Here are five reasons why a day at the races is just the tonic for the school holiday headache.

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    Value for Money

    Racing may be known as the sport of kings, but you won’t need to reach for the coffers for a day at the races. There are loads of ticket deals available to match your budget, plus kids under 18 get in FREE to the majority of race days.

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    Fresh air

    A lot of kids will be more than happy spending their holidays in front of a screen, but with the long summer stretching out ahead of them a day spent in the great outdoors makes for a healthy break from technology. A day at the races means lots of fresh air and daylight, and with loads of on-course activities for every age, they won’t even realise it’s good for them!

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    Fun for every family member

    A day at the races offers so much more than the races themselves. Your kids will love the dedicated children’s zones with pony-riding, bouncy castles and interactive shows, while you can relax in one of the kid-friendly restaurants or indulge in extra quality family time by unpacking a picnic on the racecourse lawn.

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    Time spent together

    Did you know that on average, British families spend just three hours a week together? Everyone’s busy with school, work and other commitments, but a family trip to the races means you’ll escape the daily grind and spend some quality time with the ones you care about the most.

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    The perfect birthday treat

    Top-notch racing action, brilliant entertainment and loads of food options means a day at the races makes for a birthday your kids will remember for ever. And they can bring their friends along at no extra cost to you, because under 18s go free!
    Check out our fixtures page to see what’s on near you, and contact the racecourses directly to see how they can make your day extra special.