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Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare

Unit 3 & 4 Grimsdyke Granaries | Blandford Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5RL, England
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Passive-aggressive manager

Apparently, it is my fault that the booking I made with a female member of staff on 19th January... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Sarah D
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
organised, attentive and thorough

Booked in as a team of two at the last min for the grand-prix enduro session at the weekend. Well... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
annie c
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Wessex Raceway is a family run independent business which has been trading for 15 years. We are proud to offer a massive indoor karting track with top speeds of 50mph and are a leading member of the UK National Karting Association - the industry safety and standards body. Virtual Warfare -our indoor combat games has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the Laser Combat industry for over 10 years. We offer a huge indoor complex that is just as exciting to 6 year olds as it is to the Armed Forces. It is always our aim to please our customers and we hope this listing illustrates the efforts we go to in order to make this happen.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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Unit 3 & 4 Grimsdyke Granaries | Blandford Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5RL, England
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Apparently, it is my fault that the booking I made with a female member of staff on 19th January for today was not valid. I should have known that I required a confirmation email and payment of a deposit (despite the manager's assertion on THIS...More

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Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Dear Sarah, Thanks for your review, although as the "passive-aggressive manager" in questions here, I can't say that I agree with your sentiment, nor am I surprised that you have taken the time to come onto trip-advisor to tell me how you feel. Your friends...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Booked in as a team of two at the last min for the grand-prix enduro session at the weekend. Well organised with attentive marshals and thorough safety brief. I had never been karting before so perhaps this highly competitive, testosterone filled session was not for...More

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Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Annie. I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yourself as much as you hoped. The track has quiet times outside of the weekend, so if you ever fancy coming again, or want to do any...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Our boss booked Wessex Raceway for the Christmas do as we normally go to the pub. The 10 of us got there just before 7 and signed in. The staff were great talked us through everything and set the karts up best for each of...More

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Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you had such a good time! Festive best wishes, The Wessex Raceway Team.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Just had great day here. It was a birthday surprise for my daughter. Staff friendly and understanding of a birthday surprise. All clothing clean and serviceable. Bar area lovely and cool. (Needed after a hot race). Overall. Well done to you all.

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Benjamin D, General Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Alan, It was a pleasure to be of service to you on such a special day. I'm glad you all had fun despite the heat! Best regards Ben

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My twin boys had a party at virtual warfare on Sunday with 10 of their friends ranging from 5yrs old to 8yrs old. Everybody had a fantastic time, with most saying it's the best party they've ever been too and all us parents watching desperate...More

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Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm glad that despite it being so busy on Sunday, you all had a great time. Next time, if the parents ask I'm sure they can join in! Many thanks Ben

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

14 of us went down on a Saturday for a bit of fun ( and something different than the pub ), 13 of us raced ( 1 pregnant lady ) and we had a great time. We had 10 min practice, 10 min qualifying and...More

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Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Chros80, Thanks for your review and I would like to add that it was a distinct pleasure directing your event on Saturday night. Hope to see you all again soon, Benjamin D

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Really great fun and well organised. We came as a group of 27 and had exclusive use of the track for a 90 min endurance race. 9 teams of 3 meant that the track wasn't too crowded but also meant that any mistake was punished...More

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Benjamin D, Public Relations Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Hi Paul D, Thanks for taking the time to review us and thanks for such a comprehensive review. I will tell my sister (who was your Race Director), the only down side being that her head will grow that little bit more! Thanks for your...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

What a treat... This is great fun and your little ones will love racing round the track. We rocked up on a Sunday morning and paid for a couple of sessions. There's a simple queuing system and the kids are soon out on the track....More

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Benjamin D, General Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thanks LGBfund for your review which I hope goes to show that we try to make everyone's time at Wessex Raceway fun. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great venue, well organised,good fun and pretty fast go carts. The whole day was brilliant fun but very tiring and can get very hot under those full face helmets. We were part of 35 racers and it was very intense and extremely competitive. You get...More

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Hi Russ939, Thanks for your review and I am glad to see that you not only survived the day but enjoyed yourself too. I always think the Saturday Open races work well for Stag events because they strike the right balance between all out racing...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter (9) wanted to do something different for her party so we booked Virtual Warfare for a "Shoot em up party". It was very well organised, the setting was fantastic and all the children (and adults!) had a superb time. We also elected to...More

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give feedback and I am very glad that we gave the players something to rave about! Best regards and look forward to seeing you again The Virtual Warfare/Wessex Raceway Team.

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