Easter Family DayFeatured Event
Are you looking for things to do with the kids in Windsor over the school holidays? We have the perfect solution with the Easter Eggstravaganza Raceday on Monday 6th April. The day is full of family fun and includes the infamous Easter egg hunt. The best part about the day…
All children under 18 can come for FREE and all the entertainment on the day is completely FREE!
Monday Afternoon RacingFeatured Event
It's the moment you've all been waiting for... #MondayNightRacing has returned to Royal Windsor Racecourse for 2020!
Armed Forces Day
Windsor are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day which marked the end of fighting in world war two. They are marking the day with a very special Armed Forces Raceday and they’d love for you to join them. Come along to see 7 fantastic races alongside military machinery and special displays.
Royal Windsor Racecourse is steeped in history and the perfect place to hold an Armed Forces Raceday. Windsor was one of the few racecourses allowed to stage race meetings during both world wars. Sir Winston Churchill himself visited the racecourse when he took an interest in horses and his most popular horse, Colonist II, won at Windsor in 1949.
Monday Night RacingFeatured Event
Head to the infamous #MondayNightRacing at Windsor Racecourse on Monday 11th May for the Royal Windsor Stakes racenight. It's sure to be an evening of fantastic racing and delicious food and drink!
The Royal Windsor Stakes is 1 of only 4 listed races in the Royal Windsor calendar and we're sure to witness some top quality racing!
Monday Night RacingFeatured Event
Join us for our 2nd Monday Night Raceday of the year
Family Fun DayFeatured Event
If you’ve found yourself looking for things to do with the kids this bank holiday then look no further. Join Windsor for a day of thrilling racing and a number of fun activities for all the family. The great thing about a day out at Windsor Racecourse is that all kids under 18 can come in for free! Share the thrill of horse racing with your children, let them choose a horse to cheer on and watch their faces light up as the horses come down the home straight.
Cider & Sausage Festival Ft. Chasing Mumford
You’ve come to the right place for all the incider information about the Cider & Sausage Festival raceday on Monday 1st June. What could be better than enjoying a crisp class of cider while watching the races, not to mention a delicious choice of food including some seriously good sausages.
The cider festival will see some of the best varieties of cider from around the country. Do you prefer still and cloudy or sparkling and sweet? You’re sure to find one you’ll love.
As if that wasn’t good enough, there is some great live music to set the tone for the rest of the evening once the racing finishes. We'll be joined by Chasing Mumford, one of the most authentic tributes to Mumford & Sons in the UK with their incredible folk-pop style. They'll be covering a whole range of hits with spine-tingling live vocal harmonies alongside the live band. The perfect way to end any cider festival!
90s Throwback Racenight with Ascot Preview Ft. Ultra 90s
Ahh the 90s, the decade of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, crimped hair and arguably the best Disney films. Let’s not even get started on the fashion! One thing you can’t deny is that the 90s produced so many incredible songs that it’s impossible to list them all! We’re going to take you back in time with our 90s Throwback Racenight on Monday 15th June.
Join Windsor for for a musical throwback on the paddock lawn after the 7 thrilling races. They'll be joined by Ultra 90s with a nostalgic set of the best classic chart, dance and club anthems from the 1990s. With hits from from Snap! to Faithless, from Dee-lite to Vanilla Ice, you're sure to dance the night away like it's 1999.
Monday Night Racing
Head to Windsor for the infamous Monday Night Racing on 22nd June, the perfect way to start your week! Mondays are never boring at Windsor Racecourse. Enjoy exhilarating racing, a range of food stalls with cuisines from around the world, three quality restaurants and a number of bars.
Summer Festival Day 2 Ft. Live Music
Another fantastic day of horse racing, another great atmosphere and even more great live music! Head to Windsor for the second day of the Summer Festival 2020. If you’re stuck wondering what to do in Windsor on a summer’s afternoon then this is the perfect answer. With delicious food and drinks and fantastic entertainment. Let’s not forget the fantastic racing with 7 competitive races to watch throughout the day.
Summer Festival Day 3: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Racenight
End the Summer Festival in style with an evening of great racing and fantastic music! Come along and experience Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club live after racing. With seven competitive races to enjoy and a great selection of delicious food to indulge in.
Brazilian Carnival Racenight
This brand-new theme for this year won’t disappoint! Experience the sounds, flavours and energy of Rio on Monday 6th July. Bringing the fun of a Brazilian Carnival here to the racecourse. Indulge in the delicious food, exotic cocktails and of course lots of music! We honestly can’t think of any better things to do on a Monday evening.
Head to the paddock lawn after racing for an incredible live music performance full of Brazilian high energy fun.
Gin Festival Racenight
If you’re looking for things to do in Windsor on a Monday evening and you fancy yourself as a bit of a gin lover then prepare to be gin-spired!
The Gin Festival racenight on Monday 13th July offers the perfect combination of fantastic horse racing and delicious gin. Why not pay a visit to the Botanical Bar, brand new for this year, on the paddock lawn for some delicious flavours? This bar specialises in botanical spirits and a large selection of gins.
