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Just the ticket! Great family Days Out At Thirsk Races For Only £20

A SUMMER of family fun is galloping along to Thirsk Racecourse with all kinds of entertainment to keep the kids entertained alongside action-packed racing in a picturesque setting.

And thanks to the introduction of a new Family Ticket, great days out for the whole family are better value than ever right through the summer holidays.

For just £20, the Family Ticket allows entry for up to two adults, plus accompanied children, into the Grandstand, Paddock and Picnic enclosures.

The Family Ticket is valid from the Sky Bet Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival meeting on Friday, July 22, all the way through to the end of the season on September 12 – covering seven great meetings.

On July 22, the gates open at 11am, ahead of the first race at 1.10pm, and free entertainment for children will include bouncy castles, face-painting, inflatables and a playground.

Summer highlights include Circus Family Day on Friday, August 5, with the National Festival Circus bringing all the fun of the Big Top. Children can enjoy the slapstick comedy of clowns, have a go at balloon modelling, get their faces painted, and let their hair down on the bouncy castles.

Another great family day out comes on Friday, August 26, with the All Creatures Great and Small Family Day, celebrating Thirsk’s links with legendary television vet James Herriot. The day features a petting farm, with children able to get up close to lots of animals, along with face-painting, traditional fairground stalls, and bouncy castles.

“We know that families are always looking for affordable days out, so the launch of our Family Ticket provides parents with the perfect opportunity to enjoy a day’s racing while knowing that the kids will have plenty to entertain them,” says Erin Boswell, Thirsk’s sales and marketing manager.

“Families can take their own food and drink into the picnic area of the Grandstand Paddock and Picnic Enclosure and make use of the children’s attractions, while mum and dad have a flutter and watch the spectacle of the on-course action – all for £20.”

Thirsk’s fixtures for the rest of the season are:

To book online, go to or call 01845 522276