Wyong’s Family Race day a winner with the kids


Wyong’s popular SEAFM 103.1 Family raceday keeps getting bigger and better each year.

Held on the Sunday around the Australia Day Long weekend this year’s event attracted more than 1200 racegoers and hundreds of children who were kept entertained throughout the afternoon by a host of family friendly activities.

Wyong CEO David Jewell said that the Club invests heavily in Family day with the view of engaging with the local community. “Racing is not just about wagering, a horses running around the track, racing has been part of the wider Wyong community since 1875 and Family day is an event that is very important to the Club.”

A highlight is the Kids Fashion on the Field competition with over 100 youngsters taking part. Every child got a goodie bag prize and there were sashes and over $1000 in prizes for the winners and runners-up in each of the seven categories – Under 5 Novelty Best dressed, Under 5 Master and Miss Best Dressed Summer plus 6 to 11 years and 12 – 16 years Master and Miss Best Dressed Summer categories.

This year the Australian Reptile Park did two shows in the Club’s big air conditioned marquee and there were also Magic Shows, Kiddie Kartz, a 9D mobile Cinema, sand artwork, flower making, lawn and water games, face painting, bouncy castles and other rides, plus the local Fire and Rescue Service were there.

The best thing about the day is all the entertainment and rides were free. David Jewell said the feedback from parents once again was terrific. “It is the end of the school holidays, the kids are getting bored, it’s an expensive time of year for families but they can come along to the Wyong races and have a great day out and not be putting their hand in the pocket all day.”

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