Where to be for the best views
THE CLUB ENCLOSURE
A ticket to this area includes access to the Club, Grandstand and Silver Ring Enclosures, Centre of the Course and Paddock Lawn. The enclosure offers multiple views of the track, and its prime position next to the winning post as well as its big screen, ensure that you won't miss one moment of the action. A host of bars and three delightful restaurants are all available within the enclosure. It is also important to note that The Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure are also all close by, and are open to Club ticket holders.
THE GRANDSTAND ENCLOSURE
Located within 75 yards of the winning post, the Grandstand Enclosure provides guests with a great view of the track. A ticket to this area also includes access to the Silver Ring Enclosure, Centre of the Course and Paddock Lawn. A host of bars and restaurant are all available within the Grandstand Enclosure, including the popular Castle Restaurant. The restaurant advises bookings and like all restaurant dining across the course, politely asks guests to follow the dress code as set by The Club Enclosure. It is also important to note that the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure are all just a short walk away and are open to Grandstand ticket holders.
THE SILVER RING ENCLOSURE (Closed from April to October)
Approximately 150 yards from the winning post, the Silver Ring Enclosure is the only area on the course where you may bring your own picnic. Although only open from May to August, the area is always sure to blossom in the sun and provides guests with an easygoing, sociable atmosphere. The Silver Ring enclosure also prohibits any alcohol brought in from outside the racecourse. Only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed, and any alcohol found otherwise will be confiscated and not returned.
How to find us
Windsor has three stations nearby - Windsor & Eton Central, Windsor & Eton Riverside and Slough. Trains run from Paddington and Waterloo to these stations. Once arriving, visitors have two options. While taxis are only a 10 minute drive to the racecourse, a river taxi service also operates for all race meetings from Barry Avenue Promenade opposite Browns restaurant in Windsor Town Centre. Just a short walk from Windsor train stations, the 10 minute boat ride may prove to be more scenic, and includes a full bar facility on board.
Windsor is conveniently situated for those located in London, with the racecourse approximately an hours drive from the city.
FROM THE NORTH
For those travelling from the North, exit the M25 motorway at J15 joining the M4 West Slough and Reading. After a short while, exit the M4 at J6, signposted Slough Central, Windsor A332, Eton, before taking the first left following the A332 to WIndsor. Take the slip road signposted A308 and Windsor Racecourse. Upon reaching the next roundabout, take the third exit towards A308 Maidenhead Road. The racecourse entrance will be on the right hand side.
FROM THE WEST
If travelling from the West, exit the M4 motorway at J8/9 signposted Maidenhead, before proceeding to join the A308 towards Windsor. Continue straight ahead over the first two roundabouts, where you will arrive on Maidenhead Road. Follow this road until reaching the racecourse on the left hand side.
FROM THE SOUTH
Finally those arriving from the South, should exit the M3 motorway at J3 signposted Woking Bracknell and Lightwater. Take the first exit at the roundabout following the A332 towards Windsor. Go straight over the first roundabout, before taking the first exit at the next large roundabout - signposted Windsor racecourse and Legoland. Follow this road, passing Legoland on the left hand side, until reaching traffic lights where you should turn left following signs to the racecourse. At the roundabout shortly after, go straight over and immediately take the slip road left signposted A308 Maidenhead. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Maidenhead Road following signs to the racecourse and the entrance will be on the right hand side.
Car parking at Windsor is both free and plentiful, and is just a short distance from the enclosure entrances.
What to wear
There is no dress code for both the Grandstand and Silver Ring Enclosure at Royal Windor. Guests attending the Club Enclosure however, are expected to wear smart attire. Smart jeans and tailored shorts are allowed for men and a collared shirt must be worn. T-shirts, sports attire, cargo style shorts and trainers are all deemed inappropriate. Smart sandals for ladies are permitted, although beach style flip flops are not. Racegoers under the age of 18 are also encouraged to dress smartly. Despite no dress code for children under 12, parents should do their best to ensure their children are also dressed appropriately.
Few could hope to enjoy a more delightful Summer's evening than on the racecourse at Royal Windsor. Set within 165 acres of stunning countryside, along the banks of the Thames, the racecourse is known for its easygoing, yet exciting atmosphere, and is sure to provide racegoers with a thrilling and memorable experience year after year. The course also holds the distinct characteristic of being only one of two figure of eight courses in the UK, and with 27 flat races a year from April to October, Windsor is widely regarded as one of the the country’s premier tracks.
Whilst Windsors atmospheric Monday Night Racing is always sure to attract a crowd from far and wide, the racecourses Best of British Festival is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of racing at Windsor. The weekend festival features Gentleman's Day, Family Fun Day, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Night, Irish Night and the concluding Ladies Day. Four Family Fun days also take place from May to August, whilst Monday Music Nights run from April to August - these usually include tribute acts of world famous bands and are occasionally themed.
Foundations of racing at Windsor date back to the time of Henry VII, although the the first recorded race meeting was not until 1866. The racecourse used to also host national jump racing, before switching entirely to flat racing in December 1998. However, perhaps Windsors most memorable historical moment came recently on 15 October 2012, when jockey Richard Hughes achieved the extraordinary feat of winning 7 out of 8 races that day,