The Summer Mile Family Raceday had entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. There were seven exciting races out on the track with Master of the Seas taking the Group 2 Summer Mile for trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey James Doyle. Earlier in the day children took centre stage with 2 pony races, it was great to see them on the Ascot turf and we may have seen some of the jockeys of the future! Other children looking for a career in the saddle were able to take a pony ride during the afternoon.
Families were invited to the Old Paddock Family Enclosure where there was plenty of space to relax while the children were entertained. Children could join our welcome party, meet a dinosaur and say hello to mermaids and fairies. New skills were learnt with circus skills, gravity boots and segways to masters, crazy golf to try and a mobile cave to explore. There were also assorted fairground rides, music and dancing throughout the day.
Located under cover at the end of the Grandstand was the Colts and Fillies area where members could decorate a tote bag and then collect a yummy lollipop. There was also dino egg decorating and the ever-popular face painting on offer.
Thrilling racing and full-on fun resulted in a great day out for the whole family.
The Spring family raceday featured an afternoon of Jumps racing alongside a range of countryside activities to keep the whole family entertained. Colts and Fillies members could collect a free junior lanyard on arrival which contained details about the day and a host of facts, puzzles and activities.
The Club sponsored the fifth race and Colts and Fillies members Brianna and Oliver did a fantastic job of representing the club, picking the best turned out horse and presenting mementos to the winning owner, trainer and jockey.
In the main arena, there were entertaining performances throughout the afternoon including dog agility, sheepdogs and the cheeky ferret roadshow. Away from the arena, there was a chance to be hands-on with woodwork, bushcraft skills and seed bomb creation, before learning all about the wonderful world of bees.
There were furry friends to meet, a climbing wall to scale, ponies to ride and remote-control cars to drive round an obstacle course. Scotty, our club mascot, was on hand to ensure all the children were having a good time with face painting, arts and crafts and the interactive soft toy wildlife hospital.
Club members could access the exclusive Easter biscuit decorating activity to decorate a scrumptious biscuit for themselves.
The weather was kind and the rain stayed away to ensure a great day out for the whole family.