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Opening and Performance Times
The showgrounds are open to Pageant ticket holders throughout the day when The Royal Windsor Horse Show takes place. Pageant visitors will be asked to take their seats at 8.30pm for the Royal Arrival. The performance will start at 8.45pm and will last 90 minutes.
How to get there
The show takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle - known as Home Park Private. This is located in Windsor Town, Berkshire.
We strongly advise visitors to The Pageant to use public transport wherever possible.
Windsor & Eton Central is approximately a 10 minute walk from the show and is served by First Great Western Trains allowing travel via Slough from London Paddington in the East and from Reading in the West. During weekdays after 10pm there is a service frequency of every 20 minutes. The trains to get back depart from Windsor at 10 minutes past the hour, 30 minutes past the hour and 50 minutes past the hour with the last service back at 23:30.
On Saturday there is a service frequency of every 30 minutes. The trains to get back depart from Windsor 22 minutes past the hour and 52 minutes past the hour on the Sunday. The last train on Sunday is 23.32.
Windsor & Eton Riverside Station is approximately a 7 minute walk to the showground and is served by South West Trains allowing travel from London Waterloo in the East and many towns in the South and West via Staines.
Trains leave at half hourly intervals with the last departing at approximately 22.53 hours.
If you are driving to the Show there is easy access from the M4, M25 and M3. AA signage will direct you to available car parks. These are all outside the Castle, please note that there is a minimum of 10 minute walk from all the car parks to the main arena.
From the South and West: In order to minimise congestion and facilitate an easy arrival at the show, please use the A303 /M3 (J3) as opposed to the M4 (J6) wherever possible, thus avoiding Windsor Town Centre.
From the M4 Maidenhead (J7/8) and Slough (J6): Follow the event signage and use the public parking facilities in King Edward Court or Alexandra Gardens/Alma Road. Both are in the region of a 10 minute walk to the showground.
From the M3 (J3): Designated routes will direct you via Ascot, Windsor Great Park and Datchet to the car park P1 opposite the showground.
From the North and East: Please approach via the M25 (J 13) or M4 (J5) at Colnbrook. Designated routes will direct you via Datchet to the car park P1 opposite the showground.
All show parking should be pre-booked as the car park gets very busy. There are also public car parks in and around the town centre; whilst these provide easy access to the show they do involve a short walk. Show parking costs £6 in advance or £7 on the day of your visit.
Parking can be booked on 0844 581 4970. All those who have pre booked parking should follow signs to P1 opposite the show entrance. Your ticket is valid for this car park only.
Operators and organiser of coach parties have two options for parking. Please note spaces for option 1 are limited and should be booked in advance through the box office on 0844 581 4970
- 1. Romney Lock Road coach park. This is located approximately 5-7 minute walk from the showground. Price £25 per coach.
- 2. Alexandra Gardens/Alma Road. This is located 7-8 minute walk away from the showground. This is operated through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Town Council and can be pre booked* through the website
www.rbwm.gov.uk *Please note that pre booking here does not guarantee a space.
Mini buses of up to 15 people may park in Car Park P1 and will be charged for x 2 car parking spaces. Mini buses of more than 15 people are classed as a coach and should use the coach parks as described above.
Disabled parking is available to blue badge holders within the show car park where you will be bought forward to the front. Please note this is at least a 5 minute walk to the showground entrance where you will then find shuttle buggies taking people to the showground. It is advised that all disabled parking is pre booked by calling 0844 581 4970 cost is £6 in advance, £7 on the door.
The Show has facilities for disabled visitors. There is a wheelchair platform and a walking disabled seating area all of which must be pre-booked - please make sure that you discuss this with the box office when you book your tickets.
There are disabled toilets in all toilet blocks.
Please note that the site is a green field site and therefore, whilst we make every effort for our disabled visitors, there are some uneven surfaces.
What to wear
If you have booked one of the hospitality packages you will be advised of the dress code. All public ticket holders need to dress for the weather - it can be quite cold in May in the evening and we suggest you dress warmly. Make sure you know whether your seat is in a covered area or not. All seats in blocks 1 - 4 are uncovered, in blocks 5 - 11 all seats are covered apart from those in rows A - C Please bring waterproof clothing if it looks like it is going to rain. We don't recommend umbrellas as this may spoil the view of those seated behind you.
What are the seats like?
The seats are made of hard foam which provide a level of insulation, there is more than average legroom for an outdoor event.
Can I take photographs?
We do not encourage flash photography whilst the show is happening as it can disturb the performers and particularly the horses.
Hotels and Accommodation
There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in and around Windsor. One of the best ways of finding out availability and pricing is to phone The Windsor Information Centre 01753 743907 or visit http://www.windsor.gov.uk/accommodation
Things to do in and around Windsor
There are a huge variety of attractions in and around Windsor, whether it's Legoland or the beautiful Savill Gardens. Visit the town's website to find out more http://www.windsor.gov.uk/
Food and Drink
When you arrive in the showground you will find a large variety of food outlets, cafes and bars. Take your pick from the traditional British Banger to something more exotic. Alternatively you could bring a picnic with you and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
There are toilet facilities provided at the entrance to the show and in the showground.
First Aid Facilities
First Aid facilities are provided in the showground.