Beginning in February, the Backyard Picnic Area at Tampa Bay Downs is transformed on numerous Sundays into a fun-filled gathering place for families and children. Kids and Family Days are scheduled Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with free admission for all.
Games, pony rides and bounce houses are among the numerous attractions, and partygoers can also expect a visit from the track mascot, Mouse the Miniature Horse.
The gathering spot under the big tent is within easy walking distance of the outside rail of the track. The atmosphere is just as suitable for established Thoroughbred racing fans as it is for families and individuals being introduced to the sport.
Come check out all that is offered and have your picture taken with Mouse (she loves peppermints and pats on the neck!).