London is packed with plenty of fun days out for you and your kids, but not many get more exciting than go-karting! Go-karting is a thrilling sport to try, and both children and adults alike will love the adrenaline rush that it brings.
Whether you're planning your next day out with the family, or the start of a new hobby, there are a lot of karting venues to try throughout the city. To make the most of your day, you should decide what you want from your experience. For example, if you're taking toddlers or teenagers. Or if you would prefer outdoor or indoor racing. You might even want to have a go yourself, and race the kids!
We've picked some of the best venues to try go-karting in London, so you're sure to find one perfect for you and your family.
TeamSport Indoor Karting has five great venues across central and greater London. Four of their venues are suitable for ages 9+, whilst the Tower Bridge site is aimed at older children and teenagers, with a 12+ suitability. The Tower Bridge venue also has a fleet of electric karts, ideal for driving at high speed around the two tracks.
All of the TeamSport locations have various levels to race at, and high spec karts, making them suitable for kids and adults alike. There are also onsite restaurants, perfect for refueling before the next big race. And because these tracks are all indoors, you can enjoy karting whatever the weather!
Oasis Go Kart track in Stockwell is all about amazing go karting for all the family. Kids can have a go on traditional pedal karts, or the new motorised karts for more of a thrill. Here you can also try marshalling or kart maintenance, so even non-racers can have an exciting day and learn something new. In fact, it makes a great opportunity for kids to learn about responsibility and team work in a fun, new way. The venue also features activity centres and playgrounds, so there is plenty of fun to be had even off the track.
If it’s outdoor racing you want to try, Revolution Karting is one of the best outdoor go-karting tracks in London. With over 750m of track and karts that can reach a staggering 50mph, this venue is full of thrills! Those super-fast karts are aimed at the adults though, sorry kids. But the venue is still great for a family day out, with 36 electric karts, and discounts for signing up to more than one race. You wouldn’t believe this go-to go-kart track is just a short walk from Canary Wharf!
Capital Karts offers even the little thrill seekers a chance to race, as it’s suitable for everyone age 4+. This indoor track is almost three times longer than most London venues, with a variety of driving options for different ages. For the younger drivers, the karts are adapted with seat inserts, pedal extensions, and restricted speeds. And with full safety equipment and briefing, you can sit back and relax knowing your kids are having the time of their lives, but within safe boundaries.
This outdoor track has a range of karts and tracks suited for all the family. From a children’s electric track for ages 3-7, to a challenging 900m circuit featuring hairpin bends, an exhilarating Devil’s Drop, and three straights to test your skills! Children aged 8+ can have a go on two kinds of cart, whilst older teenagers can try a Prokart. There are even two-seaters karts available so children too small to drive themselves, or perhaps not confident enough, can still enjoy the thrill of racing. And it means the parents can have a go too!
This brilliant quarter mile circuit in south London gives the perfect chance to race around hairpin bends or down straights at high speed. Up to 45mph, in fact! Croyden’s only Karting track is designed to give a thrill, day or night, as the floodlit track means you can race throughout the day and evening. Everyone is welcome to have a go, from first-time karters, to expert racers. So the whole family can have a blast racing together!
Surbiton Raceway, also known as Tolworth Karting, is a 700m professional standard track in Worcester Park. With plenty of bends and a 20ft rise at the paddock, this track has lots of challenges and thrills. And for the older kids, there’s the chance to race Prokarts that can reach a whopping 68mph! Perfect for speeding down their two straights in an adrenaline-fueled race with friends or family.
All of these amazing venues offer great opportunities for you and your family to try go-karting in London, and enjoy an unforgettable day together. No matter the age or experience, one of these tracks will suit you. So, pick your favourite, gather the family, and get racing!