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Guide to the 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival


Only six weeks remain before the 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival gets underway and this is no time at all if you’ve still to buy your tickets, outfit and head-turning hat.

All eyes will be on the world-famous Aintree Racecourse on April 2nd – 4th with three days of top-quality racing and some seriously glamorous outfits on display. An estimated worldwide audience of over 600 million will tune in to watch the Grand National itself and you can still purchase the last remaining tickets, however time is fast running out!



When is the 2020 Grand National Festival?

The 2020 Randox Health Grand National Festival gets underway on Thursday 2nd April 2020 and ends on Saturday 4th April. The opening day is now called ‘Liverpool’s Day, Friday is Ladies’ Day and the Saturday is Grand National Day, the big race itself getting underway at 5:15pm.



Are there still tickets available?

The tickets for the 2020 Grand National Festival went on sale in mid-July 2019 and as such, most options have already sold out, especially for Grand National Day. Should you still wish to attend, you can buy tickets for The Embankment which is situated on Melling Road. This gives excellent views of the first few Grand National fences and provided numerous food and drink outlets, however it doesn’t give access to the parade ring and main grandstand areas including the Red Rum Garden.

On Ladies Day, you can still purchase tickets for most areas with the exceptions of the Queen Mother Roof, Queen Mother Seats and the Platinum Lounge. All other areas continue to sell fast so hurry to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available for all areas on Liverpool’s Day with tickets prices ranging from £30 to £100.

Buy your tickets from the Official Grand National Ticket Page.



Why get dressed up?

Everyone likes to get dressed up for a big occasion, however there’s an even bigger incentive at the 2020 Randox Health Grand National festival. Ladies Day is the best day to get ‘glammed up’ with the best-dressed lady set to drive away in a brand new Jaguar E-Pace worth around £35,000, PLUS a whole year’s supply of Chi Chi London dresses.

Chi Chi London is the Official Style Partner of the Ladies Day Style Award and all contestants need to be photographed by an official member of the Aintree Team at any one of four Style Award entry points which are located close to the Red Rum garden.


How to get to the Grand National Festival

You can drive to the 2020 Randox Health Grand National festival, however with limitations on the number of cars which can be parked on or near to the racecourse, you would be best advised to consider other methods of transport.

Our advice is to use the train, Aintree train station just a few yards from the main racecourse entrance and Merseyrail are offering a regular service to and from the venue every 7 minutes or so.



What are the odds of spotting a celeb at the Grand National Festival

The chances of you spotting someone famous at the Grand National festival is always good, especially on Grand National Day itself. The likes of Robbie Fowler, Kenny Dalglish and Jamie Carragher love a flutter at the races while Coleen Rooney is a regular at the event.

Some notable celebrities will be cheering on their own horses in the famous steeplechase with the likes of Jonathan Davies cheering on Welsh National winner Potters Corner, Sir Alex Ferguson shouting for Give Me A Copper which he part-owns and Dame Judi Dench cheering on As De Mee.



How to watch the action from home

All of the Grand National action will be shown live on ITV and there will be a wealth of coverage across their platforms throughout the whole Grand National Day itself. At the venue itself, big screens are clearly visible from all stands and enclosures.