information Venue Details

Heart racing speeds of up to 70mph in seconds. A jaw dropping circuit that stretches on for 900m. Plenty of sharp corners and hairpins that will give nightmares to even the most experienced racers. There is no denying that Karting Nation's outdoor track in Thurrock is one of the best in the UK. The largest in the Essex region and one of the fastest in the whole UK, riding here is a petrol head's dream come true. If you want to discover how karting should be, strap into one of our engines and prepare for the ultimate thrill ride- that is, if you think you can handle it!

Fully floodlit for night racing. Giant covered gallery with views over the circuit. Spacious conference and lecture room. Superbly appointed male and female changing rooms. This state of the art complex caters for everyone from junior drivers to experienced adults.

information The Track

Want proof of how epic our track is? At a massive 900 metres, we are easily the longest outdoor circuit in Essex. Every inch of our track is filled with an exhilarating challenge, from the sweeping straights to ten intense corners, two pulse racing hairpins and the heart stopping "Devil's Drop". When you take to our circuit in one of our Twin Engine Pro Karts, you could be accelerating at speeds of up to 70mph in seconds. This makes us one of the fastest tracks in the UK, as well as the perfect place for competitive racing- after all, it couldn't be easier to overtake rival racers at that speed!

Our location comes with disabled facilities, spectator areas, parking and changing rooms. Light refreshments are available on site.

  • Track Length 900m
  • Track Surface Tarmac

    circuit Information

    • Pit Area
    • Computer Lap Timer
    • Printed Lap Times
    • Full Training
    • All Equipment

    £ Prices

    From £36.99

    Cadet Karts - 15 Mins (8-15 yrs)

    Ideal practice session for 8-15 year olds. At 8yrs old you can drive on either of our International circuits in one of our spec loaded Cadet karts - just a smaller version of the real thing! Whether it's a dedicated party, private tuition session, or some arrive & drive practice, you're guaranteed to have a fantastic time. Once you reach 152cm tall, usually about age 10/11, you can move up to a Senior kart - similar in every way but with a full size chassis and components. All children's karts are speed restricted and have the ability to be further slowed/stopped by remote control - safety is our absolute priority at all times.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 8
    • people Group Size: From 2
    • format_align_left Height: From 132 cm

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    From £47.99

    Cadet Karts - 30 Mins (8-15 yrs)

    Ideal practice session for 8-15 year olds. At 8yrs old you can drive on either of our International circuits in one of our spec loaded Cadet karts - just a smaller version of the real thing! Whether it's a dedicated party, private tuition session, or some arrive & drive practice, you're guaranteed to have a fantastic time. Once you reach 5' tall, usually about age 10/11, you can move up to a Senior kart - similar in every way but with a full size chassis and components. All children's karts are speed restricted and have the ability to be further slowed/stopped by remote control - safety is our absolute priority at all times.

    Will run in 2 x 15 minute sessions

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 8
    • people Group Size: From 2
    • format_align_left Height: From 132 cm

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    From £36.99

    Adult Karts - 15 Mins

    With 15 minutes of track time in a non-race format, you will competing against the clock to improve those lap times and become a karting master! Lap time printouts let you know how you've faired against the other drivers! Consists of 1 x 15 minute session in a single engined kart.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 2
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £47.99

    Adult Karts - 30 Mins

    With 30 minutes of track time in a non-race format, you will competing against the clock to improve those lap times and become a karting master! Lap time printouts let you know how you've faired against the other drivers! Consists of 2 x 15 minute sessions in a single engined kart.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 2
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £42.99

    GP Experience (Twin Engine Kart) - 15 Mins

    These sessions serve as the ideal introduction for people into the thrilling and varied world of karting. With 15 minutes of track time in our twin engined, 320cc karts capable of 70mph, you will get time to what these karts are really capable of as you pit their wits against our superb circuit! Computerised lap time print outs are provided to show the you how you've improved during the session!

