The Festival at Cheltenham 2024

12th March - 15th March 2024

Enjoy an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel along with tickets to one of the highlights of National Hunt Season, The Festival at Cheltenham.

The Festival at Cheltenham Packages

Book your Cheltenham Festival package to avoid disappointment and get the following:

  • 1 day Best Mate Enclosure ticket into the Cheltenham Festival
  • An overnight stay at the 4* Leonardo Hotel Bristol City
  • Breakfast
  • Return Transfers

Additional night's stay is from £135pp, based on 2 people sharing a double room.


A "money cannot buy" online preview with elite trainer Matt Chapman ahead of The Festival.

Ticket upgrades available

Best mates package

Best Mate Ticket (Included)

With arguably the best views of the racing at The Festival, The Best Mate enclosure is opposite the main grandstand* and next to the finish line. Enjoy an absolutely electric atmosphere as racing history unfolds right in front of you.

Best mates package

Tattersalls (Upgrade +£30pp)

Get the best of both worlds with the Tattersalls, close to the Winners' Enclosure and the Winning Post you can enjoy amazing views from the grandstand viewing steps.

Best mates package

Club Enclosure (Upgrade +£50pp)

For the ultimate race day experience you can't do better than the Club Enclosure. Spectacular views across the course and access to all public areas, this is the way to enjoy The Festival at Cheltenham.

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The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular events of the National Hunt season with over 250,000 fans flocking to the beautiful Cotswolds to witness epic races for the ages where reputations will be won and lost. The Cheltenham Festival is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some of the very best racing on offer along with a relaxing overnight stay in a hotel. The Cheltenham Festival takes place over 4 days and each one is a chance to witness and be a part of racing history. Choose the day you'd like your tickets for and prepare for an amazing experience at the Cheltenham Racecourse.

A stylish stayover for the Festival at Cheltenham

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Leonardo Hotel Bristol City

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
En-suite bathroom
Nearby parking with a discounted charge
Hotel is mostly accessible to wheelchair users (contact hotel for further information)

Relax in your sophisticated room at the 4-star Leonardo Hotel Bristol City both before and after a day at the races to make the most of your time away. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and have free Wifi, within the hotel you'll find a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant serving delicious dishes.

Add an additional night's stay from £135pp, based on 2 people sharing a double room

What to wear to the Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Racecourse doesn't have a strict dress code but please be aware that this event takes place during the winter months so you should dress accordingly. The trend is for men to wear suits when in enclosures, restaurants and entertainment areas. Ladies will often wear hats although this is generally a concession to the weather rather than fashion. Fancy dress is acceptable so long as it is not offensive, be aware however that the club reserves the right to turn away anyone dressed inappropriately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cheltenham the biggest race?

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the largest jump events, the largest day of the event is the final day - Gold Cup Day.

Why is Cheltenham so popular?

Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the toughest and most challenging Jump Racing courses, due to this you can be sure to see the very best Jump horse teams competing at the top of their skill.