What's On

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Good Friday Raceday

Head to Bath Racecourse for a memorable day of exciting racing on Friday 19th April as we kick off our 2019 season on Good Friday.

The perfect excuse to let your hair down and kick start the long Easter weekend, the Good Friday Raceday will see seven thrilling horse races with entries battling it out to win a share of the £175,000 total prize pot.

Whether you want a day out for the whole family or fancy getting a group of friends together to start the Bank Holiday weekend in style, the Good Friday Raceday ticks both boxes.

Wed 01 May 2019

Spring Evening Racing

As the days get longer, add some excitement to your week with an evening of great racing.

There'll be plenty of delicious food and drink to keep you happy whilst you get ready to soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and (hopefully) to victory! There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport.

Mon 06 May 2019

Bank Holiday Family Raceday

An action-packed day of family fun is set to make for a thrilling Bank Holiday. It'll be all smiles as the kids enjoy all of the free family entertainment and you'll be smiling too as under 18s come in for free!

The whole family will love seeing the horse up-close in the Parade Ring before soaking up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and across the finishing line. There'll be seven awesome races for everyone to enjoy plus plenty of free entertainment to keep little ones happy throughout the day. Plus, you can keep the great value going by bringing your own picnic into the designated family picnic zone.

Wed 15 May 2019

Spring Evening Racing

With summer just around the corner it's time to make the most of those longer days, so why not head up to visit us for a night of great racing.

There'll be plenty of lip-smacking food and drink to keep you happy whilst you get ready to soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and (hopefully!) to victory! There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport.

Fri 24 May 2019

Spring Afternoon Racing

If you're looking for fun things to do in Somerset this weekend, why not start the festivities early with an afternoon of exciting racing.

Gather your colleagues, friends or family and start your weekend off right with an enjoyable afternoon, making the most of the spring sunshine.

Gather in the grandstand to really soak up the atmosphere and feel the thunder of the horses as they race by, or take the opportunity to celebrate and book one of our hospitality suites for something a little more special.

You can even save money on Grandstand tickets if you book in advance online, and under 18's can attend for free.

Fri 07 Jun 2019

Britpop Racenight

Get ready for an awesome evening of summer racing followed by live music from Definitely Oasis, who'll be taking you back to the 90s at our Britpop Racenight.

There will be seven exciting races for you to enjoy on the night, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of watching live horse racing. Choose from a variety of lip-smacking food and drink to keep you happy whilst you soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and across the finish line.

Straight after racing, Definitely Oasis - the most raved about Oasis tribute band who have played at festivals across the world - will take to the stage to perform hits from one of the world's most iconic Britpop bands. The night will have you reliving the 90s and singing your heart out to classics including Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova and Don't Look Back In Anger.

Don't miss out on this electric night of thrilling racing and chart-topping music.

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Ladies Day

Featured Event

One of the stand out days on the Bath social calendar, join fellow racegoers as horse racing and style combine at our ever-popular Ladies Day.

The one day of the season when the fashion is as important as the racing, stylish outfits and ornate hats will be in abundance as ladies compete for the title of Best Dressed Lady 2019. The hotly contested annual Best Dressed competition will see racegoers compete for a huge cash prize for the most elegant outfit plus extra goodies - watch this space for details to be confirmed.

It doesn't matter if you're new to racing or if you're a seasoned racegoer, the atmosphere on Ladies' Day can't be beaten; soak it up as your horse thunders down the home straight and join in with thousands of racegoers cheering on their horses in each of our seven thrilling races.

As well as the racing and fashion, there will be plenty of scrumptious food and drink available as well as champagne aplenty. Plus live music throughout the day.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Summer Evening Racing

Are you searching for something a bit different to do this week in Bath? A night at Bath Racecourse is sure to add some excitement to your summer evening.

There'll be plenty of lip-smacking food and drink to keep you happy whilst you get ready to soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and across the finish line! There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport.

Wed 03 Jul 2019

Summer Evening Racing

Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an evening of thrilling racing!

There'll be plenty of delicious food and drink to keep you happy whilst you get ready to soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and (hopefully!) to victory! There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Summer Evening Racing

If you're looking for something to do in Bath, then an evening at the races is a unique way to spend a Wednesday summer evening.

Soak up the atmosphere of the crowd cheering their horses on in each of the evening's seven races and enjoy our range of delicious food and drink.

