‘Little Horseshoes’ Pre-School Creative Play Sessions

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our free ‘Little Horseshoes’ creative play sessions at the National Horse Racing Museum for pre-school children.

Running during term times on the first Friday of the month, these sessions are designed for pre-school children aged between 18 months – 4 years old.

Forthcoming dates are: Friday 6th October, Friday 3rd November and Friday 1st December 2023.

Join us for these free, creative play sessions, designed to educate and entertain! You can have fun exploring the galleries together, discovering objects, listening to stories and rhymes inspired by our collections and make and create something to take home.

Places are free for pre-school children but limited to 15 children per session.

Please note: There are two sessions on the day at 11am and 1pm. Please specify your preferred session when booking. If your preferred session is booked, we can add you to the other session and also to to the waiting list for cancellations, just let us know via email whether you would like to be added to this.

To book your pre-school place, please email info@nhrm.co.uk.

Please note:

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of the session
  • Advance booking is essential
  • If bookings exceed available spaces, we will endeavour to run additional sessions on the same dates – we will advise on email once you have registered your interest

About the National Horse Racing Museum:

The National Horse Racing 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.

If you enjoyed exploring with ‘Little Horseshoes’, you can purchase a general admission ticket when you are here and upgrade to an Annual Pass for FREE. This gives you unlimited access for 12 months from the date of your first visit. There’s lots to do and our annual pass gives you the flexibility to pop in whenever you wish and discover something new! Children under 16 are always free with a paying adult.

Event Information

Friday 6th October 2023

11am and 1pm

Free of Charge - Limited Availability