Things to do at Half Term in Newmarket

18/10/2017

There are plenty of things to do at half term in Newmarket. Whether it’s a day at the races, a peek behind the scenes at a trainer’s yard, trying your hand at pony grooming or learning about the history of the town, Newmarket has got you covered!

Take a look below to find out more about some of our best things to do at half term in Newmarket.

Half Term at the National Stud

23rd-29th October 2017

Go behind the scenes at a working thoroughbred stud farm on this spectacular 500-acre site in Newmarket, the headquarters of British racing.

The National Stud will once again be operating their school holiday tour schedule this half term with daily tours Monday-Friday at 11:15 and twice daily tours on Saturday and Sunday at 11:15 and 14:00.

Not only this, but the fantastic discounted family ticket will once again be available!

For more information and bookings, click here.

Race Day Tour

25th October 2017

Are you planning on heading to Two Year Old Day this half term in Newmarket at The Rowley Mile Racecourse on 25th October? If so, why not make it a day to remember with our spectacular Race Day Tour?

This tour will give you all the usual thrills of the races, but add an extra dimension by taking you behind the scenes of the UK’s second-biggest spectator sport!

For more information and bookings, click here.

Short Head Tour

28th October 2017

This half-day morning tour is perfect for little legs to enjoy! Experience the excitement of the gallops with exclusive access to Warren Hill during training. Then go behind the scenes at a racing stables to learn more about this fascinating sport.

You’ll finish off by discovering the history of Newmarket and learning all about its connections to horseracing at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art.

For more information and bookings, click here.

Have-a-go Grooming a Pony

Palace House

21st-22nd & 28th-29th October 2017

11am-4pm

Head over to Palace House during half term in Newmarket and have a go at grooming a pony! These friendly residents will be available for the kids to brush and cuddle and there will be the opportunity to learn more about their welfare and nutrition.

This activity is included in the general admission and there is no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the day!

For more information about Palace House, click here.

Colouring Crafts and Object Handling

Palace House

Monday 23rd Oct 11:30 (to follow on from RoR demo) and Tuesday 24th Oct 15:00 (to follow on from RoR demo)

October half term in Newmarket is full of fun activities. Enter the colouring and crafts competition for the chance of winning some wonderful prizes – you can pick up the colouring sheets from Palace House Shop.

Also, the science curator will select items from the stores to hold a pop-up discovery pod! Here you will discover the hidden science behind the objects and have the chance to get up close to some of Palace House’s weird and wonderful collection! 

These activities are included in the general admission and there is no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the day!

For more information about Palace House, click here.

Show and Tell – Side Saddle Saddlery

Palace House

25th October 2017

11am-4pm

Head to Palace House on 25th October and meet Coralie, a traditional saddler, who will explain her unique craft throughout the day. Here you will learn about the work and materials involved in the construction and repair of side saddles.

This workshop is included in the general admission and there is no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the day!

For more information about Palace House, click here.

Museums at Night: Edwardian Halloween Family Fun

Palace House

28th October 2017

5pm-8pm

Come and explore the Packard Galleries in our special Museums at Night event. Meet the servants preparing for the Rothschild family Halloween festivities, Get hands-on with some Edwardian games such as apple-bobbing! Crafts and stories will take place throughout the evening in The Mews so come down and join in the fun! All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Traditional parlour games, blind man’s bluff, apple bobbing, storytelling and crafts – do not miss our eerie Edwardian Halloween Family Fun this Saturday!

Don’t miss our storyteller, every half hour from 5pm until 8pm.

Make sure you book into The Tack Room for a spooky supper!

Admission to Museums at Night: £5.00*

*Includes annual ticket holders

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about any of these things to do at half term in Newmarket, give us a call on 0344 748 9200 of click here to get in touch.

For a full list of things to do in Newmarket, browse our website here.

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