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Not A Drill: There’s A Pop-Up Carnival Coming To Melbourne

By Ellen Seah - 30 Jan 2018


Attention all babysitters, parents and giant adult-kids: the biggest family-friendly event of the year is here (and the queues aren’t nearly as bad as Maccas at 3.45pm).

To celebrate the official first day of the 2018 Festival of Racing, Caulfield Racecourse will chauffeur in a line-up of scream-worthy rides, activities and family entertainment on Saturday 10 February.

The kiddies won’t have time to whine with superhero-themed dress-up encouraged all day with prizes awarded for best dressed (adults are welcome too, just don’t end up as Robin). Roaming #legit superheroes will be around on the day for pictures, and you’re invited—nay, encouraged—to throw down strength challenges to see if you can beat Batman in an arm wrestle.

A pop-up outdoor cinema will be playing superhero classics throughout the day, or if you're a more involved type of hero, there will be a laser skirmish area and dedicated Superhero Battle zone for you to test your skills.

There will be a DIY superhero mask area, plus juicy milk bun burgers by local favourite, The Royale Brothers. Expect impeccably seasoned chips and a wide variety of gourmet burgers from the Brighton-based joint.  

A pop-up Bondi Sands Pool Party will also be set up trackside, complete with live DJs and lazy pool-side summer lounges. Do note that the pool is for your eyes only, since you’ve put so much effort (and moneyz, think of the MAC on your face) into your superhero costume.

On the horse front: the C.F. Orr Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the year, running 1400 metres and paying a massive $500,000 in prize-money. Kids under 14 get free entry, so bring your whole Justice League crew.

The Details 

What: Stakes Family Day
When: Saturday 10 February
Where: Caulfield Racecourse 
Book tickets here.

Image credit: Provided.

Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Melbourne Racing Club and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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