Fun for all the family at Doncaster Races

Horse racing is a pastime that can be enjoyed by all the family, young and old alike, and this summer sees a Family Fun day take place on the St Leger turf at Doncaster Racecourse sponsored by another favourite local attraction, Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 12:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2016, 12:16 pm
Family Fun Day

Sunday 12th June will see the Grandstand and Family enclosures transformed into a haven on family fun with a range of activities for children of all ages to enjoy along with Captain Barnacles from the Octonauts who will be making personal appearances.

“Our family fun days are always hugely popular with families from local Doncaster communities and further afield enjoying a packed race card and lots of family entertainment,” said Abby Chandler Marketing Manager Doncaster Racecourse. “We are delighted to welcome Yorkshire Wildlife Park as our sponsors this year and also Captain Barnacles the brave polar bear extraordinaire!”

Captain Barnacles, a brave polar bear and leader of the Octonauts crew, will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. In the Grandstand Enclosure is Mr Dan’s Circus Skills Workshop, a magician, The Creation Station and a colouring competition whilst in the Family Enclosure visitors can enjoy Face Painting, a magician and Mini Kicks football fun. Grandstand tickets allow access to activities on both Grandstand and Family whilst Family tickets are specific to the Family Enclosure only.

“There is plenty to keep the children occupied and with seven exciting races older children and adults can enjoy cheering on their chosen horse to the winning post,” said Abby. “And, in addition to the entertainment, we have restaurant packages available – a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon.”

John Minion, CEO Yorkshire Wildlife Park commented, “ It is very pleasing to partner with another popular Doncaster tourist attraction to host a day out for all the family and together we are working hard to make Doncaster a fantastic place to visit. Our Family fun day promises to be a great day for everyone with lots of activities and a packed race card.”

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