Royal Ascot Picnics

Royal Ascot Picnics

During Royal Ascot we allow blankets and fold up chairs into the Windsor Enclosure and Heath Enclosure only.
For all other areas, if you have a need to bring a fold away chair due to a specific medical requirement, please contact our access officer - [email protected]
In the Windsor Enclosure and Heath Enclosure Only - Picnics are allowed. However, they must be brought to the racecourse in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. Please see alcohol allowance. Picnics must be brought in at the time of entry to the enclosure and not on re-entry. Food or drinks of any description will not be allowed in with customers coming in on a re-entry ticket.
If you are coming with a large group and your picnic and Sparkling Wine or Champagne is divided among your hampers, please all arrive together for searching or split the alcohol evenly across the party. Otherwise individuals arriving with more alcohol than food will have to dispose of the excess alcohol.
Sharp bladed kitchen knives will not be permitted.
No food, drinks or snacks are permitted to be brought into the Royal Enclosure, Village Enclosure or Queen Anne Enclosure.

In the Windsor Enclosure and Heath Enclosure Only – To embrace the celebratory nature of Royal Ascot, each customer (over the age of 18) is permitted to bring with them 1 bottle of sparkling wine or champagne per person to accompany their picnic. No other type of alcoholic drink will be permitted into the racecourse grounds and all picnics will be searched on entry. Please note that soft drinks will only be permitted into the enclosure with seals intact.

There are a substantial number of bars available inside the enclosures and a link to their menus is attached. We will even be offering bars on the move bringing drinks directly to you to enhance your day with us.
For clarity, bottles of Beer, Cider, Spirits, fortified wines and bottles of Pimm’s or similar will not be allowed onto the racecourse.

Alcoholic or soft drinks are not permitted to be brought into the Royal Enclosure, Queen Anne Enclosure and Village Enclosure.
Ascot Racecourse Ltd has a behavioural management policy and to help us in providing all of our customers with an outstanding experience; no customer deemed to be intoxicated will be permitted onto the Racecourse grounds.
Picnicing in Car and Coach Parks
Informal picnics are permitted into the car parks, however, formal entertaining is prohibited. We do not allow barbecues or hot food to be brought onto racecourse property. This includes all enclosures, coach and car parks.

Ascot Racecourse Ltd regrets it is not possible to provide additional space for gazebos or awnings. Any gazebos or awnings erected within a car parking space in Car Parks 1 and 2 must be within the confines of that berth (and not overlap into neighbouring berths). Gazebos and awnings that have been erected within 50 metres of the racecourse must be taken down before racing commences. It is recommended that gazebos and awnings are taken down before racing commences as Ascot Racecourse Ltd is not responsible for any loss or damage to them; and customers will be liable for any damage caused by them to other customers or their cars.

Customers are not permitted to bring in external caterers to cater for their picnics in Car Parks 1, 2 and 7. Commercial vehicles will not be admitted.

Drunkenness, rowdy behaviour or intimidating other customers will not be tolerated.