Days Out: Redcar Racecourse Easter Monday race day

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REDCAR Racecourse is kicking off its racing season with an Easter weekend eggstravaganza.

Thousands of families from across Yorkshire and the North East are expected to descend on the seaside town as Redcar Racecourse holds its hotly anticipated premier meeting of the season – the traditional Easter Monday race day.

The day will see the racecourse open its doors for the first time following a £250,000 refurbishment, which includes a new roof on the parade ring viewing stand, new windows on the top floor of the Petch Stand, a revamp to the hospitality boxes and toilet facilities, and improvements to the Crow’s Nest “dine and view” restaurant.

Alongside the seven races, performing arts company, Page2Stage, will help to deliver an Easter Bonnet parade, featuring Madeline Hatter and her friends Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the white rabbit as well as an Easter treasure hunt.

Easter Monday’s race day marks the first of seven fun-filled premier meetings throughout the season, taking place between March and November, with the next event being the Zetland Gold Cup Day on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30.

The gates will open at 12pm, with the first race starting at 2.05pm.

Parties of ten or more can save more than 20 per cent when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure tickets in advance.

There are also a range of hospitality options to choose from, from the Dine and View package in the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, to the racegoers’ packages, which include admission, racecard, food and drink.

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Address: Redcar Racecourse, Thrush Road, Redcar, TS10 2BY

Admission: Prices on the day start from £5 per adult, with free admission for accompanied children aged 17 and under

Opening times: Gates open at 12pm, first race is at 2.05pm

Telephone: 01642 484068

Website: redcarracing.co.uk

More: yorkshire.com

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