Victorian families looking for school holiday activities this Easter will be kept entertained with ten Greyhound Holiday Fun Days to be held across the State.
Victorian Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced a joint funding package of more than $126,000 to support the free family fun program.
The Easter School Holidays Kids Program, hosted by Greyhound Racing Victoria, will be held at ten racing venues across Victoria, starting at the Glenview Park Racecourse in Traralgon, 3 April 2017.
Kids will enjoy big-screen interactive video games, face painting, karaoke and sporting activities, as well as making new four-legged friends at the Greyhound Adoption Program stand.
Turbo – Greyhound Racing Victoria’s friendly mascot – will also make a special appearance, with Turbo themed activities on offer including a jumping castle, inflatable slide, activity bags and photo opportunities.
The program will also be held at Warrnambool on 5 April 2017, Shepparton on 6 April 2017, Ballarat on 8 April 2017, Sale on 9 April 2017, Geelong on 11 April 2017, Cranbourne on 12 April 2017, Sandown on 13 April 2017, The Meadows on 16 April 2017 before finishing at Bendigo on 16 April 2017.
Entry to all of the Greyhound Holiday Fun Days is free and kids will also receive a complementary meal and drink.
The Victorian Government is contributing more than $63,000 towards the program through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. Greyhound Racing Victoria is matching the contribution.
Greyhound racing generates about $315 million in annual economic activity and sustains more than 3000 full-time equivalent jobs in Victoria.