Newbury Racecourse demonstrate full diversity of their outdoor space for all events.

As one of the country’s top racecourse’s, Newbury boasts with traditional heritage and modern style especially after the £50m redevelopment completed in 2019. Not only does Newbury Racecourse demonstrate the finest horse racing but also the range of diversity when holding outdoor events. With over 225 acres of outdoor grounds the world is your oyster as they say, with tarmac  areas, woodland, the track, lawns, the Parade Ring and even the car parks…all accommodating for exciting events.

With the current climate, outdoor areas and events will be the first to return within this industry and Newbury Racecourse has created specific and precise procedures to which they have the  capabilities to successfully hold a safe event. The expansive space on offer is perfect to implement effective social distancing and one-way systems as well increasing hygiene measures based on the events capacities and requirements. For 2020 we have introduced a new entertainment solution and partnering with Car Park Party to host an American-style drive through in the Centre of the Course where public can watch live Karaoke, Comedy and Theatre all from the comfort of their own cars adhering to the social distancing measures. This type of event is extremely unique and has been adapted for the current circumstances. Tickets are on sale now for all shows across the 24th & 25th of July here.

In addition to this event the Pub In The Paddock has now been launched as Newbury Racecourse’s new pop-up beer garden experience. Complying with social distancing rules and current government guidelines, the racecourse has put in place an offering allowing the public to reserve outdoor seating for up to 6, whilst hosting live sport including the Epsom Derby and selected Premier League Football matches on the big screen. It is free entry and walk ups are available but due to high demand we recommend reserving seats prior. For more information on this event and upcoming dates please visit newburyracecourse.co.uk

In the past, the outdoor space has been used for various corporate and social events. Everything from the excitement of outdoor cinemas and colour paint obstacle courses, to large family fun days including fun fairs and glamping in the Centre of the Course…even blockbuster action films! We like to think we can cater for all requests; we are a flexible venue that is open to all the wonderful and wild events out there.

With the current climate constantly changing it is important to stay flexible as a venue and we are more than ready to assist with the diverse and different requests we may get as being safe, secure and aligned with government guidelines. Head of Sales (Conference and Events) at Newbury Racecourse, Elena Gurgul, commented:

“After joining the racecourse for nearly 2 years I am proud to be representing a strong event space, which has been evolving for the past 5 years. The continuous onsite investments generated an outstanding and safe environment capable of delivering the most extravagant events but also the traditional ones. The racecourse is surrounded by history, protected by modern technology and infrastructure, and immersed into a sustainable green environment which will not disappoint you. It’s a pleasure to represent such a brand and proud it affronted the current crisis by supporting its community and less fortunate.”

We are here to support with questions, recommendations and reassurance or help with any ideas of possible events you want to explore. Watch the space for more exciting events coming to the community this year at Newbury Racecourse.

Because we are more than just a racecourse…

For more information on outdoor events contact a member of the team now.

events@newburyracecourse.co.uk