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Thursday 7 April

Grand Opening Day is the curtain raiser for the greatest show on earth. This is a day that offers a feast of world class racing including four Grade One contests as well as sensational live music and entertainment for you to enjoy.

Simply breathtaking, Grand Opening Day will set the stage for three days of incredible action and entertainment at The Crabbie's Grand National Festival.

Building on the momentum of this year’s opener, 2016 is sure to be a spectacular display of sporting endeavour, as the world’s best runners and riders reconvene for one of the most challenging and thrilling events in the sporting calendar.

Grand Opening Day promises to be the ultimate curtain raiser to The Crabbie’s Grand National 2016.

This is where it all begins. Let the show begin.

From the spectacular views in the Princess Royal Restaurant of the famous Winning Post, to the intimate VIP experience of a private box within Amberleigh House, there really is something to suit every racegoer. There really is no better way to start The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival 2016.

Choose from Aintree’s menu of hospitality options for an even more memorable Grand Opening Day.

For hospitality enquiries please contact our hospitality sales team on 0844 579 3001.

Racetimes for Grand Opening Day

The racegoer’s favourite Paddock-side restaurant will make you a part of the most memorable celebrations. Situated above Aintree’s Weighing Room, with a view overlooking the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, Cloister Restaurant provides diners with a unique insight into the preparations and celebrations of each race while enjoying fine food, great service and modern decor. Watch future winners parade and return whilst soaking up the atmosphere.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Grandstand viewing badge
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • A la carte menu and light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar and private table

You’ll never be far from the action in the Golden Miller Restaurant, which provides views of the drama as it first unfolds and then reaches its climax. Located on the first floor of the Earl of Derby Stand, the Golden Miller Restaurant boasts two private balconies: one overlooking the course and the Winning Post with the other offering views of the Parade Ring. Live entertainment is also provided within the suite during the course of the three days.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  •  Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

Enjoy soaring views as the action unfolds across Aintree from this spectacular suite. From its position on the 3rd floor of the Earl of Derby Stand, the Papillon Restaurant overlooks the entire circuit, including the Paddock.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

The Winning Post is right outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant. The jewel in the crown of the hospitality options at The 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, this restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of the Princess Royal Stand. It provides a commanding view of the final lengths of the circuit. The ultimate dining experience.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Shared tables

(formerly Sportsman Package) - what a location to watch a brilliant day's racing. This restaurant is situated on the first floor of Amberleigh House, with a private viewing balcony offering head on views of the finish line.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Hot fork lunch and light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar
  • Tipster and Q&A with Sporting Legends
  • Shared tables

Put yourself at the forefront of the racing action in the Sunloch Club. Featuring a private balcony with a head-on view of the Winning Post, The Sunloch Club provides guests with a private reserved table for the day. With easy access to the Parade Ring and the Winner’s Enclosure this package includes a hot buffet-style lunch, light entertainment and afternoon tea.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Buffet lunch and light afternoon tea
  • Private table, cash bar
  • Live entertainment

Created for our most discerning customers The Jockey Club 1750 Suite and hospitality has been conceived to deliver the ultimate raceday experience. The Jockey Club 1750 Suite in the Sefton Rooms is brand new for 2015. Decorated to a high standard with luxurious décor, it offers a touch of class and is infused with our racing heritage. This suite offers spectacular views and facilities including it's own private bar.
The Jockey Club 1750 packages include a personal behind the scenes tour with one of our Jockey Club hosts. These experienced retired Jockeys will escort you on an exclusive 'Access All Areas' tour of the racecourse and will share their amazing stories.

To book this package contact our hospitality sales team on 0844 579 3001.

What's included:

Admission (Premier Enclosure)
Private butler
Champagne and canapés drinks reception
Four course menu
Jockey Club 1750 champagne afternoon tea
All inclusive drinks package
Behind the scenes tour
Assistance with the racecard and betting forms
Personal point of contact for any questions or queries
VIP parking

Grand Opening Day 2015 Gallery

Friday 8 April

#FabulousFriday

Ladies Day brings a touch of elegance to The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, providing an opportunity for racegoers to compete in the style stakes alongside top class racing action on the world famous Aintree Racecourse stage.

