The Greatest Friday Raceday

Friday 8th May 2020

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Head to Bath’s biggest Bank Holiday bash for a memorable day of exciting live horse racing, family fun and live music on Friday 8 May as we celebrate the start of a long weekend at ‘The Greatest Friday’!

As part of Britain’s VE Day celebrations, we’ve all got an extra Friday bank holiday to enjoy! If you’re looking for what to do in Bath to celebrate, then Bath races has the perfect excuse to let your hair down and celebrate in style.

The Greatest Friday Raceday will not only have seven thrilling horse races taking place, but, with tons of entertainment, it’ll be a really fun thing to do with friends and family.

Family Fun & Free Entertainment

A good value day out for families, not only do under 18s get FREE entry but there will be loads of free entertainment to keep older children and little ones happy throughout the day (as well as being good fun for the adults too!). They'll be a dedicated family area with lots of free entertainment to enjoy - all included as part of your entry ticket.

Electric Atmosphere!

A great bank holiday event for groups of friends and people looking to party, the atmosphere will be second to none. As well as plenty of delicious food and drink available, they'll be live music to be enjoyed across the racecourse.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been racing before, the atmosphere as horses gallop towards the finishing line is infectious and you’ll soon be cheering along. Kids also love seeing the horses up-close when they Parade before each race.


Save £6 on Grandstand tickets with our early booking ticket offer – only available for a limited time! Plus, under 18's come racing for free. Advance tickets close at midnight on Thursday 7 May.

  • Centre Course Picnic Enclosure: CLOSED
  • Early Booking Grandstand Enclosure Tickets: £19.00
  • Exclusive Roof Garden: £55.00

Need help choosing a ticket? Find out more about our ticket options and enclosures.

Restaurant & Hospitality

Enjoy the ultimate way to celebrate The Greatest Friday with hospitality. Find out more about our restaurant and hospitality options.

How To Find Us

Bath Racecourse is nestled between Bath and Bristol and is easily accessed from the M4 with plenty of free parking. There is also a bus service from outside Bath Spa train station. Click here for more information on how to find us and bus times.

Dress Code

There is no formal dress code for general Grandstand Enclosure entry tickets and jeans and trainers are allowed. In hospitality areas and those purchasing Roof Garden tickets, a smart/smart-casual dress code applies. Check out the dress code for more information. 

A £2.00 fulfilment fee will be applied to all transactions. 

Popular Ticket Options

Royal Crescent Restaurant Silver

Enjoy sumptuous surroundings in the Royal Crescent Restaurant with access to stunning views from the balcony. The Silver Package includes:

  • Private table reserved for the whole fixture
  • Three-course a la carte meal prepared by our award-winning chef
  • Tea and coffee
  • Raceday programme
  • Hospitality Entry ticket
  • Please note this package does not give you access to the Roof Garden.


Roof Garden Ticket

One of the most exclusive areas on course. This ticket gives you:

  • Access to the exclusive rooftop bar plus access to all other public areas
  • Access to the Roof Garden Bar & Grill
  • Raceday programme
  • Access to betting
  • Limited capacity and early booking is advised. Advance discount already applied. Over 18s only. Please call the racecourse if you require a ticket for anyone aged under 18.



To view our full range of tickets hit the button below. Alternatively, you can call our team on 01225 424609 or email us to arrange your booking.

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