Families are winners at trackside carnival

YOU’RE sure to be a winner in the eyes of your children if you treat them to the Cardinia Shire Kids Night Out in January. There will be so much to do at the family event that everyone will have a blast – you can bet on it.
The Cardinia Shire Kids Night Out will be held on 21 January, with free entry as well as free rides, games and activities. This will be the first year for the evening event, replacing Pakenham Racing Club’s annual Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday.
“It’s a perfect way to enjoy the summer holidays and an evening with the family,” marketing manager Erin Polson said.
“Mum and dad can relax and enjoy an evening with friends and family knowing there is plenty on for the kids. Our Kids Zone area is run by the great team at Kelly Sports, specialising in kids’ activities and fun games, all for free. Jumping castles, petting zoos, face painting, relays and races and plenty more all for free on the evening.”
There will also be a number of competitions including the popular ‘Win A Bike’ where all kids get a chance to run the home straight and win a bike, and the new and sure to be hotly contested ‘Design your own silks’ competition.
Besides giving families something fun to do together during the holidays, the Kids Night Out is also a great opportunity to hold a children’s birthday party without the hassle of organising games and activities.
Ms Polson also said it was also a good chance for anyone who hadn’t seen the new Tynong racecourse to check out the impressive track and state-of-the-art facilities.
Pakenham Racing Club will also hold several other events next year, including the Bet 365 Summer Twilight Series which will feature international themed race days. The first of these events will be an Australia Day theme, held on Thursday 28 January. There will also be a St Patrick’s Day theme on 17 March.
Ms Polson said the club was also looking forward to launching Night Racing, which was certain to be a huge hit with punters across the region.
Gates for Cardinia Shire Kids Night Out will open at 3pm with free entry. The club has free shuttle buses that depart from the Cardinia Club, Pakenham Train Station (Metro) and Tynong Train Station (V-line) which will meet at every train service. For more information, visit www.pakenhamracing.com.au/racedays