Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival | 20 & 22 Apr 2019


Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 2019

The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival has been a family favourite for generations. Bring your own food and drinks onto the course, enjoy a picnic by your car and celebrate the Easter long weekend with family and friends.

The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by the time racing begins the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting, Kelly Sports and roving entertainers.

There’s so much to love about Oakbank Easter Races already, but in case you need reminding about how family-friendly the races are, you’ll find 30 things for the kids to do for your adult $30 general admission entry on Easter weekend listed below.  Remember – kids under 13 are free.

Stable Stars Kids Club Zone will be back at the Oakbank Easter Races this year. In this area they will be able to access FREE activities (listed below from 5 to 11), simply by joining the Kids Club. You can join up on the day to receive your welcome kit, or you can sign up online and ‘check in’ on the day and have your welcome kit posted to you before Oakbank.

Kelly Sports will be providing their ever-popular kids activities (see points 17 to 28).

30 Things For The Kids To Do

1/ BYO – Everything!  Oakbank Racecourse is the only race track in South Australia where you can bring in food and drinks (including alcohol). To keep the costs down, why not pack a picnic basket for the kids, a bottle of wine and some beer for the parents.

2/ Visit the stables and see the horses

3/ Face painting

4/ Watch the horses race past – We all know kids love horses, but imagine the excitement as they sit along the track and see how close the horses race past. The best thing about Oakbank is the ability to sit inside and around the track.

5/ Colouring in

6/ Pony rides

7/ Giant games including jenga, connect 4 and noughts & crosses

8/ Totem tennis

9/ Dress up in jockey silks

10/ Race your mates with our hobby horses

11/ Receive your FREE Stable Stars hat if you complete the passport activity book

12/ Bungy trampoline

13/ Rock climbing wall

14/ Hand ball games

15/ Specky events will be there again this year with their inflatable and static equipment range centered around the famous and insanely popular SPECKY man.  Take a specky with the inflatable footy setup

16/ Practice kicking the footy and handballing

17/ Basketball shootout

18/ Bocce

19/ Ten pin bowling

20/ Foam hockey

21/ Horse hurdle relays

22/ Tug-o-war

23/ Soccer

24/ Arts and crafts

25/ Golf putting

26/ Sack races

27/ Horse shoe quoits

28/ Balloon artists

29/ Easter Egg Hunt – All thanks to Melba’s, the kids will get into the Easter spirit with Easter egg hunts. Times will be confirmed on the day so be sure to check in to see what time they’ll be.

30/  Access to the track – The only racecourse in South Australia where you can access and walk around the track. Take advantage of this, grab the kids, and enjoy these activities around the racecourse.

Read more about the list of 30 things for the kids to do for $30 entry at Oakbank here.

Oakbank Easter Saturday

General Admission

  • Adult $30
  • Pensioner $20 (Will require proof of entitlement ID)
  • Child (13-17 years) $10
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $60
  • Kids under 13 Free

Oakbank Easter Monday

General Admission

  • Adult $15
  • Pensioner $10 (Will require proof of entitlement ID)
  • Child (13-17 years) $5
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30
  • Kids under 13 Free

The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 2018 - Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Races SA website or email info@oakbankracingclub.com.au

What:  Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 2019

When: Saturday 20 April 2019 & Monday 22 April 2019 | 7am – 5pm (gates open 7am)

Where 46 Oakwood Road, Oakbank

Who: Families

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.

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