Kids & Family Sessions
Looking for an activity the kids won’t stop talking about?
Our everyday Open Timed Race Sessions are the best way to get the kids karting out on the track whether it’s their first time, their favourite hobby or an all-weather experience for all the family to enjoy together! At TeamSport we’re all about providing the ultimate kids go karting experience ensuring guaranteed fun in a safe, adrenalising environment with a friendly crew always on hand to provide top tips and assistance whenever you need!
Kids and Family Open Timed Race Sessions allow kids to race on their own, with friends, siblings or parents, alongside other kids and families alike. So it’s entirely up to the parents if you wish to join in on the fun or watch the kids find their way on the circuit whilst you relax trackside.
New to karting? Check out our all-new beginners guide first.
Who can race?
Go Karting at TeamSport is for anyone over the age of 8 years old* as long as they have an inside leg measurement of over 25 inches (measurements to be taken from crotch to heel of shoe) so they are able to operate the karts safely.
*please be aware that height, weight and health restriction apply, for more information see our FAQ’s page here.
>> Cadet Drivers: 8 - 12 year old's << >> Junior Drivers: 13 - 16 year old's <<
Our Cadet Karts are slightly smaller and less powerful than our adult carts for safety and are suitable for children aged between 8 and 12 years with a minimum inside leg measurement of 25 inches.
New for August 2019! After listening to customer feedback you are now be able to book ‘Cadet only’ sessions however if you still want to race with the younger members of your family we still offer mixed sessions where all karters, young and old can race together.
Older children or ‘Junior drivers’ as we call them will kart in our adult carts and for this they need to be over the age of 13 and have a minimum inside leg measurement of 29 inches. Therefore, if all participants in the group you are planning to kart with are 13 years and over you’ll need to book onto your chosen session as adults.
What’s the format?
Once everyone is signed in and into their race-wear, a member of the team will welcome all karters into a short safety briefing. The safety briefing is a great chance for any karting beginners to make themselves known and ask our team anything you need to know before heading trackside, you’ll also be required to watch a short video explaining how the karts work, what will happen during your time on track and all the karting do’s and don’ts! Then once you’re all set, a member of the team will show you the way to the circuit where we’ll secure your helmets and allocate your karts to get ready to go. Open timed race sessions are based on practice laps so you are always racing against the clock in an attempt to set your best lap times. Each karting session is followed by a short rest break where you can check out your personalised electronically timed laps to see how you raced, and compare to others as well as learn some tips and tricks from our trackside crew or enjoy some refreshments!
- Race-suit and helmet hire
- Safety briefing
- Personalised electronically timed lap print outs
How long is the experience?
At most tracks you will get 2x 15 minutes worth of race time, with the exception of Birmingham and London Tower Bridge which runs 2x 12 minute sessions due to the mammoth length of the tracks. We recommend to allow 1.5-2 hours in total from arrival for your Open Timed Race Session experience for individuals and small groups, larger parties may require longer.
Once all your sessions are up you can relax in our Fuel Bar with food and refreshments or you can take the opportunity to jump onto the podium for some Instagram moments – just don’t forget to pick up your final lap print-outs to take home and beat on your next visit!
How much does it cost?
Prices start from £20pp + balaclava purchase.
Keep scrolling to check out the individual track prices listed at the bottom of this page.
Do I need to book?
Yes pre-booking is essential whether it’s in advance or on the day! You can book our Open Timed Race sessions online for individuals or small groups, to book groups of 8+ please give us a call or submit an enquiry.
How do I book?
Now that you are ready to book you can head to our booking page to check availability at your preferred track.
If you can't see what you’re looking for, give one of our friendly event coordinators a call or fill out an Event Enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.