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Lakeside Karting

Closed Now: 09:00 - 22:00
Open today: 09:00 - 22:00
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Fun experience for kids and adult

My kids and hubby had a great time and it was a wonderful experience for my kids who just tried... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
It’s ok

Used to come here once a month or so,been a couple of times recently ,the karts seem to be getting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible9%
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900 metres long... ten challenging corners... three full blast straights... two daunting hairpins... it all adds up to one of the fastest, most demanding kart circuits in the country. In a twin-engined Prokart, you'll be sitting an inch off the...more
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Arterial Road | Lakeside, West Thurrock, Thurrock RM19 1EA, England
+44 1708 863070
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Used to come here once a month or so,been a couple of times recently ,the karts seem to be getting a bit run down ,not sure if the Karts are limited now or not ,the engines run very flat ,almost misfiring .I told the guy...More

Thank mattmatt46
Steve W, Ops. Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Matt, Thanks for taking the time to review your most recent karting experience - I’m only sorry to hear it didn’t meet your expectations. I can only think that you have been put in the wrong session... earlier in the year, we took the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and hubby had a great time and it was a wonderful experience for my kids who just tried karting for the first time. We’ll definitely come back. The staff were all great and very helpful. The only downside was the racewear need a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I raced in a 60 minute open event, 10mins practice, 20 mins qualifying and 30 minute race. It was brilliant, the karts are fast and responsive, the event was well organised, the marshals and race director were clear with their instructions and fast to react...More

Thank Beau2012
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Came here for my son's 11th Birthday party and the all the boys loved it, would highly recommend coming here

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I took my 3 teenage children and two of their friends last Sunday afternoon. My 3 have been karting here a few times before and enjoyed it every time. The staff are very welcoming, everything is explained well, the safety briefing is thorough etc. All...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing day for me and my partner can not wait to come back again such a great thrill friendly staff 😁

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I went the first time in May and it was a very good experience. Great karts. Great track. And friendly staff. Went back this week with a teenager under 16 and we went on the track and only then we discovered that they limit the...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Had an amazing time. The service was good, the atmosphere and the overall upkeep was excellent. Everyone had fun. First time...will definitely be more next time...

Thank A S
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I have visited here loads of times and the staff are always helpful and friendly. The pro karts are a must! I’ve also had a one to one tuition with Matt which has really helped too. So if your considering just a karting session or...More

Thank Rkc333
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Did 2*15 minute practice sessions on Bank Holiday Monday at start of May. Great fun all round. Registration was easy enough, then simply a case of getting wristbands detailing your race numbers, getting ready and then waiting you turn for the safety briefing before heading...More

Thank Vik M
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21 October 2015|
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Response from Waterhouse82 | Property representative |
All of our race events here at Lakeside Karting are run on the 70mph twin engine Prokarts.
19 June 2015|
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Response from Waterhouse82 | Property representative |
Hi, drivers can race from just 3yrs old on our Electric F1 karts and then from 8yrs+ on the International circuit in our petrol karts. Drivers 16yrs+ have the option to upgrade to the Twin Engine ProKarts which can reach... More