Attending a race day is one of the biggest social events in most people’s calendars. It’s a day to dress up, enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine and spend quality time with your friends. Our guide on coach hire for race days will help you arrange the perfect day out!
Horse racing is one of the longest established sports in the UK and with some of the world’s most iconic racecourses, it’s no surprise we’ve produced some of the greatest jockeys of all time.
Race days are more than just placing a few bets on a horse. Attending a race day is one of the biggest social events in most people’s calendars. It’s an excuse to get dressed up, enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere with a group of your closest friends.
With the likes of Royal Ascot, Epsom Derby, Glorious Goodwood, Cheltenham Festival and The Grand National taking over the start of Summer, it’s time to start looking for your perfect transport partner so you can travel in luxury and arrive in style to the next event.
Why hire a coach for race days
Horse racing is one of the biggest events people book coach hire for. It is also the most cost-effective and eco-friendly form of group transport.
Your guests will be able to enjoy the extra space and legroom on-board. So, there’s no need to worry about sitting in a cramped car or getting your outfit dirty on public transport. Your guests will get to their destination feeling refreshed and ready to go!
Coach hire for groups makes perfect sense. Arranging a day out to the races with all your friends can often be a logistical nightmare. With everyone coming from different parts of the country, meeting times are often missed due to traffic and parking issues. When travelling by coach, there can be multiple pickups so you and your friends arrive altogether. Every coach hire booking is carefully planned by our in-house Operations team and your travel consultant to ensure the best route is taken.
The atmosphere doesn’t have to begin and end at the event, get the party started as soon as you and your friends step on-board.
The perfect race day transport
Our most popular coach hire solution for race days has to be our luxurious VIP coaches. They seat up to 35 passengers with a choice of either a full kitchen or star-lit rear lounge to keep your guests entertained. All our VIP coaches come equipped with the following as standard; charging stations, reclining leather seats, Wi-Fi, entertainment systems, hot drinks facilities, refrigerator and toilet.
You can make your day at the races a truly unforgettable experience by treating your guests to some on-board catering. Continental breakfasts, afternoon tea, champagne and canapés, the choice is yours but we guarantee this will be a huge hit with your guests. We have a selection of menus available for you to choose from, and if you can’t find anything that takes your fancy just speak to your account manager and they’ll be able to order anything you desire.
We can even supply an on-board hostess service to make sure you and your guests sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
Attending a race day for a corporate event
A corporate event is the perfect way to entertain prospective clients, it’s even better if you step outside the norm. Directors and company owners have long opted for a race day event to help secure new business and retain clientele.
Many racecourses such as Ascot, Aintree and Goodwood offer corporate hospitality packages, perfect for privately entertaining your guests. You can build long-standing business relationships whilst cheering on your favourite jockey from the privacy of your own box.
Enhance your corporate race day with one of our VIP coaches and you’ve got the perfect pairing to secure a business deal.
How do you book private coach hire for race days?
We recommend booking private coach hire for horse racing events at least four months in advance. To make a booking, you can call the team on 0845 257 9845. Our team of in-house travel consultants are fully experienced in race day transport and will be with you every step of the way. From the moment you enquire with us to the last passenger drop-off, we always endeavour to go the extra mile.