York Races

  • About York racecourse

    York Racing Events

    One of the best days out at the races is York Races. This vast racecourse suits the budgets and needs for everyone with racing throughout the summer.

    In 2017, the key highlights at York Races are the three racing events followed by live music. On the 1st July, Olly Murs plays after racing. On the 28th July, Jess Glynne takes to the stage, while the feature music event on the 29th July has yet to be announced.

    All events at York Races are ideal for groups, especially ones celebrating a special occasion. Our Raceday Packages are unique to us as your group is picked up from your hometown and taken to York Races where you are met by our team. Bubbly is served upon arrival and you are presented with a racecard for the day and your entry badge. Group photos are taken before you enjoy your day out at York Races.

    Packages start from as little as £45pp and you can book with a £20pp deposit today!

  • Whats at York races?
    Map of York racecourse

    York Facilities

    York 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!

    York Racecourse Facilities

    Viewing Areas

    Excellent views are available from all over the racecourse at York Races given the vast stands, big screen TVs and lots of room. The Grandstand and the County Stand both offer ideal views of the home straight with plenty of time to cheer on your selection. Seated views are available in the County Stand, while there is a great atmosphere guaranteed during each race in the Grandstand.

    Where to drink?

    There is a bar around each corner at York Races so there is never a shortage of drink. Behind the main stands is where the majority of bars are whilst there is also some more permanent bars within the stands themselves. Make your way up to the top floor of the main stand where you will find less queues as well as great views of the racing.

    County Stand badge holders are in for a real treat as they have access to the Champagne Lawn which is situated next to the winner's enclosure. Here there are lots of tables and chairs surrounded by many champagne bars and boutique bars too. A great place for your group to settle for the afternoon, to enjoy the atmosphere.

    Where to eat?

    The Knavesmire Restaurant at the bottom of the Grandstand is an ideal place to eat, socialise and to start your day. This cafeteria-style restaurant has a great selection of meals and there are lots of tables and chairs for your group to all enjoy the meal together. The County Stand offer a carvery at the top floor which is also a super way to begin your raceday. As part of your package, we can add a meal at either the Knavesmire or County Stand Restaurants to your booking.

    If you are looking for a more formal setting, the Ebor Restaurant, Voltigeur Restaurant and the Parade Ring Restaurant are all excellent choices with their own unique looks.

    For less formal places to eat, there are loads of fast food and casual eating places scattered around York Racecourse including pizzas, burgers, pies, wraps and much much more.

    Can we bring a picnic?

    Picnics are allowed in Course Enclosure which is situated in the centre of the racecourse. Here you can set up camp for the day with fold-up chairs, blankets and tables allowed. There are also bars, betting facilities and fast food available in this enclosure too.

    You can of course have your picnic at the coach upon arrival at the racecourse too!

  • Enclosures


    York Races Enclosures

    Grandstand Enclosure

    The main area at York Racecourse is the Grandstand Enclosure and you can access all the main areas of the racecourse here. All floors of the Grandstand are accessible with bars and viewing areas in reach while you can also sit around the parade ring and see the horses pre and post race.

    Always a great atmosphere in the Grandstand with excellent views of the main straight at York Racecourse so you can cheer home your winner. There is access to the main betting ring, bars, eating areas and more. You simply cannot go wrong by selecting this enclosure.

    County Stand Enclosure

    Upgrade your group to the County Stand to enjoy the benefits of the Grandstand plus more. You have access to the County Stand which offers a more relaxed setting for the day as it includes additional bars, places to eat and seating areas in the main stand.

    The Champagne Lawn is a really popular place for County Stand badge holders. Here your group can spend the afternoon sipping bubbly and enjoy the atmosphere in this unique setting. Definitely worth the upgrade.

  • York accommodation


    York overnight packages

    York Races Accommodation Packages

    Current Offers

    As well as organising your trip to York Races, we have teamed up with one of our partner hotels, to offer some great Accommodation Packages. Why not stay over and make the most of your trip to the races?

    With exclusive deals for hotel chains such as Holiday inn, Park Inn, Best Western and the Britannia Group, get in touch with our sales team now for our latest deals.

Buy online now with just a £20pp deposit!
Packages from just £45pp.

York Racing Events by Month


Make more of your Racing Experience
View some of our package options to make the most of your raceday

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