Circus comes to Catterick Racecourse

The circus is coming to Catterick Races next month for the first of two family days at the course this August.

There will be seven races and free children’s entertainment at the meet on Tuesday, August 7.

The first race of the day is scheduled for 2.05pm, with the gates opening two hours before that, at 12.05pm.

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The feature race of the afternoon is The Racing UK Profits Returned to Racing Handicap Stakes, which will be run over 1 mile 6 furlongs and offers a total prize fund of £11,236.

The final race is scheduled for 5.15pm.

Under 18’s go free to all Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, when accompanied by an adult, and alongside the racing action there will be a variety of fun activities for the younger race goers to enjoy.

The free entertainment will include bouncy castles, a roundabout and the circus.

The National Festival Circus will be doing three half hour shows throughout the afternoon in their big top tent within the course enclosure.

In addition, there will also be a treasure hunt in the course enclosure where children will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win a pair of tickets for Lightwater Valley Theme Park at the end.

Treasure hunters will need to follow a series of clues around the course to win a sweet prize and the chance to enter the prize draw.

Emma Binnian, sales and marketing manager, said: “There’s a lot going on this August at Catterick, with two family days and Ladies’ Evening too.

“The first of the three fixtures, The Circus Family Day, will get things off to a great start with lots of free kid’s entertainment and plenty of action for the adults to enjoy on the track!”

The second of Catterick’s August Family days takes place on Wednesday, August 29.

As with all Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, a big screen will be at the course on the day to give racegoers the best view of all the action and the free shuttle bus will be running to take racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse, approximately one hour prior to the first race, and will return again after the last race.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, while advanced and group booking discounts are available at

Accompanied under 18s are free of charge and do not require a ticket.