How to get the best from a day at Barbury

24-December-2017
24-December-2017 16:38
in General
by Admin

Christmas is a great time to celebrate a lifetime following racing. It's a perfect time to get together with friends or family and head direct to your nearest racecourse or Point-to-Point track. Take the kids and get some welcome fresh air into everyone's lungs after the Christmas excesses, or if the weather is poor, follow your racing online. And there's no better place to be than at Barbury for the only International Point-to-Point in the UK, on Saturday January 20th 2018.

Those who bet online can get horseracing free bet offers for larger payouts. Bet on your preferred fancy, and watch the action unfold on a laptop or computer. It's easy, simple and makes sure you don't miss out on any of the action. 

Although the entire racing experience of going to a racecourse may be unique to you, your children may not feel the same. Here are 3 tips to pass on your enjoyment to them. 

Get to know the horses & jockeys

For most children, seeing the majesty of the Thoroughbred is enough to pique their interest. All horses that participate in Point-to-Point races in the UK have a Hunters' Certificate issued in the UK or Ireland. Horses racing wil be announced before the race is due to start. IN licensed raing, this will be 24 hours before the race; in Point-to-Point races, just 45 minutes before each event. Educate your children by teaching them about the strengths and weaknesses of each of the horses. At a Point-to-Point, you can enter the Weighing Tent to see the jockeys weigh out too. 

 

Grab a bite to eat and a drink

One of Barbury's best features is the range of food and refreshment concessions to keep you well fed and watered. You'll find everything you need in the Barbury Kitchen, from hot pasties to hog roast baps, every type of coffee under the sun to venison burgers and hot chocolate. Martin Lowman offers an excellent hog roast stall that goes down a treat during the mid winter meetings. Wash it all down with a hot chocolate whilst your children are watching the races from the rail.

If you're looking for a finer dining option, the Barbury Brunch Restaurant offers a two course hot lunch and wines within the Members' Bar.

Reserve Space Ahead of time

Some of Barbury's meetings can be very popular, especially the International, Britain's most valuable Point-to-Point programme. Get there early, walk along the horse lines or around the course, and get your tracksidde partking position in good time. If you're coming from further afield, you may want to make a weekend of it, and stay at the Pheasant at Lambourn, not far away. 

There's no dress code at Barbury, so come informal, but dressed for the weather. Barbury is a great place to let the children loose. There's plenty of space, and loads of fresh air and hills to exhaust them! Plan your day in advance and have a great time!

Next Event

When?

Sunday April 8th - Tedworth

 

Where?

Barbury, 3m N of Marlborough, off A346, Jn 15 M4

 

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How to get the best from a day at Barbury

24-December-2017
24-December-2017 16:38
in General
by Admin

Christmas is a great time to celebrate a lifetime following racing. It's a perfect time to get together with friends or family and head direct to your nearest racecourse or Point-to-Point track. Take the kids and get some welcome fresh air into everyone's lungs after the Christmas excesses, or if the weather is poor, follow your racing online. And there's no better place to be than at Barbury for the only International Point-to-Point in the UK, on Saturday January 20th 2018.

Those who bet online can get horseracing free bet offers for larger payouts. Bet on your preferred fancy, and watch the action unfold on a laptop or computer. It's easy, simple and makes sure you don't miss out on any of the action. 

Although the entire racing experience of going to a racecourse may be unique to you, your children may not feel the same. Here are 3 tips to pass on your enjoyment to them. 

Get to know the horses & jockeys

For most children, seeing the majesty of the Thoroughbred is enough to pique their interest. All horses that participate in Point-to-Point races in the UK have a Hunters' Certificate issued in the UK or Ireland. Horses racing wil be announced before the race is due to start. IN licensed raing, this will be 24 hours before the race; in Point-to-Point races, just 45 minutes before each event. Educate your children by teaching them about the strengths and weaknesses of each of the horses. At a Point-to-Point, you can enter the Weighing Tent to see the jockeys weigh out too. 

 

Grab a bite to eat and a drink

One of Barbury's best features is the range of food and refreshment concessions to keep you well fed and watered. You'll find everything you need in the Barbury Kitchen, from hot pasties to hog roast baps, every type of coffee under the sun to venison burgers and hot chocolate. Martin Lowman offers an excellent hog roast stall that goes down a treat during the mid winter meetings. Wash it all down with a hot chocolate whilst your children are watching the races from the rail.

If you're looking for a finer dining option, the Barbury Brunch Restaurant offers a two course hot lunch and wines within the Members' Bar.

Reserve Space Ahead of time

Some of Barbury's meetings can be very popular, especially the International, Britain's most valuable Point-to-Point programme. Get there early, walk along the horse lines or around the course, and get your tracksidde partking position in good time. If you're coming from further afield, you may want to make a weekend of it, and stay at the Pheasant at Lambourn, not far away. 

There's no dress code at Barbury, so come informal, but dressed for the weather. Barbury is a great place to let the children loose. There's plenty of space, and loads of fresh air and hills to exhaust them! Plan your day in advance and have a great time!

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