Ancaster Karting

Ancaster Leisure is in pole position leading the way improving the standard of karting facilities for over 25 years now.

Go karting at Ancaster Karting: High octane fun guaranteed!

Test your nerve on go karting tracks designed for speed and hone your racing skills around demanding circuits. Whether you’re racing against your mates, taking on colleagues, or enjoying friendly competition with the family, our fast, reliable go karts will help put you in pole position with speeds of up to 50mph.

As the visor goes down, your heart rate rises. You’re sitting on the starting grid and staring down the straight. The flag goes up, your pedal hits the floor, and you’re off! Your mates are hot on your tail as you turn into the first bend and you come out with a surge of speed and adrenaline. It’s time to put your best go karting skills into action…are they enough to put you on the podium?

Go kart racing for everyone

Get a taste of formula one with well-organised competitions and race formats for groups or solo racers. Compete against the clock in the qualifying sessions to grab your spot on the starting grid. Then go head-to-head to secure your place on the podium.

Fast straights give you the chance to put the pedal to the metal and break away from the pack. Wide tracks are an invitation for overtaking. And technical corners and chicanes call for precision to make it out the other side. Go karting novice? No problem! You can nail your skills on one of four testing circuits designed for every ability.

Experienced racing enthusiast? Fine-tune your talent on tracks intended to develop your go kart racing skills.

Alert and active marshals make for a safe racing experience for everyone. And with go karting sessions especially for kids, youngsters can try karting and build their racing confidence in a children-only environment. Want to kart alongside your kids? We have sessions for that too.

And when it’s time to refuel, our trackside team have got you covered. Take a pit stop at the café or licenced bar and enjoy some winner’s banter – but will you have the bragging rights?

We welcome stag/hen groups, parties, smaller groups, and solo racers. We’re your perfect partner for corporate events too and pride ourselves on our professionalism, gold standard service and safety record.

Our go karting track is located near Ancaster in Lincolnshire and is easily accessible from Lincoln, Grantham, Boston, Sleaford, Newark, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge, and Northampton.

EQUIPMENT WE PROVIDE

Not sure what to expect? Don’t worry. We provide everything you need to enjoy a great day of karting.

HELMET

OVERALLS

KART

ALL KARTING DRIVERS USING OUR HELMETS MUST WEAR A BALACLAVA.
BALACLAVA & GLOVE BUNDLE CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY FOR £4.00

THE TRACK

Simple ways to shave seconds off your laptime
Without the simple theory of losing a couple of pounds, these tips might help you find your way onto the podium.

– Be as smooth as you can, a common mistake made while racing is trying too hard, any aggressive turning or braking will affect the karts behaviour.

– Sit back and relax, learning forward, jumping up and down in the seat, or hanging out of the kart while going around a corner only disrupts the intended balance of the kart.

Hearing tyres screech around the track may sound impressive, but the kart is actually going sideways instead of forwards.

Anyone can go fast into a corner, but 9/10 times the driver will either run wide or find a tyre wall to slow them down.

PRACTICE SESSIONS

Days Operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Practice or “arrive and drive” sessions are ideal for first timers or people looking to hone their racing skills.
The sessions are run in 15 minute blocks with breaks in-between, computerised lap timing may be available.

Adults and juniors can drive together

GRAND PRIX

Available after 14th June 2021

(8 – 16 participants, 14+yrs)

Days Operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Circuits: Brooklands or Club Circuit

Juniors(14 & 15yrs) must practice prior – Call to discuss

During the Grand Prix events all participants are on circuit at the same time, the event will start with all the drivers doing a qualifying session to determine the start positions for the race, drivers will then enter into a straight race. Awards are issued to the top three finishers.

RACE OF CHAMPIONS

(17 – 22 participants, 14+yrs)

Days Operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun

Circuit: 1200m International Circuit

Juniors(14 & 15yrs) must practice prior – Call to discuss

All participants are on circuit at the same time, the event will start with all the drivers doing a practice/qualifying session to determine the start positions for the race, drivers will then enter into a head-to-head race to make their way onto the podium. Awards are issued to the top three finishers.

CLUB CHALLENGE

Available after 14th June 2021

(6 – 10 participants, 14+yrs)

Days Operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri

Circuits: Club Circuit

Juniors(14 & 15yrs) must practice prior – Call to discuss

The Club Challenge starts with a practice and qualifying for all drivers, each driver will then battle their way to the top spot on the podium in the final race. Awards are issued to the top three finishers.

TEAM ENDURANCE RACES

Available after 14th June 2021

(14+yrs, minimum of 8 teams)

Days Operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Circuits: Brooklands or Club Circuit

Juniors(14 & 15yrs) must practice prior – Call to discuss

These events start with a 20 minute qualifying session, the teams fastest qualification lap time will determine the start position for the race, driver changes are done every 15 minutes during the race. Awards are issued to the top three finishing teams.

