Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS
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THE 'NEW RACEGOER'
Carlisle Racecourse offers the ultimate horse racing experience for all, where picking winners is only half the fun! throughout the year, we are offer a fantastic range of themed race days and entertainment at the Sporting heart of Cumbria and best of all, the entire racing calendar is full of Family Fun days!
Please see below for answers to the most commonly asked questions and don't miss the very useful links at the bottom of the page that help explain many of racing's unique aspects.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
For children under 16 years of age, accompanied by an adult, admission is FREE except for our fixture on 6th August. Baby changing facilities are available on course. Family Fun days run throughout the year and are full of children’s entertainment.
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
There are a number of places to eat and drink, with something to suit everyone’s taste. We have a number of bars, cafes, fast food outlets and the ‘Swifts Restaurant’ located on site. More info...
Times for gates opening are shown on the fixtures page along with timings for the first and last races. Races are run at approximately half hour intervals and bars close half an hour after the last race. Race times may vary from those published and it is advisable to check with the course or in the press nearer to the event.
May take advantage of a designated parking area and a viewing platform on the first floor of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Grandstand. A complimentary badge will be provided to an accompanying carer. Please also see our Accessibility Statement.
Dogs are permitted on the Racecourse and should be kept on leads and under strict control at all times.
There is a free public car park opposite the Main Grandstand and coach parking is free. There is also Trackside Car Parking available for £10.00 per vehicle (£5.00 on Family Days), which is located alongside the racetrack.
For the Grandstand and Paddock areas there is no specific dress code but it is preferred no sports shorts or denim shorts. Carlisle Racecourse reserves the right to refuse entry or ask any person to leave if their attire is thought to be unsuitable. Ladies night is especially famous for the diverse array of beautiful hats and there is a prize for the best dressed lady. Getting dressed up can really make a day at the races all the more fun!
Bags and luggage, once checked by a Steward, can be left in the Racecourse Office at your own risk.
Some helpful tips for newcomers to racing are detailed in the documents below, please click on the link below to view:
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