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Put those self-proclaimed driving talents to the ultimate test as you take control of our speedy karts and blast them around one of our indoor or outdoor circuits situated across both the UK and Ireland. With those as young as 6 being able to take part in the competitive fun, this activity is the perfect for the Lewis Hamilton wannabe wanting to replicate their Formula One stars but also for that adult that wants to show off their self-proclaimed driving skills. All safety equipment and a full safety briefing are provided at each one of our venues.

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Want to live out the ultimate racing fantasy? Then start your engines and speed to your heart's content at Karting Nation's Hoddesdon circuit, one of the biggest and best outdoor tracks in the south. Stretching to an epic 1 kilometre, our venue is well known as a training ground for many F1 superstars. Are you ready to take on a racing challenge so exhilarating, it makes an F1 circuit seem like a playground? With vehicles that can speed up to 65mph and a track full of plenty of heart racing bends and corners, this is the most fun you can have behind the wheel- and definitely not a challenge for the faint of heart.

Not only does our fantastic Hoddesdon circuit feature everything you need for your karting experience, we've also got a range of excellent facilities to accommodate groups of all sizes. Our venue features a state of the art timing system, and the winner even gets to take home a trophy! As well as this, we've also got spectator areas, conference facilities, parking, changing rooms, in addition to an on-site cafe which sells hot and cold food, drinks, and snacks.

The Track

Many famous F1 drivers have trained on our Hoddesdon track and many of them have never fully recovered from the intense thrill ride they got when they raced across this epic kilometre! Do you think you're ready to take on the challenge too? All karts on site achieve speeds of up to 65mph, with our state of the art 320cc Biz GP2 Evo engines having better acceleration and sharper handling than many karts you'll see on other sites. Can you successfully tackle sharp bends and hairpins on our circuit, including Stadium Bend, Reg’s Elbow and the Pylon Complex? if you can, you could be a future F1 superstar...

Our site has spectator areas and disabled facilities, in addition to a cafeteria and a licenced bar.

Facilities

  • Facilities

    • Track Length 1200 metres
    • Track Surface all weather tarmac
      • Outdoor Circuit
      • Floodlights
      • Pit Area
      • Computer Lap Timer
      • Parking
      • Wheel Chair Access
      • Changing Rooms
      • Printed Lap Times
      • Spectator Areas
      • Winners Trophy
      • Winners Bubbly
      • Conference Facilities
      • Vending Machines
      • Cafeteria
      • Licensed bar
      • Full Training
      • Catering

    Location

    Address

    • Rye House Kart Raceway
    • Rye Road
    • Rye House
    • Hertfordshire
    • Hoddesdon
    • EN11 0EH

    Karting Nation's Hoddesdon track is just a short distance from the A10 and M11, as well as only 20 minutes by train from London via Liverpool Victoria Station. Located in the centre of Hertfordshire, we have plenty of transport links across the region. Full travel information is available 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.

    Latest Reviews

      • "Great session on the junior track with my 7 and 10-year-old boys, they really enjoyed it and it was a good introduction to karting. We will be back..."

        Matt Niel, 16th Jun 2018RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • " 5 year old loved it."

        Amer Munir, RATED 3.1 out of 5

      • "Great place to kart !!"

        Vijay Patel, RATED 2.9 out of 5

      • "Friendly staff and a great course, so a good day out !!"

        Vijay Patel, RATED 3 out of 5

      • "Fantastic experience on track."

        Ian Lewis, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "I booked the Grand Prix 45 for my sons 18th Birthday everyone had a fantastic time, the venue was excellent, staff helpful and safety first class. We had amazing time and cant wait to do it again."

        Simon Robinson, RATED 4.9 out of 5

      • "A wonderful learning to drive activity for a young child."

        james hyslop, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "The boys had the best time. Age 9 first time on the big track they were so excited. They haven't stopped talking about it and can't wait to go back"

        Nicky Merson, RATED 3.8 out of 5

      • "My son really enjoyed it, "

        Hemal Patel, RATED 3.9 out of 5

      • "Excellent evening of racing, great fun and great value for money, staff very helpful and polite."

        Barry Matthews, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Well organised and friendly, my son and his friends enjoyed the experience enormously."

        Steve Marlow, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "We had an excellent and fun time. The karts do perform well indeed. "

        Juan Fernandez, RATED 3.5 out of 5

      • "I had a really great time. I was a little scared at first, when I saw how fast the go karts were on the main track, but the junior track was brilliant. Skye age 10 p.s. I would definitely be coming back. "

        Stuart Gibbons, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "My child had a great time and can't wait to be back! "

        Michal Cohen-Sagi, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Absolutely brilliant time had by all. Our 3 children and a friend were speed demons racing around the circuit like professionals in no time. They just loved it and want to come back again. "

        Russell Brydon, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "A great day that was full of anticipation and excitement, the cars and circuit get your adrenaline flowing and brings out your best driving ability.."

        Paul Ruffell, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Well run establishment,staff very friendly and made you feel welcome. Would certainly recommend Hoddesdon. Most enjoyable afternoon for our 11 year old grandson on a visit from Florida."

        Jean Corcoran, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "Had a great time, it was very well organised with qualifying laps and then a competitive race. Great facilities. Recommended."

        Steve, RATED 4.5 out of 5

      • "We had a fantastic time. I will be returning with the lads."

        Kevin Arnold, RATED 3.9 out of 5

      • "Well run and an excellent facility. The staff were friendly and helpful. The time flew by. Prizes were a nice touch (I was not close to getting one but a nice idea). "

        Jason Donovan , RATED 3.9 out of 5

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    "Great fun, great experience, well organised and great value. Well done"

    Peter Doherty, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire Karting

    RATED 4.1 out of 5

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