Image by Paul Johnston
Happy Friday. Can I get a whooop? I hope you have some nice things planned for the weekend – perhaps some time away from these addictive screens? We all need a little time to let our hair down and embrace the magic. I’m kicking mine off by offering you a fantastic prize for a family of 4.
Next Saturday 31st March is one of the biggest social events of the Easter weekend – it’s time for some first-class racing including the £100,000 Queen’s Cup highlight. The raceday features a number of food and drink packages to get that foodie fix and fizz buzz as well as music from Funk Wagon. It’s holiday season, which means time to dance like nobody is watching.
To enter all you have to do is share this post across Facebook and tag a friend who loves a day out. You can also retweet across twitter or comment on Instagram too. I know we all have our own social media of choice. Winner announced this Monday.
For those wanting a family day out, there will be a host of family entertainments to keep even the most wild of youngsters entertained. A dedicated Kids Zone on the Linkfield Lawn will cater for children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, and will feature a variety of fun fair rides, all free of charge. Ring a ding ding. Can I go on them all too?
As well as the ever popular face painting and game stalls, the good old Easter Bunny makes a return for 2018 and will be celebrating the holiday weekend with little racegoers, handing out chocolate eggs for those looking for a sweet treat. There will be an Easter Egg hunt too for those looking to have their own win on Easter Saturday. Bonnie informs me that Easter is her favourite time of the year. Santa move over, it’s all about the Easter bunny.
Aisling Johnston, marketing manager, Musselburgh Racecourse, commented: “The inaugural Easter Saturday raceday was a huge success last year and we’re excited for this year’s event which is set to be a real highlight of the racing calendar once again. As well as exhilarating racing and a number of food and drink outlets, we’ve expanded the offering to include a wide range of family attractions to keep the whole family entertained and create an altogether different holiday weekend experience that is just as fun for adults as it is the children. After all, it’s our Easter break too!”
Easter Saturday’s Queen’s Cup was launched in 2017 following Her Majesty’s longstanding relationship with Musselburgh Racecourse. Having opened the Queen’s Stand back in 1995, Her Majesty returned in 2016 on the racecourse’s 200th anniversary to present the specially commissioned Bi-Centenary Cup.
For more information on available packages and to book tickets visit: www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.
*Children under 17 go free when accompanied by a paying adult.