Horse racing at Fakenham Racecourse - passing the Prince of Wales Stand

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About

Since 1905, there has been uninterrupted racing at Fakenham (except for during the two World Wars), and today's race-goers continue to relish the excitement and buzz of a day at the races from the autumn through to early summer. The rural setting and simple charm of Fakenham Racecourse creates a unique friendly atmosphere where you are close to the action. Fakenham offers the very essence of National Hunt racing and we recommend you dress according to the weather so you can thoroughly enjoy the day.

We also have a unique caravan and camping site with electric hook-up and stands available around the racecourse. We have amazing new toilet and shower facilities and a pot wash room. With the Gallow Sport Centre next door, racing on the doorstep and Fakenham Town a 15 minute walk away you are also within 20 minutes drive of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

Our site, including a variety of fabulous buildings, is available to hire either as a whole or depending on your requirements.  We have rooms that can accomodate from 8 up to 200, and we work with our catering partner, The Crown Inn, East Rudham, to provide exceptional lunches or dinners. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Guide Prices

Racecourse Annual Memberships available for £250 for a double / £160 for a single.
Ticket prices - Grandstand & Paddock £17.50 online or £20 on the day / Day Member £22.50 in advance / £25 on the day
There is ample free parking available. Should you like to park in Members car par, there is a fee of £8.00 payable on the day.
Some race meetings have an Early Bird ticket sale on – you can find all information on the website.
Please note that all children aged 17 and under attend FREE with a paying adult.

Facilities

Other

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Accessible Venue
  • Outside Seating

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Autism Friendly
  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Online Booking Possible

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site - Only in the car park

Children

  • Children welcome - Children 17 and under free of charge when accompanied by an adult

Groups

  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Well behaved dogs welcomed on a short lead
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Hen/Stag Dos Welcome

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
From A1065. Site adjoins sports centre, 1 mile south of Fakenham off A1065.

By Public Transport:
From Norwich - 20 miles.

The nearest railway station is Norwich / Kings Lynn, which is 22 miles away.

Fakenham Racecourse

Type:Racecourse

Fakenham Racecourse, The Racecourse, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7NY

Awards

  • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Caravan site open all year round.
On racedays gates open from 10am, depending on time of first race.

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