Plumpton's Easter Festival
Gates Open: 11:30am
First Race: 1:55pm
Last Race: 5:05pm
Gates Open: 12:00pm
First Race: 2:10pm
Last Race: 5:35pm
It’s Easter and so that must mean racing at Plumpton!
It’s our biggest weekend of the year and with it come some high quality action with over £200k worth of prize money available over both days. We have two great feature races – on Easter Sunday, we have the Sussex Champion Hurdle worth £50k and Easter Monday we have the Sussex Champion Chase worth £50k – both fantastic spectacles and where the winners will have their names etched into Plumpton History.
With a fantastic atmosphere each year, all areas of the racecourse open. We can cater for all parties and budgets and have private hospitality options available, Paddock & Marquee Restaurants through to Grandstand & Paddock Tickets (where you are grandstand side and have access to the parade ring and all bars) as well as picnic enclosure access (centre of the course). There will be plenty of food and drink options available with locally sourced burgers (Trenchmore Farms) and Silly Moo Cider in a package near the Sussex Stand as well as plenty of local and national drinks refreshments.
Aside from 7 quality races each day, there will be lots of entertainment on course and do remember that under 18’s come racing free (when accompanied by an adult). And so it really is a day out for the whole family with some free entertainment in the shape of an Easter Egg Giveaway, Derby Horse Hoppers, Face Painting, Donkey Rides, Static Falconry Display, Live Music and some great games in inflatable basketball, beat the keeper, giant jenga and connect 4 and even an equiciser to have a go on to see what riding a horse might feel like. There is also a great fun fair on site for everyone to enjoy on the day and picnics are allowed but in the centre course ONLY.
Paddock Restaurant – AVAILABILITY
The Paddock Restaurant is our premier facility and is priced at £85pp which includes an à la carte three course meal, welcome drink, table for the day, complimentary race card and table service. It is situated in a perfect position, next to the paddock and opposite the winning post, right in the heart of the action!
Marquee Restaurant - AVAILABILITY
The Marquee Restaurant is priced at £70pp and includes a set three course menu, welcome drink on arrival, table service, complimentary race card, betting facilities, opposite the final fence and private viewing garden.
Hospitality Boxes - AVAILABILITY
Join us in one of our Hospitality Boxes which all look over the homestraight, final fence and winning post. There are 2 packages available which start at just £115pp, for more information on what these include click here. Minimum of 8 people per box. To book please call the racecourse office on 01273 890383.
Picnic Enclosure - £14
Grandstand & Paddock Group (10+) - £17
Grandstand & Paddock - £19
Available until midnight on Friday 10th April (Easter Sunday)
Available until midnight on Saturday 11th April (Easter Monday)
Plumpton Mini Bus:
Price: £8pp (no dogs allowed).
Departs: Brighton train station 1h30 mins before the first race.
Return Journey: Leaves Plumpton 30 minutes after the last race.
Tickets can be bought online before racing (use the button below), or on the day at Brighton train station but this is subject to availability.
On the Day:
Picnic Enclosure - £17
Grandstand & Paddock - £22
No group discount on the day, or concession prices.