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With up to 35 drivers racing at once on our 1.2 kilometre circuit, this is an experience not to be missed. Conveniently located close to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, we can host a range of events from birthday and stag parties to corporate days. Plus our kids' training circuit provides a real outdoor racing experience for children from 8 years old.

Race Events

GRAND PRIX £49.00 - £59.00pp

15 minute practice followed by a 30 minute head to head race.

Mon-Thurs £49.00 / Fri & Sun £55.00 / Sat £59.00 per person.

Up to 35 drivers racing at once on our 1200 metre circuit. All drivers must be 16 years +. All safety equipment is provided plus a prize for the winner and personal race printouts. Additional formats are available for larger group sizes.


IRON MAN £65.00pp

15 minute practice followed by a 45 minute head to head race.

Not available on Saturdays.

Up to 35 drivers racing at once on our 1200 metre circuit. All drivers must be 16 years +. All safety equipment is provided plus a prize for the winner and personal race printouts.



10 minute practice followed by a 15 minute head to head race.

Up to 20 drivers racing at once on our 850 metre circuit. All drivers must be 14 years +. All safety equipment is provided plus a prize for the winner and personal race printouts. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Timed Practice Sessions

1200m Circuit



850m Family Circuit

15 MINUTES £25.00
30 MINUTES £39.00

Family karting from 8 years old, and adult karting from 16 years old. Drivers aged 8-11 years must first complete our Junior Induction on the 350 metre Kids Track. Twin seater available for an adult to drive with a passenger 5 years +.

If you're skilled enough to complete a lap on our 1200 metre circuit in our regular hire karts in under 72 seconds then you'll qualify to hire our Sodi RX250s. Advertised as "The Worlds First Sporting Leisure Kart", these things don't hang about. With its outstanding design, unique performance and enhanced driving enjoyment it's not surprising its won acclaim from drivers of all levels.


Drivers aged 8-11 years must complete the Junior Induction on their first visit. The junior induction includes a comprehensive safety briefing and kart handling tuition followed by 15 minutes track time and further track-side tuition. An induction pack is given to each child on completion.

Kids Karting Parties 8 - 12 Yrs

Parties for Children 8 to 12 Years Old £25 per person

(for 8 to 16 children)

Parties will last 1.5 hours in total (this includes 30 mins registration and safety instruction).


Exclusive use of kids' training circuit

15 minutes track time per person

Invitations and party bags

Comprehensive tuition and instruction

The following can also be pre-ordered and added to your party booking:

Karting Medal £3.00
Karting Trophy £15.00

(can be engraved)


Party Food

Hotdog, Juice and Doughnut £4.00 per person


The minimum age to drive the karts is 8 years old, with a minimum height of 1.3 metres.

Further Information

Karting is what we’ve built our excellent reputation on and our 1200 metre outdoor circuit is fundamentally the best track in the North East if not the UK and Europe! We have four models of kart, all manufactured by French company Sodikart, the World Leader in leisure kart manufacture and supply.

Our brand new fleet of Sodi GT4 karts run on LPG and feature a Honda GX390 cc engine. We can race over 30 of these karts on our circuit at once and are ideal for stag groups, hen parties, birthday parties and private hire bookings.

We also have the faster RX250, which has a 250cc, 4 stroke petrol injection engine and is described as ‘The world’s first sporting leisure kart’. There are qualifying requirements to be able to hire this kart which you can read about below.

The third kart in our range is the Sodi LR4 which makes up our junior fleet. These karts are designed for children aged 8 and over. They can be driven on our junior circuit or on the main circuit. All children aged between 8 and 11 years old are required to complete a junior induction before being able to kart on the main circuit.

In addition there is a Sodi 2Drive which is a twin seater kart and is ideal for children under 8 years and individuals with additional needs.

circuit info

There are various race formats available which include: Grand Prix, Iron Man, Endurance and timed karting sessions.

We provide experiences for families, groups, individuals, corporate customers and birthday parties.

Karting North East can be found just off the A690 and is a short distance from Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead and Teesside.

On arrival all guests will sign in and register at reception before the safety briefing begins.

Safety equipment is provided. Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear.

All safety instructions, directions, warnings and all other instructions must be followed at all times. If you are in any doubt you must seek further guidance and help immediately.

Minimum ages apply and minimum heights for some events. Please be aware of this when booking.

Any children present, whether participating in an event or spectating, must be adequately supervised.

Our guest’s safety is important to us. For this reason we undertake to ensure that, as far as is possible, our rules and Health & Safety procedures will allow you to enjoy a thrilling and enjoyable experience.

A guest will not be permitted to participate, or may be removed from an activity, if in our opinion:

  • he/she is under the permitted age;
  • he/she is the incorrect height or weight;
  • he/she is unfit to take part in the Event because of physical or mental impairment;
  • he/she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • he/she has arrived too late to take part in the safety briefing;
  • he/she is a danger to himself/herself, other participants or members of staff;
  • he/she is displaying aggressive and abusive behaviour (verbal or physical).


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Our office desk is open from 8:30am everyday. You can get in touch with us via any of the details below.

Call: 0191 5214050


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Karting North East, Warden Law Motorsport Centre, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 2PR

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