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Fun? Absolute Madness at Newmarket

Ever wanted a fun night out, watching some sport and being entertained at the same time, then what are you waiting for, try a Newmarket night.

Yes the chance to go to the races on Friday night in the summer (did I say summer?) and be entertained by Suggsy and the Madness boys is what I’d call a great night out. These nights are very popular and attract some good bands across a wide spectrum of tastes. Check out the course and book before as some sell out, like Madness or Jessie J if she appeals!

Having been before, we opted to stay at the BEST WESTERN Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel, mainly because it’s just off the A14, with easy access to Cambridge for shopping or sightseeing. The outside rooms are spacious, well furnished and worth the price. Whilst the hotel has a newly refurbished leisure complex and it’s less than 15 minutes to Newmarket’s July course where the events are held. So quick drive or Taxi and you’re there!

Get tickets for the Premier enclosure and it’s a nice spacious view when the act comes on. The racing is fun for many that go mainly for the entertainment. In our case and having seen them last year at the same event, we knew madness would be crowd pleasers. The Heavy Monster crew hit the stage, go one step beyond constantly entertaining and perform a wall of hits at the end, just about everybody would recognise!

What a great night out and left with the boys getting a the full encore treatment.

Back to the Quy Mill, have a few drinks, the bar is open late and wake up for a little detox in the sauna, steam room and pool before breakfast.

We only ate at breakfast and then headed off into Cambridge, but in truth once you’re over there, anywhere on the East coast is probably worth a visit – as most of the time it takes what seems forever to get anywhere on those flat fen roads!

So ideal place for a weekend break, bit of entertainment and sport all rolled into one. Time for a high octane adrenaline rush, think I’ll go visit Silverstone.

Gary PalmerYear of Get Up and Go blogging panel


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