The beginning of Melbourne's infamous and much loved Spring Racing Carnival is marked by this exciting all day event!
This Saturday September 10th, enjoy a relaxing, stylish outdoor picnic at the most beautiful racecourse, Flemington, blossoming with sweet smelling colourful roses and manicured greens, at Sofitel Girls' Day Out.
Gather your friends, dress up, and arrive early to celebrate with a day of group 1 racing, champagne, mingling, and sneak glimpses of this year's Spring fashion. Pack a picnic to share or dine at one of several food venues.
Stroll through Paris Lane and enjoy gourmet food and wine, acoustic music and view some of Melbourne's best milliners selling exclusive pieces.
Take the kids to the East End of the Public Lawn for free children's activities including outdoor games, pony rides and arts and craft activities.
Sofitel Girls' Day Out is a quiet, fun day of racing and fashion, suited to those wanting to experience the glamour and hype of Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival, without the crowds.
Tickets start at $20 for general admission, from 11am to 6pm, to the racecourse located at 448 Epsom Road, Flemington. Catch an express train from Southern Cross Station (platform 8) from 10.44am, departing every 10 minutes, or No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).