Family fun day brings young and old to Yarmouth races

The mascot race.Great Yarmouth RacecourseBank Holiday Family Fun Day.Picture: James Bass

The mascot race.Great Yarmouth RacecourseBank Holiday Family Fun Day.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

An unusual type of sport was taking place at Great Yarmouth Racecourse yesterday afternoon.

Between the serious races, a range of colourful mascots, including ones from local holiday parks, lined up under starter's orders.

The handicap was the costumes in the sweltering sunshine – but the zany spectacle certainly enthralled the packed crowds who came for the August family fun day.

A course spokesman said it was their big day for families. Other entertainment included a children's entertainer, face painting, bouncy castle, donkey rides, children's races on the race track and an adventure playground.


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