Boxing Day Racing

Tuesday 26th December 2023

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Kickstart Your Boxing Day

When you need to dust off the cobwebs after all the Christmas over-indulgence, what could be more perfect than a day at the races at Fontwell Park?

The Fontwell Christmas meeting is a firm favourite with people looking for a family fun day out on Boxing Day, and they flock to this special corner of the West Sussex countryside.

There’s a wonderfully relaxed feel to the occasion as you enjoy some welcome fresh air and additional entertainment to make this a great day out with the kids.

There will also be several top-class races. This is one of the best Fontwell Park horse racing fixtures on the calendar, a day that delivers entertainment for the whole family.

Great Entertainment

Enjoy great family entertainment to keep the festive vibes going, including Nutcracker stilt walkers and illusive mirror people.

Plus, sing and dance to local musician Nigel Smith, providing live music on the day.

Parking at Fontwell Park on Boxing Day

Main Entrance Car Park - this will be open on Boxing Day and is not bookable. It will operate on a first come first served basis.

Looking for something extra special?

Warm up in the Boxing Day Marquee, situated next to the parade ring with a great vantage point to the track. Our marquee packages includes a general admission ticket, raceday programme, welcome drink, heated marquee, and great facilities for drink, food and betting. It's the perfect place to be to escape the cold but still enjoy the day.

Fontwell Park has a number of luxury restaurant and hospitality options with access to superb trackside viewing balconies and panoramic views of our beautiful Sussex Racecourse. A great opportunity to treat friends & family, or to entertain clients or your team after the Christmas period. We have a number of options to suit all budgets and requirements.

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To see all of our available Restaurant & Hospitality packages...

Admission - Advance

Enjoy access to public bars, eateries, and betting outlets, offering views of the exciting racing action, including the parade ring and any live entertainment.

Advance tickets save you £££ s
Book 6 or more and get an extra £2 per person discount
Accompanied under 18's enter for free at the turnstiles


Admission - Premier Advance

Access the premium areas on course, best bars and best views of racing as well as any live entertainment.

Premier Advance tickets save you £££ s
Book 6 or more and get an extra £2 per person discount
Accompanied under 18's enter for free at the turnstiles


Car Park Permit - Advance

Parking is free and there is no need to pre-book. However, we have a limited number of car parking spaces closer to the racing action in the Centre Course.

Price is per car. Get the best price by booking at least 48 hours in advance.
Each person must have a valid entrance ticket (which is not included). Picnics allowed centre course. Entrance is at Denmans Lane (A27).


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Premier Lounge Restaurant

Enjoy modern, elegant surroundings in the restaurant with stunning views from the balcony.

- Private table for the whole fixture plus access to all public areas
- Delicious three-course menu designed by our award-winning chefs
- Convenient bar & betting
- Hospitality admission ticket & raceday programme

Sample Menu


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Boxing Day Marquee *

The heated Boxing Day Marquee is situated in the heart of the course offering a great vantage point and convenient facilities!

- General admission
- Raceday programme
- Welcome drink (beer, wine or soft)
- Convenient bar and Tote betting facilities
- Located next to the Parade Ring. Viewing for the Racing just a short walk away, there will also be Racing shown on the TV's.


Hospitality - Balcony

Enjoy the best views of racing from your exclusive balcony overlooking the home straight and finishing post.

- Private box with unrivalled views of racing
- The choice of a three-course menu or an informal hot & cold buffet prepared by our experienced chef
- Private bar in the room (various options available)
- Your own member of staff to look after your party throughout
- Convenient Tote betting facilities
- Hospitality admission ticket & raceday programme
- Great access to all public areas to soak up the atmosphere

Click here for a sample menu.

For larger parties:
Tel: 01342 831 792

Minimum: 12 Maximum: 20

From how to find us to what you can bring along, click here to get answers to all your questions.

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