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Fakenham Racecourse offers free entry to under-18s at New Years Day meeting

Festive cheer comes to East Anglia this year, with Fakenham Racecourse offering a special day out during the Christmas holidays, to which under-18s are admitted completely free of charge.

The fixture is a part of Great British Racing’s Under-18s Race Free initiative.

This sees racecourses up and down the country offering free entry to accompanied under-18s, providing a fun family day out at a cost that won’t break the bank.

Race goers watching the action from Cheltenham on the big screen at Fakenham Racecourse.. (23897863)
Race goers watching the action from Cheltenham on the big screen at Fakenham Racecourse.. (23897863)

Over the Christmas Holidays alone, there are 48 family-friendly racedays taking place across the UK offering free entry to under-18s.

Festive entertainment this year includes carol singing, visits from Father Christmas and his reindeer, funfair rides and even an animatronic polar bear!

At Fakenham’s New Year’s Day meeting, racegoers can brush off the cobwebs and experience the fresh air and stunning countryside surroundings, whilst enjoying a day of excitement and thrills, with plenty to see and do for all ages.

Advanced adult tickets start from just £10, with accompanied youngsters aged 17 and under admitted for free.

Earlier this year, Great British Racing shared research divulging that more than 80 per cent of parents feel that cost prevented their children from participating in activities outdoors.

A day at the races delivers fresh air, exercise and excitement and, through the Under-18s Race Free campaign, affordability for families.

Toby Shaw, director of communications and marketing at Great British Racing, said: “We know that parents find it hard to find affordable family days out during the school holidays.

"So we want to highlight our Under-18s Race Free campaign and to make sure that families are aware about the great racedays on offer to them, all over the country this Christmas.

“There are very few occasions that offer spectacular sporting action, additional entertainment and free entry to under-18s, so this is something that we’re immensely proud to shout about.”

Fakenham's next race meeting takes place on Tuesday.

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