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Buckmore Park

Kart Circuit Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9QG, England
+44 1634 201562
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Stag doo continued

This was a continuation of a Stag celebration, four us went to Buckmore after a slap up breakfast... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
davelanders2017
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Fantastic facility

This was our very first karting experience but it was very clear that Buckmore Park is a remarkable... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Stephen C
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Nestled in the North Kent downs and surrounded by picturesque woodland lies the beating heart of British karting and following the recent redevelopment by the late John Surtees CBE, it is put simply, one of the most stunning motorsport locations in the United Kingdom. Buckmore Park has been making pulses race for over fifty years. Since its launch in 1963, it has become the breeding ground for many young drivers, eager to cut their teeth before moving on to different types of motorsport, this list includes Triple F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button. But aside from being a bona fide, blue-blooded race circuit, Buckmore has something to offer everyone, no experience necessary. Whether it’s for that first taste of motorsport or just another box checked on the bucket list, thousands of adults and children flood to the circuit each year to experience the twist, turns and adrenaline rush of driving on hallowed tarmac. During the spring and summer months there is plenty of availability for all ages four plus. Book online, put the pedal to the metal and be sure to leave smiling from ear to ear.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“great fun” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kart Circuit Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9QG, England
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+44 1634 201562
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a continuation of a Stag celebration, four us went to Buckmore after a slap up breakfast. As you would imagine this is a very professional set up, guidance is given to any novice/first timers and rules are explained, you are then fitted up...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This was our very first karting experience but it was very clear that Buckmore Park is a remarkable facility. The track was very well signed off the major routes, making it easy to find. There was ample parking, too. Upon arrival, we found our way...More

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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Stephen, Thank you for such a positive and detailed review of your experience. We're glad to hear you all enjoyed your event and we hope to see you back at the circuit again soon. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Buckmore Park yesterday, having previously taken our youngest daughter with some friends. We decided to have a go ourselves this time! It’s a friendly, well run place and very hot on safety. As a complete novice I was a little put off being...More

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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, we appreciate your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your event with us and we look forward to seeing you back at the circuit another time. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We organised an event with our staff at the end of the summer. Great fun, the karts are very quick, the track is awesome. Staff were well organised. We will defiantly be coming back again soon.

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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, we appreciate your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your event with us and we look forward to seeing you back at the circuit another time. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Took my son there , he loved it.. £15 for 15 minutes. Would definitely recommend, only negative, the electric karts are a little slow. Will return.More

Thank ClintG1
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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Clint, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're glad to hear he loved his time here. As you may already know, once he gets older he will be able to move on to faster petrol karts on the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great day out watching the years fall of my older brother as he became a 17 year old once again, competing in a cart endurance race with some of his old school buddies and family, good facilities, catering and all round organisation.

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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Phil, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're glad to hear you brother enjoyed his race, we hope to see you all back at the circuit again soon. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

First time Go Karting but really enjoyed it. Day out with some work colleges. We had 15 teams in a 2 hour endurance race. Top class facilities. Would go again.

Thank David W
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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we appreciate the feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your karting event and we hope you to see you back at the circuit again soon. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Fans of Buckmore Park claim it is the Silverstone of UK Go Karting. This claim is backed up and then some by the fantastic organisation and karts at this incredible drivers track. From the second you arrive and see and hear the karts hurtling around...More

Thank Sebastian L
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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Sebastian, Thank you for such a positive and detailed review of your experience. We're glad to hear you all enjoyed your race and we hope to see you back at the circuit again soon. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Now in my 50s, karting was something I'd always wanted to try and the family day session was a fantastic opportunity to do just that. My husband and I joined a group of 10 novice drivers and had a most wonderful 20 minutes out on...More

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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Kevin, Thank you for such a positive and detailed review of your experience. We're glad to hear you both enjoyed your session and we hope to see you back at the circuit again soon. Kind Regards Matt Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I've done karting before but it's always been on a cramped indoor circuit. This is nothing like that. It's a huge circuit and the cars go really fast. It takes a lot of skill to drive well, you feel like you're really pushing it and...More

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Matt R, Public Relations Manager at Buckmore Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Pete, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we really appreciate the feedback. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the transition from indoor to outdoor karting and we hope to see you back at the circuit again soon. Kind...More

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Response from Sebastian L | Reviewed this property |
The prices vary depend on what type of event you book, how many of you etc. we paid £75 a head for 22 of to have the track to ourselves with a 10 minute practice/qualifier and then a 40 minute Endurance Race. Call them to... More
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