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Planning on going to Ladies Day at Chester Races this summer. Advice please on transport. We live near train station Wirral but not sure whether the trains will be packed and we then need to use the bus from the station into centre. Is it difficult getting in and out of the course if we decide to take the car? There will be 6 of us so would be 2 cars or large taxi from station to course.

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1. Re: ladies day

www.chester-races.co.uk. Will answer most of your questions.

You can pre- book parking at the racecourse itself - £8 I believe- if you decide to come by car. Decide as soon as possible and book immediately if that is your preferred option

Yes, trains will be busy and the train station is some way from the race course so taxi would be the best option. Perhaps pre booking for the return trip to the station would be a good idea too.

Unless you want to drink afterwards then car would be the best option. As you come into city there are signs to the racecourse so reaching it should not be difficult.

If you are too late to prebook at the course itself there is a pay and display car park opposite the race course entrance, though that too fills up quickly. Your other option that is not too far to walk would be the multi storey market car park

Do allow lots of time though. Traffic into the city is heavy on race days.

Edited: 23 February 2016, 10:10
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many thanks for the info. We had better decide fairly quickly what would be the best.

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Hi WirralSandS - can I ask when ladies day is at Chester racecourse?

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I would get the train to Chester.

Parking is getting increasingly difficult in the city centre and you will find yourself in queuing in traffic to get out of Chester when the races finish.

If you get the train you can get a bus or taxi to the race course and then you can enjoy a drink or two during the day and maybe stay on in town afterwards without worrying about driving home.

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We are going on 20th August, I think that there is another one earlier in the season. It is all on the Chester Racecourse website.

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Thanks. We have decided to go by train and then get a taxi to the course. We will take our chances on getting home later in the evening.

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Trains will be busy coming and going into town, it goes with the event. There is no need to pre book taxis. First race is 2 pm'ish so if you arrive in town nice and early (and assuming nice weather) you can meander walking your way into town and take a couple of beer stops along the way, then make your way down to the course.

If time is an issue then just jump a cab outside the station to drop you off nearer in town, you'll find it difficult for the taxi to drop you actually down by the course.

It's up to you and your own agenda as to how you make it back home, taxi or train. Which part of the course are your tickets for ? If its lousy weather there isn't a lot of coverage in some parts.

Edited: 24 February 2016, 08:14
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Thanks for the info. We haven't booked the tickets yet, either Dee Stand or the open course. It is a long time since we have been so not sure which would be best. If we change our minds and drive, would probably be better in the open course? Any further advice?

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Can't see that your choice of area on the course should Impact on whether to come by car or not.. Stands do not have their own separate parking.

For me the decision would be about the height of heels. Not much shelter or seating on the open course so your feet will be killing you by the end of the day if your heels are too extreme... Countless ladies hobbling through the city centre with their shoes in their hand after the races bear witness to that!

Jessica..@ #3 - in answer to your question. The other Ladies Day is May 5 th

Edited: 24 February 2016, 10:46
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For me, Dee stand is a definite no-no. Open course (for a good day out) is fun but very weather dependent, and you wouldn't need to pre-book, but bear in mind they changed the bringing of alcohol rules last year.

Tatts is a happy medium, but you would probably need to buy tickets in advance. Are you intending to "dress up", is alcohol part of your day out ?

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