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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



  • 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



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Ken-2many-Avios
      Camberley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A great Monday evening
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 13th September 2018
      Make sure you get a club admission, lets you go everywhere. Make it a special evening by parking in Eton (Cheaper than Windsor) and then getting the boat into the racecourse. Read full review
    • Linx18
      Uxbridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fun fair and Fireworks at Windsor racecourse
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th November 2018
      The four of us as a family went along and arrived at 4pm for the start of the fun fair before the actual firework event. It was quick and easy parking then not long to que and grab our tickets to... Read full review
    • cuzco48
      Chertsey, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fireworks Night Witches Cauldron Meal.
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th November 2018
      My wife and I have been going to the Windsor Racecourse Firework Night for a good many years and have always had a scrumptious meal served by a waiter/waitress in the restaurant.prior to the... 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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