Lakeside Karting (3 miles)
Passengers can be taken as young as two, and kids can drive from as young as eight. Karting is a thrilling activity for kids, especially here where you can take tiny passengers.
F1K Karting East London (3 miles)
F1K Karting East London
8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 400m long with 100m main straight.
Brentwood Karting (8 miles)
This is an outdoor circuit, 825m in length, with plenty of options for the younger karter from Bambino School to Junior Raceway.
Capital Karts (10 miles)
Race karts at speeds of up to 45mph on the longest indoor track in London for ages 16 and over (12 and older on Sundays). Full safety equipment supplied plus safety briefing before you start.
Buckmore Park Karting (12 miles)
Buckmore Park Karting
Our floodlit MSA licensed circuit is open seven days a week all year, day and night, rain or shine. We have a huge fleet of karts covering the needs of all ages, from 4 to 84. Buckmore is the first step for any youngster looking to experience the thrill of karting,
Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium (13 miles)
Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium
Suitable from age 10, the Arrive and Drive sessions provide a great introduction to karting and a chance to compete with the whole family.
Revolution Karting (17 miles)
Their Cadet Club runs on a minimum height requirement which is 1.5m or 5ft. This runs every Sunday over lunchtime and allows progression.
Team Sport Tower Bridge (18 miles)
Team Sport Tower Bridge
Hair raising bends and elevated flyovers for you to push your Karting skills to the limit. It's their latest, most hi tech track with super charged electric eco karts, with no junior options: over 12s only!
Team Sport North London (19 miles)
Team Sport North London
From ages 8 upwards kids' sessions and parties are a fantastic chance for kids to get behind the wheel! Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit. Safety first. But immense fun second!
Bayford Meadows (20 miles)
The Junior Leisure Karts are suitable for drivers between 9 and 14 years old with or without previous karting experience. The race style chassis features adjustable pedals and restricted engines to ensure the young drivers early karting experience is both exhilarating and safe.
Oasis Go Kart Track (21 miles)
Oasis Go Kart Track
Motorised and pedal karting activities for kids, and uniquely they also also offer kids the chance to marshal too. Nice educational bias here, plus they're experienced with special needs guests.
Rye House Kart Raceway (24 miles)
Rye House Kart Raceway
One of the only kart circuits in the country to incorporate the under 8s, their Bambino Karts are suitable for ages 3+!
Surbiton Raceway (28 miles)
Features a Junior Cadet Track for children of 6 years to 11 years old. Measuring approximately 700m and with a rise of some 20ft at the paddock end the pro karts can obtain speeds of up to 68 mph.
Team Sport Crawley (33 miles)
Team Sport Crawley
Kids over 8 welcome for sessions and parties, a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's super stars shine! Kids are fully briefed and taught how to drive their specially adapted kart before they even hit the circuit. Super safe and super fun!
F1 Karting South East (37 miles)
F1 Karting South East
8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. The track is 450m long with 100m back straight.
Teamworks Karting Letchworth (42 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
Teamworks Karting Letchworth
For 8+. A fleet of karts are specially designed to allow youngsters to race at their own pace. They can limit the power for younger drivers as they learn how to drive, and teach all the skills needed to win on the track. They also do parties!
Lydd Karting (45 miles)
Junior and Cadet karts for younger users, who are able to have a go from just 4 years old! If the kids just fancy a blast about in one of the karts with their friends then they offer 15 minute sessions for a mere £20.
Qleisure Ltd (46 miles)
Activity centre for older kids offering go karting (and a Kids Karting club), quad biking, archery and clay pigeon. Groups are welcome. For kids of 8 years and older.
Absolutely Karting (46 miles)
Good karting fun for families with kids who are aged 8 and over. A challenging track to race on using some wicked karts. Safety gear and coveralls provided. Race Academy available for kids.
Team Sport Camberley (49 miles)
Team Sport Camberley
Over 8s can have a crack at this 375m track with hairpins, drift bends and alien lighting! Great for beginners, even better for those lucky kids already experienced in karting.
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing (52 miles)
Ignition Racing (52 miles)
Race Car simulation centre with 12 individual racing pods, using professional race simulation software to create simulated racing events for 1 to 12 drivers over the age of 11.
Rogue Racing Aylesbury (54 miles)
Rogue Racing Aylesbury
Karting is a great fun family experience, whether its adults verses children (please note, there is a 1.3 metre height restriction to drive a kart), men verses women or just to see who can complete a lap in the fastest time! From 8 years and up.
TeamSport Go Karting Brighton (55 miles)
TeamSport Go Karting Brighton
Impressive indoor Karting track for kids of 8 years and older. Family events available. Great for adrenaline junkies and speed demons. Pedal to the metal!
Team Sport Brighton (55 miles)
Team Sport Brighton
From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Marshall monitored training and races so they get the most of out it safely.
Brooklands Go Karts Mini Moto Circuit (55 miles)
Brooklands Go Karts Mini Moto Circuit
A flexible use track with choice of two circuits suitable for learner and advanced, so if they're new to it don't fear! Also have two kart sizes to suit junior and adults.
