Pontefract Races

  • About Pontefract racecourse

    Pontefract Racing Events

    Pontefract Racecourse specialise in Friday night meetings throughout the summer, which are ideal for groups of friends, and Sunday afternoon events which are aimed at families. Both have competitive racing as well as a friendly atmosphere throughout Pontefract Racecourse.

    Known for their 'themed evenings', don't be surprised if you turn up to Red Shirt Night or even Singles Night at the racecourse! Each of their special evenings are exciting, fun and always provide entertainment throughout the day. Family Days feature on the Sundays and are ideal for young racegoers. There is always lots of entertainment around the track on these days.

    Whatever day you are looking to visit Pontefract Races, let us arrange your package, with entry, return coach travel and more included!

    Our packages start from £45pp and leave the organisation of it all to us!

  • Whats at Pontefract races?
    Map of Pontefract racecourse

    Pontefract Facilities

    Pontefract has many facilities for you to benefit from, plenty of bars for your booze. Exciting, event enhancing enclosures to view the live action and plush paddocks for parading the ponies!

  • Enclosures


    Pontefract Enclosures


    This admission gives you access to all the main stands at Pontefract Races including the covered seating area within the Premier Stand. There is also access to the Sports Cafe here which there is always a good atmosphere as well as the Champagne Bar for you to enjoy a glass of bubbly. Access to all the other main facilities including the parade ring, winner's enclosure and betting ring are all included with the views of the racing being the best on the course!


    If you are celebrating an occasion with friends and family at Pontefract Racecourse, then the Grandstand Enclosure is the one for you. Access to the main stand with good views of the uphill finishing straight is included as well as entry for the main bars, places to eat and winner's enclosure. We add this enclosure as standard in our Raceday Package, just ask if you wish to change from this.


    Good facilities in the Silver Enclosure at Pontefract Races are found with the SIlver Lounge Bar providing the drinks throughout the day. There are fast food units here too if you want a bite to eat as well as good views of the finish.


    Especially popular on the Sunday Family Days, you can take a picnic into this enclosure but there is also a tea room and fast food units here too. If you are looking for a more informal enclosure, this one is for you.

  • Pontefract accommodation


    Pontefract overnight packages

    Racecourse accommodation

    Extend your raceday with an overnight package, we have many to choose from!

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Packages from just £45pp.

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Make more of your Racing Experience
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Accommodation Packages

Racing just doesnt have to be the main event, why not have a night on the town too! check out our accommodation packages we have to offer

Hospitality Packages

Want that next level experience? why not treat your party to an unforgettable day out! check out our VIP packages

Occasion Events

Have a special occasion approaching? need ideas for a great day out? have a look at what we have to offer