Family-Friendly Half Term Activities

Families are invited to come along to our Fabulous at Forty creative workshops, during the May half term holiday, on Tuesday 30th May and Thursday 1st June, as we celebrate 40 years of the National Horseracing Museum.

These workshops are suitable for all ages with all materials provided. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Make and decorate a birthday card, mix tape cover or horse puppet inspired by the popular My Little Pony range of children’s toys from the 1980s using collage and neon paint techniques.

Thursday 1 June 2023

Inspired by some of the museum’s founding objects design and decorate your own canvas tote bag or pencil case.


Cost of entry to our Family-Friendly Half Term Activities:

The creative workshops are included within the cost of general admission. This gives you access to all areas including the National Horseracing Museum, Palace House and the Rothschild Yard, where you can meet retired racehorses!

To buy your ticket, click here and follow the on-screen instructions. When you get here, upgrade to an Annual Pass for FREE. This gives you unlimited access for 12 months from the date of your first visit.

Already an existing Annual Pass holder? Head to the shop on arrival to scan your ticket and pick up a day badge.

About the National Horseracing Museum:

The National Horseracing Museum is a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket – the long-established home of flat racing.

As an important part of the horseracing industry, we tell the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the global phenomenon it is today. The museum contains stunning works of art, contemporary sculptures, science and breeding galleries, and some of the world’s most famous racing trophies, unique bronzes and artefacts.

Part of the museum is based in the former sporting palace of King Charles II, built over 350 years ago when the ‘Sport of Kings’ was in its infancy. Using the latest interactive and audio-visual displays, the museum takes a different look at the sport, examining the physical attributes of the elite equine athlete and the importance of the thoroughbred pedigree via our science gallery.

We also re-train retired racehorses in the Rothschild Yard, making NHRM one of the very few places in Newmarket where you can meet retired racehorses. There are daily tours too.

Whilst you’re here, why not make a day of it and book a table for lunch at The Tack Room restaurant, or order a picnic from The Bakery to enjoy in our beautiful grounds.

Event Information

Tuesday 30th May & Thursday 1st June

11 am to 2 pm

Included in General Admission

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