Family friendly


The second race meeting of the year at Pontefract Racecourse is our OAP Free Day which is back again by popular demand!

Why not bring the grandchildren for a completely free day out at the races as under 18’s go free! We welcome racegoers of all ages and encourage the racing passion be spread across generations.

This race meeting also features the equine equivalent of the London Marathon! The Pontefract Marathon is the longest flat handicap race run in Britain! Did you know that Pontefract is also the longest continuous racing circuit in Europe?

With excellent views of the course from all of the enclosures, the option of private boxes/ hospitality packages, a selection of dining delights and drink outlets, it really is a great way to spend a day!

Gates will be opened from 12pm with the first race likely to be around 2pm (timings will be confirmed nearer the race meeting).

Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Pontefract Racecourse website or on the day at the gate, both cash and card accepted.

If you are over 60 then please email to register for your free ticket.

Admission prices range from £5 to £22, tickets can be purchased on the day at the gate..

Venue Details

Find us at

Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, WF8 4QD