We’ll search for our Best Dressed and crown Aintree’s most impressive fashionista. The day’s big feature races include The Topham Steeple Chase, Melling Steeple Chase and the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle, to complete an exciting adrenaline-fuelled racecard.

Make Ladies Day the one time in 2016 that you get together for a truly memorable celebration.

As befits such a stylish occasion, there’s a generous menu of hospitality options available for a unique experience at the races.

Take the stage in style by choosing one of Aintree’s outstanding hospitality packages on Ladies Day.

For hospitality enquiries please contact our hospitality sales team on 0844 579 3001.

Racetimes for Ladies Day Fabulous Friday

The racegoer’s favourite Paddock-side restaurant will make you a part of the most memorable celebrations. Situated above Aintree’s Weighing Room, with a view overlooking the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, Cloister Restaurant provides diners with a unique insight into the preparations and celebrations of each race while enjoying fine food, great service and modern decor. Watch future winners parade and return whilst soaking up the atmosphere.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Grandstand viewing badge
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • A la carte menu and light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar and private table

Sample our gourmet buffet and experience the electric atmosphere that lends itself to the Early Mist Restaurant. This restaurant offers you the opportunity to be up close to the runners & riders as they flash past the suite.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Gourmet hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar and live entertainment
  • Shared tables

You’ll never be far from the action in the Golden Miller Restaurant, which provides views of the drama as it first unfolds and then reaches its climax. Located on the first floor of the Earl of Derby Stand, the Golden Miller Restaurant boasts two private balconies: one overlooking the course and the Winning Post with the other offering views of the Parade Ring. Live entertainment is also provided within the suite during the course of the three days.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

Get close to the action on the lower level of Amberleigh House, which offers superb head on views of the finish. Horses will flash past your private open balcony, which also provides a spectacular view of the racecourse. Purpose-built especially for the Crabbie's Grand National, this restaurant offers hospitality in a fantastic location.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Shared tables

Enjoy soaring views as the action unfolds across Aintree from this spectacular suite. From its position on the 3rd floor of the Earl of Derby Stand, the Papillon Restaurant overlooks the entire circuit, including the Paddock.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

The Winning Post is right outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant. The jewel in the crown of the hospitality options at The 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, this restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of the Princess Royal Stand. It provides a commanding view of the final lengths of the circuit. The ultimate dining experience.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  •  Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Shared tables

Welcome home the winners with a view of the triumphant horse-walk from the Sunloch Restaurant. Located just past the Winning Post on the first floor of the Lord Sefton Stand, the Sunloch Restaurant has fantastic views of the entire racecourse.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

Created for our most discerning customers The Jockey Club 1750 Suite and hospitality has been conceived to deliver the ultimate raceday experience. The Jockey Club 1750 Suite in the Sefton Rooms is brand new for 2015. Decorated to a high standard with luxurious décor, it offers a touch of class and is infused with our racing heritage. This suite offers spectacular views and facilities including it's own private bar.
The Jockey Club 1750 packages include a personal behind the scenes tour with one of our Jockey Club hosts. These experienced retired Jockeys will escort you on an exclusive 'Access All Areas' tour of the racecourse and will share their amazing stories.

To book this package contact our hospitality sales team on 0844 579 3001.

What's included:

Admission (Premier Enclosure)
Private butler
Champagne and canapés drinks reception
Four course menu
Jockey Club 1750 champagne afternoon tea
All inclusive drinks package
Behind the scenes tour
Assistance with the racecard and betting forms
Personal point of contact for any questions or queries
VIP parking

Ladies Day Fabulous Friday 2015 Gallery

Saturday 9 April

History has been written about the legendary runners and riders who have triumphed in the Grand National, each of them demonstrating that thrilling combination of human endeavour and equine fortitude.

