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The Festival at Cheltenham

Enjoy a 2-night 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
  • A 2-night stay at the 4* Leonardo Hotel Bristol City
  • Breakfast
  • Return Transfers


A "money cannot buy" online preview with elite trainer Nicky Henderson ahead of The Festival and an exclusive invite to a guided yard tour, drinks and photo opportunities with all of his top horses on February 12th 2023.

Ticket upgrades available

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. Please note: The Parade Ring and Main Grandstand cannot be accessed from the Best Mate Enclosure.

Tattersalls (Upgrade +£35pp)

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.

Club Enclosure (Upgrade +£45pp)

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.

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 2-night 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.

Racing News

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori has announced his retirement from racing in November 2023, making this upcoming Royal Ascot his last. As he approached his 52nd birthday, Frankie told the public that he wants to "really give it one more go".

Frankie Dettori is one of the most famous and prolific jockeys, winning his first race in Italy in 1986 and going on to build a staggering collection of victories including 282 Group Ones and a total of 3,336 British winners.

What to expect at the Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse

Day 1 - Champion Day - Tuesday 14th March

The opening day of the Festival featuring the popular Champion Hurdle and getting this 4 day racing event off to a roaring start.

Day 2 - Ladies Day - Wednesday 15th March

The perfect day to add a splash of colour to your outfit and marvel at the spectacular Queen Mother Champion Chase, one of the highlights of racing at The Home of Jump Racing.

Day 3 - St Patrick's Day - Thursday 16th March

Hopefully you'll have the luck of the Irish on St Patrick's Day at the Cheltenham Festival. Enjoy The Ryanair Chase Hurdle and Paddy Powers Stayers' Hurdle as traditional Irish bands entertain the enclosures and help to create an electric atmosphere.

Day 4 Gold Cup Day - Friday 17th of March

The previous days' excitement culminates in Gold Cup Day at the Festival, witnessing history being made in this sporting triumph, an experience like no other.

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.

Well-dressed guests at the Festival at Cheltenham

A stylish stayover for the Festival at Cheltenham

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Leonardo Hotel Bristol City

Enjoy a stay at a 4* hotel in the heart of Bristol

Add an additional night's stay from £95 per person!

3 Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0GS
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)

A modern and polished, 4-star hotel

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.

Why you should book with Holiday Extras

We have over 36 years' experience in making your breaks as simple and hassle-free as possible. Use our simple, online booking system to arrange your tickets to the racecourse and your overnight stay, we'll send you a confirmation of your booking with all the important information you'll need for your break. Once you've got that you can just sit back, relax and wait for your short break to start!



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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.