Arrive and Drive (Hire Karts)

Our HIRE KART Arrive & Drive packages are listed below – starting from a very popular £20 per person and ranging through Lydd15,  Mini GP and GP packages that are well suited to groups of people wanting a fun and exciting event (over 18 years of age ***).  All the necessary equipment is provided, with a full safety briefing preceding your event.

Please note that although these sessions are listed as Arrive & Drive, booking is required please. We cannot always guarantee to get ‘walk-in’ customers on track or without a short wait.

(Also be advised please that during the colder winter months, namely ‘Tuesday’s/Wednesday’s/Thursday’s – 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 on these 3 week days –  contact us in advance to check etc.)

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

lydd-karting-gift-voucherAt the time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total booking cost – this can be paid by card or cash in person (with a minimum amount of £10).  NOTE: A summer evening booking does require full payment up front.  Likewise the Friday’s we can run hire kart bookings after 4pm – full payment up front is required for these also. Thank you.

We also sell GIFT VOUCHERS * – 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 minutes, or a value to be agreed (terms and conditions apply).

Vouchers can also be purchased/redeemed for children’s sessions. Please do not use unless you have booked (it has zero monetary value).

Individual drivers, or small groups:

  • Sessions available from £20 per person.
  • £20 buy’s a 1 x 15 minute session on track.
  • Popular also, for £40 per person is a 1 x 30 minute session on track (some days we can split this into 2 x 15 min sessions, to be confirmed when booking).
  • From 6 years of age ** (height restrictions apply, minimum 1 meter)

We can accommodate the following:

  • On the Junior Circuit – Bambino Karts ** (6 – 8 years of age), Cadet Karts (7 – 13 years of age) and Junior Karts (13 – 16 years of age).  Please be reminded that anybody under the age of 16 years is not permitted to drive on the senior circuit in a hire kart.
  • On the Senior Circuit ***  The following adult hire kart events use our senior twin engine Prokarts (18 years and over).  However, we ‘may’ allow 16 & 17 year olds to join these bookings – conditions apply.  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. These Endurance events are all based on a minimum of 10 teams.

* Voucher Terms & Conditions.  (Management reserves the right to change these terms and conditions without notice). Voucher(s) valid for 12 months from date of purchase.  Booking in advance required.  Voucher(s) must be produced 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 ‘spectators area’ or from inside the clubhouse here.)

** Bambinos.  Not to be mixed with other groups, but we do allow a parent, if wanted, to join them.  Please contact the circuit if you would like to discuss this further.

*** For 16 & 17 years olds.  When requesting to book a session or to join an adult event hire kart booking PROOF of  ID is 100% a must” and will be required at sign on.  (No proof of ID does mean this will not happen).  Please contact the circuit so we can discuss in advance any questions you may have regarding this.  As a guide, 16 & 17 year old’s, who comply with ID, do sessions only – if no adult (family member) over 18 years of age is not on the track in the same booking.