If you’ve only ever experienced Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, then it’s time to grab the kids and head to Flemington this summer. The pace on the track is just as fierce, but off-track its chill out time – think picnic, think sunshine and think good times.
For the kids
There’s a full program of fun for kids to enjoy trackside. Face painting, balloon artists, hobby horse races, soft play area and various outdoor games for children of all ages- all in eyesight of your picnic rug. Plus kids get in for free!
Where: Flemington Front Lawn – West End
One of the most-loved activities at Flemington is getting up close and personal with our four-legged “Living Legends” aka horse racing champions. This Saturday Rogan Josh and Brew will be waiting for pats and carrots – oh and of course, selfies!
Where: All day at the horse stalls 41 & 42 and parading in the Mounting Yard after races two and five
For the Parents
Let your hair down and enjoy a day in the sunshine with a couple of delicious cocktails at the James Boag’s Premium Lawn Bar, including, our signature Flemington Fling – the perfect refreshment. Once you’ve got your drink in your hand, sit back and relax while listening to the stripped-back tunes of Jack and Jackson throughout the day. They’ll be playing your favourite acoustic covers from race 1 until the last race.
Where: Flemington Front Lawn
Racing continues with a jam packed 9-race card including the exciting Listed Chester Manifold Stakes. The final race on the card may even see Soho Ruby go back-to-back at Flemington after her outstanding win on New Year’s Day.
This summer we have bought your other love to the track, golf. We have transformed an area of the front lawn into a putting green to hold our very own longest putt competition. Show off your impressive putting skills in our Pony Putt competition after Races 2 & 7 for your chance to win! Entry is free for everyone over the age of 18+.
And we’ve kept the best news till last... Kids under the age of 16 get in for free and adults cost just $12 for general admission to the racecours. So what are you waiting for? Get the family together, pack a picnic and enjoy a fun day out on the Front Lawn at Flemington.
Purchase your tickets to Chester Manifold Stakes Day today.