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Royal Windsor Racecourse

Type:Sports Ground

Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ

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Set on its own island and 165 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside, on the River Thames and in the shadow of Windsor Castle, Royal Windsor Racecourse is the perfect destination for racing and events and the place to be on a summer’s evening. The friendly, colourful and exciting atmosphere makes for a memorable and thrilling experience each and every time. The racecourse is also proud to say that they are the only racecourse located on an island, one of only three figure of eight courses in the UK and is the only racecourse in the country where you can arrive in style by catching a river boat from Windsor Town centre and enjoy a drink on the River Thames before stepping off onto the racecourse’s private jetty.

With 27 racing fixtures between April and October, featuring the famous Monday Night Racing, Gentlemen’s Day and Music Live, Royal Windsor Racecourse offers a vibrant, social and unique racing experience, stunning settings and first-class hospitality. Add some colour to your 2020 racing diary with an innovative 2020 racing programme.
               
With 27 racedays in 2020 and a variety of themes, the racecourse aims to offer a unique experience for you and your guests. This season, the racecourse will be offering a selection of culinary experiences across three luxurious restaurants, including the 1866, The Deck and The Gastro @ Royal Windsor Steakhouse, where you can expect to be served mouth-watering cuts of steak within a beautiful dining space.

Looking for a unique setting? The racecourse can offer a unique location to dazzle friends, family or clients. The relaxed atmosphere of your private box, food and drinks options offers you the chance to entertain or celebrate, have a flutter, watch the racing action unfold all within your exclusive area.

With extensive grass and hard standing areas that are licensed for entertainment, food and beverages, this venue is large enough to cater for concerts, festivals and charity events during the warm summer months, and spectacular winter wonderlands and firework displays in the winter months. Royal Windsor Racecourse is perfectly placed to be a unique conference and event venue - far enough from the hustle and bustle of central London but close enough to be a viable alternative, with fantastic motorway links.

Royal Windsor Racecourse 2020 fixtures

Mon 6 April – Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday 

Mon 20  April – Monday Afternoon Raceday 

Mon 27 April – FREE RACE NIGHT

Mon 4 May – Armed Forces Day

Mon 11 May – Monday Night Racing

Mon 18 May – Monday Night Racing

Bank Holiday Mon 25 May – Family Fun Day

Mon 1 June – Cider festival Ft. Live Music 

Mon 8 June – Irish Night Ft. Live Music 

Mon 15 June – Ascot Preview

Mon 22 June – Monday Night Racing

Sat 27 June – Windsor Summer Festival Day 1- Gentleman’s Day Ft. Live Music 

Sun 28 June – Windsor Summer Festival Day 2

Mon 29 June – Windsor Summer Festival Day 3 - Jazz Racenight Ft. Ronnie Scotts 

Mon 6 July – Cuban Racenight Ft. Live Music 

Mon 13 July – Gin Festival Racenight Ft. Live Music 

Mon 20 July – Rum n Reggae Racenight Ft. Live Music 

Mon 27 July – Rock at the Races Ft. Live Music 

Mon 3 Aug – Vegas Racenight Ft. Live Music

Sun 9 Aug – Family Fun Day

Mon 10 Aug – Prosecco Festival Racenight 

Mon 17 Aug – Monday Night Racing Finale 

Sat 29 Aug – Music Live

Mon 7 Sept – Country fair Raceday

Mon 5 Oct – Oktoberfest Raceday 

Mon 12 Oct – Autumn Afternoon Racing 

Mon 19 Oct – Autumn Afternoon Racing 

Sat 7 Nov – Fireworks Spectacular

Events

Monday, 6th April 2020 - Monday, 6th April 2020

Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday at Royal Windsor RacecourseAre you looking for things to do with the kids in Windsor over the school holidays? We have the perfect solution with our Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday on Monday 6th April. The day is full of family fun and includes our infamous Easter egg hunt. The best part about the day… all children under 18…
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Monday, 20th April 2020 - Monday, 20th April 2020

Free Racenight at Royal Windsor RacecourseMake sure you mark Monday 20th April in your calendar as it sees the return of our hotly anticipated Royal Windsor Racecourse Free Racenight! Yes, you can come along for an evening of competitive racing for free. Be sure to register for a ticket quick as our free racenight is always hugely popular.
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Monday, 27th April 2020 - Monday, 27th April 2020

