Family Day at Exeter Racecourse is one of the busiest and most fun days of the season! As ever we have fantastic racing action as well as two pony races where the jump racing stars of the future will take to the stage.
We'll have the stars of Ice Age™, Sid and Scrat, paying us a visit at 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm, 3:50pm and 4:50pm. We'll also be giving young ones the chance to experience the thrill of riding a race with our Equicizer, which is a mechanical racehorse.
A behind the scenes tour will take place at 12:30pm before racing, as well as jockeys' autograph sessions during the day and a childrens' running race down the home straight at 1pm.
New this year will be the launch of Junior Jumpers at Exeter – bringing children exclusive news about their favourite jockeys and horses, plus the chance to meet them and take part in special activities. Take a look at the details here and become a Junior Jumper today, before making a date in the diary to visit us on April 11th. We'll also be giving the first 200 children through the gate a FREE children's racecard pack including stickers and crayons! And there is much more besides, with Dartmoor Ponies and other animals to say hello to and get to know, the return of the brilliant Rodeo Pony and Spaceball, rosettes to make and decorate, face painting and much more!
Put Family Day on Tuesday, April 11 into your diary and prepare for a great day out!
But if it is just the action on the track you are after, why not have a look at booking the Desert Orchid Restaurant for the day? On this day, a 3 course carvery luncheon, table for the day overlooking the racecourse, racecard, hospitality staff looking after you and easy access to the Tote can be booked for just £60 per person – 25% off the normal price of £80.
A free bus leaves Exeter St David’s at 12:40am and the Bus & Coach Station at 12:55pm, returning half an hour after the last race.
Haldon Premier badge holders have access to all public areas, including the Haldon Stand, with the Denman Room serving a light lunch and full range of drinks and the Best Mate Bar next door. Upstairs, racing may be enjoyed in warmth and comfort from the Iddesleigh Gallery, which offers a superb panoramic view of the track.
Grandstand and Paddock badge holders have access to all public areas other than the Haldon Stand. The AP and Martin Pipe Bars offer fully licensed bar facilities and light snacks, whilst there is a burger van at the rear of the stands.
Grandstand and Paddock badge holders have access to all public areas other than the Haldon Stand. The Romany King and Martin Pipe Bars offer fully licensed bar facilities and light snacks, whilst there is a burger van at the rear of the stands.
Includes Premier admission, racecard, £5 meal voucher, glass of wine or pint of beer
Includes Grandstand & Paddock admission, racecard, £5 meal voucher, glass of wine or pint of beer
Reserved table for the afternoon
3-course set luncheon with tea and coffee to follow
Haldon Premier Admission
Free car parking
The restaurant also offers tote betting facilities, televised live racing and a fully licensed bar, making it an ideal base for the day – your table is yours for the whole afternoon. However, should you wish to venture outside, there is convenient access to the betting ring and paddock.
The Desert Orchid Restaurant opens 2 hours before the first race.
ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB OR BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE ON 01392 832599
Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions.
PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE. TO PURCHASE PRIVATE BOX PACKAGES PLEASE CALL 01392 832 599
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