Family friendly


Pontefract Racecourse’s last Sunday race meeting of the season is their annual In-The-Zone Family Day in August.

On this special Sunday 6 zones are set up around the racecourse to suit everyone’s interests, including:

The Industry Zone – Behind the Scenes Talk in the Winners Enclosure

The Horse Zone – Join the ex-racehorses during a parade of ex-racers

The Quiet Zone – Enjoy a free tea or coffee with us while you read the Racing Post and sort out your selections.

The Newcomers Zone – Meet our ‘Here to Help’ team who’ll show you around and explain how an afternoon at the races works.

The Tipster Zone – Listen to the expert Punters Panel in the Winners Enclosure

The Kids Zone – Enjoy the Kids zone throughout the afternoon in the Picnic Enclosure.

There will also be a funfair, free sweets, activity packs and racecards for kids and a ‘Hunt The Golden Horseshoe’ competition on every Family Sunday!

Kids, parents and grandparents are encouraged to come together on these special family days for a wonderful day out. Family Tickets are available which include 2x Grandstand and Paddock tickets and Under 18s for £27 (saving £9!) These tickets can only be booked in advance. Click the ‘Family Ticket’ option in the checkout.

With excellent views of the course from all of the enclosures, the option of private boxes and hospitality packages, a selection of dining delights and drink outlets, the In-The-Zone Family Day is a great way to round off the weekend and spend your Sunday!

Gates will be opened from 11:30am with the first race likely to be around 2pm (timings will be confirmed nearer the race meeting).

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, WF8 4QD