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 twelve 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 2021 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

Brand new online shop

We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new online Ascot Shop, giving 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, face coverings 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 brand new 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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Guide Prices

Tickets from £20pp. Under 18s race free.

Events

Friday, 17th December 2021 - Saturday, 18th December 2021

Howden Christmas Racing Weekend | Santa at Ascot RacecourseHowden Christmas Racing Weekend‘Tis the season for high-quality Jumps racing and festive fun at Ascot’s final race meeting of the year.
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Tuesday, 14th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

The royal family's carriage procession arrives at Royal AscotRoyal AscotExperience all the elements of Royal Ascot in 2021: the racing, the pageantry, the dining and the style! Tuesday 15 June to Saturday 19 June 2021.
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Saturday, 29th October 2022 - Saturday, 29th October 2022

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 pyromusical show will feature over 20,000 fireworks.
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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

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place - Visit ascot.co.uk for up to date Covid Policy and FAQ
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Outside seating
  • Queuing system
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for visitors

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

  • Monetary gift vouchers are available which can be redeemed against Ascot Racecourse raceday packages throughout the jumps and flat racing calendar.  Visit Ascot's booking portal and select 'gift vouchers' in the top right of the screen.

     

    Visitors will be able to redeem this special offer immediately

    More offers like this - Vouchers for Gifts and Experiences

  • LEGENDARY VENUE, LEGENDARY PARTY

    Selected dates in December

    Shared Christmas Parties from £49 + VAT per person; Exclusive Christmas Parties (60+ guests) from £69 + VAT per person

    Add a bit of extra sparkle to your festivities this Christmas by celebrating in red-carpet style at the world’s most famous racecourse. Whether it is something to look forward to with friends, a small get-together, entertaining large groups, or
    creating your very own private event you can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in this iconic setting.

    Visit www.ascot.co.uk/christmas-parties

    Contact christmasparties@ascot.co.uk or call 0344 346 3611

    Visitors will be able to redeem this special offer immediately

    More offers like this - Christmas & New Year offers

    • Ascot Christmas party

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    Recent Reviews:

    • HolidaymakerfromHove
      Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
      Ascot - day at the races…………
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th November 2021
      Visited Ascot for the first jump meeting of the season. Very pleased to have taken advantage of the free entry offer. We parked in the free car park and walked the 10 or so minutes to tthe main gate... Read full review
    • patrickromania
      Brussels, Belgium
      relaxing
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 25th November 2021
      I've been on a walk at the racecourse for a few days in a row now and a walk has never been more relaxing than it was here. Hopefully will there be a race next time I come back :) Read full review
    • annie20061
      Tidworth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Christmas Fair
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th November 2021
      The Christmas fair is held here every year, (apart from 2020), really missed this last year. Love this fair always so well organised, lots of parking, it is super busy but a really great place. Loads... 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

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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