Hire Karts

Latest Circuit News (23.02.2021)       

Our proposed way forward following recent government announcements is for Hire Kart Bookings to resume again from 12th April. Refer to the website calendar for the dates that hire karts are running/therefore available to book.

Circuit rules (like before) ie, social distancing & the wearing of facemasks/coverings will be adhered to, toilets will be open.

Take away hot/cold drinks can be purchased from reception.

Track & trace along with our revised RAMS agreement will be located in reception. We will respond accordingly to any revisited government advises that may come about.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please phone call the circuit direct to book a hire kart session/adult event.

Lydd Kart Circuit (Circuit Calendar Available Here)


Notice 01.08.2020.  Please be advised that the circuit has made a decision that for 2020 & early 2021, Mini GP / Full GP & Team Endurance Hire Kart Events will not be running.  The Lydd 15 / Lydd 30 / Lydd 45 events can still be booked.   Adult events require a minimum of  5 drivers (From already 17 years old, with proof of ID)  up to a a maximum of 10 drivers, per group booking.


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 circuit notices)  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 may not be able to accommodate ‘walk-in’ customers on track at the moment.

(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-voucherFull payment up front will be required when you confirm a week day booking.  Weekend bookings can run with a deposit payment (minimum 10% of total booking amount).

Refer to the website calendar please to see when weekend hire karts run.  http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/events/

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 on circuit, or in multiples of 15/30/45/60 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 a voucher, could join this booking & pay by cash/card for their place, or buy another voucher.)

A voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.  Please phone the circuit to book your hire kart session/event with us in advance of coming. Card voucher(s) must be produced & handed into reception on the day of use when signing on.  Email voucher(s), please bring the printed version (as emailed to you) on the date of your booking & also hand into reception staff when you arrive & sign in, thank you.

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 45 min session on track is £60 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 under the age of 17 years old 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 17 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.  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 

FACE MASK/COVERINGS  Please be reminded (all persons) to wear your face mask/covering at all times when here at the venue, thank you.

Track & Track  Is in operation at reception, please complete this (all persons) upon circuit arrival, thank you.

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.  

Balaclavas  Are not compulsory, you can bring your own, or you can by a cloth one at reception, £3 each.

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