COVID UPDATE: Beginning February 2021, join Keeneland as we meet a few special foals and follow them as they grow. And when appropriate, Kids Club members will receive exclusive invitations to gather for annual events. Register now for your FREE Keeneland Kids Club Membership.
*Original Post March 2019.*
The spring meet at Keeneland will be here before you know it! Personally, I am super excited for the warmer weather and the running of the horses. If you are looking for a family friendly day out, consider the races. The kids are never too young to enjoy a day at the races, especially with the Keeneland Kids Club.
The Keeneland Kids Club is the official club for kids 12 and under. After signing up online, your child will receive a personalized member lanyard and welcome packet, complete with coloring book. They will also receive a card from Buckles on their birthday, discounts and invitations to exclusive events.
Exclusive events are those like the Kids Club Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place this year on March 24th from 1 – 4 pm and will include cookie decorating, pony rides and photos with the Easter Bunny. All of this for only $5 per person for kids club members and their families.
In April, there is also a Family Day on the 7th. Members and their families enjoy a special day at the races with free admission and access to reserved grandstand seating. There will also be children’s activities from Noon to 3pm.
Besides special events, Saturdays during race meets are special for kids and families as you can experience track-side at Keeneland. Start off with breakfast from 7 – 8:30 in the track-side equestrian dining room. Visit the Kids Club Corner from 7:30 – 9 for free kids activities like face painting and photos is jockey silks. Keep the fun going with a tour of Keeneland from 7:30 – 10 and don’t forget the educational demonstration in the saddling paddock.
Keeneland is a great way to build family memories that will last a lifetime. To sign up for the Kids Club, visit the Keeneland website Kids Club page.
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