Picnics

Bringing your own food

Please follow a few simple guidelines to enjoy your raceday.

Please follow a few simple guidelines to enjoy your raceday. 

Picnics are very popular with many of our racegoers and can be consumed in our Garden Enclosure or car parks. Please note Plastic cutlery only is permitted.

Please note that our Garden Enclosure is not always open (please check our website). During the summer and in particular our Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live the Garden Enclosure sells out, access will ONLY be given to customers who have pre-purchased Garden Enclosure tickets. 

Access to the Garden Enclosure with an Annual Badge will not be possible during sell-out event. During these sell-outs and closures, picnics can only be consumed in our car parks. 

Please note that food and drink cannot be taken into the Premier Enclosure and only food and drink purchased from our racecourse vendors can be consumed in the  Grandstand and Paddock Enclosures.

Important Information

Picnic/ Alcohol Policy

Alcohol can only be brought into the Garden Enclosure with a substantial picnic and it is limited to one bottle of wine or champagne per person or 4 cans of beer, cider or pre-mixed aperitif. Please note that beer/cider must be in cans. Unfortunately, spirits, fortified wines and Pimm’s (or similar) will not be allowed on course. You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the Premier or Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures.     

Metal and ceramic knives, corkscrews or sharp knives, small bottles of beer or cider, or BBQ’s will not be permitted on course (if you have any items you are un sure whether will or won’t be permitted, please see the “Restricted Items” section below).

For our Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live events, once racing has finished no garden chairs, tables, picnics or any other items you bring with you can be taken into the Grandstand & Paddock or Premier Enclosures. Items can be left at our cloakroom Luggage Drop off pointed located in the Garden Enclosure or returned to your vehicles at your own risk.  We also have a left luggage drop off point in our Blue Car Park for customers who have picnicked in the car parking areas.

There is a large screen in the Garden Enclosure allowing you to stay and enjoy the live music performance if preferred.    

Rowley Mile: The Garden Enclosure is not open on all days, please contact the team on 0344 579 3010 to check days open and availability. When the Garden Enclosure is closed picnics can only be consumed in our car parks.

Alcohol-Free Area - No alcoholic drinks are permitted trackside in the Premier Enclosure.  We have a long-standing policy in the Premier Enclosure whereby alcoholic drinks or hot drinks without a lid cannot be taken stand side to ensure this area remains a comfortable, relaxed area to enjoy the racing. You may take food and drink purchased at our racecourses vendors trackside within the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure.

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