Most of the top F1 drivers
started in karts
and, you never know, perhaps we will uncover the next Michael Schumacher or Jenson Button in you!
With our Karting Taster Experience in the UK
you have the chance to get behind the wheel of a fast-wheeled Kart and screech around our racing circuits. All drivers are provided with a full safety instruction followed by the race session. A lap time report at the end tells you how well you've driven.
This experience is not suitable for persons with heart problems, epilepsy or other conditions, which may be affected by exertion. Usually, the minimum age is 8 years old and minimum height is 130cm (4’2") or over, although this may vary depending on the location. A minimum inside leg length of 25 inches, measured from the bottom of the shoe to the crotch, is required.
No previous experience is required as this is just a taster.
Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain) which would make driving at speed dangerous. If this is the case, your experience can be rebooked. If in any doubt, call the location on the morning of your experience.
Session length will vary depending on the date and circuit you select, however, this is usually between 15 minutes to an hour.
The experience is for one person. Please see below the minimum numbers required for each location. Note that locations and minimum numbers are subject to change.
Spectators are welcome at no extra charge.
Make sure you wear casual, comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Trainers are ideal. Race suits, helmets and gloves are all provided for you, in a variety of sizes. Please note that drivers that bring their own helmets should be aware that we only accept class A and B full-face helmets, with appropriate visor and these will be subject to a check before you are allowed on the race track.
Most locations are open every day of the week, but please check before making a booking.
- Bilston (West Midlands)
- Bournemouth, Reading Centre, Croydon, Hertfordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham City, Coventry, Staffordshire, Leicester, Cornwall, Loughborough, Newmarket, Leicestershire, Stoke on Trent, Suffolk, Manchester, Norfolk, Pontefract, Leeds, York, Newcastle
- Wiltshire, Bristol, Heathrow, Eastbourne, Northampton, Daventry, Clwyd, Wakefield, Lancashire, Wetherby