Fakenham Racecourse Guide

Leading racehorse charging ahead on a vibrant green turf with a field of competitors trailing behind at a sunny racecourse.

Thinking of heading to the races at Fakenham Racecourse soon? We have put together this guide to help you plan and prepare. We have covered all of the important areas, such as what there is to eat and drink, what to wear, how to get here, and so much more. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Fakenham Racecourse.

What’s on at Fakenham Racecourse?

There are so many popular racing events taking place at Fakenham Racecourse throughout 2024. We have listed some of these fixtures below, and when they are happening so you don’t miss out!

21st January 2024Sky Bet Raceday10:1512:2015:50 (TBC)
16th February 2024 Payne Crop Nutrition Raceday


15th March 2024St. Patricks RacedayTBCTBCTBC
1st April 2024Aldiss Family RacedayTBCTBCTBC
7th May 2024Norfolk National Raceday


2nd June 2024Jarrold Ladies DayTBCTBCTBC
18th October 2024Paddy Power RacedayTBCTBCTBC
30th October 2024Greene King RacedayTBCTBCTBC
19th November 2024Weatherbys RacedayTBCTBCTBC
22nd December 2024Christmas RacedayTBCTBCTBC

What is the Fakenham Racecourse Address?

The address for Fakenham Racecourse can be found below:

Fakenham Racecourse Ltd

The Racecourse



NR21 7NY

How to Get to Fakenham Racecourse?

By car, by bus or by train, Fakenham has great transport links no matter what mode of transport you wish to arrive by, including by helicopter!

By Road

Just one mile South of town on the B1146 (East Dereham Road) – this is where to get directions from. On race days, follow the AA Yellow Signs that will direct you towards the course.

For Pudding Norton Entrance, please use the postcode NR21 7NA

For the Town Centre/Jewsons Entrance, use NR21 7NY.

Car parking is free (members enclosure £8 per car)

*Sat-Navs may direct you to the wrong entrance

By Bus

Norwich to Fakenham: X29 timetable – First Norfolk & Suffolk

Kings Lynn to Fakenham: X8 timetable – Stagecoach

By Train

The closest railway stations to Fakenham Racecourse are Kings Lynn (20m) and Norwich (25m).

By Air

Helicopter landing facilities are at the centre of the course – please enquire well in advance regarding this.

Where to Get Tickets?

Tickets to races at Fakenham Racecourse can be purchased online up until 8 am on race day and at the gate, subject to availability. If you want to purchase tickets you can do so by following this link

Children under 14 go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Dogs are welcome at the racecourse as long as they are kept on short leads at all times and are well-behaved – only assistance dogs are allowed into restaurants and bars. 


Racegoers with accessible needs can benefit from 2-for-1 tickets (companion goes free). Assistance dogs are permitted at all areas of the racecourse. Accessible car parking is available for all enclosures.

Fakenham Racecourse Enclosures

Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

Including 11 food and drink outlets, no strict dress code and a great view of the racing, racegoers can find a bit of everything in the Grandstand. Betting shops, a licensed bar and trade stand with access to different viewing areas, and a full view of the Parade Ring can be found here, too.

Course Enclosure

Access the centre of the course and the bottom of the parade ring in the course enclosure. Racegoers here can expect to find bookmakers, food outlets, a licensed bar, the Punjabi Cuisine and accessible viewing areas.

Members Enclosure

Access all areas, including the Prince of Wales Stand Bar, Firth Restaurant and accessible viewing areas.

What to Wear?

There is no formal dress code in place at Fakenham Races, it prides itself on the friendly, casual atmosphere welcoming people of all ages and walks of life. Be comfy, and dress for the weather. 

Food & Drink

There are various food and drink options available at Fakenham across all of the enclosures. So, whether it is dining in a restaurant you are after, local produce, racecourse catering or one of the many other food outlets, there is something for every taste. 

The Fifth Restaurant on the first floor of the Prince of Wales Stand can cater to 40-60 people, but pre-booking is required.

Lancaster Room At The Gallow Sports Centre, two and three-course lunches are available.

The Parade Ring Bar and Punjabi Cuisine is a family-run business bringing racegoers the authentic taste of India with recipes handed down the generations, if curry takes your fancy, this is definitely the place to be. There is also a bar, too. 

Contact Details

DepartmentContact Details
General Enquiriesinfo@fakenhamracecourse.co.uk01328 862388
Corporate Hospitalitytrudi@fakenhamracecourse.co.uk 01328 862388
Out of Hours Phone07501 013 572

Nearby Accommodation

Below are some of the nearest accommodations to Fakenham Racecourse.

The Crown Inn

The Green, East Rudham, King’s Lynn, PE31 8RD

01485 528530


The Blue Boar Inn

31 Station Rd, Great Ryburgh, Fakenham, NR21 0DX

01328 316141


The Hoste Arms

The Grn, Burnham Market, King’s Lynn, PE31 8HD

01328 738777


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