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Highlights To Book From The UK’s 2023 Sporting Calendar

Matt Crisp April 24, 2023

We are approaching the busiest season for sporting events in the UK, with the calendar fully booked after the postponements and cancellations of recent years. Here are just a few of the many thrilling events to catch up and down the country. Book your coach hire now to avoid disappointment!

Dante Festival, York Racecourse, 17-19 May

The Dante Festival is one of York’s most prestigious flat race meetings with some of the best  horses and jockeys in the business taking part. The festival is named after the winner of the Derby substitute at Newmarket in 1945, who was trained in Yorkshire. 

There are three ticket price brackets which give racegoers different levels of access. For a casual family day out, the Clocktower Enclosure has a view of the finish and bar and catering facilities. The Grandstand and Paddock offer good views across the whole track and the Parade Ring, and access to the main betting ring. 

The Country Stand is the elite enclosure with access to the Ebor Stand, with seating areas, bars, and full viewing access including the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure.

FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London 3 June

It’s set to be a corker of an FA Cup Final this year as Manchester United beat Brighton in a tense penalty shoot-out to win a place in the final. They will face arch rivals Manchester City for the first time in an FA Cup final, making this year a historic occasion for the many fans of the two clubs.

It’s also the first time the FA Cup final has been held in June, due to the pause in matches during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Early booking is advised.

Wimbledon, 3-16 July

The famous tennis championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon,  London need no introduction. The event stages the third of the four Grand Slams on the international stage and this year will mark the 136th competition. 

The atmosphere and traditions of the Wimbledon experience are unique, with the chance to sample some fine strawberries and cream for just £2.50 and a Pimm’s Cup cocktail. There’s also a good chance you might spot some members of the Royal Family and other illustrious VIPs in the crowd.

This is not to mention the world class tennis of course, taking place on some of the most immaculately presented courts in the world. Last year’s winner Djokovic is the hot men’s favourite while Iga Swiatek is odds on for the women’s title. 

Moto Grand Prix, Silverstone 4-6 August

The Moto GP is a high-octane motorcycle race event that is also a brilliant entertaining day out. There are different levels of ticket options depending on your preferred grandstand vantage point and accessibility requirements. 

There’s also loads of off-track entertainment with big-name bands performing on the main stage, including the Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and Chase and Status. The popular Monster Energy event is also back with the chance to witness some amazing live stunts.