Fun for all the family at Goodwood event

GOODWOOD HORSES    (SPORT)      MRW Sunday 8/6/2014 ''// caption applies to the RESULT OF THE RACE //   ''Family Race Day at Goodwood Racecourse on Sunday 8th June 2014''Picture: Malcolm Wells (141691-4599) PPP-140906-101020003
GOODWOOD HORSES (SPORT) MRW Sunday 8/6/2014 ''// caption applies to the RESULT OF THE RACE // ''Family Race Day at Goodwood Racecourse on Sunday 8th June 2014''Picture: Malcolm Wells (141691-4599) PPP-140906-101020003

Goodwood will once again take a sandy step back in time as the racecourse welcomes families, friends and race-goers to its 1950’s inspired August Bank Holiday Weekend.

With lots of entertainment on offer, from a funfair and fully functioning beach to live music and a maze, the fun-filled race weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the last of the British summer amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs countryside.

The three-day festival and the Chichester course commences with an evening meeting on Friday August 22 as the venue transforms into a typical 1950’s holiday scene boasting six thrilling races, a beach, a funfair, vintage eateries and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

As the racing comes to a close, live music from ‘Rockin the Joint’ will keep racegoers bopping before a spectacular fireworks display ends the evening.

Saturday and Sunday follow suit with entertainment for the whole family including the funfair; complete with a Helter Skelter, Big Wheel, Gallopers and Chair-O-Planes, face painting, a windbreak maze and live music throughout the weekend. The racecourse encourages all those attending to dress in 50’s fashion so men, dust down those brogues and ladies prepare your favourite swing skirt as Goodwood Racecourse opens its gates to what will be an unforgettable August Bank Holiday.

Tickets start at just £10 with accompanied children under 18 going free. There is a free return shuttle bus that runs from Chichester Railway Station to the racecourse each day.

For further information or to book tickets, please call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055 or visit www.goodwood.com