Racing and events at Doncaster Racecourse, June - September


Family Fun Day – Sunday 12th June

Our family fun day is back, and this year it’s all about the seaside!  We’re bringing the fun, sights, sounds and entertainment straight from the seaside to Doncaster Racecourse. Our Frenchgate Family Enclosure will be transformed with rides, attractions and lots of ‘seaside themed’ entertainment. So, make sure you and your little ones don’t miss out!

We have Fair Ground Attractions, Pony Rides and Punch and Judy all here at Doncaster Racecourse.

Adult tickets start at just £7 per person and all children are free! (Free entry is for under 18s only and is limited to 3 children per fully paying adult).

To book your tickets contact a member of our team today on 01302 304200 or visit our website at www.doncaster–

The Simpson Millar Raceday – Friday 24th June

The first of our two day fixture kicks off with a competitive seven race card, plus a spot of camel racing!  Yes that’s right, come join us and watch camels take to the turf and race down the track. The camels will be ridden by professional jockeys and you’ll will have the opportunity to place bets on your humped fancy. Head to our Frenchgate Family Enclosure to get up close and meet the camels. And if you like, pose for fun photos and chat to the handlers. Enjoy fine dining and view all racing from the comfort of our glass fronted restaurant. Choose our stunning Mallard Restaurant, for example, for just £75 per person you can experience a sumptuous three course hot and cold buffet, have your reserved table for the whole day and get exclusive access to our Premier Suite.  Spaces are limited, so make sure you book in advance. To experience a day at the races with a difference, contact a member of our friendly team today on 01302 304 200 or book your tickets online now at

TEXAS live following racing – Saturday 25th June

Texas are back. Adored by the public and their peers: they’ve sold 30 million albums across the globe - and in Britain they’ve had four chart topping albums. Meanwhile, the songwriting team of singer Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone won an Ivor Novello Award in 1998 for their back catalogue. See Texas live after racing at our Heartbeat Appeal Race Day on Saturday 25 June 2011. The Heartbeat Appeal is a Yorkshire-based charity founded by Alec Bloom in 1990 and continues its aim to raise funds in order to purchase state of the art equipment to enhance the diagnosis, care and treatment of heart patients. Please note that due to the positioning of the outdoor stage, the Family Enclosure is closed for this fixture. As such, no picnics are allowed on-site.

Tickets are available to purchase now by calling a member of the team at Doncaster Racecourse on 01302 304200 or by visiting our website at Please note children’s tickets for this raceday are priced at just £7.50 per child and can be purchased in advance.

Summer Raceday – Friday 1st July

Start your weekend early. Join us for a day of summer racing.

Make your day with us extra special and choose tickets in our County Enclosure. Here, you and your friends can get access to our beautiful Silks Restaurant, offering great value food in wonderful surroundings. Silks is a beautifully restored, listed building - located in the grounds of our stunning Capital FM Champagne Lawn. Whether you choose to grab a bite to eat or sip a cooling drink; all things considered - this sounds like the perfect setting for a summer’s afternoon at the races. Pimm’s anyone?

Whatever you’re budget or taste - we’ve the perfect ingredients for an indulgent, fun afternoon at the races.

Just so you know, the pre-booking of our Silks Restaurant is not possible -  however, tables are subject to availability on the day.

Tickets are available to purchase now by calling a member of the team at Doncaster Racecourse on 01302 304200 or by visiting our website at

Caribbean Party Raceday – Thursday 7th July The weekend has come early and it all starts right here. Get your friends and family together and choose our County Enclosure so you can join us on our Champagne Lawn for an evening of summer fun with a Caribbean twist. As well as a six race card for you to enjoy, we are bringing the sounds, smells and tastes from the Caribbean. Be entertained by our fantastic Steel Band and don’t go hungry - especially not when there’s Caribbean inspired food and drink available to buy. Tickets available now via our website at Alternatively, speak to a member of our friendly team on 01302 304 200.

Grease Themed Evening at the Races – Thursday 14th July

Get your weekend party started early and join Doncaster Racecourse for an evening of racing with a dose of Summer Lovin!

Our evening doesn’t end when the last horse crosses the finishing line. We have a Grease inspired disco after Racing in the Lazarus Main Betting Hall.

Why not let the Pink Lady or T-Bird in you come out too play and come in fancy dress! With some fabulous prizes up for grabs for the best fancy dress costumes we guarantee you a fun filled evening.

Don’t go hungry! We will have some delicious ‘American Diner’ themed food on sale throughout the night for your enjoyment.

Tickets available now via our website at Alternatively, speak to a member of our friendly team on 01302 304 200.

Summer Crafting – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July

Starved of crafts in the Summer then come along to Summer Crafting. With over 80 dedicated craft companies. If you only visit one show this Summer make it Summer Crafting.

Stephanie Weightman is the inspiration behind Summer Crafting is sponsored by My Craft Studio, Aceville, Practical Publishing, Create and Craft and Magmaker.

On stand demonstrations, TV celebrities, special offers, great value craft products.

Card making, scrapbooking, Jewellery making and more.

Opening Times: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Admission charges:

Adults £5

Children under 16 go free

OAPs £4

To book, call: 0800 9540070

Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival – Thursday 21st July

Day Six of the ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival’ comes to Doncaster with a bang! The perfect evening out for all the family, with horseracing and live entertainment - we guarantee you a great time!

