What's On

Sat 06 May 2017

Opening Saturday

Spring into the start of the horseracing season with Goodwood's Opening Saturday. Celebrate the opening day with an intoxicating mix of high quality racing at one of the most picturesque racecourse in the country.

Thu 25 May 2017

Food Festival

This year the three-day May race meeting will feature a fabulous combination of award-winning food and high-quality racing. In between the excitement of the races you can enjoy the finest food and drink at the Food Festival. Enjoy the organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award-winning fare from artisan suppliers.

Fri 26 May 2017

Food Festival

This year the three-day May race meeting will feature a fabulous combination of award-winning food and high-quality racing. In between the excitement of the races you can enjoy the finest food and drink at the Food Festival. Enjoy the organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award-winning fare from artisan suppliers.

Sat 27 May 2017

Food Festival

This year the three-day May race meeting will feature a fabulous combination of award-winning food and high-quality racing. In between the excitement of the races you can enjoy the finest food and drink at the Food Festival. Enjoy the organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award-winning fare from artisan suppliers.

Fri 02 Jun 2017

TFN - Tinie Tempah & DJ Charlesy DJ Set

Goodwood’s Three Friday Nights starts off with a bang as Tinie Tempah brings his inimitable rousing style to the turntables at Goodwood Racecourse. Together with Capital XTRA’s DJ Charlesy, expect a rich mix of club bangers and minimalist beats.

Fri 09 Jun 2017

TFN - Pete Tong

All ready for a masterclass in mixing? Featuring some of the greatest dance tracks ever made, the iconic DJ and producer, Pete Tong, will be making it a night to remember as he showcases just why he’s been one of the leading tastemakers of the dance generation for over two decades.

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Family Raceday

For a great family day out, as well as an action-packed afternoon of horseracing. This fixture features hands-on workshops, a chance to walk the course, trips to the race start as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse. A unique treat for children and an opportunity for the whole family to experience the world of horseracing at Goodwood.

Fri 16 Jun 2017

TFN - Sigma

Three Friday Nights is set for a dramatic finale as one of the biggest acts of the UK, with two number ones, 4million singles and over 308 million YouTube views, takes to the decks for an ‘incendiary’ live DJ set to bring this year’s series to an unforgettable climax.

Tue 01 Aug 2017

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Featured Event

The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway in 2016 with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 26 July – a celebration of past winners and the unveiling of specially commissioned cups for the week’s feature races.

Wed 02 Aug 2017

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Featured Event

The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway in 2016 with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 26 July – a celebration of past winners and the unveiling of specially commissioned cups for the week’s feature races.

Thu 03 Aug 2017

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Featured Event

The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway in 2016 with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 26 July – a celebration of past winners and the unveiling of specially commissioned cups for the week’s feature races.

Fri 04 Aug 2017

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Featured Event

The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway in 2016 with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 26 July – a celebration of past winners and the unveiling of specially commissioned cups for the week’s feature races.

Sat 05 Aug 2017

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Featured Event

The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway in 2016 with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 26 July – a celebration of past winners and the unveiling of specially commissioned cups for the week’s feature races.

Fri 25 Aug 2017

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Held at the racecourse over three magical days, the enchanting 1950s-themed August Bank Holiday weekend rekindles the nostalgic Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. There’s a fabulous choice of entertainment available including live music and traditional fairground rides, as well as a spectacular fireworks display set to music on the Friday night. A favourite for all ages. Not to be missed.

Sat 26 Aug 2017

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Held at the racecourse over three magical days, the enchanting 1950s-themed August Bank Holiday weekend rekindles the nostalgic Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. There’s a fabulous choice of entertainment available including live music and traditional fairground rides, as well as a spectacular fireworks display set to music on the Friday night. A favourite for all ages. Not to be missed.

Sun 27 Aug 2017

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Held at the racecourse over three magical days, the enchanting 1950s-themed August Bank Holiday weekend rekindles the nostalgic Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. There’s a fabulous choice of entertainment available including live music and traditional fairground rides, as well as a spectacular fireworks display set to music on the Friday night. A favourite for all ages. Not to be missed.

Tue 05 Sep 2017

Autumn Racing

Two midweek meetings offer racegoers the perfect chance to enjoy the final days of summer at a more relaxed pace than some other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Goodwood’s delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the world’s most beautiful racecourse.

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Autumn Racing

Two midweek meetings offer racegoers the perfect chance to enjoy the final days of summer at a more relaxed pace than some other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Goodwood’s delights. Escape the office for a truly memorable trip to the world’s most beautiful racecourse.

Sun 15 Oct 2017

Season Finale

Season Finale: Harvest, Hops & Horseracing fixture has a relaxed, laidback feel with the atmosphere of a country-style meeting. Sample many different real ales direct from the barrel, as well as excellent craft beer including award-winning Goodwood ales. A fiddle-band plays merry tunes against a backdrop of roaring fire pits, roast chestnut stalls, hay bales and traditional hog roasts.

Exclusive Packages

Make it an experience ...

