Jumps of the season at Ascot: a perfect family day

I wanted to attend a horse race at Ascot since I can remember: it just seemed such a fun activity and a great excuse for a little trip to the British countryside. 

You can imagine how happy I was to get invited to the kick off of the jumping season with the whole family. When I told Catherine she was so excited about seeing the horses and literally over the moon when we told her that there would be a funfair as well: she was literally telling everyone about it.

Ascot Jumps of the season Catherine and Harvey enjoying the raceAscot Jumps of the season me and Harvey

The whole day was plenty of fun and it started with a “choo-choo train ride” (as Catherine calls it) into the beautiful countryside.

At Ascot we watched the seven races and placed some bets, we weren’t lucky this time but it was fun nonetheless.

While watching the races we enjoyed a lovely roast, served with canapés and refreshing bubbles. The kids played happily together making new friends while the adults were chatting away.

Ascot Jumps of the season Catherine enjoying the race

Ascot Jumps of the season my outfit

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Ascot Jumps of the season

After lunch Catherine had her own race on a beautiful white pony but, mind you, don’t dare to tell her it was a small horse as she proudly would tell to everyone it was a “VERY BIG ONE, A BIT SCARY REALLY”.

In between races we were spoilt for choice as there were so many activities for everyone: from riding on a Barbie plane while mummy and daddy were warming up with some mulled wine, to toasting marshmallows on an open fire or catching enormous soapy bubbles. After all of that it was time for a warm cuppa accompanied by scones, sandwiches and other treats.

Ascot Jumps of the season Catherine riding a ponyAscot Jumps of the season Catherine and a pony The whole family had fun and Harvey was completely captivated by all that was going on around him: so many impressions for my little man; he was exhausted afterwards.

The day ended with a spectacular firework display which is, indeed, one of the region’s largest. We couldn’t stay that long as it would have been too much for little Harvey but I have heard it was magnificent, below a picture to judge for yourself. Pretty amazing, right?

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What a memorable day at Ascot that was, we’ll do that again!

Also, if you are planning a special family day out, don’t miss the Christmas Racing weekend as it’s a super fun day for everyone where you’ll have the chance of paying Santa a visit, take a selfie with real Elves, indulge in mince pies and eggnog (my favorite), see real-life toy soldiers and ballerinas, meet some reindeers, enjoy some Christmas carols and so much more!

Click here to check out the full plan!


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