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New Year's Day

2016: The Showcase | The Open | The International
2017: New Year's Day | Festival Trials Day | The Festival | The April Meeting | Hunter Chase Evening

1st January 2017

Celebrate the New Year in style! Whether it be with friends, family or colleagues, Cheltenham is the place to be on New Year’s Day. This hugely popular meeting takes place on a Sunday in 2017, which means that the following day, Monday 2nd January will also be a Bank Holiday – another perfect reason to come racing and round off the Festive season! 

This is a day for the kids, with many racegoers enjoying a family day out. Characters from ICE AGE will be making appearances throughout the day in the kids entertainment area, along with other fun activities to keep the little ones amused. For the grown-ups there are seven races scheduled to take place.

There will be live music throughout the day on the Best Mate Plaza from the Hip Cats as well as local favourites DUKE in The Centaur after racing.

The Family Fun Zone is a new location situated in the shopping village where you can look forward to not only meeting Sid, Scrat & Diego but Showtime Shane performing on the hour live magic for all the family. The will be face painting, miniature Shetlands, a donkey, chickens, ducks, rabbits, a dog, pet mice, guinea pigs as well a duck pond to explore and enjoy! Plus try your hand at milking Mavis, a life size cow. As well as all of this there will be balloon artists, indoor inflatables, a magic mirror, rosette making, colouring in zone, platting a horse main zone and dressing up as a jockey zone.