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While Canterbury Park is mainly a horse track and casino and may not be a parent's first thought for family fun, they do offer some family-friendly amenities, including a playground, an onsite Big Thrill Factory and special family days on Sundays. Kids 17 and under are always free.
Canterbury Park Admission
- PREMIUM $9 On Select Days
- REGULAR $7 Most Live Racing Days
- BUCK NIGHT $1 Every Thursday
- KIDS Free 17 & Under Everyday
Canterbury Park Playground
When your kids just can't sit and watch the races any longer, they can visit the giant playground. This fully-enclosed, multi-level climbing structure was originally designed for the movie Jingle All The Way. I'm not actually sure that's something to brag about, but the play structure will make any kid's day.
A "Little" Big Thrill Factory at Canterbury Park
Canterbury hosts a smaller-format of the popular Big Thrill factory. Games at this location include Wipe-Out Trampolines, an arcade and miniature bowling. These attractions are not included with admission and will cost additional fees. “Little” Big Thrill Factory opens 30-minutes prior to race start times.
Meet the Horses & Jockeys at Canterbury Park
Between races, kids can get up close to the lead ponies on the Continental Diamond Bridal Path and if they stand near the Winner's Circle, sometimes jockeys give away goggles after the races.
Sundays at Canterbury Park
Every Sunday is Pepsi Family Day at the park and include Face Painting, Pony Rides and a kids race on the track. Food & Beverage Specials include $5.50 Favorites Basket – Hot Dog, Chips and Pepsi.