Monday Night Racing at Royal Windsor RacecourseIt's the moment you've all been waiting for... the very first #MondayNightRacing of 2020 here at Royal Windsor Racecourse!
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Monday, 4th May 2020 - Monday, 4th May 2020

Armed Forces Day at Royal Windsor RacecourseWe’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day which marked the end of fighting in world war two. We’re marking the day with a very special Armed Forces Raceday and we’d love for you to join us. Come along to see 7 fantastic races alongside military machinery and special displays.
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Monday, 11th May 2020 - Monday, 11th May 2020

Royal Windsor Stakes Racenight at Royal Windsor RacecourseJoin us for our infamous #MondayNightRacing here at Windsor Racecourse on Monday 11th May for the Royal Windsor Stakes racenight. It's sure to be an evening of fantastic racing and delicious food and drink!
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Monday, 18th May 2020 - Monday, 18th May 2020

Leisure Stakes Racenight at Royal Windsor RacecourseMonday Night Racing is a great tradition that we love here at Royal Windsor Racecourse. So we're really looking forward to the Leisure Stakes Racenight on Monday 18th May.
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Monday, 25th May 2020 - Monday, 25th May 2020

May Family Fun Day at Royal Windsor RacecourseIf you’ve found yourself looking for things to do with the kids this bank holiday then look no further. Join us for a day of thrilling racing and a number of fun activities for all the family. The great thing about a day out at Windsor Racecourse is that all kids under 18 can come in for free!…
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Monday, 1st June 2020 - Monday, 1st June 2020

Cider and Sausage Festival at Royal Windsor RacecourseYou’ve come to the right place for all the incider information about our Cider & Sausage Festival raceday on Monday 1st June. What could be better than enjoying a crisp class of cider while watching the races, not to mention a delicious choice of food including some seriously good sausages.
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Monday, 8th June 2020 - Monday, 8th June 2020

Irish Night Ft. Live Music at Royal Windsor RacecourseJoin us as we celebrate all things Irish on Monday 8th June. Windsor Racecourse will be filled with a fantastic atmosphere, exhilarating racing and of course traditional music and plenty of dancing! Imagine the fun of a St Patricks day celebration but on a lovely June evening!
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Monday, 15th June 2020 - Monday, 15th June 2020

90s Throwback Racenight with Ascot Preview at Royal Windsor RacecourseOne thing you can’t deny is that the 90s produced so many incredible songs that it’s impossible to list them all! We’re going to take you back in time with our 90s Throwback Racenight on Monday 15th June.
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Monday, 22nd June 2020 - Monday, 22nd June 2020

Monday Night Racing at Royal Windsor RacecourseJoin us for our infamous Monday Night Racing on 22nd June, the perfect way to start your week! Mondays are never boring here at Windsor Racecourse. We have exhilarating racing, a range of food stalls with cuisines from around the world, three quality restaurants and a number of bars.
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Saturday, 27th June 2020 - Saturday, 27th June 2020

Gentleman's Day at Royal Windsor RacecourseOur Gent's Day always proves extremely popular and after a sell out in 2019 we're predicting big things for 2020. Gentlemen’s Day returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 27th June as the first day of our Summer Festival!
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Sunday, 28th June 2020 - Sunday, 28th June 2020

Summer Festival Day 2 Ft. Live Music at Royal Windsor RacecourseAnother fantastic day of horse racing, another great atmosphere and even more great live music! Join us for the second day of our Summer Festival 2020. If you’re stuck wondering what to do in Windsor on a summer’s afternoon then this is the perfect answer. We have delicious food and drinks and…
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Monday, 29th June 2020 - Monday, 29th June 2020

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Racenight at Royal Windsor RacecourseWe’re ending our Summer Festival in style with an evening of great racing and fantastic music! Come along and experience Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club live after racing. We have seven competitive races to enjoy and a great selection of delicious food to indulge in.
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Monday, 20th July 2020 - Monday, 20th July 2020

Rum & Reggae Racenight at Royal Windsor RacecourseThree little birds told us you loved our Rum 'n' Reggae racenight last year. So don’t worry and be happy as it is making a return for 2020. Prepare yourself for traditional reggae music, delicious Caribbean cuisine and of course plenty of rum!
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Monday, 27th July 2020 - Monday, 27th July 2020