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Summer Afternoon Racing

If you're looking for something different to do to add some excitement to your week, join us for an afternoon of thrilling racing at Bath Racecourse.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you'll have an entertaining and unique day out at Bath's historic racecourse. There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport.

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Summer Afternoon Racing

There's no better way to spend a summer's afternoon than with an afternoon of excitement, cheering on your horse at it crosses the finish line!

A classic British pastime, delicious food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you'll have an entertaining and unique day out at Bath's historic racecourse. There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport.

Fri 02 Aug 2019

Live Music Racenight

Get ready to welcome another live music act to Bath!

There will be seven exciting races for you to enjoy on the night, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of watching live horse racing. Choose from a variety of delicious food and drink to keep you happy whilst you soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and across the finish line.

Straight after racing, a headline live music act will take to the stage to perform their chart-topping hits, watch this space for who the headline act will be!

Wed 07 Aug 2019

Summer Afternoon Racing

Looking to find something unique to do in Bath? Bath Racecourse has an action packed calendar full of dramatic racedays to enjoy just like this one.

Mix up your midweek a little with some afternoon racing in the British sun. With seven races to take in, you won't be short of entertainment for the day.

You also won't be short of options for food and drink, as we have plenty across the course. Whether you wish to enjoy something quick in the grandstand so you don't miss a minute of the action, or if you want to make more out the day and take full advantage of a hospitality package, we've got something for you.

If you're looking for school holiday activities with the kids, don't forget that kids go free to our fixtures! You can also save yourself some money on Grandstand tickets if you buy in advance online.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Cider Raceday ft The Wurzels

Featured Event

Head to Bath for a proper day out at the races West Country style, all washed down with a glass of cider and followed by a live performance by renowned Somerset legends, The Wurzels, at our Cider Raceday.

There will be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of watching live horseracing. Choose from a variety of scrumptious food, drink and of course lip-smacking cider, to keep you happy whilst you soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and across the finish line.

Back by popular demand, renowned Somerset band, The Wurzels, will return to the racecourse to perform popular hits such as 'Combine Harvester' and 'Blackbird' straight after the last race. Topping the charts in the 1970s, the West-Country band have never stopped playing. With thousands of performances under their belt, including at Glastonbury Festival and on Top Of The Pops, they're sure to rock the Bath Racecourse crowd once again and give everyone a lush day out to remember!

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Summer Afternoon Racing

Looking for days out near Bath this summer? We've got an action-packed calendar of events including this exciting afternoon of racing.

Bath Racecourse is a beautiful setting to enjoy the quintessential British past time that is horse racing. Make a day out of it with one of our fabulous fine dining options in the restaurant that not only provide delicious menus but breath-taking views across the course.

Or if you prefer to be in the heart of the action, enjoy the sunshine at trackside and feel the thunder of the horses' race past as you hope for a winner with one of our ticket packages.

Wondering if this is a good school holiday activity? Not only is Bath Racecourse steeped in history with loads to learn, but kids go free and they'll love seeing the horses up-close! You can also save money on your Grandstand tickets by making sure to buy online in advance. Plus kids under 18 go free!

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Summer Evening Racing

If you're looking for things to do in Bath this August, why not join us at Bath Racecourse for an evening of exhilarating racing?

What better way to liven up your week than watching this classic British sport? Our evening fixtures offer the flexibility for you to join us after work and with plenty of fantastic food choices you can sort your dinner too.

So, if you'd prefer to enjoy our seven races with a burger in the sunshine track side or sitting down for a dining experience in the hospitality suites, we've got you covered with a range of hospitality and admission packages.

Wed 04 Sep 2019

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Wondering what to do in Bath this week? We have a fun afternoon of Autumn racing for a day out with a difference.

As the seasons change but there's still some autumn sunshine around, get outside and enjoy this quintessential British pastime. With several races on throughout the afternoon, you can be sure of some midweek excitement whether you enjoy from track side, or by taking advantage of one of our fantastic hospitality packages.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Bath Cup Festival | Bath Cup Day

Featured Event

Our acclaimed Bath Cup Festival is back, bringing impressive racing and an electric atmosphere when it begins on Saturday 16th September.

There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport, with the highlight being the Bath Cup.

