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To make the most out of your day


We want your time at The Festival™ presented by Magners to be as extraordinary as possible


Take a look at each individual raceday page and follow our social channels to keep up-to-date with all the latest information on the race schedule, The Going, and a wealth of information to ensure your visit is unforgettable. 


A good starting point for any trip to The Festival is to download the fantastic Jockey Club App.


For Members, Club and Tattersalls' ticket holders, a visit to the World famous Guinness Village is a must. Sample a drop of the black stuff as the craic creates an atmosphere that can only be experienced at The Festival.


As part of ensuring our guests enjoy a safe environment while attending Cheltenham Racecourse, we thank you for cooperating with our routine search procedures on arrival and restriction on bag sizes being entered into the Racecourse. To read our full bag policy click here.

When and What Time?

Everything you need to know in prepartation for your visit to Cheltenham Racecourse including timings, facts and directions.

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Car & Coach Parking

If you're arriving by car, we have parking available across all four days of The Festival to purchase in advance for £15 per car.  


If you're arriving in a coach of 15 seats+ please ensure you've applied for your coach parking pass. 

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Directions and Parking

We want to ensure that getting to Cheltenham Racecourse is made as easy as possible. Purchase your car parking pass in advance, make sure you know the buses to get from Cheltenham Spa station, and more. 

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Dress Code

Although there is no official dress code for The Festival, smart is preferable and is often adopted. As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.

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The Jockey Club App

With a digital racecard, mobile ticketing and the chance to win amazing prizes, The Jockey Club App is sure to enhance your day at the races.

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Racecourse Map

View our official Racecourse Map for Cheltenham Racecourse and find your way around the Grandstand and Course. 

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Take a look at our guide to the racecard. Don't forget, you can even have a personal message printed in our racecards too. Find out more now. 

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Food and Drink

Explore your food and drink options across all three enclosures. 

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Bands Performing at The Festival

Find out about all the bands performing at The Festival.

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The Shopping Village

The Cotswolds premiere destination on all things fashion available at The Festival.

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Local Accommodation

Are you attending Cheltenham Racecourse and looking for a place to stay? View our recommended, local hotels and accommodation. 

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Venue Accessibility

Cheltenham welcomes racegoers with disabilities and offers a range of facilities to enable them to get the most from their day.

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Car Parking

Have you purchased your tickets for The Festival, but forgot your car parking pass? Buy today for only £12 per car. 

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Cookie Policy

We use “cookies” to help enhance your experience and improve the functionality of our website. You can find out more in our cookie policy. We also serve cookies, some with chocolate chips, on our racecourses.