Kids go racing with Musselburgh Racecourse

I’ve never been horse racing before and to be honest it’s not something that would have crossed my mind to do, especially as a family day out. So when the lovely team at Musselburgh Racecourse invited us all along to their Family Fun Day we were a lil excited to try something new.

And what a great day out we had. We arrived in time for the doors opening and took the handy little shuttle bus from the car park to the door. (Great start when you have a 2 year-old who doesn’t want to walk anywhere.)

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Once inside we were shown to our own picnic table, which just happened to be right beside the racecourse. The views were amazing!

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We were gifted a beautiful picnic lunch each which contained so many treats we had to bring half of it home with us. After our lunch we set off to explore the grounds.

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The team at Musselburgh Racecourse had gone out of their way to make sure that the children were well entertained with a whole host of great kids rides, face painting and Luca’s ice cream, all provided FREE of charge. And FYI all kids entry tickets were FREE too with a paying adult so it really is fantastic value. The kids can go on the rides as many times as they like so are easily entertained for the entire afternoon. The only slight disappointment for us was that the queue for face painting was so long that the kids didn’t manage to get theirs done. Face painting is always going to be super popular though and we probably should have gone straight there on arrival before it got too busy. And they were easily distracted by the free ice cream and the other rides that it didn’t matter too much.

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If all that wasn’t enough entertainment, there was of course the reason we were all there….the races themselves. We popped a little flutter on the first race and actually won (I never win anything so this was most exciting to me)! The kids were so excited to see the horses so close up, as were us grown ups to be honest.

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photo credit: Laura from The Breasest News

As I said, horse racing isn’t something I had really considered as a day out, but we had such a fab time we know we’ll definitely be returning next year. Thanks to all the team at Musselburgh Racecourse for inviting us and putting on such a great day out for the whole family.

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*This was a collaborative post but all views and opinions are entirely my own.

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Win Tickets to Edinburgh Foodies Festival

FOODIES FESTIVAL RETURNS TO EDINBURGH AND YOU CAN WIN TWO TICKETS!

 

I LOVE the Foodies Festival in Edinburgh. Gastronomy at it’s absolute best and with the best food and music line ups. We have been known to return home with bagfulls of delights that we just couldn’t stop ourselves buying.

This year, Edinburgh’s favourite celebration of food and drink returns to Inverleith Park on 3rd, 4th and 5th August 2018, with Masterchef 2018 champion Kenny Tutt, renowned chefs Nico Simeone, Paul Wedgewood and Graeme Cheevers. The weekend’s music will be provided by the likes of Toploader and The Hoosiers as well as a ton of fabulous as yet unsigned bands, all raising funds for homelessness charity Crisis

There’s also an expanded Kid Zone and Kids Cookery Theatre, pre-loaded super soakers and giant games ensuring that Foodies Festival is a fun day out for the whole family.

You can enter here to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to this years Foodies Festival (competition closes on Wednesday 1st August).

And guess what, if you don’t happen to be successful on this occasion you can claim 30% off all tickets  by heading to FoodiesFestival.com and entering FOODIES30 at the checkout, so that’s not too shabby at all.

Good luck and hopefully see some of you lovelies there.

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