Worcester Racecourse Guide

Three horses racing down the track, with jockeys in vibrant blue, pink, and yellow silks urging them on, set against a lush, green backdrop.

When you head to Worcester racecourse, you will be immersed in the grandest surroundings, boasting the most beautiful Cathedral and University on the banks of the River Severn. Going to Worcester Racecourse, you can enjoy the aromatic countryside close to the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds. 

In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about Worcester Racecourse, such as how to get there, what to expect and what to find once you are inside. We will outline the dress codes and give you the lowdown on all the nearest hotels nearby. If this article resonated with you, please continue reading to learn more about the beauty and the splendour of  Worcester Racecourse. 

What’s on at Worcester Racecourse?   

Below are some of the main events happening at Worcester Racecourse during 2024. Please visit info@worcester-racecourse.co.uk for all weekly afternoon and evening race dates. 

DATE EVENT
Tuesday 7th May 2024The Season Opener
Friday 24th May 2024Rum & Reggae Racenight
Saturday 1st June 2024Ladies Day
Monday 8th July 2024Summer Jumps Racing
Thursday 18th July 2024Country Racenight
Sunday 1st Sept 2024Family Fun Day

The racecards for Worcester races will be released the day before the event commences. The  Racecourse is 13 furlongs around and is oval in shape and left-handed.

What is Worcester Racecourse Address?

Any racegoer who wishes to go to Worcester Racecourse in the foreseeable future in 2024 and wants to experience the beautiful surroundings of Worcestershire, as well as the racing, can get there at the address below.

Worcester Racecourse

Grand Stand Road

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR1 3EJ

How to Get to Worcester Racecourse?

One of the great attractions of Worcester Racecourse is its proximity to the heart of Worcester and the city centre. The journey to Worcester races will make it very simple to get there, wether going by car or rail. In some cases, many people opt to go by helicopter. For this to happen, you must contact the course to see if they have a helipad and pick-up locations must be spacious and readily available. 

By Car from the South

  • Head towards Swindon A346
  • Continue on the A346 until you hit the Marlborough Road A419
  • Head towards Gloucester A417 until you see signposts to the M5. 
  • Head towards the M5
  • leave the M5 at the North or South junction and join the A449 towards Worcester City Centre.
  • From here, you can choose the A443 or the A44. Both will bring you to Worcester, and a comprehensive signage display will guide you through the rest. 

By Car from the North

  • Head towards A167(M) and continue onto the Tyne Bridge/A167, 
  • Head towards A184,
  • Continue to stay on the A184 and head towards A19(M) and merge on to A1(M),
  • Continue on the A1(M) and head towards the M18,
  • Head towards Nottingham heading to the M1, take the A42 exit towards Birmingham,
  • Continue onto the A42 until you exit the M42,
  • Follow signs to Tamworth/Birmingham. 
  • Take the M42 exit and head towards the M5/M6 South.
  • Merge onto the M5 at junction six exit to Worcester North/Evesham
  • From here, A comprehensive sign postage display will guide you into Worcester Racecourse. 

By Rail

From London Paddington’s station to Worcester, Forgate Street takes approximately two hours and ten minutes; 36 trains depart from London Paddington daily. Worcester Foregate Street is closest, roughly a ten-minute walk from the racecourse; alternatively, go to Worcester Shrubhill, which is a twenty-minute amble or five minutes in the taxi.

From Edinburgh Waverley Station to Worcester Forgate Street takes approximately 5 hours and thirty-six minutes; fifty-seven trains depart daily from Waverley Station. 

By Air

The nearest airport to Worcester Racecourse is Birmingham (BHX) Airport, which is 27.6 miles away.

By Helicopter

The helicopter is for you if you want to push the boat out and go in luxury. It’s essential to know that the racecourse firstly allows the acceptance of spectators flying in by chopper and that all parties are okay with all safety measures and duty of care.  

Where to Get Tickets?

The best way nowadays is to book tickets online. However, in some cases, many spectators opt to pay at the gates on the day; this also depends on the type of racing on the card. Also, some racecourses have some tremendous classic events and will attract thousands more people to come along and enjoy the experience. We advise you to book your experience at the races online if available. 

To purchase tickets for Worcester Racecourse, click here

Worcester Racecourse Enclosures

County Enclosure

The tiered-covered grandstand overlooking the final furlong and the winning post affords exceptional views from the County Enclosure. Ticket holders in the County Enclosure enjoy access to the bars, catering concessions, parade ring, and winner’s enclosure.

County Enclosure admission for the silver package will include a three-course meal, a reserved table for the day, a race card, and betting facilities. County Enclosure admission for the gold package will include a three-course meal choice: a glass of prosecco. Afternoon tea. Reserved table for the day.

Centre Course Enclosure

A bar in the Centre Course Enclosure serves a variety of beers, wines and spirits, as well as pies and snacks. Please remember that this enclosure does not provide access to the parade ring, winners enclosure, or major grandstand sections.

Private Boxes

If you want that little isolation with friends and family, why not choose a private box for your enjoyment and excitement for the day at the races? Select your desired fixture list, and then call Worcester Racecourse or book online.

What to Wear?

On horse racing days, many racegoers often adopt a more innovative style with a dash of elegance – the recommendation, for example, smart jeans or tailored shorts and a collared shirt for gentlemen. Many racegoers opt to dress up for the occasion, mainly feature race days. The only drawback is that sporting team shirts and offensive dress themes are prohibited.  

Food and drink

At the races, spending time with family and friends in picturesque surroundings is a great way to enjoy the experience. Worcester Racecourse has several dining options: hospitality restaurants, private suites, Marquee hospitality, and several hospitality packages. Worcester Racecourse is well known for its spectacular food, and on race days, dining in spectacular fashion is a fantastic way to highlight the day.

One thing to be aware of when you book your day at the races at Worcester is that it’s a cashless racecourse; the card is the only way of payment, including the food and drink. The grandstand bar is a popular place for spectators to frequent, as well as the River Seven restaurant and private suites.

The Seven restaurant is situated on the second floor and overlooks the racecourse, the river Seven and the city of Worcester. Spectacular though it sounds, it is incredible in real-time. Tables in the restaurant can accommodate 2-10 people privately. Due to its popularity, booking well ahead of race day is advisable. 

  • 01905 25364
  • www.worcester-racecourse.co.uk

Again, the dress code here is very relaxed and easygoing. The only stipulation is spotting team shirts; offensive fancy dress is prohibited.

Facilities at Worcester Racecourse

Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor of the Grandstand, and also a disabled cubicle on the Centre Course concourse for race days. Lifts are available on all floors of the Grandstand. Disabled parking is available in the Centre Course, and a trackside-raised viewing area in the County Enclosure has a wheelchair-accessible ramp. One carer can be admitted free of charge when accompanying a disabled person to the races. Children under the age of 17 and under can go free.

Some parts of the course, namely Centre Course Enclosure & Picnic Car Park, offer very few facilities; if you have accessibility needs or experience limited mobility, avoid booking this section of the course. Parking is free and is comprehensively sign-posted from the town centre.

Contact Details

  • Tel: 019052536
  • Email: info@worcester-racecourse.co.uk

Nearby Accommodation

    • Shrubbery Guest House 0.3 miles from Worcester Racecourse
    • The Hop Merchant’s House is 0.5 miles from Worcester Racecourse
    • Travelodge Droitwich is 7.6 miles from Worcester Racecourse
    • Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, 3.4 miles from Worcester Racecourse
    • Diglis House Hotel, 0.8 miles from Worcester Racecourse

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