Ascot Racecourse

Type:Sports Ground

High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

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Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a truly memorable day out.  It was while riding out from Windsor Castle in 1711 that Queen Anne first saw the land that had potential for horseracing. Inspired by what she had discovered, the inaugural event – Her Majesty’s Plate – was held at Ascot upon her request that August.
 
Over the years the patronage of thirteen monarchs has helped make Ascot one of the world’s best-loved racecourses and it remains a pillar of British sporting and social culture. Covering 179 acres, the racecourse welcomes over 630,000 guests each year and is the home of some of the sport’s most prestigious race meetings ensuring that Ascot’s stature, reputation and famed celebration of occasion is admired the world over.
 
Alongside Royal Ascot, the racecourse’s famous five-day meeting, Ascot hosts an additional 21 racedays throughout the year, each with its own unique character offering the perfect day out and the opportunity to celebrate any occasion.
 
It’s not just horseracing, with magnificent grounds, excellent facilities and a wealth of indoor space, the racecourse is a superb location to host conferences, weddings, exhibitions, private parties and corporate events.  Several non-racing events also take place at intervals throughout the year, including the ever-popular Luna Cinema and our renowned Christmas Party evenings.
 
Maintaining the balance between tradition and innovation makes Ascot racecourse a unique sporting venue.  Explore what’s on offer in 2024 and find your next day out.
 
For more information on upcoming events, current prices or to book call 0344 346 300 or visit ascot.co.uk

Memberships At Ascot

Ascot Racecourse offers you an exciting stable of annual Memberships. Our three memberships, King Edward VII, Queen Anne Annual, and Queen Anne are designed to offer flexibility and premier benefits to our valued racegoers all year long. Pricing starts from just £99 per person. Find out more

Online Ascot Shop

The online Ascot Shop gives you the opportunity to have a little piece of Ascot delivered directly to your door.

Shop from an exciting new variety of menswear, ladieswear and childrenswear, including summer t-shirts, cosy sweatshirts and tote bags. Not to mention a range of home gifts, accessories and souvenirs to bring you a little closer to the world's finest racecourse.

The Ascot Fan Pass

Download the Ascot Fan Pass - your digital portal to fantastic prizes, exclusive offers and the latest updates from the world’s finest racecourse.  Download your very own Ascot Fan Pass directly to your Apple Wallet or Google Wallet and you will be entered into an exclusive prize draw each month.  Find out more.

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Events

Sunday, 24th March 2024 - Sunday, 24th March 2024

Spring Family Raceday at Ascot Racecourse | racegoersSpring Family Raceday at Ascot RacecourseAscot's first family raceday of 2024 offers a thrilling combination of top class Jumps racing and free themed activities for racegoers of all ages.
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Wednesday, 1st May 2024 - Wednesday, 1st May 2024

Royal Ascot Trials DayRoyal Ascot Trials Day at Ascot RacecourseAscot’s inaugural meeting of the 2024 Flat season is a top-class affair with important opportunities for horses to gain valuable experience at the track ahead of Royal Ascot.
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Friday, 10th May 2024 - Friday, 10th May 2024

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Victoria Cup RacedayPeroni Nastro Azzurro May Racing Friday at Ascot RacecourseAn action-packed couple of days at Ascot get underway on Friday 10th May, with the perfect combination of thrilling racing and an atmosphere made for socialising with friends.
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Saturday, 11th May 2024 - Saturday, 11th May 2024

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Victoria Cup RacedayPeroni Nastro Azzurro Victoria Cup Raceday at Ascot RacecourseThe racecourse is resplendent at Ascot’s final fixture before the Royal Meeting. Gather your friends and family and enjoy an action-packed afternoon of socialising.
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Tuesday, 18th June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

Royal AscotRoyal AscotRoyal Ascot is one of the pinnacle events of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.
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Friday, 12th July 2024 - Saturday, 13th July 2024

Summer Mile Weekend at AscotRacegoers are welcomed back to Ascot for the first time since the Royal Meeting. 12th & 13th July
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Friday, 26th July 2024 - Saturday, 27th July 2024

King George VI Weekend at AscotWith the exception of Royal Ascot, King George weekend is the most important, historic and glamorous racing meeting on Ascot's calendar.
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

Shergar Cup Celebrations at AscotDubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot RacecourseThe Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup offers a perfect blend of thrilling entertainment on and off the track and is one of our most popular racedays of the year.
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Friday, 6th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

September Racing at AscotSeptember Racing Weekend at AscotThe September Racing Weekend presents two days of fantastic Flat racing. 6th & 7th September
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Friday, 4th October 2024 - Saturday, 5th October 2024

Racing at Ascot Racecourse: Autumn Racing WeekendAutumn Racing Weekend at AscotThere’ll be hops and skips for sure but no jumps as this is the penultimate meeting of Ascot’s Flat season, join us for guaranteed action and thrilling racing at this beer and racing event. 4th & 5th October
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Saturday, 19th October 2024 - Saturday, 19th October 2024

