Super fun day at the races
Hannah Shroot • Published 8 May 2012 15:00 0 Comments
SPECIAL GUEST: Blake Cooke, four, from Datchet with 'Batman the Brave' at the Superhero Family Fun Day, Windsor Racecourse.
FAMILIES braved the weather for a superhero-themed Family Fun Day.
The afternoon of racing at Royal Windsor Racecourse yesterday (Monday) included appearances from Batman and characters from the cartoon Ben 10, who were ready to have their photographs taken with children, and a funfair including dodgems, an inflatable slide and a Forest Segway demonstration courtesy of Go Ape in Black Park.
John Newport, 72, from High Wycombe, was celebrating his birthday with grandchildren, Izzie, four, and George, six, who were dressed as Star Wars Jedis, and Henry, three, who was dressed as a race-horse trainer.
He said: "We come every year for my birthday, it's a great day out for the kids."
Marion Lamb, a horse breeder and trainer, and her daughter Abra, seven, from Maidenhead, were also at the event in matching dresses and hats.
Ms Lamb said: "Abra loves to be able to dress up, and she always has to wear what I'm wearing!"
Kate Woodgate, whose company has provided children's facepainting at the racecourse's family days for the past two years, said: "The children enjoy getting their faces painted and going on all the rides."
She added it was a lot less busy than previous family days due to the poor weather.
Windsor Racecourse holds two Family Fun Days a year and the next one is scheduled for Saturday, July 1.
For more information and to buy tickets visit www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk.