Unfortunately the Food and Drink Festival is taking a break this year and will not take place in 2022.

We hope the Food and Drink Festival will return in 2023!

17th - 18th September 2022



Q: When do the trainers’ yards open?

The trainers’ yards open on Sunday morning ONLY, yards will be open 9am-12:30pm. There is no yard access for visitors on Saturday.

Q: How much do tickets cost for the weekend?

Online pricing structure is as follows:

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend Two Day Ticket Bundle 2022:

£15 per person for the Henry Cecil Open Weekend when purchased in advance online. No access to racing on Saturday afternoon.

£20 per person for when purchased on the day at the main ticket point at the Severals Car Park.

£3 for a programme.


Please note there is an additional cost of £5 to access the NHRM. A discounted rate will apply to all Open Weekend wristband holders.

Q: What does my wristband give me access to?

Please see our Attractions Page for a full schedule of sites open each day and entertainments.

An additional fee may apply for some attractions, including racing at the Rowley Mile and entry to the NHRM.

Q: Is there disabled access?

Trainers yards are not normally open to the public so do not offer disabled access or facilities.

Warren Hill Gallops on Sunday morning would not be suitable for wheelchair access.

NHRM and Tattersalls are both DDA compliant.

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend will offer a carer a complimentary pass.

Q: Are dogs permitted?

Regrettably, no dogs other than Guide Dogs are allowed in the yards or open equine sites.

Local dogs are welcome to the Severals on Sunday afternoon for our Fun Dog Show.

Q:Where are the car parks situated?

Parking is available – see locations below:


  • Tattersalls – Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)
  • Rowley Mile – Parking available at the Rowley Mile racecourse for all attending the races.


  • Severals – Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the gallops. (2-4 Bury Rd, Newmarket CB8 7BP).

Q: Where are the shuttle buses operating from?

Shuttle buses will be running along a number of routes from the Severals car park on Sunday ONLY. Buses will leave approximately every twenty minutes.

Q: Can I bring a camera?

You are more than welcome to bring cameras, but please disable the flash where possible as sudden bright lights upset horses.

Q: I’m interested in a Private Tour – where are the details?

Saturday and Sunday

National Horse Racing Museum (NHRM):

Open 10am – 5pm.

General admission costs £5 during Henry Cecil Open Weekend when you show proof of your Open Weekend ticket.

This includes entrance to the museum, behind the scenes tours, access to the two special exhibitions, meeting our ex-racehorses, and a ride on the racehorse simulator.

Saturday ONLY

Tours of the Jockey Club Rooms:

Tours will take place on Saturday only. Starting at 12pm and 2pm.

Each tour is one hour.

Spaces are limited to 25 people per tour. Pre-booking is required.To book, please email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 01638 501122, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Tours of the National Stud:

Tours will take place on Saturday only at 10am, 12pm, 2pm.

Spaces are limited to 26 people per tour, shuttle buses will be provided.

Parking is available at the National Stud. Postcode – CB8 OXE.

Pre-booking is required. To book, please email admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 01638 501122, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Tours of the British Racing School:

British Racing School is open 9am-1pm with tours at 10am and 11:30am.

No booking is required.

Parking available at the British Racing School. Postcode: CB8 7NU

Peter O’Sullevan House:

Peter O’Sullevan House is open between 9am and 1pm on Saturday.

No booking is required.

Q: Where can we tweet and shout about 2022?

A: We can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Twitter : https://twitter.com/HenryCecilWknd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmarketopenday
Instagram: https://instagram.com/henrycecilwknd/

Hopefully we’ve answered any query you may have but if not, please get in touch.

If you are having trouble with your tickets please call the Ticket Helpline: 0344 5793010.