Gnome in the Enchanted Forest at Flemington Racecourse

Bring the whole family along for a day of enchantment, excitement and fun.

Come and Feel the Magic in the Enchanted Forest

The leafy greenery of The Elms will come alive with magic and enchantment on Australian Guineas Day presented by 3AW. Expect fairies, gnomes and wizards!

Flemington Racecourse is always a great place to bring the kids with plenty of free activities on the Flemington Family Lawn, but on Saturday 2nd March we’ve planned a kid’s day out of magical proportions. Here’s a taste of what to expect on the best family day out this Autumn.

Despite the forecast temperature, the Enchanted Forest will be super shady under the elm trees with misting fans, sprinklers, plenty of umbrellas, complimentary water and sunscreen.

Fairy Scavenger Hunts
Don’t miss the entertaining and interactive scavenger hunts lead by life-size fairies. Kids will have the opportunity to find and keep little treasures hidden amongst the forest. Scavenger hunts will run every hour on the hour and last approximately 30-40 minutes. Register on the day to participate.

Wonderful World of Wizardry
If your child loves magic, make your way to the Fairhaven Marquee at 1:30pm and 3:30pm where our wizard will give Harry Potter a run for his money with illusions and hocus pocus. Phar Lap Club members will be given VIP access to these shows.

Magical Arts and Crafts
What kid doesn’t want their own magic wand, headband, Peter Pan hat or Lost Boys beads?! Let their creatively run wild with glitter, feathers and other embellishments.

Rides, Rides and More Rides!
The giant teacup ride will have kids twirling around in delight while the Peter Pan Pirate Ship will have them rocking the day away. A giant inflatable caterpillar will have children climbing and crawling along 14 metres of bouncy fun. Phar Lap Club members will be given VIP access to the amusement rides.

Music and Story Time
For the musically-inclined the interactive Magical Music Circle is the place to be with plenty of instruments for every child. If storytime is a favourite past time don’t miss our fairies reading mystical stories amongst the toadstools.

Enchanting Eats
Take a break from the activities and grab a bite from the Gnomes Kitchen where fresh and healthy food is given a playful twist. From rainbow coleslaw to tasting plates inspired by the forest floor and refreshing fruit treats, there will be delicious eats for all ages. Phar Lap Club members will receive a food token to the Gnomes Kitchen. 

Flemington Family Lawn
All your favourite Family Lawn activities are running as usual on the west end of the Front Lawn with Kelly Sports outdoor games, face painting, balloon artists, and a soft play area for the little ones.

Experience all this and more in our Enchanted Forest. All activities are free and kids under 16 years receive complimentary raceday entry. Grab your tickets via Ticketek here.

To learn more about our Phar Lap Club head here.

*Note this article was updated on Thursday 28th February following the measures put in place for the hot weather forecast for Australian Guineas Day. Unfortunately the unicorn ponies are unable to attend and need to stay in the cool of their stables where there's rainbows.

Kids will enjoy a day of enchantment, excitement and fun in the Enchanted Forest at Flemington Racecourse.