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Racing at Ascot 2020: King George VI Weekend

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Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

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Five reasons to attend Ascot's King George Weekend
You Bring the Colour…

The King George Weekend celebrates the best of British summertime as one of the most prestigious race meetings outside of the Royal Meeting.

Combining world-class Flat racing with a quintessential English garden party experience, it is an unmissable event steeped in history and synonymous with style. Here are the top 5 reasons to attend this year’s colourful King George Weekend at Ascot Racecourse…

Top-Quality Racing
Expect to see some familiar faces at this race meeting as some of the world’s top horses, jockeys, owners and trainers descend on Berkshire. With a prize of £1.25m, all eyes will be on Saturday's feature race – the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, sponsored by QIPCO – which has been won previously by the likes of Enable and Highland Reel. Who will reign supreme this year as Ascot welcomes Coronet, Crystal Ocean and Kew Gardens, amongst others, to the track?

A Journey Through Time
This year's King George Weekend will celebrate past winners of the feature race from decades gone by since the meeting first took place in 1951. This will be reflected on Ascot’s famous Lawns as they are transformed with colourful theming, entertainment and food to represent the different eras and their celebrated horses. Enjoy an eclectic line-up of live music on Saturday, spanning from the 50s through to the noughties, and an array of retro entertainment with an interactive graffiti wall and aerial artists performing between racing.

You Bring the Colour
Following the fashion delights of the Royal Meeting, Ascot invites racegoers to ‘Bring the Colour’ to the King George Weekend. Less formal than its Royal counterpart, this fixture has long been a showcase of contemporary summer style. Complete with a retro VW campervan photobooth, this race meeting is the perfect opportunity for a selfie with friends, family and colleagues.

Food for Thought
As always at Ascot, there will be plenty of food and drink options available throughout your day. From building your own Afternoon Tea on the 50s-themed tea lawn to retro cocktails and takeaway dishes from the 60s and 70s to chill-out vibes on the day beds of the Marquee Club and classic dishes from the Best of British Lawn, there’s something to tempt all taste buds. 

A Perfect Summer's Day
With the best British summer since 1976, the King George Weekend at Ascot is the quintessentially British garden party of the alternative social season. With a range of Enclosures to choose from and free entry for under 18s there’s no better way to spend a summer’s day enjoying the atmosphere of Berkshire’s historic Royal racecourse.



  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Groups welcome
  • Toilets on Site

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth - Colts and Fillies Club for under 17s.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From London and the North: M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs to Ascot. From the West: M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot. From the South and East: M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot. From the Midlands: M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow / London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow A332Windsor by-pass to Ascot. All visitors are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays.

Public Transport Directions

South Western Railways runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

Please note that Ascot is not within the London Oyster Card Zone.

Opening Times

King George VI Weekend (25 July 2020 - 26 July 2020)

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