Karting experiences for young drivers start here
Open from 6th May to 28th October
Each Saturday during May till October, we open our additional approx 300m Leisure Circuit for Junior Arrive N Drive. This circuit offers an ideal opportunity for you to bring children (9 – 13 years old) to Bayford Meadows for that spur of the moment weekend karting experience, as NO BOOKING is required. The Leisure circuit is open between 10am – 4pm on these Saturdays, with last entry at 3pm. Simply come and see us and have a go.
The approx 300m circuit is a similar length to the section of the main circuit used for Junior Hire and the same Junior Karts are used. Upon arrival, head straight to Race Control to register and pay. From there you will be issued with appropriate race wear, receive a short safety briefing and some basic tuition, before going along to the Leisure Circuit. We look forward to meeting our junior drivers.
All sessions are supervised and include a safety briefing, basic tuition and all necessary safety wear. Please allow 30 minutes in addition to the driving time.
- £20 per person for 15 minutes driving time
- £30 per person for 30 minutes driving time
- Summer Saturdays 10am - 4pm
- These sessions are on an Arrive N Drive basis only, bookings cannot be made, simply come along before 3pm
- Suitable for 1-4 junior drivers per session
Arrive 'n' Drive! NEXT DATES: Halloween Half Term, Thursday 26th October
We reserve THURSDAYS DURING STANDARD SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS from 10am – 5pm as a Special 'Arrive N Drive' day for children and adults alike to enjoy karting on our divided main international circuit. All ages, from 9+ years are welcome throughout the day, whether as individuals or groups of friends and family, with the same great prices for all.
Arrive N Drive Costs:
- £20 per person for 15 minute driving session
- £30 per person for 2 x 15 minute driving sessions
Scheduled 2017 Dates:
- Half Term: 26th October 17
- Christmas: 28th December 17
- Christmas: 30th December 17 (Saturday)
Scheduled 2018 Dates:
- Half Term: 15th February 18
- Easter: 5th April 18
- Easter: 12th April 18
- Half Term: 31st May 18
No bookings taken for these events. Just arrive n drive!
For more information, visit our Arrive 'n' Drive page here!
Come and Experience the Thrill of Karting!
If your child simply wants to have a go, then a Junior Hire Session or our specific Arrive N Drive holiday dates are just for you. You may like to celebrate a birthday or special occasion here with one of our exciting Junior Parties or take up karting on a regular basis by booking some Junior Practice Sessions and join the bm Saturday Junior Club. We can now offer 1-to-1 training too! So plenty of options!
Our fleet of Junior Leisure Karts include different sizes to accommodate all ages and abilities from 9 – 15 years. Groups of friends or individual children are welcome to come and enjoy Junior Hire Karting here at Bayford Meadows; whilst our Junior Club Karts are available for those keen Juniors with Karting experience.
All sessions are supervised and include a safety briefing, basic tuition and all necessary safety wear. Please allow 30 minutes in addition to your driving time. For further information on safety equipment and briefing, please click here.
See some Junior Karters in action here!
Junior Hire cost:
- £20 per person for 15minutes driving time
- £30 per person for 30minutes driving time
A small deposit secures your booking. Or take a look at those dates already available to BOOK ONLINE HERE!
General availability for Junior bookings on a section of the main circuit (click here to take a look) includes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and early evenings as well as during the daytime at weekends. Just call our office to discuss and we will do our best to help.
In addition, between the months of May – October, we also open our separate 300m Leisure Circuit on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Perfect for that first karting experience.
All sessions, other than our Arrive N Drive option must be booked in advance by calling the office on 01795 410707. BOOK ONLINE HERE!
Tailored events for Schools with Bayford Meadows
We are able to tailor events for groups of varying sizes and ages and welcome bookings from school groups (9+ yrs) for karting experiences on Thursdays, during term time. Enjoy a morning or afternoon here at Bayford Meadows. A School Trip to Bayford Meadows would include:
- a tour of our 1100m MSA licenced circuit and race control area.
- a demonstration of how karts are maintained and prepared before a race.
- provision of a comprehensive safety briefing, all necessary equipment/safety wear and basic tuition.
- a 20 minute driving session each, to experience the thrill of racing around the circuit. All karting sessions are supervised by trained, CRB checked staff.
Costs for School groups:
- £20 per person (9+ yrs)
- £30 per person for accompanying teachers/staff/chaperones
- all sessions for School groups must be booked in advance, for a Thursday during term time
- minimum group size of 20 drivers to be paid in advance
Our popular 60 seater Diner overlooking the circuit is available for groups to use for light refreshments during their visit. If you would like it to be open, please let us know. A pre-ordered lunch package is also available for £3 each, including a sandwich, crisps and drink.
We are registered with and vetted by the Outdoor Education Unit at Swattenden for Kent County Council. A full Health + Safety pack can be provided on request.
Please call the circuit office for further information, current availability or to make a booking on 01795 410707 or email here
Office hours 09.30 – 17.00 Monday to Friday.
Junior karting for Clubs and Teams
We are also happy to accommodate official Under 18's club and teams too, for example Girl Guides, Scouts, sports teams, etc. A great team building experience or end of year reward!
We offer 30 minute karting sessions, available by pre-booking, on a weekday evening throughout the year and occasional weekend slots during the winter months.
In addition to the karting, every driver will receive a souvenir medal. This offer is only valid for official club groups of 10 juniors or more.
All Karting sessions are supervised and include a safety briefing, basic tuition and all necessary safety wear. Please allow approximately 30-40 minutes in addition to the karting session time.
Cost for Clubs/Teams:
- £30 per person from 9yrs, including accompanying chaperones/group leaders
- souvenir medal for all drivers
- all sessions for Club groups must be booked in advance, minimum group size 10 drivers
- please call the circuit office for further information, current availability or to make a booking on 01795 410707 or email.
- office hours 09.30 – 17.00 Monday to Friday