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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Family Raceday


24 May 2024

Get ready for Great Yarmouth Racecourse’s Family Raceday this Bank Holiday Monday 27th May! It’s looking to be a fantastic day of racing, children's entertainment and brilliant raceday atmosphere in the Spring sunshine! 

Tickets are still available online. We recommend booking in advance to save you £3 off the gate price. Tickets can be purchased here. 

Event Timings 

Gates open: 11:30am 

Shetland Pony Grand National: 12:15pm 

First race: 1:30pm 

Last race: 4:50pm 

Entertainment – All Day! 

Enjoy free entertainment, including: 


Face painting 

Punch & Judy 

Balloon modelling 

There will also be a pay-as-you-go fun fair running throughout the day. Please note, the fun fair is the only charged activity on the day. The fun fair will accept and card but be aware we do not have a cash point on site. Rides are priced between £2.50-5.00 

Travel Information 

As with all our Family Racedays, we get extremely busy, so we recommend arriving early to secure a free parking spot. Our free parking operates on a first come, first served basis. If you require accessible parking, please speak to our stewards or get in contact with our racecourse team ahead of the day. 

We advise customers car share where possible to ease traffic. You should plan for traffic and travel accordingly. 

There are some great public transport options available. We advise checking local bus and train schedules ahead of time as some services may be limited due to the Bank Holiday. 

Great Yarmouth Train Station is just one mile away from the racecourse with regular bus services and an array of taxis available to and from the station. 


It’s looking like the sun will be on our side this weekend! With highs of 17 degrees predicted we advise racegoers keep hydrated throughout the day. Whilst we are hoping for dry weather all day, we recommend checking the forecast ahead of time to ensure customers dress accordingly.


Food and Drink 

Picnics are permitted in our General Enclosure only. Please note, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are not permitted across all enclosures. Tap water is available in all bars across site. 

We have a wide variety of food and drink concessions available, including the Final Furlong serving loaded chilli beef nachos. Vegetarian alternative also available 

There will also be a variety of concessions including fish & chips, hog roast, burgers, hot dogs and sweat stalls. 


We take security and safety very seriously. There will be a strong security presence and you will be subject to a bag search on arrival. 

Please be patient and limit the bags you bring. Remember, no food or drink can be brought into the racecourse unless you are in the General Enclosure. 

We ask all visitors not to leave bags unattended and to report anything suspicious to a member of staff. 

Other Information 


For ease, we ask customers have their tickets ready on arrival to scan at the gates. We highly recommend booking tickets in advance to save time. 


We are a largely cash-free site. All bars and eateries are card only. 

Our Totes and Bookmarkers will accept cash and card.  

The fun fair will accept cash and card. 

There are no cash machines on site, so please consider this ahead of time.  


Except Assistance Dogs, dogs are not allowed to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars and Great Yarmouth Racecourse politely request that all dogs are left at home. 

We look forward to welcoming you this Monday 27th May to our Family Raceday. Don’t forget, kids go free and can enjoy free entertainment this Bank Holiday.  

Yet to get your tickets? Not a problem! Tickets can be purchased in advance here or if you’d like to purchase them on the day, you can do so. 

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