Camel Racing for Herts Air Ambulance

Things to do near St Albans, Herts on May Bank Holiday Monday

“It’s not every day that you see camels in the Hertfordshire countryside!’

We were looking for something a bit different to do on the Bank Holiday as a family, when someone in my timeline mentioned Camel Racing.  I love stuff that is a bit unusual and this really grabbed my attention.  The weather forecast was poor but we decided to suit up in our rain gear and brave the elements as it was for a good cause.

Camel Racing for Herts Air Amb
What a great day out albeit surreal!

This is the 3rd year that the event has taken place and is the brainchild of the Herts Air Ambulance Service.  The Herts Air Ambulance Service receives no government funding and solely relies on public donations.  It costs £130,000 a month to run.

It’s approximately 25 minutes from St Albans, Herts at Northaw Point to Point Racecouse, near Cuffley Down the A1000 (Post Code EN6 4NT).  Entry was £10 per adult which we didn’t mind as it supports what I feel is an essential service.  Hopefully, we will never have to use it but glad to know it’s there in case we ever do.


  • Free Parking
  • Children under 14 Free
  • People encouraged to bring their dogs to have a go at the timed agility course
  • Ferret Racing
  • Other Pony races including, Shetland ponies.
  • Fairground Rides (Helter Skelter, Rope Swings, Big Wheel) , Food Stalls and a Beer and Wine Tent
  • Bookie so you can bet on the races


Next year we hope to get a group together and bring a Gazebo with a few disposable BBQs.  Fingers crossed they do it again next year as it’s a wonderfully bizarre day out.  Keep an eye out for it!








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