Calling all horse lovers and socialites! A favourite British tradition is to enjoy a day at the races, any excuse to get dolled up and socialise with the richest of society, and of course buy a brand new outfit!
Horseracing offers a great day of fun where you can place bets, enjoy a drink or two, and hopefully the good old British weather will sneak a bit of sunshine.
There are plenty of reasons to make a day of it at the races; most courses are child friendly now which means you can gather the whole family to enjoy it! If you prefer events just for adults then why not go for a birthday treat or perhaps a celebration (stag or hen do) and one of the more adult friendly racecourses. There are 58 racecourses across the UK and here are some of the best one that provide a great day out:
- By far the most iconic horse racing day out, Royal Ascot offers an amazing week of royalty, racing and socialising! Ladies day is a favourite for many horse racers and her Royal Majesty makes an annual appearance at this amazing venue. In the midst of the UK summer in June (fingers crossed for good weather), Royal Ascot is not one to miss, mark it in your diary! If you’re a fan of fancy dresses, hats and shoes then this is the place for you.
- Another great racecourse for horse fanatics to visit is Kempton Park, it offers a massive range of events throughout the year. This racecourse is fantastic for family events and it holds a weekly outdoor market and holds regular outdoor music events. It’s not only a great place to check out the races but also a wonderful venue for events such as weddings, meetings and conferences. Kempton Park is one of the UK’s busiest racecourses that offers great hospitality for you and the family to enjoy.
- In Berkshire there is the amazing Newbury racecourse that offers great days out from the end of June through July. Tickets generally range from about £16 to £24 depending on the level of admission you go for. As a prestigious location for racing, Newbury racecourse offers itself as a great venue for weddings and conferences, its very contemporary and stylish.
So what can you expect to see and do at a horse race? Behind the midst of all the social butterflies, drinking and snacking, the horses are paraded around the course to enable the betters to get a good look before making their decision to place a bet! There will usually be betting desks located at specific points around the course where you can place bets and retrieve your betting slip. If you are a keen better then you will be on your way to the stands to enjoy the races! If you prefer the social side then you can reside by the bar and sit back and relax throughout the day! It’s great fun to get involved with the betting and you might even pick a winner and become rich!