Discover everything that Pontefract has to offer by exploring the tabs below.

Which Enclosure?

There are 3 different areas or ‘Enclosures’ at Pontefract Racecourse – the Premier Enclosure, the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure and the Picnic Enclosure.


Broadly speaking, the more expensive the enclosure, the better the facilities are. The more you spend, the closer you are to the Winning Post too!


But that’s not to say that every enclosure does not have its advantages!


Whichever area you choose, if you decide you’d like to ‘upgrade’ on the day, then please visit the transfer gates or the Raceday Office where you will simply pay the difference in price between the areas.


Premier Enclosure

A Premier Enclosure Badge gives access to each of the facilities listed below.

  • Covered seating
  • The Parade Ring/Pre-Parade Ring
  • Champagne Bar and Terrace
  • Lounge Bar
  • Premier Dining Room
  • Park Suite
  • Premier Sports Cafe Bar
  • Annual Badge Facilities (for Annual Badge Holders only)
  • Owners & Trainers Facilities (for Owners & Trainers only)

With a Premier Enclosure Badge, you also have access to all other Enclosures.




Premier Gold

You can upgrade your Premier Enclosure badge to a ‘Premier Gold’ Experience. The ‘Premier Gold’ Experience brings an element of luxury to your day and includes your admission badge, along with your food for the day AND a guaranteed seat (in a Restaurant or Box) for the whole day.


Park Suite

The Park Suite in the Premier Enclosure offers you a reserved table for the whole meeting.

With tables overlooking the Winning Post or the Parade Ring, it’s the ideal choice for those who would like to have a base for the day, whilst enjoying exquisite cuisine.


For just £88, the Park Suite Experience includes:

  • Premier Enclosure Admission badge
  • 4 course carvery lunch
  • light afternoon tea
  • balconies overlooking the winning post, winners enclosure and
    parade ring
  • fully air conditioned room
  • in-room totepool betting
  • bar
  • CCTV raceday coverage


*Take advantage of Early Bird Prices for the Park Suite (£82 for Standard Meetings and £84 for Premium Meetings) in December 2021*


Please note that the price does not include any drinks. We can, however, arrange Drinks Packages for your table. 2022 Drinks Packages will be available in March.


You can book your place in the Park Suite online. Alternatively please call us on 01977 781307 and we’ll make the booking for you.


Annual Badge Holders and Owners & Trainers with runners on the day can obtain a discount on the Park Suite Restaurant by calling the Racecourse on 01977 781307 to book their table.

2022 Park Suite Menus

Dalby Stand Buffet

The Dalby Stand Buffet option allows smaller groups or corporate parties the opportunity to enjoy a buffet in one of the Dalby Stand boxes.


The Dalby Buffet is available on every raceday except Sunday meetings.


The price of £60 is incredible value as it INCLUDES YOUR ADMISSION BADGE.

For £60, your raceday experience will include:

  • Admission to the Premier Enclosure
  • A table for the day in the Dalby Stand boxes
  • Racecard
  • Buffet with a selection of hot and cold items
  • Dessert


You can book the Dalby Stand Buffet online or give us a call on 01977 781307.

2022 Dalby Buffet Menu


Sunday Special

Our Sunday Special offer is only available on our Sunday Family Days.


For just £60 per adult (£15 for Under 18s) your ticket includes:

  • Admission for the Premier Enclosure
  • Racecard
  • Table for the day in the Dalby Stand
  • 2 Course Carvery Lunch


Book online from 1st December.

Ladies Day Marquee

Looking to vamp up your Ladies Day this year? For £112, this fantastic experience is one of the best sellers on Ladies Day and includes:

  • Admission to the Premier Enclosure and the Ladies Day Marquee overlooking the Parade Ring
  • Racecard
  • Welcome drink and canapes on arrival
  • 3 course luncheon
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Afternoon tea
  • Raceday Tipster Talk
  • Table for the day in the Marquee


You can book your place by clicking here.


Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

During the racing season, the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure is the most popular area!


A little further away from the Winning Post but still with excellent viewing, you’ll also have access to the following facilities:

  • Terraced viewing stands
  • The Parade Ring/Pre-parade Ring
  • Furlong Bar
  • Paddock Bar
  • Balcony Bar
  • Self Service Dining Room
  • Pizza in the Paddock Bar
  • Lounge Bar (in the second stand)
  • Tea Bar & Servery (on the first floor of the second stand)
  • Bar (on the first floor of the second stand)


The Grandstand & Paddock ticket also gives you access to the Picnic Enclosure.


Picnic Enclosure

The most cost effective Enclosure is the Picnic Enclosure!


With a large expanse of grass, this area is normally packed out on Sunday race meetings with families enjoying a picnic, children’s rides, bouncy castles and the like!


It’s open on every raceday and is especially popular with racegoers who like to bring their car into the Course and park up next to the rails!


The fabulous Pavilion Cafe is a new addition to the Picnic Enclosure. With a range of hot and cold food and drinks, betting facility and toilets, it’s a great place for the family to spend a cost effective day at the races.


Accessibility Information

We have a number of facilities to assist those who may have accessibility problems including step free access to each of the enclosures at the Racecourse. We also have lifts available in the Main Stand and in the Dalby Stand giving access to all floors.


There are disabled toilets in all enclosures along with viewing ramps in every area.


To view the full Accessibility Information for the Racecourse, please click here


Accompanied Under 18s are admitted FREE OF CHARGE into every enclosure ON EVERY DAY!


We have three Family Sundays with loads of stuff going on for the kids –  funfair, pony rides and free racecards, activity books and sweets! You can even download an activity pack here!


Or why not ask the jockeys for their autograph on the racecard?

Racecourse Plan

Take a look at the layout of the Enclosures on the map below: