Junior Karting - Drivers Aged 8+

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important information

When visiting, please make sure you wear appropriate clothing.

We can only accept card payments. No Cash.

All non-participating guests/visitors must wait outside at all times. There are good viewing points of the circuit to watch.

There's nothing like starting young! At Thruxton Kart Centre, any budding racing driver from 8 years old can go karting on our 365m Club Circuit and experience motor racing for themselves.


Our 4bhp 120cc Cadet kart, for 8-12-year-olds (4’ 4”/1.32m. min leg measurement 74cms from mid-thigh to heel) enables kids to experience what real karting is like but with all the safety features you'd expect for children. These Cadets are fitted with adjustable seats, full wrap-around bodywork, double-adjustable pedals and rev limiters.

Junior Stratos

For the slightly older karter, our 5.5bhp 160cc Stratoskarts are available for 12-15-year-olds (5’ 0”/1.52m) or older drivers during family sessions. A very versatile kart, the Stratos is forgiving enough for junior drivers but still capable of being fast enough for experienced karters.

Arrive and Drive

From £20 per person

The quickest way to get out on the track, our Arrive and Drive events run throughout the year. Kit up and drive, they're perfect for children just getting started with karting. Arrive and Drive sessions start from £20 for 15 minutes. Due to required procedures, all Arrive and Drive sessions can only be booked a fortnight in advance and must be booked in advance so PLEASE CALL OUR OPERATIONS TEAMS ON 01264 771 988 for the latest information and availability – and to book your place.

Junior Karting Parties

Whether you are looking to incorporate karting into a bigger day out, or have a full karting party, we have a variety of options to suit different needs and budgets!

A & D 1 - £20pp

Juniors can enjoy 15 minutes of track time, with or without their grown-ups! (Please allow 45 minutes for this session, to allow for briefing, suit and helmet fitting, plus post drive de-suiting and collecting results print outs!)

A & D 2 - £40pp

Juniors can enjoy 30 minutes of track time, with a break, with or without their grown-ups! (Please allow 1.5hours for this session, to allow for briefing, suit and helmet fitting, break, plus post drive de-suiting and collecting results print outs!)

Party Packages

Juniors can enjoy track time, with or without their grown-ups – but with more of a party feel. Ahead of the party, digital invitations will be sent out to you to send to your guests. On the day, when you arrive, each participant will be provided with a hygiene balaclava and glove set (to keep) plus a suit and helmet. They will be briefed and have their time out on circuit. The results will then be given and medals awarded! We have our very own podium for photo opportunities too! There is unlimited squash and water available for your time at the centre, along with a meal for each child, and exclusive use of one of our meeting rooms for the duration of your visit. After your track time, once everyone has de-suited, the birthday meals will be available in your meeting room, where your karting experience can be discussed. You are welcome to bring a birthday cake along too! And if you want to have some extra food for non-karters we can arrange this too!

Package 1 (2 hours) £39.99 pp (min 5 people, 15 minutes track time)

Package 2 (2.5 hours) £59.99 pp (min 5 people, 30 minutes track time)


Bottle of non-alcoholic fizz for the podium £7

Reusable Thruxton Lidded Cup filled with sweets (Great as a party bag alternative!) £9 (£10 with sweets)

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (instead of medals) £10

Marshfield Ice Cream Mini Tub or Pop £2.50

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for more information.

Junior Tuition

£95 per 1-hour session

Thinking of taking up kart racing? Fancy improving your karting skills? Our karting tuition may be just the thing for you. One of our instructors will teach you about racing techniques, including what lines to take on the circuit and when to brake.

Sessions run over a one hour period. In this time, you'll be given a full briefing (which goes into a lot more technical detail than our standard briefing), have a walk-round of the track, the karts, and the pit lane area. On to the track - you start off following the instructor, then the instructor will follow you watching your progress and finding ways in which you can improve your technique. Once all this is done, you'll be sent out to complete some timed laps, with a full debriefing to conclude the session. Lap record sheets will be available.

This is designed to improve budding kart racers technique - either for fun or extra coaching towards a race licence. We can - if required - tailor this course to personal requirements.

These events run on weekdays and school holidays only.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 771988 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for more information.


Kart Licence - ARKS Licence

£98 per person (full test)

If you're looking to take karting to the next level and race competitively you'll need your ARKS licence. As an ARKS member, we're fully equipped for you to take your test with us. For more details, please ring us on 01264 774 917, visit the ARKS website at.

2023 Price List:
* Full Test: £98.00 (course only) * Go-Karting Starter Pack: £59.00 - includes 1st licence. Visit www.msauk.org for more details
* Written Test Only: £50.00
* Driving Test Only: £60.00
* Prior track practice is available and recommended: £25.00 for 15 minutes
* All prices include VAT

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 771988 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for more information.