Horseracing isn’t just for adults – children love the excitement of a day at the races too.
At Newton Abbot Racecourse we go to great lengths to make sure it’s a memorable day out for all of the family.
Free entry for Children and Students
A great family day out needn’t be heavy on the purse and so, at Newton Abbot Racecourse, all children aged under 18 can enjoy entry to the racecourse totally free of charge.
If you have older children who are still in education, they can enjoy free entry too when they show a valid student photographic student ID or NUS card.
Children’s play area
We have now moved the Family Enclosure into the Course Enclosure with a dedicated, secure gated enclosure right on the rails.
As part of our effort to ensure that a day’s racing has something on offer for everyone, regardless of age, the new permanent play area will be open at every fixture throughout the season.
Boasting favourites such as a nest swing, traditional swings, a climbing fort with slide and sprung animals, including, of course, a horse, the play area is suitable for young racegoers aged 3 to 12 years. There’s plenty to keep them entertained in-between the racing action.
For those who’d prefer to put their children in a crèche, the Sunflower Day Nursery is open on each raceday. Visit the raceday crèche page to find out more.