Goodwood Festival Ladies Day Private Luxury Coach Package

Thu 03 Aug 2017 - Thu 03 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure
  • Private Luxury Coach
from
£80.00
per person
(based on 16 sharing)

Often hailed as the ‘Home of Champions’, Qatar Goodwood Festival has certainly seen its fair share of world class thoroughbreds over the years. As the most highly anticipated flat race of the year, the 5 day festival is not only a standout sporting highlight, but also a social one too, and coming during the peak of summer towards the end of July, has hence received the nickname ‘Glorious Goodwood’. That being said Racingbreaks are delighted to offer this great experience which offers you the chance to travel in a luxury private coach from London to Goodwood Racecourse on Thursday morning, watch the racing and enjoy Thursday Ladies day atmosphere with a Gordon Enclosure ticket, then travel back to London on the Thursday evening after the racing has finished.

Your Package includes


  • Return private coach travel to and from London to Goodwood Racecourse

  • Gordon Enclosure Tickets for Thursday.

  • Racing Post & Racecard

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Upgraded tickets are available on request and this Private coach package is also available from Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle

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Goodwood Festival Saturday Private Luxury Coach Package

Sat 05 Aug 2017 - Sat 05 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure
  • Private Luxury Coach
from
£80.00
per person
(based on 16 sharing)

Often hailed as the ‘Home of Champions’, Qatar Goodwood Festival has certainly seen its fair share of world class thoroughbreds over the years. As the most highly anticipated flat race of the year, the 5 day festival is not only a standout sporting highlight, but also a social one too, and coming during the peak of summer towards the end of July, has hence received the nickname ‘Glorious Goodwood’. That being said Racingbreaks are delighted to offer this great experience which offers you the chance to travel in a luxury private coach from London to Goodwood Racecourse on Saturday morning, watch the racing and enjoy Saturday's atmosphere with a Gordon Enclosure ticket, then travel back to London on the Saturday evening after the racing has finished.

Your Package includes


  • Return private coach travel to and from London to Goodwood Racecourse

  • Gordon Enclosure Tickets for Saturday.

  • Racing Post & Racecard

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Upgraded tickets are available on request and this Private coach package is also available from Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle

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Recommended Packages

Hotel and tickets ...

Qatar Goodwood Festival Premier Package

Tue 01 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure

    Adult

  • The Fox Goes Free

    Double En-suite

from
£136.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Hotel information

This 400-year-old, countryside inn is 2 kilometres from Goodwood Racecourse and 9.4 miles from Denmans Garden. The rustic-chic rooms all include en suite bathrooms, and have flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms have ceilings with exposed wood beams. Complimentary breakfast is provided, and traditional food and local ales are served in the pub, which has a beer garden offering views of the South Downs.

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Qatar Goodwood Festival Platinum Package

Tue 01 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure

    Adult

  • Hilton Avisford Park

    Double Deluxe - Best rate B&B

from
£155.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Hotel information

Set in a former prep school, this upscale country resort is 3 miles from Norman-era Arundel Castle and 9.3 miles from Goodwood racecourse. The traditional rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Wi-Fi is available. Some rooms have garden views while suites add separate bedrooms and living areas with sofabeds. The property has indoor and outdoor pools, plus a fitness centre with a sauna and health and beauty treatments. There's squash, tennis and an 18-hole golf course, as well as a refined restaurant serving British fare and afternoon tea. The grounds also have a lounge bar.

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Qatar Goodwood Festival Premier Package

Wed 02 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure

    Adult

  • Hilton Avisford Park

    Double Guestroom

from
£135.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Hotel information

Set in a former prep school, this upscale country resort is 3 miles from Norman-era Arundel Castle and 9.3 miles from Goodwood racecourse. The traditional rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Wi-Fi is available. Some rooms have garden views while suites add separate bedrooms and living areas with sofabeds. The property has indoor and outdoor pools, plus a fitness centre with a sauna and health and beauty treatments. There's squash, tennis and an 18-hole golf course, as well as a refined restaurant serving British fare and afternoon tea. The grounds also have a lounge bar.

More information Hide information

Qatar Goodwood Festival Premier Package

Thu 03 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure

    Adult

  • Hilton Avisford Park

    Double Guestroom

from
£155.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Hotel information

Set in a former prep school, this upscale country resort is 3 miles from Norman-era Arundel Castle and 9.3 miles from Goodwood racecourse. The traditional rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Wi-Fi is available. Some rooms have garden views while suites add separate bedrooms and living areas with sofabeds. The property has indoor and outdoor pools, plus a fitness centre with a sauna and health and beauty treatments. There's squash, tennis and an 18-hole golf course, as well as a refined restaurant serving British fare and afternoon tea. The grounds also have a lounge bar.

