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Chester Races hosts retro-themed Family Funday

Chester Racecourse is marking the return of its much-loved Family Funday by rewinding the clock to the 70s, 80s and 90s for a special retro-themed event.

Taking place on Sunday 1st August at the Roodee, it will be the iconic racecourse’s first event after the final phase of lockdown restrictions are lifted on 19th July, paving the way for increased capacity.

For one day only, the site will undergo a retro transformation to welcome families of all ages the chance to activities such as a roller disco, reality arcade games, Make + Do workshop, retro silent disco tours and kids’ tattoo artists.

To make things extra special, Chester Racecourse have partnered with renowned publication ParentFolk, who will be bringing their own brand of effortlessly cool, curated activities to the event and making the whole day an insta-worthy experience.


Tickets are now on sale for just £12 per adult, with children entering for free. All activities are included within admission price for a day packed full of family fun.

The event will also include an inflatable play zone, sports day area, giant garden games and DJ with boombox and dance floor.

And, for those looking to turn back the clock, there will be an 80s Bowie face painting station, as well as a Silent Adventure 80s-themed choreographed dancing tour around the site.

Andrew Morris, Director of Racing at Chester Racecourse, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to invite so many visitors back to what will be an incredible day, packed full of fun and activities for families of all ages and sizes.

“COVID-safe measures will be in place, including sanitiser stations across the course, to ensure all of our guests’ safety and comfort.

“With something for absolutely everyone, it’s the perfect introduction back into socialisation, and what a day we have planned! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable community event of the summer.”

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