The Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the most anticipated dates on the flat racing calendar to the point where it is often hailed as the ‘Home of Champions’. The 5-day festival is a sight to behold and a true crossover of the sporting and fashion world. Taking place at the end of July, Goodwood racegoers enjoy both glorious racing and sunshine. Goodwood is often hailed as the most beautiful racecourse in the United Kingdom, with the grandstand looking out onto not only the great racecourse but also the rolling hills of the South Downs. With only three enclosures, there is something for everyone, and no matter what it is that you're after, you will have an exceptional time.
The Richmond Enclosure is undoubtedly one of the most infamous in the country and is home to some of the finest racing views out there. Racegoers lucky enough to gain admission into this enclosure are at the heart of the action and situated directly opposite the winning post and parade ring. Of course, there is more to the Richmond Enclosure than just views. Featuring stylish bars such as the spectacular Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Seafood bar and Lawn, those looking for a taste of the high life will not be disappointed. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and bask in the British sun, while sampling some freshly made canapés. There are other choices of course; guests in the Richmond Enclosure will most certainly be taken care of in the 1812 Bar. What will make your experience extra special is access to the parade ring; your day will be that much more memorable as you get up close to the beautiful horses. With the luxury of a covered seat within the March Grandstand, there isn't a better place to watch the horses run down the final stretch. If you are attending the Richmond Enclosure, relish in what will be a glorious day out & expect to be walking in style.
More relaxed than the Richmond Enclosure, guests in the Gordon Enclosure enjoy parade ring access and standing viewing from within the March Grandstand. Those with tickets for this enclosure may also obtain a covered seat within the Sussex Stand which like the March Grandstand, has cracking views. What makes the Gordon Enclosure our most popular enclosure at Goodwood is access to The Earl's Lawn. The Earl's lawn provides a variety of raceday entertainment, with jubilant live music and delicious food in abundance. Toast a great day with loved ones at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne & Seafood Bar and enjoy the live DJ who will of course be bringing great energy. Gordon Enclosure guests can also explore the Sussex Lounge and the more casual dining options provided here. You will be able to sample some fantastic street food choices and take in the outstanding views from the Gordon's Enclosure Balcony.
If you are looking for a family-friendly day at the races, then this is the enclosure for you! With entertainment available for the whole family from a large children's playground to great racing views, the Lennox Enclosure has something for the whole family. Enjoy a picnic on the freshly cut grass and get right up close to the action! Those with admission to this enclosure can purchase food from the popular Goodwood Organics which will be on hand serving delicious organic beef burgers. Enjoy a quintessentially British day out and soak up the atmosphere on what is destined to be a brilliant day at the races. For those looking to let their hair down, enjoy a refreshing beverage accompanied by live Irish music throughout the day.