For full details visit on the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival, visit

Giant Toy Fair – Sunday 24th July

Yorkshire’s biggest toyfair. Over 350 stalls undercover in the new Exhibition Hall, offering for sale all types of new and old toys for the collector. Boats and planes, diecast models from Dinky Corgi, a large selection of trains, coaches, rolling stock and accessories, and MUCH more. Also toy soldiers, tin toys - the largest collection of toys on offer in Yorkshire. Opening Times: 10:30am - 3:30pm Admission charges: Adults £3.50 Children under 16: £1.00 OAPs: £2.50 Parking: FREE To book: Call 01377 240160 or visit the MB Toyfairs website

The UNISON public services raceday – Saturday 30th July What better way to spend a summers day afternoon than with friends and family at Doncaster Racecourse.

As well as an afternoon of exciting horseracing we also have a fun fair on site to keep your little ones entertained.

Whether you want to come with a picnic with the family, enjoy a social afternoon with friends, or get dressed to the nines and dine in style we have the perfect to package to suit you!

Call a member of our team today on 01302 304200 or log onto to see what we can do for you.

An evening of live Rhythm and Blues, Jazz and Soul – Friday 12th August

For one night only, our beautiful Capital FM Champagne Lawn and pavilion will be transformed to house a vibrant open air concert. On stage we will have live musical entertainment from an array of extremely talented, local musicians. The evening will begin with local six-piece band ‘Rythm Oil’ who’s uplifting, fun and oh so risqué sounds are guaranteed to get you moving on the dance floor. This act blends together rhythm and blues with a hint of soul and swing to create a sound and performance that will leave you wanting more. Internationally recognized ‘Doncaster Jazz Orchestra’ will take to the outdoor stage with a performance that is guaranteed to wow the crowds. With numerous accolades under their belts, including winning BBC’s Big Band of the Year - this is one act not to miss! Headlining the open air concert is Doncaster’s very own Dennis Rollins and his band, Badbone and Co. International superstar Dennis has worked with countless, prestigious artists throughout his successful career including Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies and Indie pop sensations Blur. Dennis and his band perform a multitude of hits inspired by the sounds of hip hop, blues, funk and soul. This high energy and engaging act are the perfect end to what we guarantee will be a great night out at Doncaster Racecourse! Why not make your evening with us extra special and treat yourself to a delicious meal at Doncaster Racecourse. With culinary delights carefully selected and prepared by our own chefs and a vast selection of wines, champagnes, cocktails and beers we have something to suit every palette and budget. General admission is just £15 per person and this includes a full evening if live entertainment. The Champagne Lawn will be home to an assortment of bars and catering outlets leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing what to drink or eat so make sure you arrive hungry! Or, why not book your meal in advance and take advantage of one of our fabulous hospitality packages. LAWN HOSPITALITY PACKAGE - Our Lawn Hospitality packages is just £35 per person and this includes admission, live entertainment, access to our Lawn Marquee during the evening, a selection of food for our Summer Sizzling BBQ, and private bar (for use of Lawn Marquee customers only). GOURMET PREMIER PACKAGE - Are you a lover of spectacular food? If so then our Gourmet package is for you. Priced at just £55 a head this package includes early admission to the course, a three course gourmet meal, access to a private bar in our stunning pavilion (for Gourmet Package ticket holders only throughout the evening) and a delicious sharing platter for two to enjoy later in the evening while sat on our beautiful lawn enjoying the live music!

Tickets start at just £15 per person! To book and guarantee your place at what we guarantee will be a fantastic evenings entertainment call our team today on 01302 304200.

McFly Live at Doncaster Racecourse following Racing – Saturday 13th August

McFly are one of the biggest and most successful acts in the UK. Less boy band, more talented legends in the making; Dougie, Danny, Harry and Tom are about to go ballistic once more as their whole new sound takes them to a worldwide audience. McFly will play live after racing at Doncaster on Saturday 13 August 2011. Join us for a day of quality racing followed by live music from one of the most likeable bands in the industry.  

Please note that U18’s must be accompanied by a full paying adult to be admitted to Doncaster Racecourse (for racing or live music concerts) and should not purchase child tickets independently.  Up to a maximum of three U18’s can be admitted with each full paying adult.  All tickets will be checked prior to admittance, please ensure that you purchase the correct ticket for this event, we reserve the right to refuse admittance on the day where incorrect tickets have been purchased.  Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

 Please Note:  Children’s Tickets are available for this event and are priced at £7.50 each

The Antiques Fair – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August

The Antiques and Collectors Fair events feature stalls selling porcelain, glass, pottery, furniture, jewellery, books, militaria, cigarette cards, postcards, stamps, coins, bric-a-brac and much, much more.

With over 300 stalls no matter whether you are an avid collector, dealer or looking for a great family day out, the fairs offer a fantastic shopping experience.

Telephone 0161 283 1255. Free car parking is available.

9.30am - 4.30pm

Admission - Adult - £3.50

Child (aged 12-16) - £3.00

Children under 12 - free admission

OAP - £3.00

The Ladbrokes St Leger Festival – Wednesday 7th – Saturday 10th September

The famous Ladbrokes St Leger returns to Doncaster Racecourse for 4 days packed with top class flat racing, live entertainment, glamour, fun and so much more!

Across the 4 days we have packages available to suit every budget and taste. Whether you are bringing the family for a fun day out in our Family Enclosure, dressing to impress and socializing with friends in our County Enclosure or entertaining in one of our luxurious hospitality suites we guarantee that you will have a fabulous time at Doncaster Racecourse.

Indulge yourself and call us today on 01302 304200 or visit our website at for full details.

Make sure you book your ticket now to Doncaster’s hottest event of 2011!