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Picnics at newmarket racecourses



Please follow a few simple guidelines to enjoy your raceday.


Picnics are very popular with many of our racegoers and can be consumed in our Garden Enclosure or car parks.

Please note that our Garden Enclosure is not always open (please check our website in advance). During the summer and in particular our Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live events, the Garden Enclosure sells out and access will ONLY be given to customers who have pre-purchased Garden Enclosure tickets on sell-out fixtures.

Access to the Garden Enclosure with an Annual Badge will not be possible during sell-out events. During these sell-outs and closures, picnics can only be consumed in our car parks.

Please note that food and drink cannot be taken into the Premier Enclosure and only food and drink purchased from our racecourse vendors can be consumed in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosures. Please note that NO food and drink can be taken into the Premier Enclosure trackside during racing.

Alcohol can only be brought into the Garden Enclosure with a substantial picnic and it is limited to one bottle of wine or champagne per person or 4 cans of beer, cider or pre-mixed aperitif per person. Please note that beer/cider must be in cans. Unfortunately, spirits, fortified wines and Pimm’s (or similar) will not be allowed on course. You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the Premier or Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures.

Metal and ceramic knives, corkscrews or sharp knives, small bottles of beer or cider, jars of pickle or salad dressing will not be permitted on the racecourse. BBQs are not permitted on course or in the car parks.


Please see the Restricted Items for the Garden Enclosure.

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