QIPCO British Champions Day - Star CatcherQIPCO British Champions DayDon’t miss the thrilling finale to the British Flat season as the leading horses and jockeys from Europe and beyond descend on Ascot in their quest to be crowned the champions of 2024.
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Saturday, 2nd November 2024 - Saturday, 2nd November 2024

Fireworks Spectacular Family Raceday at Ascot RacecourseFireworks Spectacular Family Raceday at Ascot RacecourseThe Jumps season returns with a bang to Ascot! Enjoy high-quality racing followed by one of the region's largest fireworks displays where the breathtaking pyro-musical show will feature over 20,000 fireworks.
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Friday, 20th December 2024 - Saturday, 21st December 2024

Racegoers at Howden Christmas Racing Weekend at AscotHowden Christmas Racing Weekend at AscotGet ready for two days of festive revelry and Jumps racing of the highest calibre at Ascot’s last race meeting of the year: Howden Christmas Racing Weekend.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Only working dogs permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Level access to ticket and information point, gift shop, public toilets, dining area.

Catering

  • Cafe - Café style restaurant usually available on racedays, further details at ascot.co.uk/food-and-drinks
  • Catering for groups - Further details on group catering options at ascot.co.uk or by calling 0344 346 3000
  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Further details on catering options at ascot.co.uk
  • Outdoor eating area - Visit www.ascot.co.uk/picnic-policy for guidelines if you intend on bringing your own picnic.
  • Picnic area - If you intend to bring your own picnic please view our picnic policy in advance: Ascot Racedays ascot.co.uk/ascot-policies/picnics-at-ascot-racedays. Royal Ascot www.ascot.co.uk/ascot-policies/royal-ascot-picnics
  • 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

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs - At selected racedays
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available - Please notify us of your requirement in advance
  • Indoor children’s play area - Soft play area available on selected racedays
  • Outdoor children’s play area - Free child friendly activities available on selected racedays

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Cloakroom
  • Conference facilities - Further details at ascot.co.uk/venue-hire-conferences-events
  • Event Venue - Further details at ascot.co.uk/venue-hire-conferences-events
  • Gift shop - Further details at ascot.co.uk/shopping-and-collections
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Live Music - Live music on selected racedays
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round - Open all year for pre-booked events
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights - Themed racedays and Christmas parties, see ascot.co.uk for details

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Further information on parking at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • Free parking - On selected racedays. Further information at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • Green Transport - Green Line from London.Buses and coaches from Slough, Windsor and Bracknell.
  • Off-road parking - Further information on parking at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • On Site Car Parking - Also available for Limousines, Minibuses and Coaches. Further information at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • On site parking - Also available for Limousines, Minibuses and Coaches. Further information at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • On site parking close by - Also available for Limousines, Minibuses and Coaches. Further information at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • Parking (charge) - Further information at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • Parking (free) - On selected racedays. Further information at ascot.co.uk/directions
  • 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
  • Special group rates - See ascot.co.uk for details
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Some no smoking areas

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children - Free Colts and Fillies Club for Children under 18. See ascot.co.uk/membershipssss/memberships/colts-and-fillies-club
  • Marketed Towards Families - Free admission for accompanied children under 18-years (excl. Royal Ascot)
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth - Star Card for 18-24 year olds give discounted entry on selected days. See ascot.co.uk/membershipssss/memberships/star-card

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Special Offers

  • Ascot Racecourse Membership

    Looking for the gift that keeps on giving all year round?

    Ascot’s Queen Anne Membership the perfect gift to offer your friends or family as they have the chance to not just enjoy 1 or 2, but 5 racedays throughout the year alongside additional member benefits from as little as £99.

    Find out more here.

     

    Vouchers for Gifts and Experiences - redeem this special offer immediately

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    Recent Reviews:

    • sairdixon
      Weybridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th November 2023
      We were fortunate to have free tickets for the race meeting on Friday 24/11. Had a fun time and even had a couple of winners. Lots of bars and food outlets. Easier to get served by the Parade Ring... Read full review
    • JBroad42
      West Molesey, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great welcome
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      My grandson treated me for a day out to Ascot Races and what a great day out ! The racecourse staff made us most welcome Meet a lovely lady doing a survey for the course and was helpful in... Read full review
    • Lozza000
      Betfair Ascot Chase Race day
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th February 2024
      We had a brilliant day at Ascot Races and many thanks to Tom in the Hospitality team for making this an extra special experience for my Husband's 50th Birthday and for also being very accommodating... 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 A332Windsor by-pass to Ascot.

    All visitors are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays. 

    Public Transport Directions

    Trains - South Western Railways 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.  Please note that Ascot is not within the London Oyster Card Zone. 

    Bus - Green Line bus service to and from Ascot to London, Reading, Bracknell and Slough.  White Bus Service between Ascot and Windsor.  Usual Ascot stop is Heatherwood Hospital, a short walk from Ascot Racecourse.

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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