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Karting Parties

By: Sally Aquire - Updated: 23 Oct 2010 | comments*Discuss

Taking part in a karting party is another exciting way to get involved in karting. These can take the form of Stag and Hen parties as well as birthday and Christmas parties. Karting parties are a fun alternative to the traditional birthday or Christmas party - you can have fun with your friends and family whilst trying your hand at a new activity. Plus, you will have something to talk about for days, or even weeks, afterwards!

What to Expect

Stag parties, Hen parties, birthday parties and Christmas parties are popular occasions to hold a karting party, and they usually consist of some (or all) of the following components:

  • Driving techniques and safety briefing (compulsory)
  • Safety helmet and overalls (compulsory)
  • A driving session of anything between ten minutes and two hours
  • Individual printouts of lap times
  • Awards and trophies
  • Refreshments. These aren’t necessarily as expensive as you might think (they often start at £25 per person for birthday and Christmas parties, £30 per person for Hen parties, and £35 per person for Stag parties), but any additional components will increase the price of this basic package considerably.

    The minimum age for drivers is eight years old for children, although some circuits may insist on a minimum age of sixteen for adults.

    Parties for Children

    Karting parties for small children only use Go-karts that reach a maximum speed of around 6 MPH, so they are perfect for even young children. Because they are so close the ground, they will feel a lot faster than this to the children! They often run on an inflatable track with inflatable safety barriers offering additional protection.

    The cost of a party relies on a number of factors (such as the number of children, the party venue and the time that the party is held), so it’s worth contacting the venue in question to get an estimate price based on your personal party details.

    Some karting circuits require you to have a certain leg length in order to use the karts. If you do not meet this requirement, you might not be able to reach the pedals properly, which is obviously highly dangerous. Many circuits have a minimum height restriction of 4’2”, but the height restrictions vary depending on the circuit in question. It’s best to check this if you are booking a karting party for children, otherwise you might have a few disappointed children on your hands when you arrive at the circuit!

    If your child wants to do something different this year, a Karting party can be a fun alternative option to the usual birthday party. Karting is often the first time that a child tries their hand at driving any kind of motor vehicle. Most children love the thrill that they get from being in control of a kart. It is perfectly safe too, as the children will not be allowed to drive any super-fast karts that can be dangerous. Why not book a karting party for your child’s next birthday to give them a birthday part that all of their friends will envy?

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