As always there will be plenty of food and drink across the course to keep you happy; whether you choose to stay trackside and watch your horse cross the line with one of our ticket packages, or if you want to make your day that bit more special with one of our luxurious hospitality packages.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Bath Cup Festival | Family Fun Day

Featured Event

Looking for a family day out this September in Bath? We've got a jam-packed family fun day planned for the final day of our Bath Cup Festival weekend.

There'll be seven exciting races for you to enjoy, all offering you the chance to experience the thrill of this classic British sport as you cheer on your horse across the finishing line.

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Autumn Afternoon Racing

If you're looking for something different to do around Wiltshire this week, why not join us at Bath Racecourse for a thrilling afternoon of autumn racing.

There's nothing quite like standing by the side of the track in the crisp autumn air as horses barrel past towards the finish line to the cheers of the crowd.

With seven astonishing races to watch, you can enjoy from within the beautiful grandstand and take in the seasonal scenery, or to make your Monday that little bit more special, why not join us in stunning Royal Crescent restaurant for a delicious meal?

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Season Finale

To round off the 2019 season, come racing and help Bath Racecourse celebrate the last of this year's racing at our season finale.

If you’re wondering what's on in Bath this October, then look no further than Bath Racecourse's season finale. They'll be seven thrilling races that can be enjoyed from the comfort of our hospitality suites or right in the heart of the action with a Grandstand Enclosure ticket.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Grandstand

Guests staying in the Grandstand Enclosure will have access to all public areas of the racecourse including viewing of the parade ring, numerous bars and food outlets, as well as access to betting outlets.

Centre Course

Centre Course is the ideal enclosure for those with families. With acres of space available, parking is possible within this enclosure, and picnics are often enjoyed here. There is also a bar which serves snacks and provides betting facilities.

The Roof Garden

Located on the top floor of the Laringe Stand, the Roof Garden offers guests a fantastic al fresco dining experience with magnificent views across the rolling Bath countryside. The enclosure features a sophisticated bar and Tote facilities, as well as a food outlet offering charcaturie style sharing platters with local meats and cheeses. As an exclusive area, a smart dress code is required.

Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY BUS

A bus service operates on racedays (approx 10 - 15 mins) The bus picks up from the bottom of Manvers Street (opposite Bath Spa train station), and stops off at Guildhall and Alfred Street before dropping off at the racecourse. Fares are £4 for a one way ticket and £5 for a return, whilst children under 15 travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

BY TRAIN

Bath Racecourse is easily accessible by train from both the main London Paddington and South Wales lines and there are regular connections from Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.

BY HELICOPTER

Those wishing to land a helicopter should seek prior permission from the racecourse on 01225 424609.

Parking

BY CAR

Bath is conveniently located only 6 miles South of Junction 6 of the M4 and is clearly signposted from all major routes up until its location - ‘Lansdown Hill’.

PARKING

Parking at Bath is both free and plentiful.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Racegoers visiting the private hospitality suites and restaurants should wear smart attire, whilst the dress code for shared hospitality is smart casual (smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable). Dress code in the Grandstand Enclosure is also smart casual and sports shirts, ripped jeans, casual shorts and trainers are all not permitted. Ladies Day on the 20th August is always a glamorous occasion at Bath and provides the perfect opportunity for ladies to dress up and try out an elegant hat.

Racecourse Information

The History

Founded in 1811, Bath Racecourse is steeped in history. Originally holding only one race meeting a year, Bath is now action-packed with racing year after year, with 22 meetings in 2016. The racecourse was refurbished as recently as 2015, and the multi-million pound investment has certainly helped to improve the racing experience - racegoers will now receive unparalleled views of the horses in the parade ring from the Beckford Bar, whilst those wishing to treat themselves will take comfort in the racecourses new state of the art executive suites, all situated within the Kelston Stand. And there’s more… Perhaps the most highly anticipated development of them all, is the introduction of the three tier Langridge Stand. The stand features a magnificent Royal Crescent Suite, ideal for dinners and weddings and provides panoramic views of the track and rolling Somerset hills.

At 780 ft above sea level, Bath is also Britain's highest flat racecourse, something which contributed to it being used as a landing field by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The left handed oval track is 1 mile and 4 furlongs long and with a steep run-in of nearly half a mile, punters should be wary not to celebrate too early when they see their horse leading on the home straight. Bath’s most prestigious flat races are the Lansdown Fillies’ Stakes and the Beckford Stakes and these are run in April and October respectively.