Exciting racing in Sussex at Easter

This Easter holidays, racecourses up and down the country are staging a host of family-friendly racedays, when under 18s (and in some cases under 17s) are admitted completely free of charge and extra entertainment is laid on to suit all ages.
Sussex Racecourses, Plumpton, Brighton and Fontwell Park, host a number of special family days between them, with entertainment taking place alongside the horse racing including fun fairs, donkey rides, Easter Egg Hunts and fancy dress.

Get close to the racing action at Plumpton Photo: Jeannie Knight

Plumpton Racecourse welcomes its Easter Festival Eggstravaganza on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday (21 and 22 April 2019), when top-notch racing and family fun collide in the racecourse’s biggest weekend of the year. With more than £200k of prize money up for grabs on the track over the two days, entertainment off-the-track includes a Fun Fair, Easter Egg Giveaway, Derby Horse Hoppers, face painting, donkey rides and live music.

Accompanied under 18s are admitted completely free of charge and adult tickets start from just £13.


Brighton Racecourse hosts its season opener and themed Mad Hatters Raceday on Saturday April  20, when racegoers are invited to don their favourite hat to be in with a chance to win a prize. Advanced tickets start at £18, and accompanied under 18s are free of charge.


Expect some exciting racing action at Brighton
Photo:Brighton Racecourse

Friday April 12 sees the Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday over at Fontwell Park Racecourse, when racegoers can enjoy a traditional Sussex Easter with seven excellent horse races and a range of free activities and entertainment for the children, including the hugely popular Easter Egg Hunt. Tickets start at £15 and again, accompanied under 18s are free of charge.

Exciting action at Fontwell Park    Photo Jeannie Knight


These fixtures form a part of Great British Racing’s Under 18s Race Free campaign, which has been created to highlight the fact that young people can go racing for free throughout the year, resulting in an incredible day of impressive sporting action, fresh air and family entertainment that really doesn’t have to break the bank.

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