On Stakes Day racegoers can enjoy a fun, friendly atmosphere with an abundance of free activities for children, as well as great racing. Visit The Lodge at Hill Square for free facing painting and entertainment or head down to the Parade Ring to see the horses. VRC Junior Members are invited to join in the fun at the Junior Members Nursery Hangout or Chill Ville, which features games and competitions throughout the day. With activities and events for children of all ages, Stakes Day is the perfect day out for the whole family.
The jungle comes alive in Hill Square (adjacent to The Park) this Stakes Day. Meet us at The Lodge and come exploring with us, enjoying face painting, yummy treats, entertainment and much much more. Phar Lap Club members will be welcomed with a special goodie bag and will enjoy priority entry to shows and activities.
Need a place to relax for a few minutes and let the kids recharge? Come down to The Lodge Outdoor Cinema, located in Hill Square (adjacent to The Park) and relax in a bean bag with popcorn in hand. All ages movies showing all day, weather permitting.
Visit the Parade Ring to get up close to the champions of the track. Horse will be in stalls and parading throughout the day.
VRC Members can enjoy a day of family fun with an abundance of activities in the Junior Members Nursery Hangout or book into one of the the Junior Members events or Phar Lap Club Party on Stakes Day.
VRC Junior Members and their friends can celebrate in their own youthful style in The Nursery this Carnival.
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Back again and partying hard on Flemington’s famous Front Lawn, this exclusive ticketed event is perfect for junior members and their guests aged 15-17.
Phar Lap Club members and parents are invited to join us for VIP access at Hill Square adjacent to The Park on Stakes Day. Enjoy fun for the whole family.
Head down to the Nursery Kids Zone and enjoy fun games and activities by Kelly Sports include group sporting games, jumping castles, inflatable obstacle course, face painting and balloon artists.
The Kids Disco Party in the Nursery Kids Zone will be filled with lots of fun, dancing, singing and games!
Parenting facilities are available in both the public and members areas.
Toilets are located in both public and member areas as well as Restaurants, Marquees and Packaged Enclosures.
Restaurants, Marquees & Packaged Enclosures
For information on accessibility services available at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Cup Carnival please click here.
Racegoers who attend with small children have the ability to place a wristband with the guardian/parents name and mobile number to assist in reconciliation if the child becomes lost.
These wristbands are available from entrances and wristbanding booths.
View specific venue access for under 18 years table (PDF)
To view the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival FAQ's please click here.