Fun for all the family at Carlisle Racecourse on May Bank Holiday remembered!

With sporting meetings now beginning to return and the May Bank Holiday weekend on the horizon, we took a look through our archives to catch a glimpse of some racing fun!

The Carlisle Racecourse May Bank Holiday Family Funday has often been an event that has been able to bring both young and old together with enough activities to keep everyone entertained.

Featured today we see Cumberland News chief executive, Robin Burgess, judging the best turned out horse in the first race back in 2015.

We also see youngsters having a fun time at the races as we see the appearance of Holly Ghorst as Princess Elsa helps decorate cakes with Grace Andrews, five, from Chester.

Furthermore, we meet Eva Foster, two, from Maryport, who is seen having fun on the bouncy castle.

Alongside this, we see Cumbrian children’s writer and Managing Director, John Baker at the course, promoting a May Day children’s book giveaway, 2007.

We also witness the more eccentric installation of an eight-foot-high transparent Cash Cube at the Carlisle Racecourse track back on May 27, 2013.

While there are a host of events planned in the coming months, a May Bank Holiday Fun Day is not planned for this upcoming weekend with the racecourse playing host to the MansionBet Steak Night Race Evening.

Rest assured, however, a great day for all the family with an array of complimentary children’s activities is set for August 18 when families will undoubtedly flock to Carlisle Racecourse to join in the fun after such an odd year for so many of us.

Undoubtedly, for those featured in today’s gallery, these pictures will serve as a reminder of simpler times and also allow readers to cast their minds forwards to fun events that are coming up in our region.

As ever, if you have any memories to share with us of this fun event, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Or alternatively, you could share with us your excitement for the return of events like this in the not too distant future!

We’d love to hear from you…