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 2
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £58.99

    GP Experience (Twin Engine Kart) - 30 Mins

    These sessions serve as the ideal introduction for people into the thrilling and varied world of karting. With 15 minutes of track time in our twin engined, 320cc karts capable of 70mph, you will get time to what these karts are really capable of as you pit their wits against our superb circuit! Computerised lap time print outs are provided to show the you how you've improved during the session!

    Will run in 2 x 15 minute sessions

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 2
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £66.99

    Sprint 35

    For this thrilling sprint race, you will begin with a 5 min practice to get to know the circuit then a 10 minute qualifying session to decide your position on the grid. Then it's onto the serious stuff of a 20 minute sprint race with everyone racing at the same time and aiming to complete the most laps!

    Bubbly and Trophy Presentation for the winner!

    Minimum of 14 people needed Mon-Fri. A minimum of 25 people needed for weekends.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 14 Up To 25
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £81.99

    Sprint 45

    In this fast and furious race event you will start with a 5 minute practice session, this is followed by 2 x 10 minute heats and then its the nerve wracking 20 minute grid start Grand Final that will leave you breathless as you compete to win the bubbly and trophy!

    Minimum of 15 people needed Mon-Fri. A minimum of 25 people needed for weekends.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 15 Up To 25
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £91.99

    Ironman 60

    A 60 minute package that will start off with a 10 minute practice, then a 20 minute qualifying session and finally a 30 minute grid start final. The winners will also be given a podium presentation.

    Minimum of 15 people needed Mon-Fri. A minimum of 25 people needed for weekends.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 15 Up To 25
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    From £64.99

    Open Sprint 35

    For this thrilling sprint race, you will begin with a 5 min practice to get to know the circuit then a 10 minute qualifying session to decide your position on the grid. Then it's onto the serious stuff of a 20 minute sprint race with everyone racing at the same time and aiming to complete the most laps!

    Bubbly and Trophy Presentation for the winner!

    This is an open event with no minimum numbers needed. Available on selected weekend dates.

    Restrictions

    • person Age: From 16
    • people Group Size: From 1 Up To 25
    • format_align_left Height: From 152 cm

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    home Facilities

      • Outdoor Circuit
      • Floodlights
      • Parking
      • Wheel Chair Access
      • Disabled Toilets
      • Showers
      • Changing Rooms
      • Spectator Areas
      • Winners Medal
      • Winners Trophy
      • Winners Bubbly
      • Conference Facilities
      • Vending Machines
      • Catering

    directions Location

    Address

    • Arterial Road (A1306)
    • Thurrock
    • Essex
    • RM19 1EA

    Karting Nation's Thurrock location is only three minutes away from the M25 and Dartford River Crossing. With plenty of additional transport links across Essex and Kent, it couldn't be easier to find us. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

    Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.

    star Latest Reviews

      • "Thank you for making my son 13th birthday treat such a great experience. Jayden his best friend Ben & big sister Paige had never done go karting before but after two sessions they are all hooked on it & had so much fun that on the way back to Croydon they only talked about the experience & how next time they will be overtaking more people. Lol. I would like to give a special mention to your receptionist she was welcoming & very pleasant a real asset to any front office. Then your safety guy who went through the safety points & gave the kids tips on driving the karts. The Jayden race team will definitely be back soon.

        Many thanks
        Mr M Morrison "

        Mark Morrison, RATED 4.8 out of 5

      • "My son absolutely loved the experience. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, we will definitely return for more fun. "

        Rebecca McVelia, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "Great would love to go again for our Christmas work do!"

        Scott O'connor, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Staff were great and the experience was fabulous. This was a birthday present for my 9 year old nephew and I would definitely recommend it. I booked 30 mins for him and it was split across two sessions of 15 mins which was ideal because it was actually quite tiring for him to drive for 15 mins. Plus when he did the second session, he knew what to expect and drove with more confidence. "

        Ellen Hearn, RATED 3.3 out of 5

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