Family fun out at the races
It’s always great to have something different planned for the weekend, and if you can do something that gets the whole family outside in the fresh air, then so much the better. Unless you’re into horse racing, you might not have considered a day out at a local racecourse as a possibility, but in fact, it’s a great option for a fun day out.
Not only do you get to see some horse racing up close and personal, but if you pick a Family Fun Day there will usually be lots of other entertainment for the kids too. It depends on the size of the course, but sometimes you’ll find there are things like bouncy castles and face painting to keep the kids amused in between the race times.
You could always decide to have a flutter on the races while you’re there using a site like Betfair which offers mobile betting app so that you can make your decisions while you’re out and about. On Betfair, you can even bet in-running if you think you’ve spotted the winner halfway through a race.
Of course, there are some big events in the horse racing calendar that will attract huge crowds to the major race courses. Examples include the Grand National in Aintree, Liverpool, in the UK in April, the Kentucky Derby in May in the States and the Melbourne Cup in Australia in November. If you have young kids, you’re probably best avoiding major events like these as the crowds might be a bit much for the little ones, but you could always watch the big races on TV.
To get your family in the mood for a day at the races, why not watch the Grand National on Saturday 5 April. You certainly won’t be alone – an estimated 600 million people will watch the race live on TV and many of them will be backing Teaforthree, the current favourite on Betfair and other betting sites at a price of around 10/1.
*This is a contributed post.*