York Races

  • About York racecourse

    York Racing Events

    In 2018, join us for our exclusive Raceday Package for all York Races dates including the Ebor Festival, John Smiths Cup Day, Ladies Day and all the three racing and music events.

    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!

    Viewing Areas

    York Races offers great views of the racing from all of their stands, parallel to the home straight. Watch the horses hurtle towards the finishing line and you cheering on your selection.

    In the Grandstand area of the racecourse, views from the Knavesmire Stand allow your group to see the entire course from the bars are the top of the stands, or on the concrete steps at the front of the stand.

    In the County Stand, seating areas are available in the main stand, with views over the York Races finishing line, giving you the best views in the house.

    An alternative view of the racing is from the Course Enclosure in the centre of the racecourse, where you are able to take a picnic, chairs, gazebos etc. You have great views of the entire York Racecourse, with often entertainment for the kids provided too.

    Where to Drink?

    There is no shortage of places to grab a drink at York Racecourse. Bars are littered around the racecourse but the most fashionable place to grab a drink is at the Champagne Lawn, situated next to the Parade Ring. Enjoy a variety of bubbly drinks as well as traditional wines, ales and beers.

    The Móet Champagne area at the top of the Champagne Lawn offers unique views of this area as well as a great place to grab a drink. In the Grandstand area, the Theakston Bar is a quieter place to enjoy a drink in the afternoon and allows quick access to the lawn area in front of the Grandstands.

    In the main stands, bars are on every level with viewing positions available too. The further up the main stands at York Races you go, the shorter the queues, so be daring!

    Where to Eat?

    At York Races, there are food options for every taste and budget. Whether you are dining in one of the restaurants or looking to grab a quick bite to eat, York Racecourse has it all for each of the their race events.

    The Knavesmire Restaurant and the Ebor Stand both host cafeteria-style restaurants allowing your group a chance to have a tasty meal as well as a sit down in non-reserved seats. Meals are approximately £6-£8, with a wide choice available.

    Fast food options are available at the back of the main stands and include hog roast, scampi, wraps, noodles and fish and chips. There is no shortage of options throughout the afternoon.

    Can we bring a picnic?

    You can bring a picnic into the Course Enclosure which is located in the centre of the racecourse. Please bear in mind there is no sheltered stand and is really popular on sunny days. Alternatively, you can of course have a picnic at the coach, before you go into York Races for the day!

  • Enclosures

    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

    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.

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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