Children’s favourite on course for Warwick

Captain Barnacles from the Octanauts - a firm favourite on CBeebies - is taking a break from his undersea adventures when he visits Warwick Racecourse on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Gates open at 12.10pm for the dedicated family fun day, which features seven flat races, with the first one at 2.10pm.

As well as Captain Barnacles appearing at intervals throughout the afternoon, there’s plenty else going on to keep the kids happy.

Free entertainment includes slides, a mobile roller rink with roller skates, obstacle courses, a horse simulator, a laser paintball area, swing boats, face painting and much more!

Huw Williams, general manager, Warwick Racecourse, said: “Our Bank Holiday Monday Family Fun Day offers something for everyone. For the youngsters there’s loads to help burn off some energy, while Mum and Dad can enjoy the fantastic horse racing action.”

Adult tickets start from just £10 each, a family ticket is available for £30, while children aged 17 and under get in free.

“This is our penultimate flat race of the summer before the jump season starts, so it’s a great opportunity to admire some super-fast four-legged thoroughbreds while you can. Away from the horse racing action, the racecourse will be alive with youngsters enjoying all the free entertainment especially for them. It’s going to be a great family occasion,” added Huw.

For more information about the Family Fun Day on August 26th, or for any forthcoming fixtures at Warwick Racecourse, visit


Warwick Racecourse is one of the oldest courses in the UK and enjoys a full and exciting racing calendar throughout the year, encompassing flat and jump action. It is located in the heart of England with excellent road and rail links.

In addition to exhilarating horse racing action, the site caters for conferences, events and exhibitions, as well as weddings. Its first-class facilities also make the ideal location for client entertainment, with a variety of hospitality packages and suites available.

Warwick Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, the leading investor and innovator in the UK’s 2nd biggest sport, which runs 15 courses in Britain including Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom Downs and Newmarket.

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