Not many people are aware that Formula 1 star, Lewis Hamilton, spent much of his childhood competing at junior go karting tracks. So, if your son or daughter is looking for an exciting, new hobby or a thrilling birthday treat, why not see if they’ve got what it takes to drive their way to the top?
Many of the hundreds of venues that you’ll find in our UK directory offer junior karting circuits for children aged 4 and up. This means that your child will be able to learn in a safe and separate environment to older or more experienced drivers, on a smaller track with well-padded barriers, where they can drive at lower speeds. Whether they want to for fun or start competing with their friends and other children, junior karting will give them hours of entertainment and expertise.
How junior go karting can benefit your child
Whether they want to learn to drive at an outdoor course or an indoor track, your child will be able to make lots of new friends who have a shared interest in go karting. Under expert instruction, their self-confidence and self-esteem will blossom as they learn and put in the practice their new-found driving skills, not to mention all the fun they’ll be having as they engage with other children.
If your child wants to try junior karting, you don’t need to worry about them having to sign-up for a long-term, expensive course that they might struggle to stick with. In fact, most kids love nothing better than a birthday or family day out spent at junior go karting centres all across Wales, England, Scotland, and Ireland. So, if you’re struggling to think of a suitably exciting gift for their upcoming birthday, or you want to reward them for having performed well at school, booking a children’s group package is bound to get you in the good books for life!
Are there any restrictions I should be aware of?
Nearly all of our junior go karting venues have restrictions regarding minimum age and minimum height. So, before making your booking at your chosen track, please ensure that your child is of a sufficient age and height to be able to drive. Plus, if you’re hoping to go out on the course with your child, you will usually find that adults and children are not allowed to drive on the track at the same time for safety reasons; however, you’re more than welcome to cheer them on from the sidelines!