What you need to know about Great Yarmouth


Which enclosure should I choose?

Premier Enclosure or Grandstand & Paddock. Both have access to the 2 large viewing grandstands, 4 public bars, extensive public lawns trackside, fast food court, children's playground, family tea room, winners' enclosure and the parade ring. If you opt for the Premier Enclosure you will also have access to the Trafalgar Restaurant, Hoops Champagne Marquee and Lawn, Victory Bar, and the premier lawn and patio to the front of the new Lord Nelson Grandstand.

Is parking available?

Yes – parking is free of charge

Do children have to pay?

Children under 18 are FREE when accompanied by an adult and are permitted into all enclosures

Can dogs be brought onto the course?

No. The only exceptions are guide dogs or assistance dogs for those with a registered disability.

Can food and drink be brought onto the course?

Yes. Picnics are permitted on the lawns to the front of the Grandstand & Paddock stands but they are not permitted on the Premier or Hoops lawns. We do not allow alcohol to be brought onto the racecourse and you may be politely asked to show the contents of any bags that you bring on site.

Are BBQs allowed?

No. This policy is strictly enforced due to the health risks to others and the intrusive nature of the smoke.

Where can I eat?

Premier dining can be enjoyed in the Trafalgar Restaurant offering 3 course meals, a table for the duration of your visit and views over the parade ring and race track. Hoops Champagne Marquee offers a bar menu including a hot dish of the day. If you prefer something in a hurry then there is an excellent range of fast food options from Grandstand One Track Side Bar which now serves Pizza & Pies and on the rear public lawns including fish & chips, burgers, hog roast, shellfish and sweets. Families may wish to use the family tea room alongside the children's playground where a range of light snacks and meals are served.

Are there facilities for disabled customers?

Yes. There are two reserved viewing areas alongside the racetrack and disabled toilets on all three floors of the Lord Nelson Grandstand which includes a public lift.

Is a dress code in operation?

Premier and Hospitality Enclosures – We encourage customers to adopt ‘smart casual’ clothing. Jackets, collared shirts and ties are not obligatory but we do advise customers that we do not allow ripped jeans, sportswear, jogging bottoms, beachwear, fancy dress or extreme attire. Tailored shorts, smart jeans and trainers are permitted.
Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure – There is no formal dress code in this enclosure, however the removal of shirts is not permitted.

What time do the gates open?

Typically two hours before the first race but please check our website or the local press.

Can I transfer between enclosures?

Yes. There will an additional fee to pay through the office to go from Grandstand & Paddock to Premier.

Where can I obtain more information on racedays?

From the racecard, the racecourse office (01493 842527) or our website www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk

Is there seating available?

There is seating throughout the site including plastic garden furniture, picnic benches, park benches and bar tables and chairs. However, on busier days there will not be a seat for everyone so you may wish to consider bringing a picnic rug, collapsible chair or purchasing one through the office.

Are there any facilities for children?

Yes. There is a well equipped playground by the family tea room. In addition, we provide a children’s entertainer during the school breaks and on Family Fun Days there will be other entertainment including bouncy castles, donkey rides and face painting.

Is there a cash machine at the racecourse?

Yes. In the Vice Admiral Bar of the Lord Nelson Grandstand which is accessible to all.

How do I find the racecourse?

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU
Tel. 01493 842 527 Fax. 01493 843 254

The Racecourse is situated to the north of Great Yarmouth towards Caister. From the North and Midlands the Racecourse can be reached via the A47, the main Southern approach roads are the A11 (joining the A47 South of Norwich) and the A12 via Colchester, Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Helicopters may land (by prior arrangement with the management) at the Racecourse itself. Contact Ludham Airfield - Tony Walsh 07787 554380, Mark Tingle 07899 915103 or 01493 369969.

Great Yarmouth railway station is approximately 1 mile from the Racecourse and serves mainline services via Norwich.

Photography at the racecourse

At all meetings we ask you to ensure that no flash photography takes place near the horses. Otherwise you are welcome to take photographs for personal non-commercial use only. During live music and entertainment, the artists' management retain all image rights. Any photographer that is felt to be impeding or contravening these rights without accreditation and prior written consent will be requested to leave and escorted from the premises. You cannot take images for commercial purposes without prior permission from the racecourse office and provision of press accreditation.

Note: Professional filming and photography takes place here at Great Yarmouth for various publications and broadcasting and race goers (including families) consent to being filmed, photographed and otherwise recorded by Great Yarmouth Racecourse or any third party authorised by Great Yarmouth Racecourse. You grant Great Yarmouth Racecourse and any third party authorised by Great Yarmouth Racecourse the right to broadcast, publish, licence and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without payment or other compensation in any promotional literature produced by Great Yarmouth Racecourse. Full copies of our Terms & Conditions are available upon request.

Do You Have Baby Changing Facilities?

Yes, there are baby changing facilities in the ladies toilet by the children’s playground and on each of the 3 floors in the Lord Nelson Grandstand.

Can I use a laptop, tablet or similar computing device on the racecourse?

Laptop computers are not allowed into the public areas of the racecourse, irrespective of their intended use. Notebooks, ipads and mobile phones are permitted but no device is to be used for the capture of horse racing video or for communication with anyone outside the racecourse for the purpose of or in connection with any betting. Still photography is permitted but for personal use only. You will be politely asked to remove the device or leave the racecourse should you breach these conditions.

Can I record racing images or sound?

You are not permitted to record either directly, or via a TV screen, any images or commentary of any racing, even if it is for personal use.
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