Melbourne Cup Eve Family Night

Melbourne Cup Eve Family Night

Bring the family and enjoy some FREE hospitality

The first Tuesday in November gifts us a wonderful opportunity to gather with family and friends and watch the ‘race that stops the nation’. It also offers a chance to roll into that Tuesday with a little Melbourne Cup Eve celebrating.

If you’re looking to do just that, the Melbourne Greyhounds is the place to go. Monday November 6th (Melbourne Cup Eve), is our ‘Family Night at the Meadows’. For those who’ve never attended this great calendar event before, Melbourne Cup Eve at The Meadows are nothing short of spectacular.

The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association’s team really know how put on a great night of family friendly entertainment and roll out the FREEBIES, all centred around our favourite friends – the greyhounds!

This year’s event will again hold a number of awesome activations and plenty of give-aways. Put in the calendar now, let some friends know and get ready to party with us on Melbourne Cup Eve. For updates and to learn what’s planned be sure to return here or follow us on Facebook.

Event Details

DATE: Monday November 6th 2023
TIME: Gates open from 6pm
COST: FREE Entry and Parking
RACING: Hume Cup Heats & Silver Bullet (Group 3)

What's happening?

Always a moving feast of entertainment options, there will no doubt be a few extra additional surprises on the night, but here’s the list of FREE activities and food children (and parents) will get to enjoy on our Cup Eve Family Fun Night:

  • Bounce around on three massive Inflatable Jumping Castles (each set aside for different age groups)
  • Play in The Deck Arcade
  • Kelly Sports Activation with games
  • Get your Face Painted
  • Magician Show
  • FREE Carnival Foods (Fairy Floss, Popcorn Cups and Snow Cones)
  • Dine in the City View Bistro and enjoy $10 children’s meals*
  • FREE entry into our $3000 on-course Family Prize Draw
  • 200 FREE ‘I Love the Dogs’ Showbags (to the first 200 kids)
  • The chance to pat a GAP Dog
  • Racing2Rehome Sausage Sizzle
  • Coffee and Food Vans (Pizza Forno X’press)

And of course there we plenty of great dinner options (notably some food trucks and cafe vans) to purchase. Our concourse level Midas Room Cafe & Bar will also open for delicious food and drink purchases (offering icy-cold tap beer for dads and sparkling wines for mums).

Entry to our Melbourne Cup Eve Family Night is FREE as is parking. No bookings required unless you would like to dine in our City View Bistro* which will be open on the night.

Check out the other great upcoming events happening soon at the Melbourne Greyhounds - The Meadows.