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Karting

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Outdoor Karting Circuit

With up to 35 drivers racing at once on our 1200m karting circuit, this is an experience not to be missed. We can host a range of karting events from birthday parties and stag parties to corporate days.

Juniors can start from age 8 with an induction before moving across to join a family session on our 850m circuit. Timed sessions and Grand Prix events are available from 14 years plus with exclusive events available for corporate bookings.

Race Events ► Timed Sessions ►
Family Events ►

Race Events

  • Up to 35 drivers racing at once on our 1.2 kilometre circuit
  • 390cc Sodi Karts
  • Prize for the winner and personal race data
  • Drivers without their own racewear will be able to buy an accessory pack, including helmet liner and gloves, or use the freshly laundered racewear provided.
  • Minimum age 14 Yrs
Drivers in Karting Race Event

Grand Prix

£53.00pp

£59.00pp

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

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14+ Yrs

Endurance Race

£70.00pp

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

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14+ Yrs

Xmas Karting Party Package

£60.00pp

15 minute practice followed by 2 x 15 minute races. 1200 metre circuit. Minimum 15 drivers.

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14+ Yrs

Timed Sessions

What’s included:

  • 30 minutes track time on our 1.2 kilometre circuit
  • 390cc Sodi Karts
  • Personal laptime data
  • Drivers without their own racewear will be able to buy an accessory pack, including helmet liner and gloves, or use the freshly laundered racewear provided.
  • Minimum age 14 Yrs
Drivers in timed karting session

30 Minute Karting Session 14 Yrs+

£43.00pp

Using 390cc Sodi Karts on our 1.2 kilometre circuit.
Lap timing and printouts included.

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14+ Yrs

Family Events

These sessions are great for family groups with a mixture of younger drivers (8 to 13 years old) and older family members (14 years+) as these sessions never include adult only groups.  Drivers aged 8-11 must have completed an induction session at KNE to be eligible for family sessions.

What’s included :

  • Comprehensive safety briefing and personal laptime data
  • Drivers without their own racewear will be able to buy an accessory pack, including helmet liner and gloves, or use the freshly laundered racewear provided.
  • Junior 160cc karts (8-13yrs) Adult 390cc karts (14yrs+)

Family Karting with adults and children on outdoor circuit

30 Minute Family Session – 850m Circuit

£39.00pp

For family groups with a mixture of younger drivers (8 to 13 yrs old) and older family members (14 yrs+). Drivers aged 8-11 yrs must complete an Induction on the 350 metre Kids Track on their first visit.

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8+ Yrs

15 Minute Family Session – 850m Circuit

£25.00pp

Lap timing and printouts included. Drivers aged 8-11 years must first complete our Junior Induction on the 350 metre Kids Track.

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8+ Yrs

Induction Session

£25.00pp

Includes comprehensive safety briefing, trackside tuition & 15 minutes of track time on the 350m Junior circuit. Drivers must pass their induction before being eligible to join family sessions. Plus, View our Junior Starter Offer here.

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8 – 11 Yrs

30 Minutes Twin Seater

£35.00

£49.00

Twin seater is available for an adult to drive with a passenger 5 years +.

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Our Circuits

1200 METRE CIRCUIT

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!

850 METRE FAMILY CIRCUIT

We run an 850m variation of the circuit for family karting events, so children from 8 years old can experience the thrills of karting, with an exciting main straight and tight, technical corners.

350 METRE TRAINING

Our dedicated 350 metre junior circuit is used for children’s parties and induction sessions for those under 12 years old. This offers a fun driving experience and is perfect for an introduction to karting.

Our Karts

We have three models of kart, all manufactured by French company Sodikart, the World Leader in leisure kart manufacture and supply.

ADULT SODI SR5 KARTS

NEW FLEET FOR OCTOBER 2021! Our fleet of Sodi SR5 karts run on LPG and feature a Honda GX390 cc engine. We can race up to 35 of these karts on our circuit at once and are ideal for stag groups, hen parties, birthday parties and private hire bookings.

Adult Kart

JUNIOR SODI LR5 KARTS

The second kart in our range is the Sodi LR5 which makes up our junior fleet. These karts are designed for children aged 8 to 13. They can be driven on our junior training circuit or on the 850 metre family 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.

Junior Kart

SODI 2DRIVE

In addition there is a Sodi 2Drive which is a twin seater kart and is ideal for children from 5 years and individuals with additional needs.

Twin Seater Kart
Kart Flag and Safety Light System

PixelCom

The 4FLAG SYSTEM by PIXELCOM® is the most compact and reliable safety light system ever made for motorsport. It’s a wireless system and it has been developed especially thinking of maintaining the highest standards of safety.

The system at KNE is composed by several safety electronic flags around the turns (marshall posts) and a graphic LED board on top of the start/finish line to provide information to the drivers. The system is managed from the track using a remote controller and from the control room using a computer with Pixelcom’s Race Control Software. The 4FLAG SYSTEM is already been used worldwide in go-kart centres, international karting championships and now at KNE!

Further Information

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

For drivers without their own race wear, 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).