From the legendary triple-winning success of Red Rum, to our present day successors, there is always a story to be told.

Once again the world will stop in its tracks, as 600 million people watch live on television. 40 horses and jockeys will line up to race across the famous fences including Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn, Valentine’s and The Chair.

You could be at Aintree to witness the drama unfold in person and to watch the hero come through at the end.

From the Tattersalls enclosure, the balcony of Amberleigh House, or as the horses flash past the Winning Post outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant, take your place for ‘The Grandest Show, The Greatest Drama’.

Completely unscripted. Totally captivating.

From the new Early Mist Restaurant, or as the horses flash past the Winning Post outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant, take your place for ‘The Grandest Show, The Greatest Drama’.

A number of packages are available on Grand National Day for a unique experience at the races.

Please call our hospitality sales team on 0844 579 3001 for enquiries.

Racetimes for Grand National Day

The racegoer’s favourite Paddock-side restaurant will make you a part of the most memorable celebrations. Situated above Aintree’s Weighing Room, with a view overlooking the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, Cloister Restaurant provides diners with a unique insight into the preparations and celebrations of each race while enjoying fine food, great service and modern decor. Watch future winners parade and return whilst soaking up the atmosphere.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Grandstand viewing badge
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • A la carte menu and light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar and private table

Sample our gourmet buffet and experience the electric atmosphere that lends itself to the Early Mist Restaurant. This restaurant offers you the opportunity to be up close to the runners & riders as they flash past the suite.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Gourmet hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Light afternoon tea
  • Cash bar and live entertainment
  • Shared tables

You’ll never be far from the action in the Golden Miller Restaurant, which provides views of the drama as it first unfolds and then reaches its climax. Located on the first floor of the Earl of Derby Stand, the Golden Miller Restaurant boasts two private balconies: one overlooking the course and the Winning Post with the other offering views of the Parade Ring. Live entertainment is also provided within the suite during the course of the three days.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

* price not inclusive of VAT.

Enjoy soaring views as the action unfolds across Aintree from this spectacular suite. From its position on the 3rd floor of the Earl of Derby Stand, the Papillon Restaurant overlooks the entire circuit, including the Paddock.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  •  Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

The Winning Post is right outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant. The jewel in the crown of the hospitality options at The 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, this restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of the Princess Royal Stand. It provides a commanding view of the final lengths of the circuit. The ultimate dining experience.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  •  Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • House wine with meal
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Shared tables

Welcome home the winners with a view of the triumphant horse-walk from the Sunloch Restaurant. Located just past the Winning Post on the first floor of the Lord Sefton Stand, the Sunloch Restaurant has fantastic views of the entire racecourse.

What's included:

  • Admission
  • Steeplechase car park label per couple
  • Complimentary racecard per person
  • Morning refreshments
  • Three course meal and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bar from
    11am to start of final race
    (no champagne or liqueurs)
  • Live entertainment
  • Shared tables

* price not inclusive of VAT.

Created for our most discerning customers The Jockey Club 1750 Suite and hospitality has been conceived to deliver the ultimate raceday experience. The Jockey Club 1750 Suite in the Sefton Rooms is brand new for 2015. Decorated to a high standard with luxurious décor, it offers a touch of class and is infused with our racing heritage. This suite offers spectacular views and facilities including it's own private bar.
The Jockey Club 1750 packages include a personal behind the scenes tour with one of our Jockey Club hosts. These experienced retired Jockeys will escort you on an exclusive 'Access All Areas' tour of the racecourse and will share their amazing stories.

To book this package contact our hospitality sales team on 0844 579 3001.

What's included:

Admission (Premier Enclosure)
Private butler
Champagne and canapés drinks reception
Four course menu
Jockey Club 1750 champagne afternoon tea
All inclusive drinks package
Behind the scenes tour
Assistance with the racecard and betting forms
Personal point of contact for any questions or queries
VIP parking

Grand National Day 2015 Gallery

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