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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, 20th December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

Christmas Family Raceday at Ascot RacecourseRacing at Ascot 2019: 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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Saturday, 18th January 2020 - Saturday, 18th January 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: Matchbook Clarence House Chase RacedayBrush away any New Year blues and have a flutter as Ascot opens for 2020 with the Matchbook Clarence House Chase Raceday. As ever the racecourse will be a hive of activity with warming winter dishes and cocktails across the spectacular Grandstand, plus a fantastic racecard of top-class National…
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Saturday, 15th February 2020 - Saturday, 15th February 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: Betfair Ascot Chase RacedayWith a prestigious Grade 1 race at the fore, the Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday is one of the most important Jumps fixtures on our calendar. 15th February
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Sunday, 29th March 2020 - Sunday, 29th March 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: Spring Family RacedayOur first family raceday of 2020 offers a thrilling combination of top class Jumps racing and free countryside themed activities for racegoers of all ages. 29th March
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Wednesday, 29th April 2020 - Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: Royal Ascot Trials DayRenamed Royal Ascot Trials Day in 2019, Ascot's first Flat meeting focuses on some of the key preparation races ahead of the Royal Meeting in June. 29th April
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Friday, 8th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

Racing at Ascot 2020: 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. 9th & 10th May
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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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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
    594
  • Very Good
    247
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    50
  • Terrible
    32

Recent Reviews:

  • Neha G
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Race day at Ascot
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    A fantastic day out - the racecourse is very thrilling- people betting and cheering the very amazing horses and their jockeys.. the place has a lot of good eating and drinking options as well and you... Read full review
  • evadycart
    Essex
    Lovely venue for racing and betting, hospitality improvements please
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st October 2019
    We were at the Winning Post Enclosure, QIPCO Champions Day (Saturday). Lovely grandstand, good view, not crowded. Short walk from the car park #6. 50yds of grass, benches, paths, and bookmakers to... Read full review
  • tiffanymarin2017
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Brilliant
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd November 2019
    The best day out we’ve had in ages. A fair price for the tickets online for family day, from fair ground rides to placing bets, lots of food stalls and bars and all round a lovely day! The... 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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