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the traditional derby experience


Buses and coaches are an integral and hugely traditional part of The Derby Festival experience and are renowned as a great way to soak up the day. However, under the current restrictions planned for this fixture, we are not able to operate the Outer/Coach Enclosures this year. We are however taking enquiries and bookings for 2022.



The lonsdale enclosure


This is the most sought after location opposite the Queen’s Stand and next to the Winning Post. Space in this enclosure is strictly limited, as it has fantastic views of the whole day and a chance to get on the rails.

On Derby Day only open topped double-decker buses are admitted, but on Ladies’ Day we can accommodate single and double decker buses. This enclosure SOLD OUT in 2019.

Coaches and open top buses at The Derby Festival
Group of racegoers on an open top red bus

The upper tattenham enclosure


Stretching from the Stands to the famous Tattenham Corner, this popular enclosure accommodates both single and double decker buses and coaches. There’s always a great atmosphere, excellent facilities and views of the racing across the unique magic of the Downs. 

The walton enclosure


Situated next to the Lonsdale Enclosure, the Walton offers the chance to be close to the racing action, without the expense of bringing an open topped double decker bus. Both single and double decker vehicles can be parked in this enclosure.

Open top buses in the Lonsdale enclosure
Family watching the big screens on the hill

The Hill


The Hill is the famous area at the centre of the course and is the beating heart of The Derby Festival, as people flock to its unique carnival atmosphere. The fun runs all day with live music, a market and funfair continuing on after racing. Buses, coaches, midi & mini buses, stretch limousines and cars can all be parked on the Hill. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, or choose to enjoy the delicious variety found on the Hill.



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