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a trackside treat


The Picnic Enclosure is the perfect spot for soaking up the summer atmosphere, situated next to the track in the Grandstand with views of the racecourse and stands. If you're bringing along a picnic for the day, it must be consumed within this area.


  • We encourage the use of picnic rugs but we do not allow guests to bring tables, chairs, gazebos or other items of furniture onto the racecourse. There are picnic benches within the Picnic Enclosure but as this area can become busy we recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.


  • Alcohol can only be brought in with a substantial picnic and it is limited to half a 750ml bottle of wine, Champagne or prosecco per person or four cans of beer, cider or pre-mixed aperitif. A substantial picnic is considered to include a sandwich or equivalent plus a snack per person, as a minimum. View the full Alcohol Policy here.


  • Please note that barbecues are not permitted at Sandown Park, to ensure the safety of all guests on the racecourse.


Please note that the picnic enclosure is an outdoor area and no cover is provided. We recommend dressing for the weather during the colder seasons’.

Alcohol Policy

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Food & Bars

There are plenty of food and drink options available at Sandown Park.

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Plan your Day

Lots of useful information to help you plan your time at Sandown Park, including what to wear, a map of the racecourse and handy betting guides.

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