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Frequently asked questions by Mum and Dad:

Do we need to buy a ticket?

All accompanied children under 18 have FREE entry to the racecourse. There is no need to purchase a ticket however proof of age may be required. Parents or guardians will need to purchase a ticket, this can be done online at or over the phone by calling 0344 346 3000.

What shall we wear?


Flat Season (May to October)

Ladies should dress as for a smart occasion and are encouraged to wear hats.

Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie. Tailored shorts are permitted. Trainers are not allowed.

Children aged 17 and under should adhere to the dress code, however this does not apply to very young children.

Jumps Season (November to April)

Ladies generally like to dress for a smart occasion and gentlemen usually wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie.  Whilst this style of dress is preferred in the King Edward VII Enclosure during the Jumps season, it is not compulsory.


Flat and Jumps season

Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart dress befitting of the occasion, no formal dress code applies in the Queen Anne Enclosure during either the Flat or Jumps season, with the exception of Royal Ascot. 

Please note that fancy dress, replica football shirts or bare chests are not permitted at Ascot Racecourse.

For further information and Royal Ascot dress codes visit

Where can we eat?

We have a range of options to suit all tastes from Food on the Go, Casual and Fine Dining, Bespoke Packages and Private Boxes.  For further details please visit

May we bring a picnic?

On family racedays customers are welcome to bring a picnic as long as it is brought to the Racecourse in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. The designated picnic areas are situated in the Queen Anne Enclosure on the East Trackside Lawn, the Old Paddock and the external East End of the Grandstand.  Occasionally some of the Plaza Lawns may be made available to customers for the use of picnicking. 

We do not allow barbecues or hot food to be brought onto Racecourse property, this includes all enclosures, coach and car parks.

Please visit the for full details of our picnic policy for Ascot Racedays, Royal Ascot and the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert. 

Throughout the year we have a blanket only policy; no other furniture is permitted on the racecourse.

If you have a need to bring a fold away chair, due to a specific medical requirement, please contact our access officer - [email protected]


To embrace the celebratory nature of racing at Ascot, each customer (over the age of 18) is permitted to bring with them 1 bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne to accompany each picnic, with the exception of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert.  No other type of alcoholic drink will be permitted into the racecourse grounds, for clarity bottles of beer, cider, spirits, fortified wines and bottles of Pimm's or similar will not be allowed onto the Racecourse.  Closed, sealed soft drinks are permitted to be bought with a picnic.

Are there Baby changing facilities?

There are baby changing facilities in male and female toilets located at every level near Grandstand entrances C and D. The toilets at Grandstand entrance B has baby changing facilities on all levels except level 5 and Grandstand entrance A has baby changing facilities on all levels except level 6.

Is there a baby feeding room?

During Ascot Racedays we have a Mother and Baby unit where mothers are able to nurse their children. 

Can we buy a souvenir?

The Ascot Shop is open to racegoers on each of our 26 racedays, offering a stylish range of exclusive collections from luxury brands, on the day essentials and perfect gifts and mementos from a day at the world's finest racecourse.

A small collection of merchandise is also available to purchase online.

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Colts and Fillies Club, Ascot Racecourse , Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX
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