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.
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.
The Human League Live After RacingFeatured Event
Lansdown Live events present a unique combination of thrilling horseracing followed by live music from chart-topping bands to create a unique experience. Past acts have included UB40, James Blunt and Tom Grennan who've taken to the open-air stage after racing to rock the racecourse with their much-loved music.
For 2019, 80s chart-toppers, The Human League will rock the Lansdown Live stage with a headline performance live after racing.
Family Fun DayFeatured Event
Looking for a family day out this September in Bath? We've got a jam-packed family fun day planned for!
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.
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?
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 youre 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.
Where to be for the best views
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 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.
How to find us
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.
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.
Those wishing to land a helicopter should seek prior permission from the racecourse on 01225 424609.
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 at Bath is both free and plentiful.
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.
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.