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Royal Windsor Racecourse

Type:Sports Ground

Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ

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About

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 2019 racing diary with an innovative 2019 racing programme, including the brand new Rum and Reggae and Revival Racenights.
               
With 27 racedays in 2019 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 brand new for 2019, 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 2019 fixtures

Mon 8 April – Season opener

Mon 15 April – Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday

Mon 29 April – FREE RACE NIGHT

Bank Holiday Monday 6 May – Family Fun Day with FREE funfair

Mon 13 May – Monday Night Racing

Mon 20 May – Monday Night Racing

Bank Holiday Mon 27 May – Family Fun Day with FREE funfair

Mon 3 June – Revival Racenight

Mon 10 June – Irish Racenight ft. All Folk'd Up

Mon 17 June – Ladies Night with Ascot Preview ft. Artful Dodger DJ Set

Mon 24 June – Massaoke Racenight at the Musicals

Sat 29 June – Gentleman’s Day ft. Ministry of Sound with Basement Jaxx

Sun 30 June – Windsormania Family Music Festival ft. Almost Olly (Olly Murs tribute) and The Little Mix Show

Mon 1 July – Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club Live

Mon 8 July - Gin Festival Racenight

Mon 15 July – Cuban Racenight ft. Los Cabrones

Mon 22 July – Rum and Reggae Racenight ft. Marley Revival

Mon 29 July – Las Vegas Racenight ft. JD King

Mon 5 Aug – Rock at the Races ft. Magic Queen in association with Frimley Health Charity

Sun 11 Aug - Ice Cream Festival Raceday

Mon 12 Aug - Prosecco Party

Mon 19 Aug – Wild Wild Windsor

Sat 24 Aug – Music Live

Mon 2 Sept – Country Fair Raceday

Mon 7 Oct – Oktoberfest

Mon 14 Oct – Autumn Afternoon Racing

Mon 21 October – Autumn Afternoon Racing

Events

Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019

Sunday, 30th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

Monday, 1st July 2019 - Monday, 1st July 2019

Best of British Festival on 29th June - 1st July at Royal Windsor RacecourseBest of British Weekend Racing at Windsor Racecourse, 29th June - 1st July. Gentleman's Day, Family Day, Jazz Night.
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Monday, 8th July 2019 - Monday, 8th July 2019

Monday, 22nd July 2019 - Monday, 22nd July 2019

Monday, 29th July 2019 - Monday, 29th July 2019

Monday, 5th August 2019 - Monday, 5th August 2019

Monday, 12th August 2019 - Monday, 12th August 2019

Monday, 19th August 2019 - Monday, 19th August 2019

Monday, 2nd September 2019 - Monday, 2nd September 2019

Evening Racing - Monday Night Series at Royal Windsor RacecourseMonday Night Racing at the Royal Windsor Racecourse
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Monday, 15th July 2019 - Monday, 15th July 2019

Evening Racing - Cuban Night at Royal Windsor RacecourseCuba knows how to celebrate life and they do so very passionately. We’re bringing the Cuban passion to the racecourse on Monday 15th July. Experience Havana in the 1920s with an atmosphere alive with energy, colour, fun and a whole lot of spice and flavour. It’s about to get hot!
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Sunday, 11th August 2019 - Sunday, 11th August 2019

Ice Cream Festival Raceday at Royal Windsor RacecourseSpend your #SundayFunday with us and enjoy our Ice Cream Festival Raceday, offering exciting racing for the adults to enjoy and a host of free entertainment. Get your face painted or bounce off all your energy on the bouncy castles! Don’t forget, all the entertainment on the day is FREE!
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Saturday, 24th August 2019 - Saturday, 24th August 2019

Rita Ora LIVE after racing! at Royal Windsor RacecourseWith a staggering seven million singles sold, Rita has produced 13 top ten singles and a number 1 platinum- selling debut album. Ready to take to the stage for a full set live after an afternoon of competitive racing on Saturday 24 August, this is an event not to be missed!
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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:

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      149
    • Average
      45
    • Poor
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    Recent Reviews:

    • RevARider2016
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Backed 3 winners! Ate a winning lunch!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 4th June 2019
      A family gathering of 17 started when we gathered in Windsor for a midday beer, before enjoying a leisurely boat ride to the racecourse. First time most of us had booked the lunch special at a... Read full review
    • amandajane692015
      Eton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      50th Birthday
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th June 2019
      We had a fantastic day I booked the afternoon tea package for my family... food service and room made my day very special thank you so much! Read full review
    • Minellalloyd
      Maulden, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Ruby Wedding Surprise
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th June 2019
      As the final part of our surprise Ruby Wedding treat with our Son and his partner we visited Windsor Racecourse on the Irish Race Night - The Craic is Back - and although there was inclement weather... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Racing: April to October (8 Apr 2019 - 21 Oct 2019)

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