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 – FREE RACE NIGHT 

Mon 27 April – Monday Afternoon Raceday

Mon 4 May – Armed Forces Day

Mon 11 May – Listed Royal Windsor Stakes Racenight

Mon 18 May – Listed Leisure Stakes Racenight

Bank Holiday Mon 25 May – Family Fun Day

Mon 1 June – Cider & Sausage Festival Ft. Chasing Mumford 

Mon 8 June – Irish Night Ft. All Folk'd Up 

Mon 15 June – 90s Throwback with Ascot Preview Ft. Ultra 90s Explosion

Mon 22 June – Monday Night Racing

Sat 27 June – Ministry of Sound Weekender ft live Sigma DJ set – Gentleman’s Day 

Sun 28 June – Ministry of Sound Weekender Day 2 – Ibiza Chill

Mon 29 June – Jazz Racenight Ft. Ronnie Scotts 

Mon 6 July – Brazilian Racenight Ft. Live Music from Tropicalia

Mon 13 July – Gin Festival Racenight Ft. Live Music 

Mon 20 July – Rum n Reggae Racenight Ft. Marley Revival 

Mon 27 July – Rock at the Races Ft. Ultimate Elton

Mon 3 Aug – Vegas Racenight Ft. JD King

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

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  • Accessible Lift


  • 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

Special Offers

  • Royal Windsor Racecourse gift vouchers can be used against tickets for racedays, admission packages and restaurant bookings.  Vouchers for £30 to £150 available.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Dawn W
    Trip Type:
    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 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 2021 - 21 Oct 2021)

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