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The sun shines down on the crowds that wait patiently around the parade ring at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.

Venue Etiquette

If you’re new to horse racing, or visiting Great Yarmouth races for the first time, you may have a few questions, such as what to wear, or if you can bring a picnic lunch. We answer some of our guests most asked questions below.

What to Wear - Premier Enclosure

In our private hospitality, restaurants, champagne bar and premier enclosure, the dress code is smart casual, which includes smart jeans and tailored shorts with smart footwear.  Sportswear, beachwear including flipflops, casual shorts, trainers and ripped jeans are not permitted.
A small group of gentlemen dressed smartly enjoy drinks at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.
An excited child enjoys the exciting racing with his family at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.

What to Wear - Grandstand

A casual more relaxed attire is permitted in the Grandstand. Please remember to consider the weather and dress accordingly.
(Gentleman are requested to keep their shirts on at all times)

What to wear - Ladies Night and Eastern Festival Ladies Day 

On our feature race days, racegoers do enjoy dressing up for the occasion, with many wearing dresses and donning hats, but this is not obligatory. Don't forget men can join us too. 
Ladies dressed up for ladies day at Great Yarmouth Racecourse in hats and dresses.
Can I bring my own food & drink?
Picnics are allowed at the course or in the car parks before, after or during racing. However, please note, you are not permitted to bring alcohol or BBQ's onto the racecourse. Picnics are only permitted on the Grandstand and Paddock lawn and cannot be taken onto the Premier Lawn. 
Can I bring a dog?
With the exception of service dogs, dogs are not permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars and Great Yarmouth Racecourse politely requests that all dogs are left at home.
Can I take photographs?
At all meetings, we kindly request that no flash photography takes place near the horses. Otherwise, you are welcome to take photographs for personal non-commercial use only. You are not permitted to take photos for commercial use without prior permission from the racecourse office.

Professional Photography
Professional filming and photography takes place at Great Yarmouth Racecourse for various publications and broadcasting. 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. 

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