West Coasters - join Westport Trotting Club on Boxing Day and the 28th of December for Interislander Summer Festival events this season.
It's your chance to unwind from the Christmas rush (and enjoy a picnic of Christmas leftovers) at a fun-filled day of harness racing with free kids entertainment, Fashion in the Field and atmosphere galore. What to expect on raceday: A relaxed atmosphere 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! 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.) Kids Entertainment 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! 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 - Sugar-cube relay - Music - Pony rides* - Bouncy castles* *selected racecourses only