What's On

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Ladies Day

Join us for our biggest day of the year here at Southwell.

A big crowd and a great atmosphere is guaranteed, with live music from Abba Arrival and a best dressed competition. There are lots of different ticket packages on offer to suit any budget.

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Nottingham Post Raceday

Join us for our Nottinghamshire Sports Day sponsored by the Nottingham Post.

Once again, there will be a host of entertainment for the kids to try their hand at, including rugby, football, cricket and golf plus much more.

Wed 05 Sep 2018

Wednesday 5th September

Join us for Jumps racing in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire.


Where to be for the best views

Grandstand Enclosure

This is often referred to as the Tattersalls Enclosure at other racecourses. This enclosure gives you access to the Grandstand and most the ground floors.

Premier Enclosure

This gives you access to all public areas.

Occupation Lane, Rolleston, NG25 0TS
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Travel Information

How to find us


By Train

The nearest station is Rolleston which is adjacent to the course. Rolleston Train Station lies on the Nottingham to Lincoln line. If you arrive at Newark Station, then it is about a 9 mile journey to Racecourse Road, Southwell. Additional train services run on racedays calling at Rolleston, in line with the first and last race times.

By Car

From the M1 south: Leave the M1 at Junction 21A and join the A46 towards Newark. Continue on the A46 to Newark, on approaching the roundabout junction with the B6166 take the first exit still on the A46. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A617 towards Mansfield and Southwell. On approaching Southwell turn left onto Racecourse Lane and drive for 2 miles.

From the A1: Continue on the A1 to the Newark junction with the A46. Join the A46 towards Nottingham, at the roundabout take the third exit onto the A617 towards Mansfield and Southwell. Turn left onto the A612 signposted Southwell. On approaching Southwell turn left onto Racecourse Lane and drive for 2 miles.

Due to local authority restrictions, Occupation Lane and Station Road in Rolleston cannot be used as a means of access for Sunday race meetings


Parking is free.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Customers in the Premier Enclosure and all hospitality areas are respectfully asked to refrain from wearing T-shirts, shorts or training shoes. Casual wear is acceptable in the Grandstand Enclosure.

Racecourse Information

The History

Southwell Racecourse is a thoroughbred racing venue, located near Newark-on-Trent. In 1989 it became an all-weather racecourse and is now one of only 5 racecourses in the UK to have an all-weather track and is the only one with a fibresand surface. The unique fibresand surface is deep and so makes the track a good stamina test. National Hunt racing is also held at this venue. Situated just 7 miles from Newark and 15 miles from Nottingham and set in 145 acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside, Southwell Racecourse is a stunning location that has been steeped in history since its very first race meeting, on 16th May 1898.