The Grand National is on the of the highlights of the Jump Season and takes place only a few weeks after the incredible Cheltenham Festival. But that is no excuse not to attend both as they are both amazing experiences for different reasons. This festival of racing takes place over three days...yes that’s right, three days jam packed full of exciting racing action over some of the most famous fences in world. Not only do you have racing to enjoy and look forward to but, Liverpool is an incredible city with so much to offer for a few nights away.
The Grand National Festival is unique for a number of reasons, asides from the great racing there is much more including the addition of some fantastic hospitality areas and spaces. As there is so much on offer we thought you might need a little guidance on where the best places are to be. Unlike many other race meetings with the Grand National you definitely get your money's worth and even some of the pricer experiences are really worth that little bit extra. Like getting your money’s worth? Then this is the place to be.
The Jockey Club 1750
This is Aintree’s best hospitality experience and is beautifully done, you really feel like you are having a VIP experience with amazing service and delicious food, oh and not to mention amazing views of the racing.
There will be a champagne reception followed by a four-course lunch, premium wines and finishing off the afternoon with a fabulous afternoon tea.
Being their best experience this is now only available on the Thursday of the Festival at £499pp
Sunloch (Thursday Only) £199
Exclusive to the Thursday only this is a great way to get set up for the days ahead, perfect for couples and smaller groups. There will be a three-course buffet lunch followed by afternoon tea. Again great views of the course you won’t need to move all day with betting facilities and everything you need on hand.
Silver Birch (Friday and Saturday)
This brand new hospitality experience is not to be missed, located right near the start and looking down the home straight you will see every aspect of the races. This premium informal experience is complete with cocktails, appetizers and an incredible four-course lunch. This is perfect for larger and smaller groups who are looking to get the most fun out of their day, the complementary bar will ensure your glass is never empty while you cheer in your horses. The fun won’t stop after racing either, with a DJ keeping the party going.
Friday will be £369 and Saturday £529
Sunloch (Friday and Saturday)
This is the best place to be to socialise and eat your way through the day. This vibrant atmosphere is the perfect location, with not only views of the track but also the pre-parade ring. There will be a delicious three-course lunch, wine and afternoon tea.
Friday £369 and Saturday £499.
Situated in the heart of the racecourse this is the perfect base for the day, with everything you need on hand. With access to the Red Rum garden and Earl Of Derby Terrace, where you are guaranteed magnificent views of the course. They have a large cash bar with informal seating and TVs inside and out. There is a chef inside who will prepare food right in front of you on the grill so you can dine al fresco.