KIDS KARTING (UNDER 16)

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ALL KARTING DRIVERS USING OUR HELMETS MUST WEAR A BALACLAVA.
BALACLAVA & GLOVE BUNDLE CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY FOR £4.00

8 – 10 YEARS KARTING

We can accommodate bambino drivers on most days with prior notice, however we do offer a specialised kids club style driving sessions on Sunday mornings, which is ideal for complete beginners.

These sessions are perfect to give younger children the chance to try karting in a friendly, children only environment.

10:00 arrival

Each session consists of all safety equipment (overalls, helmet, gloves), safety briefings and tuition and assistance as required. The bambinos will have in total 20 minutes of track driving time, in 2 x 10 minute driving slots. You will need to allow around 1-1.5 hours to complete the sessions.

10-15 YEARS KARTING

Days Operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Practice or “arrive and drive” sessions are ideal for first timers or people looking to hone their racing skills.
The sessions are run in 15 minute blocks with breaks in-between, computerised lap timing may be available.

Adults and juniors can drive together

Adult prices can be found by clicking the button below.

School Holiday Kids Club

ANCASTER KARTING

Karting, Lunch and Laser tag.

8 – 15 years

Drop Off: 10am , Collection: 2pm.

£40 per person

Twin Seat Kart

ANCASTER KARTING

15 minutes = £25

30 minutes = £40

Driver must hold full driving license

Passenger: 4+ years

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ALL KARTING DRIVERS USING OUR HELMETS MUST WEAR A BALACLAVA.
BALACLAVA & GLOVE BUNDLE CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY FOR £4.00

KARTING MEMBERSHIPS

£4.99 £14.99 £24.99
Bronze Silver Gold
Annual safety briefing   
Membership ID card  
Quick registration     
Karting discount 5% 10% 20%
AKR Racing cap     

Karting Membership Discounts Available For 8+ Years

Not for you? Purchase a membership for a family member or friend.

Why become a member?

Apart from the great discount benefits, regular customers get the relief of only needing to attend an annual safety briefing rather than every time you visit.

Want to race against like minded racing enthusiasts?

Our Open Grand Prix races are perfect for those wanting to race without the hassle of maintaining or storing their own kart. With our Gold level membership you get a reduced race entry for each round.

Call us on 01400 230306 to purchase a Membership.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For all arrive and drive sessions there is a minimum age of 10 years. For all events all participants must be 16 years or over.

The minimum height for junior karting sessions are 4’3″ and for adult karting sessions 5’0″

Yes for arrive and drive sessions all children need to be both a minimum age of 10 and a minimum height of 4’3”

We run in all weather conditions, it is recommended that you bring a spare change of clothes for after your session if needed, the venue will contact you two hours before the required arrival time if cancellation is required.

Our race suits are not waterproof so we do advise to bring a towel and a spare change of clothes.

Yes we do require a £20.00 non-refundable deposit per person on booking

If you are over the minimum number needed to run the event then you will just lose £20.00 per person that doesn’t turn up, If you fall below the minimum number for the event we will require full payment for the minimum number. (We advise the organiser collects money from the participants prior to the booking date)

Yes we provide overalls, helmet and gloves, balaclavas are available for purchase.

Despite a high maintenance schedule mechanical failure does occur, we will rectify the situation in the most viable way at the time, this is typically an extension in time or laps to the current session.

If damage is caused due to driver neglect, a replacement may not be given.

No we do not allow things to be attached to our equipment.

Yes we have a café and fully licensed bar on-site along with sweet and drink machines.

OWNER DRIVERS

Kart Regulations

All Karts must have fully functional brakes
Front, side and rear bumpers that are free from splits and cracks
Correctly adjusted idles
De-baffled exhausts are not permitted

Karts may be checked for safety and removed from the circuit if deemed unsafe

Drivers using a twin engine kart must be over the age of 14 years

Permitted Karts

Days operated: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun

Honda Cadets
Honda Juniors
Honda Twin Prokarts
Honda GX270 and GX390 karts
Subaru Twin Prokarts

Prices

2 hours – £20.00

4 hours – £30.00

Over 4 hours – £45.00

Additional drivers – £5.00

Transponder Hire (Lap timing) – £5.00

USER REVIEWS

A fantastic day had here today go karting and paintballing. The staff were spot on and the venue is very well kept. Would recommend to anyone. Definitely returning in the future

The people are lovely, the karts are good fun, using the full track is great, food on site and they digitally track the laps of each kart and give you a print out at the end for bragging rights with your mates haha
Highly recommend! Will be going again!

Great service, I was very satisfied when I came karting. Marshals were very focused and very active and the receptionists were organised and on top of all the other sessions and events. I would recommend Ancaster Leisure to my friends and colleagues.