summer holidays

Behind the scenes tour and children's entertainment at racecourse family day

With the school holidays fast-approaching, Newton Abbot Racecourse will be celebrating the start of summer with an extra-special treat for racing lovers at their Family Fun Raceday on Sunday 23 July.

Alongside seven thrilling summer jumps races to entertain racing fans, the racecourse will be offering a rare chance to see behind the scenes on a raceday with their free behind the scenes...

Evening Racing – Tues 29 August

Finish the day on a high with evening racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 29 August.

Gates open at 14.45 ahead of the first race at 16.45. The final race of the day will take place at 19.45.

Tickets are available online now priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 on Monday 28 August and will also be available at the gates on the day.

Children aged 16 and under, plus students with valid photographic ID go FREE.

Be sure to pay a visit to our new children’s play area in the...

Summertime Racing – Wednesday 16 August

Make the most of the summer holidays and enjoy making new memories from your afternoon at the races on Wednesday 16 August.

Gates open at 12.00 ahead of the first race at 14.00. The final race of the day will take place at 17.00.

Tickets are available online now priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 on Tuesday 15 August and will also be available at the gates on the day.

Children aged 16 and under, plus students with valid photographic ID go FREE.

Be sure to pay a visit to our new...

Celebrate 150 years of racing excellence

Join Newton Abbot Racecourse to celebrate 150 years of racing at their 150th anniversary fixture on Wednesday 10 August.

To mark this special occasion there will be a free goodie bag for the first 200 adults and a free gift for the first 200 children through the gates on the day, as well as free face painting for children in the Family Enclosure.

Racing starts at 14:10 and gates open at 12:10. The last race is 17:10. Tickets are available at the racecourse’s online ticket store until 17:00 on Tuesday 9 August.

Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and...

Celebrate the start of the summer holidays at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Sunday 19th July

Spend an afternoon at the races with family on Sunday 19th July and celebrate the start of the summer holidays with Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Racing starts at 13:45 with gates opening at 11:45. The last race will be at 17:05.

To celebrate the start of the summer holidays, there will also be two pony races after the last race.

The Family Enclosure will also be open for every fixture from now until the end of the summer holidays. With a great view of the course for parents, the Family Enclosure features a number of games to keep the children entertained, including a...

Blog: Tony Hogg discusses summer policing and his campaign against 'legal highs'

Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg discusses the challenges that the summer season brings to policing in the region and highlights his campaign against 'legal highs'

The summer holiday is in full swing and as the sun seems to have accepted the key role it has to play in proceedings this year, the annual migration to the south west of eight million...

Roman-inspired craft sessions for kids at City Museum

Children can make a range of Roman-inspired arts and crafts at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 27 July, when it marks the 2013 Festival of British Archaeology.

The ‘Roman Army’ sessions will run from 11am to midday, 1.30pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4pm and youngsters will be able to use a variety of craft materials to make a Roman shield, helmet and flag.

The...

Plymouth's free summer holiday courses filling up fast

Spaces on hundreds of free, fun and exciting courses for young people as part of this year’s Summer Mix programme are filling up fast.

Over 1,200 young people aged 11 to 19 – or 11 to 25 for those with a disability or special learning needs - have already signed up to try something new during August. 120 of the 198 courses on offer are now fully booked.

Plymouth’s fantastic...

Summer holidays are picnic time in Plymouth's open spaces

Take your pick of picnics and parks as the city gets ready for ‘Love Parks week.’

An exciting programme of events will kick off on July 27 – just in time for the start of the summer holidays, so families and young people will have plenty to do outside.

The week is about getting people outside and into our parks and open spaces as well as exploring beautiful locations on the...

Gear up for a cycle savvy summer holiday

Parents looking for activities for their children to get involved with this summer can take advantage of ‘Bikeability’, the cycling proficiency training for the 21st century.

Children aged six years and over can learn valuable new bike skills with courses running throughout the summer holidays.

Bikeability gives young people the skills and confidence to cycle on today’s roads....

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