Fun for all on The Press Family Sunday, including seven thoroughbred races plus a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, our interactive racing zone and bouncy castles.
We welcome, children’s favourite, Paddington, again to York Races on this day too.
The natural rhythm of a raceday allows plenty of time to get something to eat and drink as well as providing room for quality time with the family. A wide range of additional entertainments will ensure a happy day out for all ages.
It naturally attracts a family crowd and remember that under 18’s go for free (under 16 with accompanying adult only).
We will once again offer a combined Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure in a single admission. Racegoers will still be able to bring a traditional picnic to enjoy on the Bank in Course Enclosure, take advantage of our special “picnic hamper cloakroom” and then cross over to see the horses close up. We hope other regular visitors may take this chance to explore the stand side of the course and sample the Knavesmire Restaurant or enjoy the elevated and, if needed, dry views from the stand itself.
Please note, for this special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed; gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.Vital information for families
Under 18’s Admission
All children under the age of 18 (under 16 with accompanying adult only) can attend on any day of the season for free into all public areas (maximum of 2 children per adult).
Junior (18 – 22 years) Admission
Admission for juniors can be booked in advance by clicking here.
Junior concessions are for collection on the day of racing only, as proof of age is required, those requesting this concession must provide formal supporting documentation: a UK driving licence, government issued ID card or passport are acceptable. The age used is that on the day of racing.
Baby Changing: Baby changing facilities are located in each enclosure, outlined by our interactive course guide.
County Stand – Ground floor of the Ebor Stand – to the right of the big screen above the Jubilee Bar.
Grandstand & Paddock – Situated on the ground floor of the Knavesmire Stand opposite the cash points with two further sites in the perimeter buildings behind the stand.
Course Enclosure – Located in the permanent buildings close to the northern turnstiles.
Parent and Toddler Room: Located in the Marble entrance, providing a dedicated area allowing parents and children a rest from the main raceday atmosphere, with child supplies and entertainment. Please note children must be supervised at all times.
Where to Eat: There are many food and drink options for families and children which are outlined in our food guide.
Dress code for children: The County Stand dress code does not apply to racegoers under 16, although many like to take the opportunity to wear their party outfits.
If you have any more queries please don’t hesitate to contact the team by email [email protected] or telephone (01904) 620911. Alternatively, on a raceday any of the York Racecourse staff will be pleased to assist.