A day-out at Thirsk Races is the perfect destination for a day out for all the family and Thirsk Racecourse also offers free admission for all accompanied children under 18, make sure to add this when pre-booking. We have FOUR dedicated family days during our 2024 season, hosting a variety of entertainment for children of all ages to enjoy. In addition to the action-packed race programme, all family raceday entertainment is provided free of charge and located in the Grandstand Paddock and Picnic Enclosure.
Sunday 16th June – SkyBet Sunday Series – Father’s Day An exciting addition to the fixture list, we are delighted to be hosting a Father’s Day-themed ‘SkyBet Sunday Series’ meeting on Sunday 16th June. A relaxed affair where we will be operating as one-enclosure and strictly NO dress code, we are encouraging families to join us for a real celebration by treating the father figures in our lives to a day at the races!
A quality day of racing, with over £200k in prize money, the day will host a range of free activities for the children including bouncy castles, inflatable slides, balloon modelling and face painting also available.
Friday 9th August – Circus Family Day A popular fixture in our calendar, we’re delighted to be welcoming back the National Festival Circus with their award-winning performances in their big top. We will also host bouncy castles, inflatables, balloon modelling, face painting and a range of traditional fairground stalls alongside an afternoon of racing.
Friday 30th August – All Creatures Great and Small Family Day Join us in celebrating our town’s heritage as the home of the world-famous Yorkshire Vet, James Herriot. With a visit from a mini petting farm, with everything from Llamas to ducks, to pigs to bunnies! We will also host bouncy castles, inflatables, balloon modelling, face painting and a range of traditional fairground stalls.
All children’s activities as always, will be FREE at all of our family days.
Our Family Ticket includes entry for two adults plus accompanied children into Grandstand Paddock and Picnic Enclosure. Now available for all racedays, this ticket can be pre-booked in advance for £25 and also bought on the day for £30.
Family Ticket holders are welcome to park in the public car park, however, should you wish to bring the car into the Park and View area we would advise purchasing the Park and View ticket instead.
Please enter via the Grandstand Entrances and any patrons attempting to admit without a child present will politely be asked to purchase an Adult admission.
(Nb. This ticket is for families only and parties must include at least one child)