Donington Historic Festival

April 28th - 30th

One of Europe's biggest festivals for historic racing cars returns to Donington Park on 28-30 April, with grids full of machines dating back as far as the 1920s!


The Donington Historic Festival is one of Europe's biggest historic motorsport festivals, attracting hundreds of priceless machines dating as far back as the 1920s, as well as star drivers, big display areas and much more. 

Following feedback from spectators and competitors, who come from all over Europe to compete, the festival is now running from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 April. This allows all the excitement of qualifying to take place on the Friday, and even more action-packed racing on Saturday and Sunday.

With an established reputation as a premier international historic racing event, the new format is an exciting change that will allow this year’s festival to be even bigger and better. Stars of the 2016 event included Le Mans winner Jackie Oliver and BTCC champions Andrew Jordan, Matt Neal and Colin Turkington. They were joined on the track by a spectacular variety of historic racing cars, from famous marques such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, Jaguar, BMW, Bugatti, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Lola, to name but a few.

The theme of this year’s event – the seventh consecutive Donington Historic Festival – is ‘get involved’ and organisers have invested in a diverse range of entertainment both on and off the track in which families and fans can get immersed. This means that the popular rally car stage returns, together with a new stunt driving arena and other new attractions including Caterham drift lessons and supercar passenger rides.




Friday                                                  £20.00    

Saturday                                              £27.00    

Sunday                                                £27.00

Friday & Saturday                                £40.00

Saturday & Sunday                              £45.00

Weekend   (Fri,Sat,Sun)                       £65.00





Children 13 & under go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.



What time will the gates open? – Gates will be open at 7.30am on all days.

Can I purchase my ticket at the gate? – Yes tickets are available on entry on the day.

Are children free? – Yes children aged 13 and under are free.

Is the Fun Zone included in my entry ticket? – At selected events, Donington Park will operate a Fun Zone with family entertainment. Some parts of the Fun Zone are free, but the rides and some of the activities will have a small charge

Is there racing both days? – Yes there will be racing action on both the Saturday and the Sunday, a timetable will be available on the main event page closer to the race date. Friday's action will be qualifying for the races. 

Do I need to pay for parking? – Parking is free for this event.

Can I visit the museum? – Yes, you get 50% off of adult entry for our museum on the back of your ticket, this is valid only for the date on your ticket.

Is the Melbourne loop hairpin in use for this event? – There won’t be any racing on this section of the track, it is used for access only.

My tickets haven't arrived, what can I do? - Most tickets for major events are dispatched 7-10 days before the first day of the event. If you have purchased tickets for a major event at Donington Park and your tickets have not arrived, please contact our ticket agents SeeTickets via

Can I leave the circuit and return on the same day? - Yes you can. Please ensure you scan your ticket or have your hand stamped when leaving the venue. You can only re-enter the venue if your ticket is valid for that day, and your hand is stamped.

Do I qualify for a senior citizen discount? - There are no senior citizen discounts available for this event.

Do I qualify for a local resident discount? - There are no discounts in place for this event unfortunately.

Is there disabled parking and viewing available? - The disabled access area and view point is located at Gate 10 - Coppice Corner. There is an elevated viewing and parking area offering a good view of the track. Please ensure your vehicle displays a blue badge, and you'll be directed to the disabled viewing area upon arrival at the event.

Can I get into the pits and paddock? - The paddock is open for this event, but please note there will be heavy vehicle movement so please be cautious and ensure children are supervised at all times. Pit areas are only accessible by authorised personnel.

Where are the baby changing facilities? - Baby changing and feeding facilities are available at Redgate Suite Information. The Paddock Suite also contains these facilities.

Are animals permitted on site? - No animals are permitted anywhere on site, with the exception of guide/assistance dogs.

Are there any cash machines on site? - Yes, free to use cash machines can be found in the Pitstop Restaurant in the paddock, or at the Donington Collections museum.

Where can I report lost property or hand in something I have found? - Please head to the security point at Gate 21 (opposite the FIA Formula E complex) to hand in or report any lost property.

Can I take photos of the racing? - You are welcome to bring cameras to the event and take photographs, but for personal use only.

Can I bring a drone camera with me? - Drone cameras and remote controlled aircraft are not permitted, and may be confiscated if found. 


Book today, contact our Hospitality representative Nicola on or call 01332 819514.


750 Motor Club

SUITE ACCESS - £60 per day

  • VIP admission ticket into the circuit and suite
  • Trackside views of the action from the suite
  • Car park pass (1 per 2 people) and parking in the dedicated hospitality car park
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Circuit TV coverage
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • VIP admission ticket into the circuit and suite
  • Unrivalled views of the trackside from the suite
  • Car park pass (1 per 2 people) and parking in the dedicated hospitality car park
  • Morning coffee and Danish pastries
  • Cold buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pay bar service
  • Waitress service
  • Circuit TV coverage
  • Official programme
  • Free Wi-Fi

GOLD HOSPITALITY - £144 per day

  • VIP admission ticket into the circuit and suite
  • Unrivalled views of the trackside from the suite
  • Car park pass (1 per 2 people) and parking in the dedicated hospitality car park
  • Morning coffee and breakfast rolls
  • Complimentary bar serving wines, beers and soft drinks throughout the day
  • Two course buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Waitress service
  • Circuit TV coverage
  • Official programme
  • Free Wi-Fi

Please note prices include VAT.

For more information, to register your details or to book please contact or call 01332 819514.


Contact Hospitality on 01332 819514 for further details and bookings about our hospitality packages

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