FAMILIES and horse-racing enthusiasts are gearing up to return to Berkeley next month for the annual point-to-point races.

Berkeley Races - which is due to take place on Saturday, April 27 - will again feature seven competitive races taking place in the picturesque Berkeley Vale countryside.

Also taking place will be pony racing and a side saddle dash plus a children’s zone, food court, bar tent, trader stands and live music. 

This year will also feature a Monte Carlo paddock game and on-course bookmakers. 

Gates open at 10am, with pony racing from 12pm and the first race at 2pm. 

For tickets and more details see here - www.berkeleyraces.co.uk

Under 16s free entry. 

The racecourse is located at Woodford, near Berkeley (GL13 9JU), which can be accessed from the A38 at Stone.