A day at the races is always a lot of fun, regardless of whether you win a lot of money or not – and it can even be fun if you lose a lot of money! But rather than just going to the races on any old day, why not make it a special occasion or go when there’s extra activities going on? Here are a few ideas on how to make your day at the races even more fun:
Get Dressed Up
Going to the races is the perfect excuse for getting all dressed up. Ladies, if you’ve ever wanted to wear a fascinator, now’s your chance! Cocktail dresses and funky headwear are all the rage when attending the races, so don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to buy a new frock and the most outrageous, feathery hat you can find. Gents, the same goes for you! Although you can wear your sharpest suit instead, if you prefer.
Bucks and Hen Parties
If you or one of your friends is getting married soon, this is a great opportunity to get down the races and have a good time. After all, you might not be allowed when you’re married! Or you simply won’t want to spend time with your friends once you’re shacked up and in love – so take this opportunity while you still can, and have a riotous good time at the races. Let the drinks flow freely, the jokes be cracked all day, and the money roll in (or out) of your pockets!
Music, Music, Music
A day at the races is a lot of fun in its own right, but it’s even better when there’s added entertainment! See if you can time your day out to coincide with a band’s performance – it’s common for big name bands and artists to make an appearance at the races, especially in the summer time. Just think: you, your friends, your favourite band, drinks and gambling! What more could you ask for?
A Family Day Out
There’s a preconceived notion that days at the races are strictly the domain of young groups of friends with money to spare and time to kill, but that’s just not the case. The races can be a family-friendly place, and even better – kids often go free! Just look out for specific family days and don’t forget to pack a picnic!
Organise a Work Party
Work parties can often feel like boring, forced events which you attend out of obligation, and not because you really want to. Stuffy dinners, awkward karaoke and cheesy antics often just lead to hangovers and embarrassment, rather than being the bonding experience employers hope to achieve by throwing a staff party. So how about mixing it up and organising a day at the races instead? The unusual setting will provoke conversation and laughter, and a few bevvies down the pub will finish the day off nicely!
Win Some Money!
It goes without saying that you should place a few bets while you’re at the races – otherwise, what’s the point? Of course it’s not guaranteed that you’ll win, but that won’t stop you from trying! Try brushing up on your racing knowledge before the day and be sure to keep up to date on the latest horse information, and you’ll stand a much better chance of leaving with more cash than you came with. Just remember to never bet more than you can afford to lose, and don’t be disappointed if you don’t win a single bet all day – after all, you’re there to have a good time, so just laugh it off and enjoy it!