Open Course | Chester Racecourse

Open Course

The Open Course is located within the centre of the race track and is the ideal setting for a relaxed day at the races. Free children’s activities and live entertainment (weather permitting) to entertain younger racegoers make it the perfect family day out and entry for children aged 17 and under is completely free (when accompanied by a full paying, responsible adult). Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day at the gate. Pack a picnic to enjoy in the designated picnic area or take advantage of the food concessions and bars of the Open Course. A great day for all the family! There is no dress code in this enclosure.

Racegoers are permitted to bring their own food and soft drinks into this area, although you will find a number of refreshment vendors on site. Chester Bet and racecard vendors are also located out on the Open Course, however there isn't an ATM so we advise bringing cash with you.

Racegoers are permitted to bring gazebos and park on the Open Course, from £8. Contact the Box Office on 01244 304 610 for more information.