Hire Karts

(Notice 01.08.2020) Please be advised that the circuit has made a decision that for the rest of 2020, Mini GP / Full GP & Team Endurance Hire Kart Events will not be running.

The Lydd 15 / Lydd 30 / Lydd 45 events can still be pre-booked.  * Please note a minimum of  5 adult drivers (18 years +)  / and a maximum of 10 adult drivers, per group booking (18 years +)  for the Lydd15 / Lydd 30 / Lydd 45 hire kart events apply. *


Our HIRE KART packages are listed below – starting from a very popular £20 per person (session) and ranging through Lydd15,  Lydd30Mini GP and Grand Prix adult packages that are suited to groups of people wanting a fun and exciting event.  (See above notice 01.08.2020)  All the necessary equipment is provided, with a full safety briefing preceding your event.

Please note that although hire kart session(s) & adult events are arrive & drive, Booking in advance is necessary. We will not be able to accommodate ‘walk-in’ customers on track at the moment.

(Also be advised please that during the colder winter months, some Mon/Tues/Wed/Thursday’s – during school term time, if business is quiet we may/will be doing circuit maintenance & on going drainage work, which could effect track availability for both hire kart & owner driver customers.)

To discuss a booking please contact/phone the circuit direct, where you can then confirm a date and time. Please note we do not have ‘on-line’ booking facilities.

lydd-karting-gift-voucherWhen a booking is confirmed by you (depending on the date & track time of the booking) we will either require a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total booking cost OR payment in full up front. This can be paid by card over the phone or cash in person. (Corporate adult events can also be Invoiced for/BACs payment etc.)

On a Monday to Thursday hire kart bookings to be finished by 4pm. Bookings on weekdays Mon/Tues/Wed/Thursday require full payment up front please at time of booking.

Refer to the website calendar please to see when Saturday & Sunday hire karts run.  (Weekend hire karts tend to get booked up quickly & can run later in summer months.)

We also sell GIFT VOUCHERS. These can be purchased directly at the circuit, or via a card payment over the phone. Ideal for Christmas & Birthday presents, treats or friends on a day out, starting at £20 for a 1 x 15 minute session, or in multiples of 15/30 minutes, or a value to be agreed.  A voucher can be payment in full or part of a payment towards a bigger booking.  (Note that additional drivers to your booking, paid for initially with your voucher, could join this booking, if wanted, and pay by cash or card for their place, or buy another voucher.)

A voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase, booking in advance required.  Voucher(s) must be produced & handed into reception on the day of use when signing on & before the event starts.  

Drivers aged 17 and under to be accompanied while at the circuit by a responsible adult. (Adults can watch from track side, viewing platform or from inside the clubhouse here.)

Individual drivers, or small groups:

Sessions available from £20 per person.

A 1 x 15 min session on track is £20 per person (child or adult).

A 1 x 30 min session on track is £40 per person (child or adult). 

A 1 x 60 min session would be £80 per person (child or adult). 

AGE:  From 6 years onwards (Already 6 years old – not in the year a child is 6.  Children must also be over 1 meter tall).

 We can accommodate the following:

  •  Bambino Karts (6 – 8 years of age)
  •  Cadet Karts (From 8 years – 12/13 years of age)
  •  Junior Karts (13 – 17 years of age)
  •  Please be reminded that anybody aged 17 or under the age of 17 years is not permitted to drive on the senior circuit in a hire kart.
  • Family Sessions also run on the Junior Circuit.  A family session is where one or a few adults (usually parents) can go on the track at the same time as their children; we do however restrict the number of persons going on track within the same session, age depending, to be confirmed when booking.  Please be advised that parents and adults over 18 years of age use the Junior karts for these family bookings.  (The senior twin engine Prokarts do not run on the junior circuit)
  • ON THE SENIOR CIRCUIT  The following adult hire kart events use our senior twin engine Prokarts (18 years and over).  As a guide only, our adult karts can take a size up to XXXL and a height from approx 5ft (1.5m).

Lydd Group Karting Packages – Adult Events

Lydd 15

£35per driver
minimum 5 drivers
  • 10 minutes Practice
  • 15 minutes Race

Lydd 30

£50per driver
minimum 5 drivers
  • 10 minutes Practice
  • 30 minutes Race

Lydd 45

£65per driver
minimum 10 drivers
  • 10 minutes Practice
  • 45 minutes Race

Lydd 60

£80per driver
minimum 10 drivers
  • 10 minutes Practice
  • 60 minutes Race

Mini GP

£70per driver
minimum 8 drivers
  • 8 lap Practice/Qualifying
  • 3 x 8 lap Heats
  • 10 lap Final

Grand Prix

£110per driver
minimum 10 drivers
  • 10 lap Practice/qualifying
  • 3 x 8 lap Heats
  • 12 lap Semi-Final
  • 15 lap Final

We can also offer Endurance Events, from 90 minutes races through to 240 minutes races. These start at £120 per team and run through to £270 per team, depending on which event you choose. Our endurance events are all based on a minimum of 10 teams.  All endurance events have a 1 x 20 min qualifying session.

Additional notes & advises for hire kart bookings here at Lydd Kart Circuit 

BAMBINO  Not to be mixed with other groups, but we do allow a parent, if wanted, to join them. Note that if a parent does join a Bambino booking parents then use the Junior karts.   Please contact the circuit if you would like to discuss this further.

Equipment  The supply of hire kart, helmet, suit & gloves is inclusive with the cost.  If any driver has their own full faced crash helmet (not motor cross) & suitable gloves they are welcome to use their own.  However, if your own crash helmet is not of a good standard we will ask you to use ours.

Footwear  For anyone wearing summer sandals or open shoes please bring a pair of trainers or flat heel boots to change into before going on the circuit.

HIRE KARTS – Customer Lap Records – Updated 26th October 2019

4/August/2019Bambino Dry LapOliver Newbauld38.410
30/December/2017Bambino Wet LapJames Worthington46.439
12/Sept/2020Cadet Dry LapHenry Buckley38.362
05/Sept/2016Cadet  Wet LapArron Burgess43.519
23/October/2019Junior Dry LapRudi Price29.820
15/April 2018Junior Wet LapJay Hamblin34.957
5/Sept/2020Senior Dry LapJohn Whiteley47.015
2018Senior Wet LapMarie Turner56.786