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Put those self-proclaimed driving talents to the ultimate test as you take control of our speedy karts and blast them around one of our indoor or outdoor circuits situated across both the UK and Ireland. With those as young as 6 being able to take part in the competitive fun, this activity is the perfect for the Lewis Hamilton wannabe wanting to replicate their Formula One stars but also for that adult that wants to show off their self-proclaimed driving skills. All safety equipment and a full safety briefing are provided at each one of our venues.

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The Activity People's Hoddesdon site is one of Britain's largest karting circuits, as well as one of the biggest outdoor karting locations in the south full stop. Most importantly, this site has plenty of ties to racing history as the training ground for some of the world's leading F1 superstars. Do you want to push the pedal to the metal on one of Britain's most famous, most exciting and most notoriously tricky circuits? Well, you can't call yourself a real adrenaline junkie if you don't. Strap yourself in and prepare for the ride of your life- you definitely won't regret it.

Not only does our fantastic Hoddesdon circuit feature everything you need for your karting experience, we've also got a range of excellent facilities to accommodate groups of all sizes. Our venue features a state of the art timing system, and the winner even gets to take home a trophy! As well as this, we've also got spectator areas, conference facilities, parking, changing rooms, in addition to an on-site cafe which sells hot and cold food, drinks, and snacks.

The Track

You don't have to be a champion racer to take on this circuit- but if you manage to tackle each obstacle across the length of this exhilarating kilometre track, then you'll definitely feel like an F1 superstar in the making. You'll be taking on this track in one of our awesome 320cc Biz GP2 Evo engines, which can accelerate from 0-65mph in seconds, making them the fastest karts in the country. From then on, you'll be taking on hair raising hairpins and sharp bends including Stadium Bend, Reg’s Elbow and the Pylon Complex.

Our site has spectator areas and disabled facilities. Light refreshments are available.


  • Facilities

    • Track Length 1200 metres
    • Track Surface all weather tarmac
      • Outdoor Circuit
      • Floodlights
      • Pit Area
      • Computer Lap Timer
      • Parking
      • Wheel Chair Access
      • Changing Rooms
      • Printed Lap Times
      • Spectator Areas
      • Winners Trophy
      • Winners Bubbly
      • Conference Facilities
      • Vending Machines
      • Cafeteria
      • Licensed bar
      • Full Training
      • Catering



    • Rye House Kart Raceway
    • Rye Road
    • Rye House
    • Hertfordshire
    • Hoddesdon
    • EN11 0EH

    With plenty of connections to London and the south in less than half an hour, getting to our Hoddesdon track couldn't be simpler. We are just off the A414, as well as 20 minutes via train from London's Liverpool Victoria Station. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

    Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.

    Latest Reviews

      • "Excellent customer service start to finish!....a great time had by all.

        Gary Mair, 7th Aug 2018RATED 4 out of 5

      • "The boys loved it. One of them was affraid and did not want to give it a try, but the staff were really encouraging and gave him the confidence to try it. He was so happy he did as he really loved it. All 4 of them were beaming as we left and all want to do it again.

        Helena, RATED 4.1 out of 5

      • "Great session on the junior track with my 7 and 10-year-old boys, they really enjoyed it and it was a good introduction to karting. We will be back..."

        Matt Niel, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • " 5 year old loved it."

        Amer Munir, RATED 3.1 out of 5

      • "Great place to kart !!"

        Vijay Patel, RATED 2.9 out of 5

      • "Friendly staff and a great course, so a good day out !!"

        Vijay Patel, RATED 3 out of 5

      • "Fantastic experience on track."

        Ian Lewis, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "I booked the Grand Prix 45 for my sons 18th Birthday everyone had a fantastic time, the venue was excellent, staff helpful and safety first class. We had amazing time and cant wait to do it again."

        Simon Robinson, RATED 4.9 out of 5

      • "A wonderful learning to drive activity for a young child."

        james hyslop, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "The boys had the best time. Age 9 first time on the big track they were so excited. They haven't stopped talking about it and can't wait to go back"

        Nicky Merson, RATED 3.8 out of 5

      • "My son really enjoyed it, "

        Hemal Patel, RATED 3.9 out of 5

      • "Excellent evening of racing, great fun and great value for money, staff very helpful and polite."

        Barry Matthews, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Well organised and friendly, my son and his friends enjoyed the experience enormously."

        Steve Marlow, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "We had an excellent and fun time. The karts do perform well indeed. "

        Juan Fernandez, RATED 3.5 out of 5

      • "I had a really great time. I was a little scared at first, when I saw how fast the go karts were on the main track, but the junior track was brilliant. Skye age 10 p.s. I would definitely be coming back. "

        Stuart Gibbons, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "My child had a great time and can't wait to be back! "

        Michal Cohen-Sagi, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Absolutely brilliant time had by all. Our 3 children and a friend were speed demons racing around the circuit like professionals in no time. They just loved it and want to come back again. "

        Russell Brydon, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "A great day that was full of anticipation and excitement, the cars and circuit get your adrenaline flowing and brings out your best driving ability.."

        Paul Ruffell, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Well run establishment,staff very friendly and made you feel welcome. Would certainly recommend Hoddesdon. Most enjoyable afternoon for our 11 year old grandson on a visit from Florida."

        Jean Corcoran, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "Had a great time, it was very well organised with qualifying laps and then a competitive race. Great facilities. Recommended."

        Steve, RATED 4.5 out of 5

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    "We had a fantastic time. I will be returning with the lads."

    Kevin Arnold, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire Karting

    RATED 3.9 out of 5

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