5 Reasons why you should book the sheep races

Ewe Nique Hobby Farm will hold sheep races again this year!
21 May 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm might be famous for a fun day out with the kids, but their new sheep racing event was designed for the adults to have a bit of fun.

It was planned originally to be an adults only event, however due to parents wanting to be able to bring their kids along the farm decided the sheep race day could be a family friendly event!

So get ready for a fun day of racing on Saturday June 3, gates open at 12 noon and the day will end at 4pm.

Not sure what a day at the sheep races would entail?  Read on to find five great reasons to book your ticket today.

Entertainment from two local emerging artists

Ally and Sarah will perform at the sheep races

Local musicians Ally and Sarah will be performing throughout the day.  The country music sister act have been gaining popularity with soulful songs and impeccable harmonies.

They will perform a range of covers and originals as requested.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer with a few friends

Enjoy a glass of wine at the sheep race day

While you’re welcome to bring the kids, farmers Penny and Dave are also happy for you to come without them and book a babysitter for a relaxing afternoon!

Available on the day will be cheese platters to purchase, pork rolls and a sausage sizzle as well as Penny’s delicious coffee!

And there will be a bar operating also so you can sit back and enjoy a few drinks and laughs with friends.

The animals!

Lambs at the Ewe Nique Hobby Farm Haigslea

The races are being held in the fresh air at the charming Ewe Nique Hobby Farm which has sheep, alpacas, peacocks, chickens and goats.

You can see the animals while you’re at the races and you’ll also get the chance to see the sheep parade around before each race to help you pick a winner.

And the lambing season has begun with cute babies being born!

Games and fun

Horseshoe throwing

Penny and Dave will keep the afternoon fun with games including the popular poo lotto, coffee bag races, horseshoe throwing and more throughout the day.

There will also be a final race with all the previous winners running against each other to find the fastest sheep, and there will be a fashions of the field with the best flat footwear the winner.

Win a prize

Ewe Nique Hobby Farm sell shirts and toys for souvenirs

Every entry ticket will give you Monopoly money to faux bet on the sheep races held during the day.  At the end use your faux winnings to bid on some great donated prizes.

So what are you waiting for, grab a few friends together for a fun afternoon in the country.

Book online now!

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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