From fun-packed family days out to Ladies Day and the Racing League, there’s lots to check out at Great Yarmouth Racecourse. We look at what’s on - and how to attend in VIP style

Place your bets, because there’s a whole host of stellar events at Great Yarmouth Racecourse coming up this year that you won’t want to miss.

From racing festivals to Ladies Evening and family events, the events Great Yarmouth Racecourse is putting on will tick boxes for everyone.

There’s a long history of racing at Great Yarmouth, with races recorded there on a local basis since 1715.

In 1810, the official Racing Calendar began to record there, with thoroughbred horses appearing and prizes on offer.

After the First World War, the course moved from the South Denes to its present day location at the North Denes.

Now, the course features the Lord Nelson Grandstand, built in 2004, as well as bars, restaurants and a mile-long track known to be one of the best for flat racing in the country.

If you want to have a truly unforgettable day at the races, then you can elevate your experience with hospitality tickets via Seat Unique. Read on to find out how.

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Great Yarmouth Racecourse race fixtures 2024

Summer fixtures

For a classic race day, take your pick from the following dates across summer and autumn.

Wednesday, June 12th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Thursday, June 13th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Thursday, July 4th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Wednesday, July 10th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Tuesday, July 30th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Wednesday, August 7th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Thursday, August 8th - Summer Afternoon Racing
Monday, August 19th - Summer Afternoon Racing

Autumn fixtures

Monday, October 7th - Afternoon Autumnal Racing
Tuesday, October 15th - Afternoon Autumnal Racing
Tuesday, October 22nd - Season Finale

Ladies Evening

Date: Wednesday, July 17th

If you’re off on a hen party, have a birthday to celebrate or just fancy a flutter with your best friends, Ladies Night could be the perfect answer.

The evening is all about dressing up - so put on your glad rags and get ready as there’ll be the annual Style Awards and everyone is invited to take part.

From delicious food and drink to a DJ set from Vernon Kaye once the racing is done, this is as much a night out as it is about the racing.

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Residents Day

Date: Friday, June 28th

Giving local residents the chance to attend the races free or at a big discount, this day is all about celebrating everything that Great Yarmouth has to offer.

The resident ticket offer is now closed, but you don’t have to live locally to join on the day.

From food and drink to the exhilaration of the races, come down and join the spectacle that is the racing.

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Racing League - The Opener

Date: Thursday, July 25th

The Racing League is made up of seven different regional teams who will take each other on over six different Thursday night events - and Great Yarmouth has the honour of being the very first event of the league.

The winner will be the team that has the highest number of points at the end of the league.

Cheer on Team East at Great Yarmouth - and make sure to wear yellow if you want to support them in their home colours.

This is a great event for the whole family, including face painting, a treasure hunt and even some animatronic dinosaurs!

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Eastern Festival: Opening Day

Date: Tuesday, September 19th

The three-day festival is known worldwide and draws around 12,000 guests per year - and you could be one of them.

The first day features jaw-dropping races and a party atmosphere. Soak it all up, and you may well want to return for day two and three, as each day varies and has a different vibe!

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Eastern Festival: John Musker Fillies Stakes

Date: Wednesday, September 18th

A famous fixture in the world of horse racing, the Eastern Festival features the John Musker Fillies Stakes, which is often where young horses are featured before they go on to win in future big-name races.

Frankie Dettori once rode Dubai Millennium here - so who knows who could turn up here and become a racing star!

This day full of quality racehorses will be one to remember, and certainly one worth having a punt on.

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Eastern Festival: Ladies Day

Date: Thursday, September 19th

The Eastern Festival wouldn’t be complete without Ladies Day.

This is the time to break out your best hat - it could win you a prize in the Style Awards. Evening entertainment is still TBC but in the past has featured top-name DJs, so keep an eye out for the line-up.

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Bank Holiday Family Fun Race Day

Date: Sunday, August 25th

Children love horses - but it’s often a fight to keep them entertained over the course of a long day. But no worries for the August bank holiday as Great Yarmouth is running a brilliant race day packed with kid-friendly activities.

Entertainment is still TBC but in past years has included a fun fair, face painting, bouncy castle and entertainers.

Children under 17 get in for free.

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