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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 King George VI Weekend in July, a Beer Festival in October and a Fireworks Spectacular in November, 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 2019:

Royal Ascot (Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 June)  

• King George VI Weekend (Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July)  

• The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert (Saturday 10 August)  

• Festival of Food & Wine Racing Weekend (Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September)  

• Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer Festival (Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October)  

• Four dedicated Family Days throughout the year (Sunday 31 March, Saturday 13 July, Saturday 2 November and Saturday 21 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 £18 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

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Queen Anne Enclosure (guide price from)£18.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Friday, 10th May 2019 - Saturday, 11th May 2019

Racing at Ascot 2019: May Racing WeekendEnjoy a weekend of racing at Ascot, beginning with the only evening meeting of the year and culminating with the Victoria Cup Raceday.
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Tuesday, 18th June 2019 - Saturday, 22nd June 2019

The royal family's carriage procession arrives at Royal AscotRoyal AscotExperience all the elements of Royal Ascot in 2019: the racing, the pageantry, the dining and the style! Tuesday 18 June to Saturday 22 June 2019.
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Saturday, 10th August 2019 - Saturday, 10th August 2019

Racing at Ascot 2019: 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 appealing with a post-racing concert on the Old Paddock Lawns which in 2018 saw Rita...
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Friday, 6th September 2019 - Saturday, 7th September 2019

Racing at Ascot 2019: Festival of Food & Wine Racing WeekendEnjoy mouth-watering action on and off the track as racegoers indulge in fabulous food and wine and learn from the experts at a culinary celebration, run in partnership with delicious. magazine, alongside some of the final days of Ascot’s Flat season.
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Racing at Ascot 2018: Fireworks Spectacular Family RacedayRacing at Ascot 2019: Fireworks Spectacular Family RacedayOn Saturday 2nd November the Jumps season returns with a bang! Ascot Racecourse will kick off the season with a memorable day out for all the family. As well as top-class Jumps racing there will be free fairground rides and live entertainment culminating with one of the region's largest firework...
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Friday, 22nd November 2019 - Saturday, 23rd November 2019

Racing at Ascot 2019: The Prince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping FairNovember Meeting featuring a Christmas Shopping Village
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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

Special Offers

  • In celebration of English Tourism Week we are offering racegoers a free drink on The Spring Family Raceday which takes place on Sunday 31st March 2019.

    Our first family day of 2019 offers exciting Jumps racing and countryside inspired activities and demonstrations for racegoers of all ages.  Activities include Willow Bank 'build a den', foraging and cooking demos with James Wood, Bird of Prey and Dog Agility displays, a falconry display, ferret racing and a petting zoo. 

    To book go to ascot.co.uk or call 0344 346 3000 and use code VISIT19 at checkout.  

    Guests in the King Edward VII Enclosure will receive a free beer, wine or soft drink while Queen Anne Enclosure guests receive a free tea or coffee.  Offer valid for Sunday 31st March only, maximum of 6 tickets per person, book by March 30th.

    More offers like this - English Tourism Week Offers

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Recent Reviews:

  • David K
    Worthing, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    My day at Ascot Racecourse
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th January 2019
    And he`s off ! On a Cold , Drizzly , Misty day i took the train and got to Clapham Junction London , And got on a South Western Train to Ascot which took approx 50mins , Once i left Ascot Stn the... Read full review
  • john t
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fabulous facilities
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 26th January 2019
    I paid a first ever visit to Ascot Racecourse and was very impressed by the facilities. It is the best sporting venue I have ever attended. Read full review
  • CallumJMM
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    So much fun!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th March 2019
    This was such a great day out with work. The staff are extremely friendly, everyone dresses up and it’s just full of excitement. The horses are well looked after and the scenery is great. 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

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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