Rock at the Races at Royal Windsor RacecourseThe hugely popular Rock At The Races raceday returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse on Monday 27th July. Are you ready to rock the night away with an incredible live performance after racing finishes?
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Monday, 3rd August 2020 - Monday, 3rd August 2020

Vegas Racenight at Royal Windsor RacecourseYou don’t have to travel to Las Vegas for a night of fun as Windsor Racecourse is the place to be on Monday 3rd August. We’re bringing all the best bits of Vegas to Windsor again this year for our hugely popular Vegas Racenight.
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Sunday, 9th August 2020 - Sunday, 9th August 2020

August Family Fun Day at Royal Windsor RacecourseGet the whole family out of the house on Sunday 9th August for a trip to Royal Windsor Racecourse. Enjoy exhilarating racing, fun family activities and delicious food and drink. All children under 18 can come for free making this the perfect family day out!
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Monday, 10th August 2020 - Monday, 10th August 2020

Prosecco Party at Royal Windsor RacecourseWe’re breaking out the bubbly on Monday 10th August for our Prosecco Festival Racenight and we would love for you to join us. What could possibly make a prosecco festival even more fun? How about dressing up in your best outfit and combining it with an evening of exhilarating horse racing.
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Monday, 17th August 2020 - Monday, 17th August 2020

Monday Night Racing Grand Finale at Royal Windsor RacecourseRoyal Windsor Racecourse is delighted to welcome you back for the last Monday Night Racing of the summer season.
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Monday, 7th September 2020 - Monday, 7th September 2020

Country Fair Raceday at Royal Windsor RacecourseThis raceday brings a country fair to Windsor Racecourse on Monday 7th September. You can expect to browse our stalls selling a range of gifts and crafts. When you get hungry, head to our paddock lawn to explore our variety of food stands. All this country fair fun runs alongside a full day…
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Monday, 5th October 2020 - Monday, 5th October 2020

Oktoberfest Raceday at Royal Windsor RacecourseCelebrate Oktoberfest in style at Windsor Racecourse on Monday 5th October. Join us in our biergarten for steins of German beer, bratwurst or pretzels and traditional Bavarian music. Why not dress to impress with lederhosen or other Oktoberfest inspired attire?
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Monday, 12th October 2020 - Monday, 12th October 2020

Autumn Afternoon Racing at Royal Windsor RacecourseEnjoy competitive racing on a lovely autumnal afternoon at our beautiful racecourse on Monday 12th October for our penultimate fixture of 2020. Watch the racing as the sun begins to set and enjoy our some delicious food and drink while you're at it! Will you book a table in our 1866 Restaurant or…
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Monday, 19th October 2020 - Monday, 19th October 2020

Autumn Afternoon Racing at Royal Windsor RacecourseJoin us for our last raceday of the year on Monday 19th October. This is your very last chance to experience racing here at Royal Windsor Racecourse in 2020 so don't miss out! Enjoy competitive racing on a lovely autumnal afternoon and watch the racing as the sun begins to set.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift

Catering

  • BBQ Food Served
  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided
  • Food Shop on site
  • Full liquor licence
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Take away food
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Children Welcome - free entry for accompanied under 18s
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Cloakroom
  • Club house
  • Conference facilities
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Live Music
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking close by
  • Own car park (Fee Applies)
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - outside

Room / Unit Features

  • Large Screen TV

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      197
    • Very Good
      157
    • Average
      45
    • Poor
      20
    • Terrible
      32

    Recent Reviews:

    • Dawn W
      Windsor
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Rita at the races!
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th September 2019
      We went to the races when Rita Ora played and had a great time. The sun was shining, people were generally friendly and Rita Ora ended a great day! My only gripe is the cost of the drinks; too... Read full review
    • tiffanymarin2017
      Reading, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Family day
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd November 2019
      A great day and a nice venue for a family day out. Lots of varied food stalls and of course the horse racing. Great for all ages. Read full review
    • Samson M
      Terrible experience
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd November 2019
      Went to the Windsor race course to the so called "Fireworks Extravaganza" for the first time last night. What a disapointment that proved to be!!!!! It took forever to get in, the display was late... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Racing: April to October (8 Apr 2020 - 21 Oct 2020)

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