About the Open Course

The Open Course is an ideal setting for a relaxed day at the races. This enclosure is perfect for families, offering a large open space from which to watch the action on the track unfold and on family themed fixtures, additional activities will be put on for youngsters to enjoy between races at the Bangor end of the Open Course, at no extra charge.

The sloping grass bank provides a natural amphitheatre from which to sit or stand to watch the racing and the large screen on-site will ensure you don’t miss a minute.

Concessions are available from which to place a bet and purchase food and drink throughout the day. Patrons in this area are welcome to bring a picnic (including alcohol) or BBQ. BBQs will be monitored by officials and must not impact the viewing of other racegoers. Dogs are also permitted in this enclosure (but not alongside the track) providing they are kept on a lead at all times.

Gazebos and parasols are permitted within a specific area of the Open Course at the bottom of the car park against the side of the track in this area, at an additional cost of £10 per gazebo.

A dynamic ticket pricing policy is in place for fixtures at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, with the best prices available the earlier you book. Online ticket transactions are subject to a £0.75 web sales booking fee, per ticket.

Children aged 17 and under are permitted into this enclosure completely free of charge when accompanied by a full paying, responsible adult.