👍
Entertainment: With horse-racing, fashions, games and rides on offer, there's heaps here to keep you entertained! 👍 👍 👍 👍
Best for: It's great for the kids as well as the parents! 👍 👍 👍 👍
Wildlife: The horses are magnificent! 👍 👍 👍
Summary: A day out at the races is a really fun way to get out and socialise - both for the kids and adults!👍 👍 👍👍
Hints: Take the kids for a wander past the stables - it's a great way to get up close to the horses
Teddy Bear's Picnic
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