Teenage Outdoor Karting

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Here’s your chance to get in the driving seat for once and show the old folks how to really drive! This fantastic outdoor circuit is where a lot of top Formula 1 drivers first got into racing before being lured away by the big bucks. In fact it was here, aged just 11, that Lewis Hamilton was first discovered as a potential champion. Start by receiving your safety briefing and then let your competitive streak loose with a 20 minute session on the 600 metre National Circuit. You’ll be behind the wheel of a petrol kart which reaches speeds of up to 40 mph (and believe us, that will feel twice as fast in a kart). So go ahead and release your inner speed demon!


At least one weekday date every week during school holiday breaks throughout the year (extra dates are available during the school summer holidays).


Racing might be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (i.e. ice or snow) which would make driving dangerous. You’ll be contacted if your experience is cancelled. Unused laps will be credited for another visit.

How long does the experience last?

Consists of a 20 minute driving session.

How many other people?

There’ll be a maximum of ten drivers on the circuit at any one time. There will be other people at the circuit taking part in other activities.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome. The venue has state-of-the-art clubhouse facilities serving hot and cold food and offering excellent viewing areas.

What do I wear?

Wear trainers or similar flat shoes. A clean helmet, balaclava, competition-style race suit, gloves and rib protectors will be provided.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age is 12, maximum age is 16. Minimum height is 4’2”. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Anything Else?

Please be aware that at busy times you may have to be patient whilst awaiting your turn on the circuit.

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