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!
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!
Where to Drink?
Despite being not the largest of racecourses, there are surprisingly a good number of bars that you can choose from to get a drink. The Furlong Bar and the Paddock Bar are the ones to enjoy at the ground floor level, but if you fancy a drink within the Grandstand, the Balcony Bar gives you good views of the racing. In the Premier Enclosure, the Sports Cafe Bar is a good place to mingle while the Champagne Bar is of obvious interest.
Where to Eat?
Enjoy a good selection of food at the racecourse whether that is at one of the Dining Rooms in the Grandstand or Premier Enclosures or the fast food units around Pontefract Racecourse. We have a range of Restaurant Package available which includes a meal in the Park Suite. Ask our team about these who can package this with the rest of our bundle.
When best to go?
Depending on your requirements, Pontefract Races is great either on one of their Friday night meetings or one of their Sunday afternoon events. Friday nights are best for those celebrating a special occasion while the Sunday meetings are family focused.
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!
GRANDSTAND AND PADDOCK ENCLOSURE
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.
Extend your raceday with an overnight package, we have many to choose from!
Buy online now with just a £20pp deposit!
Packages from just £45pp.
Pontefract Racing events By Month
Select a month to view available events
Make more of your Racing Experience
View some of our package options to make the most of your raceday
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
Want that next level experience? why not treat your party to an unforgettable day out! check out our VIP packages
Have a special occasion approaching? need ideas for a great day out? have a look at what we have to offer