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Royal Windsor Racecourse

Type:Sports Ground

Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ

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Royal Windsor Racecourse is located by the River Thames in 165 acres of stunning countryside just a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle.

It’s the perfect destination for racing and events, with 27 racing fixtures between April and October.

Famous for Monday night racing, the 3-day Best of British Festival, Ladies Evening and a number of other vibrant and social race nights.

This unique venue is the only racecourse in the country where you can arrive in style by catching a boat from Windsor Town centre, enjoy a drink on the River Thames before stepping off right onto the racecourse’s private jetty.

There’s no better way to kick of a summer evening’s racing!

The racecourse offers visitors thrilling racing, a stunning setting and first-class hospitality.


Enhance your raceday experience with one of our fabulous, new for 2018 hospitality packages.

The prefect way to entertain for your personal or corporate party.

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.


Mon 16 April – Season opener

Mon 23 April – FREE Race Evening

Mon 30 April – Monday Night Racing

Bank Holiday Monday 7 May – Family Fun Day

Mon 14 May - Real Ale Festival

Mon 21 May – Monday Night Racing

Bank Holiday Mon 28 May – Family Fun Day

Mon 4 June – Irish Night

Mon 11 June – Cider festval Ft. Live music from The Wickermen

Mon 18 June – Monday Night Racing

Mon 25 June – Ascot Preview Raceday

Sat 30th June – Gentleman’s Day with Live DJ

Sun 1st July – Family Fun Day Ft. Live music

Mon 2 July - Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Live

Mon 9 July - Gin Festival

Mon 16 July - Cuban Night Ft. Live Music

Mon 23 July – Vegas Night Ft. Live Music

Mon 30 July - Ladies Evening Ft. Take That tribute

Mon 6 Aug – Rock at the Races Ft. Queen tribute act

Mon 12 Aug - Proms in the Park

Mon 13 Aug - Prosecco Festival

Mon 20 Aug – Skybet Summer Sprint Series Finale

Sat 25 Aug – Live Music after racing (act to be announced soon!)

Mon 3 Sept - Country Fair

Mon 8 Oct - Oktoberfest

Mon 15 Oct – Autumn Afternoon Racing

Mon 22 October – Autumn Afternoon Racing


Monday, 16th April 2018 - Monday, 16th April 2018

RacingSEASON OPENER Afternoon Racing on Monday 16th April at Royal Windsor RacecourseRacing returns to the Royal Windsor Racecourse with the 2018 Season Opening Meet
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Sun Bets - Kaiser Chiefs LIVE after racing! at Royal Windsor RacecourseOh My God We Can't Believe It! Kaiser Chiefs will be performing LIVE after racing on our Sun Bets Raceday! We Predict a SELL OUT! This is the biggest event of the year at Royal Windsor Racecourse, so get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment. We are anticipating a sell out crowd.
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Provider Preferences

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


  • Accessible Lift

Children & Infants

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

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

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights


  • 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

Payment Methods

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

Room / Unit Features

  • Large Screen TV

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

Specialist Features

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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • KenMaideheadUK
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Contemporary Arts Fair
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th November 2017
    Visited the race course to attend the Contemporary Arts Fair. I accept that it wasn't as crowded as race days, but the arts fair was excellent. The whole course and buildings looked smart and clean... Read full review
  • Sarah898989898
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Trip Type:
    Dreadful place: avoid, avoid, avoid
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th November 2017
    First of all this place is an absolute rip-off and definitely not worth the entrance fee. Secondly and more importantly, the children's play area is dangerous: my daughter fell from the climbing... Read full review
  • veronicapower1
    Bucks Mills, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fireworks display at Windsor racecourse for 2017.
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th November 2017
    It was a real disappointment for the whole family and friends. Children were unable to get on rides so I feel children and there parents are owed prepaid money for rides the organisers knew children... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Royal Windsor Racecourse is on the A308 between Windsor and Maidenhead, from the M4 leave at Junction 6 and follow signs to Windsor. From the M3 leave Junction 2 and join M25. From M25 junction 15 join the M4 to junction 6 and follow signs to Windsor Racecourse. Use postcode SL4 5EZ to find us using a sat nav.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:The nearest stations to the racecourse are Windsor and Eton Central, Windsor and Eton Riverside and Slough. Trains run from Paddington and Waterloo to these stations. Taxis are available from all stations.By Boat:A river taxi service operates for all race meetings from Barry Avenue Promenade, opposite Browns restaurant in Windsor town. This is just a short walk from the Windsor train stations. The river trip takes approximately 10 minutes and there is a full bar facility on board. For further information on boat services contact French Brothers on 01753 851900 or visit

Opening Times

Racing: April to October (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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