More information Hide information

Qatar Goodwood Festival Premier Package

Fri 04 Aug 2017

  • Gordon Enclosure

    Adult

  • Hilton Avisford Park

    Double Guestroom

from
£175.50
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

Hotel information

Set in a former prep school, this upscale country resort is 3 miles from Norman-era Arundel Castle and 9.3 miles from Goodwood racecourse. The traditional rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Wi-Fi is available. Some rooms have garden views while suites add separate bedrooms and living areas with sofabeds. The property has indoor and outdoor pools, plus a fitness centre with a sauna and health and beauty treatments. There's squash, tennis and an 18-hole golf course, as well as a refined restaurant serving British fare and afternoon tea. The grounds also have a lounge bar.

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Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

GORDON ENCLOSURE

Guests staying within the Gordon Enclosure will gain Parade Ring access, whilst also being able to enjoy standing viewing from the March Grandstand. Covered seating is available from within the Sussex Stand, where you will be able to admire the racing from near the winning post. There are also many private boxes and bars with a variety of casual dining options and live music. For a glorious fine dining experience visit the Sussex Bistro restaurant. No dress code is required. Please Note: Guests in the Gordon Enclosure will also have access to the Lennox Enclosure.

LENNOX ENCLOSURE

The Lennox Enclosure is the most relaxed at Goodwood. With large areas of flat grass, the enclosure is a popular spot for picnics and this combined with its large childrens playground also make it an ideal place for families. It is important to note however, that if you do wish to bring a picnic, glass bottles and alcohol are forbidden. There is also a host of traditional food and beverage outlets onsite. No dress code is required.

RICHMOND ENCLOSURE

As the premier enclosure at Goodwood, guests staying in this area will receive unrivalled views of the racing and the winners enclosure, and a vantage point directly overlooking the winners post can be enjoyed from the comfort of covered seating in the March Grandstand. The area also features a number of stylish and sophisticated bars including the Champagne Lawn and 1812 Bar, as well as several restaurants and private boxes. Guests will also have access to all facilities within the Gordon and Lennox Enclosures. It is important to note that gentleman staying in this enclosure must wear a jacket and tie with jeans not permitted, whilst it is suggested that ladies wear an effortless summer wedding outfit, and of course - the headgear!

Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood, Chichester PO18 0PS
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The train line to Chichester is relatively easy when travelling from London. A regular 1hr 40 minute service runs from London Victoria. A coastal service also runs from Brighton and Portsmouth. Taxis are available from Chichester station and a complimentary shuttle bus service runs daily during the festival.

ROAD DIRECTIONS

Located just outside of Chichester, Goodwood racecourse is ideally located for those travelling from London, Brighton, Southampton with the cities 60 miles, 30 miles and 35 miles away respectively.

When travelling from the North or London, take the A3 South towards Guildford. Approximately 3 miles after passing Guildford, exit at the milford junction, take the A283 towards Petworth, and then the A285 to Chichester for 6 miles.

If travelling from the East or West, simply take the A27 signs to Chichester and take the second exit at the roundabout immediately after the traffic lights. Again, at the next roundabout, take the second exit. About 200 yards over the Goodwood Motor Circuit & Aerodrome entrance straight over the roundabout is Goodwood Racecourse.

Parking

Free car parking at Goodwood is available in Car Park 9 and requires no booking. Paid parking options, which are closer to the enclosure entrances are also available - to pre-book parking please call 01243 216610.

Dress Codes

What to wear

A week at Goodwood provides the perfect opportunity for those looking to experiment with the latest addition to their wardrobe. The festival is also one of the few places where it is possible to go all out with your choice of hat - whether elaborate or elegant. For the ladies, an effortless, yet vibrant summer look is a popular choice, perhaps a summer wedding outfit. For the gents, a smart, yet relaxed look is recommended. Although only compulsory in the Richmond Enclosure, a jacket and tie are encouraged. However, whatever attire you choose, be sure to feel comfortable - after all, Goodwood is one of the most photographed events of the year. It is important to note that while the Lennox Enclosure is the most relaxed, bare chests and fancy dress are not permitted. Gentlemen are also strongly discouraged from wearing shorts and sleeveless tops in the Gordon enclosure, whilst no jeans are allowed in the Richmond Enclosure.

Racecourse Information

The History

Often hailed as the ‘Home of Champions’, Goodwood has certainly seen its fair share of world class thoroughbreds over the years. As the most highly anticipated flat race of the year, the 5 day festival is not only a standout sporting highlight, but also a social one too, and coming during the peak of summer towards the end of July, has hence received the nickname ‘Glorious Goodwood’. A week at the festival treats you to a number of highlights - the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, the glamorous Ladies Day on Thursday, four world class Group races on Friday and the concluding Steward’s cup cavalry charge on Saturday.

Another flagship event at Goodwood is the Magnolia Cup, which takes place on the opening day of the festival. The charity race is contested by 12 fearless ladies, all leading figures in business, and having run for 6 years now, provides a glamorous and enthralling opening to the festival.

Away from the racing, Goodwoods live music, fashion, glorious weather and food and drink all provide an excellent showcase of a quintessentially British atmosphere. It is no wonder a ticket to Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the most sought after summer attractions - racing enthusiast or not!