Events in Windsor

What’s On In Windsor – Major Yearly Events


All Summer
Monday evenings – racing at Windsor racecourse Info
Great family events held at this famous course, one of the only surviving figure of eight courses left in the country. Go star spotting, as many famous people travel out of London for this lovely evening event. Consider staying the night in Windsor and travel from the town centre by boat to the course – which is situated just a short distance down the river.

March
Legoland opens Info
Fantastic family fun day out. See the complete Langton House guide to surviving the day at the park.
Windsor Festival Info
Cliveden Opens – A wonderful National Trust property, the grounds are open to the public and the main house is being used as a prestigious hotel.
Eton College opens for tours – The famous college charges £25,000 approx per year for each student. This is not even a university!

April
St. Georges Day Parade
Asthma UK 10K run Info
Run around the Dorney Rowing Lake.

May
Royal Windsor Horse Show Info
The Queens own personal Horse Show held in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
PGA Golf Wentworth Info
Frogmore House Open – Only open a few weekends every year, this wonderful stately home is regularly used by the Queen, so it is really the best chance to see her personal living space.

June
Royal Windsor Triathlon Info
One of the best triathlons in the United Kingdom.
The Garter Ceremony Windsor Castle Info
Full of pomp and ceremony, this is a great chance to get to see the Queen and the royal family as well as a few famous people.
Royal Ascot horse racing Info
The horse racing event of the year! Worth going to even if you just want to watch the rich and famous having a good time getting drunk!
Boodle and Dunthorne Tennis Champions Challenge Info
Marlow Rowing Regatta Info
Runnymede Runners Relays Info

July
Henley Royal rowing Regatta Info
One of the most famous rowing events in the world.
Swan Upping Info
Your chance to see this ages old event when people man boats along the Thames to count swans. All the swans in the United Kingdom are owned by the Queen.
Windsor Championship Dog Show Info
A must for all dog lovers.
Frogmore House & Gardens Info
Aldershot Army Show Info
Great day out for all the family. See the British Army and all the amazing things that they get up to from Guarding the Queen to fighting wars.
Dorney Dash – 10k run

August
The Polo Centre Championship Info
Go see the rich and famous at this very English of events.
Frogmore House Open
Windsor Farm Shop Food Fair

September
Saltex Groundsmanship Exhibition Info
National Carriage Driving Championship Info
Held mainly in the Great Park.
Windsor Half Marathon Info
Run around the Windsor Great Park in this fantastic running event. Book your place early as it’s very popular.
Palace to Palace 45 mile bike ride Info

October/November
Legoland Fireworks Info
Well worth going to but beware the traffic getting out can be very heavy.
Windsor Town fireworks
Windsor Christmas lights turned on

December
Windsor Outdoor Ice Rink Info
Cliveden 6 mile cross country run – held between Christmas and New Year, only 500 places and always “sold out”. Great way to blow out the Christmas excesses!

Please note, the above is only a guide to what is on and the views expressed are the personal views of Paul Fogg

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