Do I need a drivers licence to drive a kart?No! A driver’s licence isn’t required to drive our karts. If you are unsure of driving our karts, our team will be happy to give you some tips.
What is the minimum age/ height restriction?Minimum age for a cadet kart is 8. All drivers also need to be at least 130cm in height.
Minimum age for an adult kart is 14 years old.
Is there a maximum weight limit for the karts?There isn't a specific limit on our karts, but particularly tall, short or heavier drivers may find driving uncomfortable or may not be able to fit in the karts. We recommend a maximum height of 6’4” and a maximum weight of 18 stone, although we have plenty of drivers above this limit that race with us every day. If in doubt, pop down to the track and we can provide a kart test.
When are you open?Our opening hours can be found at www.absolutely-karting.co.uk/opening-times/ or by clicking the link at the top of this page
I have a medical condition or disability, can I race?Go karting is not recommended for drivers with heart problems, epilepsy or other conditions which may be affected by exertion. Any conditions that would prevent you from acquiring a driving licence would likely prevent you from being able to race. It is our policy to provide the opportunity to access karting to as many drivers as possible, however in order to meet our duty of care to both our staff and customers, it may be necessary for a dynamic risk assessment to be performed prior to some drivers being permitted to race. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Can my child race on their own or do I have to race with them?We run cadet specific sessions where children age 8 upwards can race without an adult. We just ask that an adult accompanies them at the track.
Can adults and children race together?Yes. We run family sessions for children and accompanying adults to race together. Adults cannot race on these sessions unless they have a child with them.
I’m bringing other people’s children, what do I need to know?All drivers under the age of 16 years old, must have a waiver signed by an accompanying adult (over 18 years old) upon arrival. If you are bringing a group of drivers under the age of 16, you will need to complete waivers for all participants. A link to complete these will be received after making the booking.
Do drivers need to sign in on the day or sign a waiver in advance?All waivers can be completed in advance through the link you receive when booking or through our website, this also saves time on the day so we highly recommend it!
What clothes should I wear while karting?Comfortable clothing is essential. We provide a protective jumpsuit and helmet rental in the price you pay. You will need to wear a balaclava and suitable gloves with grip, we supply these onsite for a cost. You are welcome to bring your own race-wear and balaclava, subject to approval by our marshals.
All hair must be tied up and tucked into the race suit or helmet. Scarves and sashes must be removed.
Jewellery should also be removed.
What shoes are suitable for karting?Trainers are fine for karting. Shoes must cover your whole foot so no open toes/ heels or wedges are allowed.
Can I wear my own helmet and race wear?Yes, this is fine as long as the helmet is full face and has a clear visor. You are also welcome to wear your own race wear if it meets standards for karting. Both must also meet ISO standards. Motorcycle leathers are not permitted.
Can I use my action camera on the track?You may use a helmet cam if using your own helmet with a secure mount. You may not attach any head cams to our helmets but we do offer an in house action camera rental service.
Chest mounts are not permitted.