The Derby Family Festival
Bringing our food and drink stalls to the Epsom Derby.
Historic. Unmatchable. Eternal. Welcome to The Derby. This is the birthplace of thoroughbred racing. 243 years, a different champion crowned every time. From the thrill of the hill to the iconic pageantry and sideshows sharing a stage. It’s racing’s most spectacular carnival. Two unmissable days. Friday 2 - Saturday 3 June 2023.
The Derby Family Festival in Brief
No race on the planet is quite like The Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse. The Derby is for everyone, from racing royalty to racing rookie. We open our gates, arms and hearts to the world. In a way, everyone rides The Derby, being part of it, getting carried away and taking that feel good carnival spirit back home.
Day one is Ladies Day. A show of the finest finery. Expect heart thumping action and breath-taking style, as horses, jockeys and racegoers go all out for the thrill.
Day two is Derby Day. This year saw Desert Crown take the honours in the world’s greatest Flat race. Expect ups, downs and history in the making.
A spectacular, gleeful, celebratory day where people come together to join in racing’s most unforgettable carnival.
The Derby Family Festival
The thrill of the hill’ can only mean one thing - The Derby.
Children cheering, champagne popping, track pulsating. And what better way to celebrate the world’s greatest carnival than a spot in The Derby Family Festival.
The Derby Family Festival is a ticketed enclosure on The Hill. It will be in a new location for 2023, closer to the action on the racetrack. There will be plenty of family fun with the return of the Main Stage and a new food festival. Selected rides will be free within this enclosure.
- Exclusive access to a bright and colourful, family friendly haven on the famous Hill at the Derby
- All day entertainment for the whole family, from tots to young teens, parents and grandparents
- Take your pick from a fun-packed programme of events and performances
- Never miss a moment of the racing action and much more on the big screens
- Easily place a bet with the Tote or with a bookmaker
- Wet weather or shade cover available
- Dedicated toilet facilities including baby changing
Things to Know
11am till 7pm on all days
Epsom Downs Racecourse Tattenham Corner Rd, Epsom KT18 5LQ View on map>>
By Metrobus Metrobus operates a 460,480,and 406F service which runs from Epsom Town Centre to Tattenham Corner Station. It is an easy way to reach the racecourse in just 3 stops. A dedicated shuttle bus could be running from Epsom Station, to Epsom Downs racecourse. For more information and check dates, visit www.goaheadlondon.com
By Train Epsom Station is connected by both South West trains and Southern trains. Connections from London Waterloo & London Victoria. Take a 10 minute taxi or bus ride from the station. Please note that during the Derby a shuttle bus service runs from Epsom Station. Tattenham Corner Station Approximately 1/2 mile walk to the racecourse Epsom Downs Station Approximately 1 mile walk to the racecourse. Plan your journey using Transport for London or National Rail.
By Car The racecourse is just a few minutes from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road or alternatively just off junction 9 of the M25. During the racing season, AA signs will mark all major approach routes. If you are using satellite navigation, please key in the postcode: KT18 5LQ. Alternatively, you can use the AA Route Planner and select KT18 5LQ as the destination.
Visit Traffic England to view current and future traffic conditions on Motorways and major 'A' roads which can assist you in your travel plans to and from Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Drop Off Point
If you are being dropped off at The Derby, please go to Car Park 8
Yes, parking is available for The Derby Family Festival. A parking pass will be included with your ticket (1 per 4 tickets). Follow signs to The Hill on approach to the racecourse and follow guidance and instructions from our stewards. Plan your day information https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/epsom-derby/plan-your-day/
No dogs are allowed at this festival and they are strongly discouraged anywhere on the Hill.
You are allowed to bring your own picnics and drinks into the festival in line with Epsom Downs Picnic Policy. Bag searches will be in operation upon arrival. https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/epsom/plan-your-day/food-drink/picnics/
Purchasing tickets online
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