Friday, 8 July 2011

Betfair Summer Family Fun Day...spotlight on Ben and Holly from their Little Kingdom

On Sunday 24th July a star studded line-up will be joining Scotty the Ascot Mascot as Ascot Racecourse hosts its 2nd Family Day of 2011, the Betfair Summer Family Fun Day. The day is a colourful spectacle that offers something for everyone, with a combination of thrilling racing action and free entertainment for the children. In the run up to the raceday, each week we are focusing on one of the TV characters that you'll get to meet and this week is the turn of Ben and Holly from their Little Kingdom.

Ben a young elf and his best friend Princess Holly who is a fairy live hidden amongst thorny brambles in their Little Kingdom. Holly is learning to do magic but it always has a tendency to go wrong! Ben’s not to keen on doing magic but he is very good at making things, like toys. Gaston the Ladybird is Ben and Holly’s extra special friend. He tends to act like a dog and because he has wings he often gives Ben a lift on his back. He’s quite a messy ladybird and loves to eat smelly food!

The show only started in 2009 and has already won two awards; BAFTA for Best Pre-School animated series in 2009 and British Animation Award for Best Pre-School animated series 2010. The show is broadcasted in over 43 international channels including Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. It’s been highly successful in the UK and Ben and Holly will be here on 24th July to say hello. So why not come on down and meet them, I’m sure they’d love to see you!

All activities, including face painting and fairground rides, are free of charge and ideal for the under 10's. Adult tickets to the Betfair Summer Family Fun Day start from £17 with a 10% saving if booked in advance and are available by calling 0870 727 1234 or by visiting

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