For something a bit different, why not take your group for an exciting, thrill-fi lled day at the races? A group trip here can include great dining, entertainment – and the electrifying races themselves, of course
Located just six miles from Edinburgh, Musselburgh Racecourse has top-rate facilities, services and staff. The award-winning, five star visitor attraction provides everything needed for a great day out at the races. They are also open all year round for weddings, conferences and business meetings.
Musselburgh Racecourse is a compact course just over a mile and a quarter, which ensures that all visitors feel close to the action and excitement. No matter where in the arena guests stand, excellent views of the races are assured – there is also a big screen in the very centre of the course to make sure not a second of the action is missed.
Following a recent £4m refurbishment, the facilities include a great variety of places to eat and drink, including seven bars and three restaurants. There is a cloakroom facility, ample free parking close to the racecourse entrance, and a drop off point right by the main entrance for coach drivers.
Musselburgh Racecourse offers discounts for groups of 12 or more, who save 20% – 25% on the admission ticket price, or various packages are available that offer great value for money. Group packages and tickets must be booked online in advance.
T: 0131 665 2859
Cheltenham Racecourse is situated on the outskirts of the historic spa town of Cheltenham. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Racecourse is a stunning natural amphitheatre and offers the highestquality action throughout the season. The best-known event is the Cheltenham Festival, four days of horse-racing atmosphere, anticipation and action. It features the best and the bravest horses and jockeys, nervous trainers and owners, and of course a diverse and excited audience.
Albert and Michel Roux are synonymous with the very best in fine dining and the highest quality Michelin-starred cuisine. Cheltenham Racecourse is welcoming the duo to produce Fairlawne, a restaurant which will be available at the worldrenowned festival, which takes place from 11th to 14th March this year. Fairlawne will offer racegoers the chance to combine Jockey Club Fine Dining alongside top quality horseracing. Albert and Michel will produce a menu specially designed and served exclusively at the restaurant. It has been called Fairlawne after Fairlawne Estate in Sussex, where Albert Roux was head chef in the early part of his career and where Michel was born and raised. It was the home of Sir Peter Cazalet, a racehorse trainer who trained horses for The Queen Mother and who was a great supporter of Albert’s, especially in setting up Le Gavroche in London.
Groups heading to Cheltenham Racecourse can choose from three enclosures depending on tastes and requirements. There is a wide range of dining options, great facilities, and groups can choose from a range of tickets and packages, including discounted tickets for groups of 15 or more.
T: 01242 513014
Newcastle Racecourse is set in the beautiful High Gosforth Park, with over 800 acres of land. Easily accessible from the A1(M), it offers a fantastic day out in lovely surroundings. 33 suites are available for hire, all with fabulous views over the racecourse and Newcastle city centre. For groups visiting for events other than races (which can include conferences, product launches and exhibitions, training and team building events, weddings and private parties), Brandling House is often used, the 1762 grade II listed building at the heart of High Gosforth Park.
If your group is visiting for the races, a hospitality package is often the most convenient and cost-effective way to enjoy your time at Newcastle Racecourse. This guarantees a reserved table for the duration of the meeting, whether you choose the Brandling House restaurants or the luxury of private boxes and marquees. Intervals between each race mean that there is plenty of time for wining, dining, entertaining guests – and placing bets, of course!
Group discounts are offered to parties of 15 or more and coach drivers are admitted free of charge.
T: 0191 236 2020