Good Friday - Visitor Information


17 April 2019

Here's some useful information to help racegoers get the most from their time at Bath Racecourse’s Good Friday Raceday, 19 April.


Gates open at 11am. There are seven exciting races taking place starting from 1.50pm. The last race is at 5.05pm and the event finishes at 6.00pm.

Before racing, catch The One Show's space hopper race at 12.50pm!

We advise you to arrive as early as possible to beat any queues.


A range of bars and food outlets are available serving hot and cold food and drink. Picnics cannot be brought into the racecourse.

If you've bought the family package ticket with doughnuts included, you'll need to redeem your voucher in the family zone's doughnut stand.

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All the family entertainment will be located in the centre of the course and is included in general Grandstand Enclosure ticket entry.

To access the family zone, you'll need to cross the track at the designated crossing points in-between races. Look for the signs along the running rail or check the race programme map.


There'll be live music throughout the day from Mr Wilson's Second Liners who will be roaming throughout the day performing their genre bashing music.

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There are seven races taking place starting from 1.50pm and finishing at 5.05pm. A total of 68 runners have been declared to compete for the record £190,000 of prize money on offer. The feature race is the Listed Whitsbury Manor/EBF Lansdown Stakes at 4.05pm.

The going is currently: Good, good to firm in places.

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Bath Racecourse is located north of Bath City centre and is easily accessed from Bristol and the M4.

There is a shuttle bus service to the racecourse from Manvers Street, adjacent from Bath Spa train station. The first bus leaves the station at 11.00am and runs until 1.30pm. The return bus departs from the racecourse at 4.20pm and runs until 6.00pm. Tickets cost £5.00 per person.

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Parking at the racecourse is free. We'd advise you to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and delays to your entry.

Cars can only be left overnight in designated areas only (and at your own risk). You must alert the parking attendant to avoid being towed.


There is no formal dress code for public areas of the racecourse, however most racegoers opt for smart-casual dress.

A smart-casual dress code applies if you have a hospitality or Roof Garden ticket.

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We take security and safety very seriously. There will be a strong security presence and you will be subject to a bag search on arrival.

Please be patient and limit the bags you bring. Remember, no food or drink can be brought into the racecourse.

We ask all racegoers to not leave bags unattended and to report anything suspicious to a member of staff.

Above, enjoy your time with at Bath Racecourse.

For any other questions, please contact us.

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