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Warwick Racecourse

Friday 8 May (Bank Holiday)

Join us for what will be one of the most incredible race meetings ever staged at Warwick, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe.

 

This huge community occasion will feature a free street party in the centre of the course seating 1500 people, where picnics will be welcome (*conditions apply), as well as a level of entertainment never seen at the racecourse before!

 

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All traditional VE Day activities will take place including the Last Post and Toast of the Heroes.

 

FREE traditional fairground rides including; dodgems, helter skelters, chair-o-planes, carousels and the Kentucky Derby roller racer

Lots of side stalls and fun and games

Facepainting

Display of Wartime Civilian vehicles by Jaguar/Land Rover classics

A display of model flying wartime replica planes

'Celebrating the Pigeon' Racing

Horse racing during the War Display with historian Chris Pitt

 

And lots more…..not to mention the live racing!

The Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team dates back to September 1963 and was the first army parachute display team to be established.

 

It currently comprises approximately 25 regular and reserve personnel. They conduct displays at low and medium altitudes, to include stack formations.

 

Throughout the day there will be live music from a Vera Lynn Tribute act and The Polka Dot Peaches.

 

The Polka Dot Peaches

The Polka Dot Peaches have huge voices and even bigger personalities to match! 

 

With an extensive repertoire from 1940s – 1960s including wartime specific productions as well as modern tunes sang in a vintage close harmony style too!

 

the spa strummers in the Hook Norton Beer Tent

Local Ukelele Band, The Spa Strummers in the Beer Tent to get the atmosphere going. 

 

Warwick Corps of Drums

Warwick Corps of Drums will be parading around the racecourse throughout the day. 

 

Warwick Corps of Drums are a registered Charity and offers musical training and performance opportunities to boys and girls, young men and women from South Warwickshire and neighbouring areas.

 

The Bands perform locally and nationally at many events throughout each year – and have built a fine reputation through success in many regional and national competitions.

Tickets for Warwick Racecourse

Tickets

Purchase your enclosure tickets at the best price today. 

  • In advance from £10
  • On the day from £15
  • If you are born before 1945, we are offering FREE entry for this raceday

Don’t forget that under 18's entry is FREE of charge, when attending with a full paying adult.

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From £10

1707 Restuarant at Warwick Racecourse

Hospitality

Find out about hospitality available in the 1707 Restaurant on our Victory in Europe Raceday.

  • Under 12s from £20pp
  • 12-17yrs from £65pp
  • Adults from £95pp
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From £20

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The Going

Good to Soft, Soft (in places)

Raceday Style

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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