The Races SA Family Days | There’s nothing like a day at the races | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

 The Races Family Days

The Races SA Family Days 2016

There’s nothing like a day at the races

This summer enjoy some family-friendly races at locations around Adelaide and South Australia from Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier, Morphettville to Murray Bridge.

Murray Bridge Christmas Cup | Sunday 4 December 2016

It’s one of the biggest Family Days in the state with kids’ rides, face painters, giveaways, Games 2 U, Kelly Sports and an appearance from Santa himself!

Free for the kids:

  • Water Slides
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Face painters
  • Giveaways
  • Kelly Sports
  • Appearance from Santa

Buy your tickets now so you don’t have to line up on race day.

Free entry for kids under 18, and adult entry is $15.

Sunday 4 December | Murray Bridge Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Bordertown Cup | Sunday 11 December 2016

The annual Doan Pharmacies Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season!

There will be something for the whole family with the Fashion at the Races competition and live music for the adults and free face painting, giant slide and jumping castle for the kids as well as a guest appearance by Santa and ‘Archie’ the Horse with lots of Christmas goodies!

Free for the kids:

  • Face painting
  • Giant slide
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Giveaways

Buy your tickets now for the races at Bordertown.

Adult entry is $15 and entry is free for kids under 17.

Sunday 11 December | Bordertown Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Port Lincoln Family Fun Day | Sunday 18 December 2016

The last weekend before Christmas is the perfect time to catch up with family and friends for a day out at The Races!

There is plenty of free action for the kids and for those wanting to fill their stomachs, local chef Kris Bunder is preparing a special three course roast lunch!

Free for the kids:

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Santa’s Helpers with Lolly Bag giveaways
  • Ice-creams
  • Face Painting

Buy your tickets here for the races at Port Lincoln

Sunday 18 December | Port Lincoln Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Boxing Day Family Day at Morphettville Racecourse | Monday 26 December 2016

Boxing Day at Morphettville is a family favourite as it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family you couldn’t on Christmas Day.

With heaps of free kids’ activities, it’s a blast for the kids and of course, there’s a full program of live racing to enjoy!

Find out more here about Boxing Day Family Day

Monday 26 December 2016 | Morphettville Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Naracoorte Family Race Day | Monday 2 January 2017

Celebrate the summer holiday season by having a day out with family and friends at the Naracoorte Family Day!

A dedicated undercover Kids Zone will keep the kids entertained for hours with free face painting, colouring in competition and games and activities from Kelly Sports the kids can run free while the adults can catch up with all the festive season news with friends and family!

Buy your tickets here to the races at Naracoorte

Monday 2 January 2017 | Naracoorte Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Gawler Family Fun Day | Wednesday 4 January 2017

Continue the fun of Summer holidays and head to the Gawler Racecourse for the Gawler Family Fun Day!

The kids will be entertained for hours in the Kids Zone with Water Slides, Jumping Castles, Face Painting, Kids Games, Fairy Floss, Iced Slushies and many other activities!

Why not jump on the train to the track? It’s just an hour away from the city!

Adults: $10

Free Entry for Kids Under 18

Buy your tickets here to the races at Gawler

Wednesday 4 January 2017 | Gawler Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Mount Gambier Summer Cup | Sunday 22 January 2017

Celebrate the end of the Summer School Holidays and Australia Day with a big family day out at the Holcim Summer Cup!

There’s heaps of free entertainment for the kids including a bouncy castle, face painting, mini golf and more!

Adults $12
Free Entry for Kids Under 18

Buy your tickets here to the races at Mount Gambier

Sunday 22 January | Mount Gambier Racecourse | Gates open 11am

Kangaroo Island Racing at The Cygnet | Saturday 28 January 2017

The Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop is more than just a race day – it’s a foodie’s dream with something to tempt every palate!

One of the biggest days on the island has great food and drink from local producers and Archie the Stable Stars Mascot with giveaways for the kids!

Buy your tickets here for the races on Kangaroo Island

Saturday 28 January | Kangaroo Island Racecourse | Gates open 11am

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For more information and all enquiries please visit The Races SA website

What: The Races SA Family Days

When: various dates – see above for details

Where: Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Port Lincoln, Morphettville, Naracoorte, Gawler, Mount Gambier, Kangaroo Island

Who: everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change. Images from Races SA. 

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