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Interislander Summer Festival Woodville Races


Mon 25 Jan 2016, 10:30am

Where: Woodville Racecourse, 1014 McLean Street, Woodville, Tararua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission Adults: $5.00
  • The "Get in Close" Car Boot Package (Group of 4): $50.00
  • The "WOW way to spend the day" (Group of 10): $350.00
  • 17 and under: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Welcome the New Year in with a unique country racing experience at Interislander Summer Festival Woodville Races. Nestled under the Ruahine ranges, this iconic spot is only a short drive from Palmerston North. Get a group together and make the trip through the Gorge to enjoy thrilling racing action, live music, free kids entertainment and a true-blue rural atmosphere. The "Great Kiwi Sausage Festival" will also be taking place; put your taste buds to work and sample the best of the region's premium local snags to help decide which one wins on the day.

What to expect on raceday:

A relaxed atmosphere and fun for all the family
Interislander Summer Festival racedays are renowned for being the perfect place to relax. Swap your high heels and suits for shorts and jandals, gather the kids and come along.

Everything’s organised
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, everything is organised for you. All you need to do is pack your picnic essentials and turn up! If you want to opt for an ice cream or hot chips, there’ll be food stalls spotted around the course. Some of our racedays are very popular, so if you want to secure a spot or splash out on some catering – book today!

Free Kids Entertainment
More FM Kids Go Racing is a fun way for children under 12 years old to learn about horses and racing. There are heaps of activities to keep them entertained all day and it’s free!

More FM Kids Go Racing On-course Activities:
- Colouring-in competitions
- Face painting
- Sack races
- Tug of war
- Hobby horse races*
- Fashion competitions*
- A visit from Hopples or Stirrup, our happy horse mascots
- Goodie bags they can take home
- Pin the tail on the horse
- Music
- Pony rides*
- Bouncy castles*

*selected racecourses only

Top tip:
Make sure you get cash out before raceday. You’ll get through the lines a lot quicker! (EFTPOS will be on course if you need it.)

For full information about hospitality packages and entertainment available, visit our website.