A new club for youngsters has been launched at Fontwell Park Racecourse, attracting more family visitors to the track and the wider West Sussex area, as part of a UK-wide initiative by Arena Racing Group.
The Young Hooves club is free to join and is designed to make family days out at all 15 of Arena Racing Group’s UK courses, including Fontwell Park, even more fun for under-18s, who already get free entry.
While adults get to enjoy thrilling racing, with annual highlights at Fontwell Park Racecourse including the Figure of 8 Family Raceday on Sunday September 8 and the Boxing Day Fixture on Thursday December 26,, now children have a reason to ask for a day at the races too.
Tracy Skinner, General Manager said: “Children love days out at Fontwell Park Racecourse – it’s fresh air, space to run around, the thrill of seeing horses run and lots of facilities for picnics, eating and drinking.
“Our previous family events have proved that parents and youngsters love to visit our racecourses for a special day out – more than 50,000 visitors attend family-friendly fun days across ARC’s courses each year – and we think the new Young Hooves club makes us even more exciting and better value for money.”
In terms of value, Young Hooves is free to join and includes a welcome goody bag with binoculars, a certificate and membership badge, as well as quizzes and sheets about horses.
With adult entry into family-friendly events at Fontwell Park Racecourse starting from just £10 a family with two adults pays from just £20 for a full day of racing, entertainment, activities and a chance to meet the horses, with parking also free.
Youngsters who join Young Hooves will get newsletters and birthday treats and when they attend family fun days, entertainments such as face-painting, inflatables, circus workshops and visits from TV characters ensure they’re entertained for hours.
On the Young Hooves website, children are also able to upload their photography to an online gallery and download puzzles and games.
To join, children can visit www.younghooves.co.uk and fill in their details online.
ARC Racing is the UK’s leading horseracing group, staging more than 550 horse races each year. The company has 15 tracks across the country from Brighton to Newcastle and has events for all the family, from children’s’ fun days to live music from some of the nation’s most famous bands.