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Family fun alongside horse racing

Goodwood Racecourse Selhurstpark Rd, Chichester PO18 0PS
Tel: 01243 755022
Bank Holiday Racing at Goodwood Racecourse
August 23-25


After the glamour of the Qatar Festival, Goodwood racecourse has offers a contrasting family-friendly event over three magical days.


The August Bank Holiday weekend aims to rekindles the nostalgic summer holidays of yesteryear with a traditional fairground open each day, alongside a petting zoo, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and face painters to create a fun day out for all ages.


Following the early evening races on Friday, there will be fire performers, stilt walkers and a LED ribbon performance, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the course.


The fairground will include a ferris wheel and helter-skelter while children will enjoy animal encounters as well as seeing the race horses on Saturday and Sunday.


All the on-course entertainments and rides are complimentary, as is admission, for children 17 years and under.


Seven races will be run on each of the three days with the first race on Friday at 5pm, finishing at 8pm, and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday with final races on those days at 5.30pm. One of the highlights on Saturday will be the Group 2 Celebration Mile.


Admission prices to the racecourse for adults start at £12 and can be bought in advance from the website at:


The course will be in action again for midweek racing on September 3 and 25 then the final event of the season, Harvest, Hops and Horseracing, will include seasonal food and entertainment on October 13.



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