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The Greatest Friday Raceday

Friday 8th May 2020

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Head to Bath’s biggest Bank Holiday bash

Join Bath Races 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 Raceday’!

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.


Book your Early Booking Grandstand Enclosure ETicket, or choose our special Family Ticket. Plus, under 18's come racing for free. Advance tickets close at midnight on Thursday 7 May.

  • Centre Course Picnic Enclosure: CLOSED
  • Advanced Grandstand Ticket: £18.00

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.

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.


Family Ticket

"This is great deal for a family fun day out saving you 45%!*! Don’t’ forget to pick up your bag of freshly prepared doughnuts, along with your complimentary raceday programmes!

  • Bag of freshly prepared doughnuts
  • Two Grandstand Enclosure Entry Tickets
  • Up to four Children’s Entry Tickets
  • Two Raceday Programmes
  • Only available in advance. *Discount compared to on-the-day prices"


    Grandstand Enclosure ETicket - Early Booking

    Book your ticket early and save £7 - limited time only! This ticket gives you:

    • General entry to the racecourse
    • Access to all the action on and off the track
    • Views of the exciting racing trackside or from the Grandstand, Parade Ring, plenty of bars, eateries and places to bet.
    • Early booking discount already applied. This ticket will be sent via email.



    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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