In addition to horse racing Southwell Racecourse hosts meetings, conferences, weddings and outdoor music concerts and festivals. The rural location lends itself to exhibitions, craft fairs, auctions and even dog shows. The downstairs Grandstand accommodates dinner dances, classical concerts, prom nights and even fitness classes. Outside enclosed fields host caravan rallies, scout and guide camps and pony club events.
The nearest station is Rolleston, which is adjacent to the course. The course is accessible from the A1 and M1 and parking is free.