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Junior Tour Guide winner under starters orders at The National Stud

A 14-year-old girl who is passionate about horses and racing has won Discover Newmarket’s Junior Tour Guide competition.

Paige Peacock from Saffron Walden will be putting her public speaking skills to the test during a tour at The National Stud on Saturday 5th October. It comes after tourism hub Discover Newmarket appealed for youngsters aged between eight and 16 to explain in 50 words why they deserve the coveted title.

During the complimentary tour with her family, Paige will be picking up top tips and delivering some facts to the group under the expert guidance of Discover Newmarket tour guide Larry Bowden. Larry was the only guide in East Anglia to be shortlisted for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2019 Award.

Discover Newmarket’s new Manager, Tracey Harding, commented: “In an age where children are spending more time inside on their screens, we launched our Junior Tour Guide competition to promote the importance of communication skills and simply enjoying the outdoors. Already a volunteer educator at her school farm, Paige is a very worthy winner and we’re looking forward to welcoming her to one of our prestigious family-friendly attractions.”

The National Stud is home to impressive stallions, retired National Hunt legends and the potential superstars of the future. Children can visit free with a Blue Peter badge and are given fun quiz sheets to complete as they tour the 500-acre stud farm.

Along with The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House, The Jockey Club Rooms and free entry for children at Newmarket Racecourses on Wednesday 23rd October, Newmarket is a great place for family outings during Half Term later this month.

Discover Newmarket’s host of educational tours give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the sport’s training and breeding operations to meet the organisations, trainers, equine stars and dedicated workforce.

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