2023-11-29T12:44:00Z By Grumpy Group Organiser
The organisers of Royal Ascot have announced that groups can save money on tickets for a day at the races in 2021.
Next year’s event in Berkshire will run from 15th - 19th June and groups of 15 or more can book their spot before midnight on Thursday 5th November to save the most money on tickets - up to 46%.
A group pack has also been produced to help organisers with the booking process which includes a downloadable brochure. Members of the planning team can help personalise a visit, advising on everything from which enclosure to choose to a range of upgrade options including food and drinks.
Upgrades for groups include Afternoon Tea, a bet with Ascot vouchers, Ascot shop vouchers, food and drink tokens, a race-card and a pre-ordered picnic. Each afternoon at the event hosts six races, with a total prize fund of more than £8m available across the five days.
This year’s Royal Ascot took place behind closed doors, for the first time in its history, but the public could still get involved with various activities and challenges.
The three enclosures
Visitors can opt for the Village Enclosure - offering all the action from the centre of the racecourse, the Queen Anne Enclosure - slightly more expensive but closer to some of the world’s best race horses, or the Windsor Enclosure which is the most affordable option of all the enclosures.
New to the Queen Anne Enclosure for 2021 will be three exclusive areas of private seating, each overlooking either the track or the Pre-Parade ring. Each seating location will be situated within a private picket-fenced area, with packages including a table or bench reserved solely for the whole group.
Fine dining & private boxes
With the racecourse priding itself on ‘perfectly blending tradition with innovation’, groups can also make use of fine dining option from chefs such as Raymond Blanc OBE, Simon Rogan, Ollie Dabbous, Brett Graham, Skye Gyngell, James Tanner and Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard - with a collective of ten Michelin Stars between them. Private boxes are also available, offering an exclusive space and trackside viewing for the day.
Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne who saw the land had potential for horse racing. Since then, it has grown to welcome 300,000 spectators each year a cross five race days. You can find more information at www.ascot.co.uk or contact the racecourse’s groups’ team on 0344 346 3000 or by emailing email@example.com.