What's On

Fri 04 Oct 2019

Oktoberfest Day 1

Featured Event

Back for the 5th Year, Oktoberfest at Fontwell Park Racecourse! Live Music on Friday & Saturday!

Following last year’s incredible atmosphere, Oktoberfest returns to Fontwell Park by public demand! Boasting probably one of the Best Oktoberfest Tents in Sussex, we’re back with Live Music, Horse Racing and plenty of German Cheer!

Sat 05 Oct 2019

Oktoberfest Day 2

Featured Event

Back by Public Demand, our 2-Day Oktoberfest!

Live Music on Day 1 & Day 2!

Following last year’s incredible atmosphere, Oktoberfest returns to Fontwell Park by public demand! Boasting probably one of the Best Oktoberfest Events in Sussex, we’re hosting Live Music and Horse Racing, combined with plenty of German Cheer!

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Featured Event

Experience Autumn Afternoon Racing at the UK's Only Figure of 8 Jumps Track!

Join us at one of the most unique horse racing venues in the country as we host 6 thrilling jump races in the beautiful autumn weather!

Fri 08 Nov 2019

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Enjoy an Autumn Afternoon of Racing at Fontwell Park.

Enjoy 6 excellent races whilst soaking up the exciting atmosphere of a race day!

Sun 17 Nov 2019

The Southern National

Featured Event

The Southern National returns to Fontwell Park on Sunday 17 November!

Hosted at the UK's Only Figure of 8 Jumps Track

The Southern National is one of our biggest race days of the year! Aired on ITV Racing, this 3-mile, 3-furlong test of endurance is the ultimate ride for both horse and jockey! Be there for yourself to experience the thrill and the action of National Hunt Racing!

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Festive Jumpers Raceday

Festive Jumpers Raceday at Fontwell Park!

'Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Gather Family and Friends for the perfect pre-Christmas get together – and experience our Festive Jumpers Raceday with 6 excellent National Hunt Races at the UK’s Only Figure of 8 Jumps Track!

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Boxing Day Racing

Boxing Day Racing at Fontwell Park Racecourse

Join us for a Sussex Tradition

It's been said that Boxing Day racing is part of the fabric of English life: A wonderful tradition that takes place across the country. Our gates will open on Boxing Day morning for the Sussex ritual as thousands of racegoers escape the chaotic Christmas celebrations - a wonderful chance to get some fresh air and walk off the Christmas pudding!

Boxing Day Racing at Fontwell boasts a brilliant atmosphere and a host of family fun going alongside 7 exhilarating horse races. New for 2019, the racecourse grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland… keep your eyes peeled for entertainment announcements! The atmosphere and cheers continue throughout the day as the 2nd most prestigious race in England, The King George VI Chase is played on the big screen for everyone to see.


Where to be for the best views

Premier Enclosure

A ticket for the Premier Enclosure allows access to all public areas of the racecourse including the ground floor of the Premier Grandstand. The stand has superb facilities including modern bars, food outlets, betting outlets (Tote and bookmakers), cafe style seating, seats on the terrace over-looking Fontwell Gardens and plenty of large flat screen TVs. There are also seats on the terracing overlooking the course. Premier Enclosure admission also allows access to the Winners’ Enclosure and Parade Ring, all racecourse bars and catering outlets, Fontwell House gardens, the centre course picnic area and three viewing Grandstands.

Paddock Enclosure

A ticket for the Paddock Enclosure allows access to all public areas of the racecourse apart from the new Premier Grandstand, Fontwell House and its associated gardens.

Fontwell Ave, Fontwell, BN18 0SX
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Travel Information

How to find us



A shuttle bus runs from Barnham station to Fontwell Park on racedays from two hours prior to the first race and immediately after the last.


The nearest station is Barnham, trains run regularly from London Victoria, Portsmouth and Brighton. Trains also run direct to Barnham from Southampton.

By Helicopter

With prior permission, helicopters can land on the course on racedays.

By Road

Fontwell Park is situated on the A27/A29 roundabout between Chichester and Arundel. Access to our main car park on racedays is from Fontwell Avenue (A29 towards Bognor Regis), the entrance is 300 yards from the roundabout on the right-hand side. Sat Nav: BN18 0SY (Main Car Park) BN18 0SX (Centre Course).


Please use the postcode BN18 0SY for the main free car park and turnstiles area. The postcode BN18 0SX will take you to the centre course car park where there is a £5 charge to park.

Dress Codes

What to wear

The relaxed nature at Fontwell Park carries through to our requirements for dress code. Most importantly, please remember to dress for the weather because Fontwell Park holds race meetings all year round and conditions can vary. However, we do hold a smart casual policy for The Premier Enclosure and Hospitality suites.

Racecourse Information

The History

Set in spectacular surroundings and steeped in racing history. Located on the South Coast, with a thrilling and exciting atmosphere. Fontwell Park offers 24 exciting jump race meetings throughout the year and remains the only figure of eight jumps course in the UK.