Wild Tracks (56 miles)
10m wide, 700m tarmac karting circuit and high performance karts - (Minimum height of 4' 11" (1.5m) & 8 years old)
Beacon Rally Karts (57 miles)
Beacon Rally Karts
Outdoor off road karting centre for all children aged 5 and over. We have three separate tracks and 4 sets of karts, for complete safety we never mix our karts, Your child will only race children of a similar age. No need for large numbers, minimum booking 1 driver.
Formula Fast Indoor Karting (58 miles)
Formula Fast Indoor Karting
- is an indoor karting provider founded by ex F1 professionals. Using modern equipment and the highest level in safety, Formula Fast ensures all drivers from ages 8+ an unforgettable driving experience, whether it be junior racing, kids parties, arrive and drive or family karting.
Teamworks Karting Reading (58 miles)
Teamworks Karting Reading
is a state-of-the-art kart circuit featuring fume-free and child-friendly electric go-karts. Featuring catering and party facilities as well as the best-trained staff and safe, responsive and speedy karts, and is open 7 days a week! For over 8s.
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland (14 miles)
Leigh on Sea
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland
Get away from it all at this nature reserve and woodland centre and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Lots of plants and animals to see, plus exhibits and displays in the woodland centre.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (15 miles)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife
All weather fun for the whole family, it is set within acres of attractive gardens and features one of the finest tropical butterfly houses in the UK. Throughout the day the Zoo offers a programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities, plus Monkey Run for older children and Meerkat Lookout for...
Sealife Adventure (16 miles)
Southend on Sea
From sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays, it’s all here in a family friendly environment with fascinating talks and presentations by their knowledgeable aquarists throughout the day.
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (22 miles)
Ada Cole Rescue Stables
Kids can meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and learn an important lesson about how we treat our fellow creatures.
Colchester Zoo (33 miles)
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 250 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself, plus the new Bears of the Rising Sun exhibit for 2014.
Barleylands Farm Park (9 miles)
Barleylands Farm Park
Get ready for all weather free range family fun. Say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, join in animal activities, meet birds of prey, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride or miniature railway.
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary (10 miles)
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
is a child friendly sanctuary provides a safe haven to animals that need it. They include horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, chinchillas and Max the bull, who loves nothing more than being tickled between his horns!
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (15 miles)
South Woodham Ferrers
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park
Meet all your farmyard friends, Tractor and Trailer Rides, Indoor and Outdoor Play, Animal Interactions, Pesky Pet Show, Birds of Prey, Pet Barn, Milking Demonstrations and much more!
Lee Valley Park Farms (22 miles)
Lee Valley Park Farms
If you want to get the kids out of the house and are looking for something that is fun, interesting and educational, Lee Valley has all of this and more! With lots of different farm animals to meet and others you wouldn't expect to meet: charming meerkats, cheeky marmosets, reptiles and llamas!
Boydells Dairy Farm (32 miles)
Boydells Dairy Farm
Provides a fun-packed and educational visit for children and adults alike. Try your hand at milking a cow or sheep, feeding hens, riding a donkey cart or outstaring a llama!
Clacton Zoo (40 miles)
Clacton on Sea
- a children's petting zoo with animals you can feed, stroke and interact with. We have many different friendly animals that the children can learn about including alpacas, goats, micro pigs and various birds. 80 metres from Clacton sea front and 200 metres from Clacton pier.
Thurrock Museum (1 miles)
Here you can explore the history of Thurrock through 40 permanent display cases and 20 temporary display cases, containing over 1,500 objects, interpreting 250,000 years of Thurrock's past.
Essex Fire Museum (1 miles)
Essex Fire Museum
A fascinating look into the history of Essex Fire Service with historic engines, uniforms, equipment and photos. Try on different helmets, have a go on the water hose and if you are lucky, climb aboard an engine!
The Cater Museum (9 miles)
The Cater Museum
A series of accurately set up Victorian rooms which is great to help kids studying the period visualise it better. They also host displays on local history and have a World War II exhibition room and Victorian garden.
Castle Point Transport Museum (12 miles)
Castle Point Transport Museum
Home to over thirty old and rare buses and coaches alongside vintage commercials, military and emergency vehicles. Great for kids into all things 'vroom'!
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (13 miles)
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre
Over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great for quieter kids who'll just love all the mysterious stuff!
Central Museum (16 miles)
Southend on Sea
Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination.
Southend Pier Museum (16 miles)
Southend On Sea
Southend Pier Museum
boasts an exciting range of vintage train and tram carriages plus pictorial memorabilia, penny slot machines and period costumes.
Chelmsford Museum (17 miles)
Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
North Weald Airfield and Museum (18 miles)
North Weald Airfield and Museum
Still a very active airfield and on most summer weekends visitors can see some of the veteran and classic aircraft based on the airfield in action. The museum focuses on local service personnel and civilian histories.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Go Karting Tracks near West Thurrock with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
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