The Best Things To Do In Sydney On Melbourne Cup Day, Including With The Kids

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By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

Fashions on the Field, champagne, expensive hats...Melbourne Cup Day isn't the most kid-friendly of days on the calendar. Seeing as big kids are at school anyway, it's often the perfect excuse to make use of that after-school program, because Lord-of-champagne knows the big race falls a little too close to pick-up time for our liking. Here are some Sydney venues putting on a great day this Tuesday 6 November 2018, some more kid-friendly than others. 

You'll feel like you've won the sweepstakes with everything from a kid-friendly setting to the delicious eats on offer...and some champagne for mum, of course. 

Our Top Pick: Melbourne Cup at Centennial Homestead

By far the most kid-friendly Melbourne Cup Day activity out there. Are you a new parent looking for somewhere to relax this Melbourne Cup with your parent's group? Maybe you want to head out for a drink, somewhere close by with space for the kids to play and not be tied down to a table? Centennial Homestead is opening their doors this Melbourne Cup, the perfect space for mums, dads, grandparents, friends and family to come together and watch the live screening of the big race.

The kids can play on the lawn while you indulge in a two-course feast with a glass of champas! Live tune, sweepstakes and best dressed prizes will add to the fun, all for $75/adult, and $25/child. More information here.  

Melbourne Cup Day at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

See the race that stops the nation by the seaside! With two drool-worthy menus (read: all the seafood!) complete with a beverage package (starting at $159/head, and with a complementary glass of bubbly on arrival), Fashions by the Bay competitions, 8+ large screens to view all the action, an on-site TAB + sweepstakes, it will be a fabulous day out! More information here. 

Melbourne Cup Day at The Sackville Hotel

The first Tuesday of November can't come soon enough at The Sackville in the heart of Rozelle, the perfect vibing spot to watch all the action. They'll have plenty of TVs, delicious food, bubbles and beer, and a complimentary glass of Chandon on arrival - not to mention mystery sweeps and prizes for the best dressed. Table bookings are limited here, so don your best Spring Race outfit on and giddyup! More information here. 

Melbourne Cup Day at The Bridgeview

Melbourne Cup Day at the Bridgey! One that's lighter on the wallet, for just $60 book your spot and receive a three-course luncheon while watching the race on the big screens, a complimentary drink on arrival and a mystery trifecta! Expect Best Dressed prizes and sweepstakes, and the new TAB here will be open from 10am. More information here. 

Melbourne Cup at Doltone House Sylvania Waters

Prepare for fine food and fabulous fashion while watching the race at this recently redone location, complete with a chic black, white and charcoal colour palette. For $89/head, you'll get a cocktail and canapes on arrival and a fabulous three-course luncheon, complete with Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberry Salad for dessert. More information here. 


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