Wessex Raceway Novices aged 8-13

We have been training children to drive proper karts since 2002. Thousands of happy trainees later, we are proud to run one of the top cadet karting centres in the country.

Please get in touch to find out more about our Summer Holiday offers.

Wessex Raceway is a family run business now in its 17th year of operation. As a leading member of the National Karting Association, we believe that children should be able to learn to drive petrol karts in a safe and relaxed environment.

We have trained thousands of children since 2002 and are proud to say that we count some of the most successful karting drivers in the region as graduates of the Wessex Raceway Cadet Training programme

Children between the age of 8-13 years receive basic kart training (130cm minimum height applies). We aim to provide an environment in which they can develop their skills allowing them enjoy karting free from any pressure. Each driver will learn kart control at speed, picking the right racing line, pit lane training, rules and regulations.

If your children fit into this age group and have not karted with us before then training is the way to go. If they are experienced or older then please take a look at our Arrive and Drive and party sections.

Training Sessions (Summer Holiday packages available- get in touch)

These last for 1 hour with 30 minutes of tracktime included in the £40 session fee.
 (20 minutes instructor led, 10 minutes fun driving).

Any additonal 10 minute sessions for trainees cost just £6pp.

Accompanying adults just £11 for 10 minutes Arrive and Drive!
Cadet Training is available termtime on Sundays at 11am and School Holidays on selected days- booking essential.

Parents are encouraged to watch from our elevated bar or trackside pit area.

Check out our other amazing activities and package deals available now

Our new British built BIZ Cadet karts feature a 160cc petrol engine with no limiter which allows children to drive at competitive speeds on our massive indoor track once they have been trained by our friendly and professional staff.


Contact the Wessex Raceway team today to discuss your event and make a booking.


 01725 519 010


Office Opening Times

Wessex Raceway is open throughout the week, but session times will vary depending on the size and age of your group. It is important that you contact us to find out if we are open for your kind of karting.

Virtual Warfare

...is next door to our track, featuring the very latest hi-tech infra-red guns and 11,000 sq. ft of breathtaking indoor battlespace. 5 weapon types simulate submachine guns, rifles, machine guns, airstrikes, radioactive bombs and sniper rifles. With no aged paintball markers and no hidden costs, Virtual Warfare is combat games for the 21st century.

Add Virtual Warfare to your karting event for as little as £15pp, or go large and spend the whole day with us on a Saturday for £65 including karting, combat and lunch.

For more information fill out an enquiry form or call us on:  01725519010

To find out more and discuss your event, get in touch with us today on 01725 519 010