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The August Family Days at Catterick Racecourse are always one of the highlights in the fixture calendar and this year is no exception.

First of the two family days, the ABF The Soldier’s Charity Family Day, kindly supported by Simpson Millar, falls on Tuesday 2 August when the gates will be open from 12.10pm.

Alongside the racing action, children can enjoy a variety of free entertainment available in the Course Enclosure throughout the afternoon, including testing their skills on the Bootcamp Challenge, an inflatable obstacle course!

The racing action on the day gets underway at 2.10pm, while the feature race, the 5-furlong Simpson Millar Handicap Stakes is scheduled for 3.45pm.

As with all Catterick’s fixtures, under 18’s race free and on Tuesday 2 August the racecourse is also offering free admission to all military personnel and their families. Military personnel will need to collect complimentary tickets in advance, either from the Garrison Headquarters or from the Racecourse Office.

Fiona Needham, General Manager & Clerk of the Course said: “We’re delighted to be able to restore our collaboration with the ABF The Soldier’s Charity post-pandemic and offer complimentary admission for military personnel. While we offer discounted admission for the military to all our race days, this day is an opportunity for the whole community to come together!”

On the second family day, Monday 15 August, younger racing fans can test their sporting skills on a 9-hole crazy golf course in the Course Enclosure! There will also be bouncy castles and soft play.

While for any youngsters who prefer a puzzle to putting, there will also be a treasure hunt with a sweet prize at the end, and the opportunity to enter the prize draw to win tickets for Lightwater Valley!

There are 6 thrilling races scheduled, with the first at 1.50pm and the last at 4.25pm. Gates will open to the public from 11.50am.

Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “An afternoon of racing gets the whole family outdoors, spending time together and enjoying the action on the track – we always look forward to August, with some of the course’s most popular race days. This year we have two fun-filled family days, as well as Ladies’ Day on Wednesday 24 August!”

Advanced booking discounts are available online at or by calling the racecourse office on 01748 811478 with adult tickets starting at just £5 for the Course Enclosure, or £15 for the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure. Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day.

Hospitality packages are available, while picnics are welcome in the Course Enclosure.

There is a free shuttle bus which brings racegoers to the racecourse from Richmond Market Place. The bus leaves approximately one hour before the first race and will return after the last race.