Hire Karts

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.  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 cannot guarantee to accommodate ‘walk-in’ customers on track or without a short wait.

(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.)

Now in Winter months:

On a Monday to Thursday hire kart bookings to be finished by 4pm.

All bookings on weekdays Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday require full payment up front please at time of booking, thank you.

Refer to the website calendar please to see when Saturday & Sunday hire karts run.  Please be reminded that weekend hire kart time slots get booked up hugely in advance; please contact us as soon as to check weekend availability, 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.  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). Note on some days we can split a half hour session into 2 x 15 min sessions; to be confirmed when booking please (as we cannot guarantee to make this change on the day, if not previously asked for).

A 1 x 60 min session would be £80 per person (child or adult) which could be 2 x 30 min sessions on track.

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 (7 – 13 years of age)
  •  Junior Karts (13 – 17 years of age)
  •  Please be reminded that anybody 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).  However, we ‘may’ allow 17 year olds to join these bookings.  As a guide only, our adult karts can take a size up to XXXL and a height from approx 5ft (1.5m).
  • UPDATE 2nd July 2019  16 year olds can no longer drive our senior hire karts.  Please contact us in advance of coming if you have a 17 year old. 

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.

P H O T O  ‘ID‘  For 17 years olds requesting to join an adult booking.  Session or event 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, 17 year old’s, who comply with ID, do sessions only.  (However, If other family members over 18 years of age have booked an adult event 17 year olds ‘may’ be able to join this – we will ask more questions here before confirming this one.) 

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 12th August  2019

4/August/2019Bambino Dry LapOliver Newbauld38.410
30/December/2017Bambino Wet LapJames Worthington46.439
12th August/2019Cadet Dry LapGeorge Harris39.013
05/Sept/2016Cadet  Wet LapArron Burgess43.519
26/November/2017Junior Dry LapCraig Morgan30.311
15/April 2018Junior Wet LapJay Hamblin34.957
18/June/2019Senior Dry LapBrett Alland47.548
2018Senior Wet LapMarie Turner56.786