Fun sports events for the whole family

Sarah Lifestyle

If you’re looking for a few ways to help your family get out and about in the coming months, then a sporting event is a great way to help everyone let off steam whilst enjoying a big social occasion.

So from previews of fun running events to the likes of the Cheltenham Festival that features some great betting opportunities for the adults, here’s a few family-friendly sporting ideas for 2016.

The joy of running

As soon as they can walk, kids invariably end up wanting to run. And the Brighton Marathon on 17 April offers a fun way for the family to enjoy a day out in the city as part of the crowd cheering on the top athletes navigating the 26.2 mile course through the heart of the Brighton area.

If your kids want to join in the fun, then the Mini Mile Races on 16 April provides the chance for the little ones to have a go at the mile-long run in Preston Park, and even raise some money for charity!

Horse racing fun

All children love animals, and most parents of little girls will be familiar with their requests for their own pony. So why not take the family to a top-level racing event with a visit to the prestigious Cheltenham Festival that takes place from 15 to 18 March. The four days of racing provide a joyous experience with lots of off-track entertainments, and kids under five get in for free too!

The festival features four days of top horse racing from the best British and Irish thoroughbreds, and are already looking ahead to the Cheltenham Festival with their handy preview so that you can prepare your betting options well in advance.

A day by the sea

Brighton is famous for its great seaside entertainments, and when the 39th Royal Escape Race comes to the Sussex coast on 27 May it should certainly provide a great deal of excitement as a huge fleet of yachts head off on their perilous journey to Normandy in France.

And if your kids are feeling inspired to take to the water in a safe and fun environment, then the Lagoon Watersports venue at the Brighton Marina has an impressive range of children’s facilities that can see them kayaking, wakeboarding and even windsurfing!

So from checking out the Cheltenham Festival betting previews to cheering on the runners at the Brighton Marathon, it looks like 2016 will be packed full of fun family-friendly sporting opportunities.