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Ascot Racecourse

Type:Sports Ground

High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

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About

Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a truly memorable day out. It was Queen Anne in 1711 who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot (in those days called East Cote). Whilst out riding near Windsor Castle she came upon an area of open heath that looked, in her words, “ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch”.

The highlight of the year is Royal Ascot in June with five days of tradition, pageantry and style. Indeed Queen Anne's gift to racing, founding the Royal Racecourse, is marked by the tradition of opening Royal Ascot with the Queen Anne Stakes.

Outside of Royal Ascot, spectacular racing takes place throughout the year, each raceday offering a unique theme and atmosphere including the QIPCO King George Weekend in July, a Beer Festival in October and a Fireworks Spectacular in October, as well as four dedicated family racedays and much more. It’s a perfect family day out with free admission for all accompanied children under 18.

Ascot Racecourse key racedays in 2020:

Royal Ascot (Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 June)  

• QIPCO King George Weekend (Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July)  

• Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert (Saturday 8 August)  

• Italian Tourist Board Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend (Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September)  

• Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer Festival (Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October)  

• Four dedicated Family Days throughout the year (Sunday 29 March, Saturday 11 July, Saturday 31 October and Saturday 19 December).

And it’s more than just racing! In addition to the themed racedays mentioned above, Ascot Racecourse is also home to other events such as the Luna Cinema.

For more information or to book call 0844 346 300 or visit www.ascot.co.uk

Ticket prices: Ascot Racecourse ticket prices start for £12 per person and generous group and advance discounts are available. Visit www.ascot.co.uk for more information on ticket prices and ticket types. 

Guide Prices

Tickets from £12pp. Under 18s race free.

Events

Friday, 8th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: May Racing Weekend
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Tuesday, 16th June 2020 - Saturday, 20th June 2020

The royal family's carriage procession arrives at Royal AscotRoyal AscotExperience all the elements of Royal Ascot in 2020: the racing, the pageantry, the dining and the style! Tuesday 16 June to Saturday 20 June 2020.
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Friday, 10th July 2020 - Saturday, 11th July 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: Summer Mile WeekendRacegoers are welcomed back to Ascot for the first time since the Royal Meeting. The curtain-raiser to our Summer Mile Racing Weekend, almost £2m has been raised for children’s charities by the property industry since the inception of this raceday. 10th & 11th July
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Friday, 24th July 2020 - Saturday, 25th July 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: King George VI WeekendThe King George Weekend, held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July at Ascot Racecourse, celebrates the best of British summertime as one of the most prestigious race meetings outside of the Royal Meeting.
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Saturday, 8th August 2020 - Saturday, 8th August 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup & ConcertA unique fixture in the global racing calendar as the world’s top jockeys come together to compete for the points to lift racing’s ultimate team prize. For many visitors, the off-track entertainment is every bit as appealing with a post-racing concert on the Old Paddock Lawns and free fairground…
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Friday, 2nd October 2020 - Saturday, 3rd October 2020

Group enjoying beer at Ascot Racecourse: Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer FestivalRacing at Ascot 2020: Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer FestivalThe Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer Festival returns to Ascot Racecourse on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October for a 14th Year offering racegoers barrels of racing fun.
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Saturday, 31st October 2020 - Saturday, 31st October 2020

Racing at Ascot: Fireworks Spectacular Family RacedayRacing at Ascot 2020: Fireworks Spectacular Family RacedayThe National Hunt season promises to start with a bang and visitors can enjoy one of the region’s largest firework spectaculars. A safe environment for families, there is free entry for under-18s when accompanied by an adult. 31st October
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Friday, 20th November 2020 - Saturday, 21st November 2020

Ascot Racecourse Discover Racehorse Ownership WeekendRacing at Ascot 2020: Discover Racehorse Ownership WeekendAscot's Discover Racehorse Ownership Weekend offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and gain fascinating insight into what it’s like to be an owner of an equine star. 20th & 21st November
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Friday, 18th December 2020 - Saturday, 19th December 2020

Christmas Family Raceday at Ascot RacecourseRacing at Ascot 2020: Christmas Racing WeekendThis festive two-day finale at Ascot Racecourse offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate with family, friends or colleagues as the holidays begin in earnest.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking

Catering

  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/picnic-policy for guidelines if you intend on bringing your own picnic.
  • Picnic Site - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/picnic-policy for guidelines if you intend on bringing your own picnic.
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Indoor children’s play area - Soft play area available
  • Outdoor children’s play area - Free child friendly activities available on dedicated family days.

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Cloakroom
  • Conference facilities - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/conference-and-events for full details.
  • Event Venue - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/conference-and-events for full details.
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Live Music - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/horse-races-and-events for details on themed racedays.
  • Meeting rooms
  • No Pets
  • Public Telephone
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights - Themed racedays and Christmas parties.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Visit www.ascot.co.uk for available car parks.
  • Free parking - Selected Racedays. Visit www.ascot.co.uk for parking charges.
  • Green Transport - Green Line from London.Buses and coaches from Slough, Windsor and Bracknell.
  • On Site Car Parking - Also available for Limousines, Minibuses and Coaches.
  • On site parking - Free Parking for Limousines,Minibuses and coaches in Car Park 6.
  • Parking (charge) - visit www.ascot.co.uk for parking charges.
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Actively encouraged.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families - Free admission for accompanied children under 18-years (excl. Royal Ascot)
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth - Colts & Fillies Club for under 17s. Star Card 18-24 years (excl. Royal Ascot)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Racedays Only
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    591
  • Very Good
    250
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    50
  • Terrible
    30

Recent Reviews:

  • Quietman70
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    An expensive day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th January 2020
    This is quite a stunning racecourse with a fantastic main stand. It is really good for a day out but they could do so much better with attendances if they just lowered prices a little across the... Read full review
  • Stevetarn2014
    London, United Kingdom
    Windsor Enclosure Royal Ascot
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th February 2020
    Unfortunately the weather was not kind during our visit to Royal Ascot. The Windsor enclosure is situated at the edge of the course but has decent views as the race exits the bend and onto the... Read full review
  • Angie H
    Ascot, United Kingdom
    ENJOYABLE DAY
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th February 2020
    Love the day when its the Dubai racing day with the free concert. The atmosphere is fantastic. There are lots to see and do. Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

FROM LONDON AND THE NORTH

M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs to Ascot.

 

FROM THE WEST

M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

 

FROM THE SOUTH AND EAST

M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

 

FROM THE MIDLANDS

M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow/London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow the A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot

Public Transport Directions

South West Trains runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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