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Children dressed in jockey silks racing down the track at Bath Racecourse on the May Bank holiday family fun day.

Kids Takeover Racing

Mon 06 May

Looking for family fun days out near Bristol and Bath? Bath Racecourse's unique Kids Takeover Racing Family Fun Day is a really great idea for fun days out with the family offering free family entertainment alongside exciting horseracing.

They say never work with children and animals, well we're doing both and letting the kids take the reins at this special family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May.

An action-packed day of family fun, it'll be all smiles as the kids enjoy all of the free family entertainment and you'll be smiling too as under 18s come in for free! Plus, you can keep the great value going by bringing your own picnic.

It doesn't matter if you've never been racing, the whole family will love seeing the horse up-close in the Parade Ring before soaking up the atmosphere as the horses' thunder down the home straight and across the finishing line in the seven races taking place throughout the day.

FREE Family Entertainment!

They'll be a dedicated family area with inflatables, face painting, Go-Karts, Derby Hoppers and ride on toys perfect for toddlers - all included in the entry price. Plus, kids will receive a free activity pack and be invited to wear jockeys silks for a race down the track in the kids' running race.

Please be aware that due to ongoing requirements relating to equine influenza, Pony Rides and the Shetland Pony Race will no longer be taking place.

Take Part!

Do you know a wannabe racing commentator, sports presenter or Clerk of the Course? We are looking for five children aged between 8 - 12 to take part in this event and take over a racing role for the day!

Find out more and enter here.

How to find us

Bath Racecourse is located north of Bath City centre and is easily accessed from Bristol and the M4 with plenty of free parking. Alternatively, there's a bus service from outside Bath Spa train station.

Food and drink

As it's a family day, picnics can be bought into the racecourse but there are also a variety of food stalls and bars where you can purchase refreshments.


Save £3 on Grandstand Enclosure tickets when booked in advance and remember, under 18s get FREE entry!

Popular Ticket Options

Royal Crescent Restaurant - Gold Package

Take a seat in the luxurious Royal Crescent Restaurant on the first floor of the multimillion-pound Langridge stand, which boasts stunning views across the racecourse and its own balcony. As well as a sumptuous three-course a la carte meal prepared by our award-winning chefs, our Gold Restaurant package also includes a light afternoon tea of cakes and scones. Of course, tea and coffee, a raceday programme and hospitality admission are all included and you’ll have your private table reserved for the whole event. Please note this package does not give you access to the Roof Garden.

Family Suite Package

‘Enjoy a family friendly hospitality experience from your very own private suite, with balcony overlooking the finishing line . This package includes a scrumptious two course menu, a private cash bar from which you can purchase drinks, admission tickets for your group and raceday programmes. Please note that a family suite requires a minimum of 16 guests in total with at least 10 adults attending. Please call the office to book places for under 18s.

Ploughman's and Cream Tea

Upgrade your entry into the racecourse and experience your day at the races in our charming Mornington Suite, with access onto the private terrace for views of the finishing straight. Treat yourself to a delicious ploughman’s lunch rounded off by our scrumptious cream tea of scones. This package also includes your hospitality entry ticket in to the racecourse and raceday programmes. Please note that tables are for 10 people. If your party is less than 10 you will be sharing with others.

Roof Garden Ticket - Adult

Enjoy all of the benefits of a Grandstand Enclosure ticket, as well as access to our exclusive rooftop bar. A covered roof terrace on the top deck of the Langridge Stand, the Roof Garden offers panoramic views over the racecourse, as well as delicious food and drink available for purchase at the bar. The Roof Garden has a limited capacity and early booking is advised. This area has a smart dress code.

Family Ticket Package

Great value for families saving up to £15, get two adult Grandstand Enclosure tickets with up to four children’s tickets (under 18s) plus a bag of doughnuts to share and two race programmes. (Already discounted from the on-the-day price)

Grandstand Enclosure Ticket

Save £3 when you book in advance, get close to all the action on and off the track with a Grandstand Enclosure ticket. Giving you general admissions into the racecourse, view the exciting racing trackside or from the Grandstand, see the horses before each race in the Parade Ring and access plenty of bars, eateries and places to bet. Advance discount already applied.

Centre Course Enclosure Ticket

Save £2 when you book in advance. Drive into the centre of the course and pick your spot to enjoy the racing and a picnic. You’ll have access to place a bet and grab a snack but please be aware these facilities are limited. A good value ticket option for families. Advance discount already applied.

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Fixture Details

Gates Open

First Race

Last Race

Race Type Flat

Number of Races 7

Dress Code

The dress code in hospitality areas and the Roof Garden is smart casual. Sportswear, trainers and fancy dress are not permitted. There is no dress code in the Grandstand, however sportswear is discouraged. Fancy dress is allowed, providing it's decent and would not cause offence to other guests. The dress code does not apply to children under 10. Click here for more information.

Children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult (*Some exceptions apply - including Lansdown Live events). ID may be required.

A fulfilment fee (max £2.75) may apply to some orders. Where applicable, this will be shown in the online checkout.

No refund shall be given in respect of any unused part of any badge or other entitlement. Click here for our full terms and conditions.

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