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Published 15 August 2012

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August Bank Holiday Weekend

Family Fun this August at Goodwood Racecourse

Take a sandy step back in time at Goodwood Racecourse as the August Bank Holiday Weekend morphs into a quintessentially British 1950’s summer equipped with a funfair, fully functioning beach and live music.

24, 25 & 26 August 2012

Kicking off on Friday 24 August, the three day meeting will evolve in to a typical 1950’s summer holiday scene, complete with its very own pebbled beach, beach huts and deck chairs.  A funfair will keep the kids entertained with favourites including a Helter Skelter and Carousel ready to deliver some thrills and spills, whilst delicious summer foods and fruity cocktails will keep bellies full and thirsts quenched. If that wasn’t enough, live music across the racecourse will have bodies rocking until the very end, making this August Bank Holiday Weekend the ultimate family day out.

Holidaying at home experienced a boom in the 1950’s as thousands flocked to our sunny coasts to revel in pure, unadulterated family bliss complete with sun, sea and sand and for one weekend only, Goodwood combines the fun and excitement of 1950’s British summer with thrilling, fast paced, horseracing.

Friday’s evening meeting will offer race goers the chance enjoy six races before jiving, moving and dancing to live, hip-shaking music whilst Saturday hosts the Group One BetFair Celebration Mile which will see thousands of racing fans flock to the track to watch the action packed race get underway. The revelry will continue into Sunday where the racecourse plays host to a variety of fun activities both on and off the track to keep the whole family entertained.

Adam Waterworth, Managing Director of Goodwood Racecourse commented: “Goodwood is all about providing incredible experiences, from our Friday night sessions to Glorious. Our 50’s extravaganza over the August Bank Holiday weekend really will be a one off, not least because we are reproducing an actual beach, using 40 tonnes of pebbles, where racegoers can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. We are really looking forward to it, not least because the staff will be dressing up and joining in the fun too.”

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