Get ready, get set and join Newmarket Racecourses’ Sports Day for family fun in the sun

Monday 30 July 2018

Sports Day comes to Newmarket on the Saturday 4 August, as Newmarket Racecourses’ signature Summer Saturdays continue to excite families and racing fans alike.

On the annual Summer Saturday Sports Day top racing is accompanied by a mass of free sports-based activities and exciting interactive entertainment for all the family to take part in.
Test your skills at school sports games such as the classic sack race, three-legged race, egg and spoon race and relay race, and bounce through the day with bungee basketball and a bouncy castle. In addition, not only is there an extensive play area for your kids to explore, Rowley at Rowley’s Kids Club will be around to keep them entertained throughout the day!
The racing on the track is headlined by The British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes, a Listed race over a mile and a half.

Summer Saturdays on the Adnams July Course
There are a total of seven family-friendly Summer Saturdays taking place throughout the summer until the 18 August, all of which combine exciting racing and free themed on-course entertainment. Adults can explore a number of eateries and bars, while children can enjoy large play areas and a range of themed activities for all the family to enjoy.

Newmarket Racecourses is proud to support Under 18s Race Free, a campaign by Great British Racing which features a comedy series, ‘Horsing Around’ set on a racecourse and starring Britain’s Got Talent host David Walliams.

Speaking of the campaign, David Walliams said: “I really think the Under 18s Race Free campaign is great. So often kids’ days out can be expensive for the family so this could be a fun and different day out for everyone where kids go free. There are a lot of fun things children can do at the races, so it’s great to be part of a campaign to educate families.”

To watch the videos and for more information on Under 18s Race Free, please visit

Newmarket Racecourses’ Rainy Day Guarantee also means that, in the event of a cumulative three hours of rain between gates opening and the final race on any Summer Saturday, those with tickets purchased online will be offered up to four free Grandstand and Paddock tickets for one of two selected racedays in August and October.

Looking for something to celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy a day out that’s a ‘cut above’? Why not try our Champions Lawn Enclosure? A superb alfresco racing experience perfect for a group day out, with a private bar, comfortable seating and fabulous views. There’s also our Trackside Pavilions and award-winning Summer House Restaurant, all offering delicious food and attentive service at your own private table or facility for the day.

Still need a ticket? Prices for Summer Saturdays start from Ł11 per adult in the Garden Enclosure. Under 18s go FREE.

Racegoers are urged to book quickly to avoid disappointment. Why not upgrade and try one of our premium or hospitality experiences? For more information and to book tickets, please visit or speak to a member of our sales team on 0844 579 3010.