Simply Race
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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OPEN AT THE THEATRE DISTRICT (12th Street) Simply Race is the UK's premier motorsport simulator venue. With 15 linked simulators using the latest technology, you can race as an individual or as part of a larger group. Simulator racing is an exhilarating but totally safe experience, making it ideal for everyone! There are no age restrictions, but minimum height is 125cm.
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  • Will H
    4 contributions
    So close to being really good…
    The racing was really good, but the overall experience really needs some work (just saying as I’d the basic idea is great and really want things like this to succeed). Turned up and was asked if we’d booked, so checked in, but didn’t even get a confirmation or any information etc so ended up just lingering about with no idea what was going on. Booking was for 7:30, but after standing around for 15mins or so with no info we had to ask what was happening (ideally would’ve had a explanation of schedule etc upon arrival) to be told it wouldn’t start until 8. Finally got a brief overview of controls etc, to then be informed there’d be two groups, but no indication of how long we’d be waiting for our go! Turns out we were group 2 so didn’t actually get in the seat until 8:40, which would’ve been fine if we’d had some explanation of how the sessions would work, what tracks we’d be driving, or the cars we’d be in - key details imo to improve the anticipation etc and make it a more inclusive experience. As a side, the track/car selection was really poor imo, but this is a minor detail as the driving was still fun enough. Overall we had a really good time, but when compared with similar experiences, like go karting etc, it just didn’t feel like it was run as an event, more just a space for the regulars to hang out and race their mates - we felt a bit like spare parts, rather than being fully involved in the experience. Small and easily resolved issues in an otherwise really fun way to spend a Friday evening. Really hope these details are improved upon as we weren’t the only ones who felt a bit confused by the lack of information given and frustration that resulted in.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Rebecca R
    1 contribution
    I drive 3 hours just to go here for 2!
    I love it here sooo much! I live in Manchester and passionate about racing and I came across Simoly Race and drove to have a go on a proper sim. When I arrived I was greeted by the GM Grant who was amazing! Grant was so helpful, patient, knowledgeable and also a motorsport enthusiast which was not only great for me to talk to but obviously the exact type of person who should be running the show here. I paid for an hour but ended up paying for another because I didn’t want to leave! The equipment is so high tech, in perfect condition, the range of cars and tracks they offer is endless and it’s actually cheaper than most other Sim Places near to me. Despite living in Manchester after I visited once and because of all of the above I was desperate to go back. If it wasn’t for moving to another country, I’d probably have bankrupted myself driving to and from Simply Race to see Grant and to spend a couple hours on the Sim. Go, you’ll love it!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Richard S
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Simply racing lots of fun.
    This was a lot of fun. Grant, the member of staff on duty was very helpful. We had a talk through the controls etc. we booked one hour but did it in 20 minute sessions which was helpful. This was the first time either of us had tried simply racing. Worth a go I would say.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Rob C
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom18 contributions
    Simplyrace - Fantastic
    Visited Simplyrace as two on a Thursday evening. Had an absolutely fantastic time and would recommend the experience to anybody. Great setup and made for a great evening. Also particular thanks and credit to Annabelle who was knowledgable, helpful, and undoubtedly added to making the experience as enjoyable as it was.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Arrowmaker15
    Derby, United Kingdom79 contributions
    Very classy SIM racing establishment
    I’m not sure I can write a high enough recommendation for Simply Race in Milton Keynes. The customer service was second to none, the representative (whom I omitted to get his name) was first class, dealing with a large group at the same time as families and single drivers coming in, delivering race briefings before everyone starts, getting participants to select cars and tracks to experience and keep the non drivers happy and fuelled with drink and food (at their cost!) The set up is fantastic, each pod is self contained and the planning allowed for all parties to compete in close proximity to their friends, the systems didn’t glitch, worked well with returning customers who had a higher level of competence and also those who were freshers on their first go. The software was amazing with very accurate tracks and car performance. If your close and ignore the unassuming entrance, have a love of motor racing (and you can race pretty much anything - Clios, BTCC, F2, F3, F1 and I’m sure many more) get yourself booked in you will love it PS: I don’t work for them ;)
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
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Arrowmaker15
Derby, UK79 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
I’m not sure I can write a high enough recommendation for Simply Race in Milton Keynes.

The customer service was second to none, the representative (whom I omitted to get his name) was first class, dealing with a large group at the same time as families and single drivers coming in, delivering race briefings before everyone starts, getting participants to select cars and tracks to experience and keep the non drivers happy and fuelled with drink and food (at their cost!)

The set up is fantastic, each pod is self contained and the planning allowed for all parties to compete in close proximity to their friends, the systems didn’t glitch, worked well with returning customers who had a higher level of competence and also those who were freshers on their first go. The software was amazing with very accurate tracks and car performance.

If your close and ignore the unassuming entrance, have a love of motor racing (and you can race pretty much anything - Clios, BTCC, F2, F3, F1 and I’m sure many more) get yourself booked in you will love it

PS: I don’t work for them ;)
Written 19 November 2023
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Max C
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
I don’t usually write reviews but the experience was really good and I wish I could remember the members of staffs name that served us Saturday evening but he was wonderful !! He made us feel super comfortable and gave fantastic customer service, the experience it’s self is very fun I’m by no means an expert but was able to get the hang of it reasonably easy, and was checked on serval times by the same member of staff to see how we was getting on. Will 10000% recommend it’s great fun. And they have new regulars in us
Written 15 October 2023
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Rob C
Milton Keynes, UK18 contributions
Aug 2023
Visited Simplyrace as two on a Thursday evening. Had an absolutely fantastic time and would recommend the experience to anybody. Great setup and made for a great evening. Also particular thanks and credit to Annabelle who was knowledgable, helpful, and undoubtedly added to making the experience as enjoyable as it was.
Written 11 August 2023
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Richard S
Milton Keynes, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This was a lot of fun. Grant, the member of staff on duty was very helpful.
We had a talk through the controls etc. we booked one hour but did it in 20 minute sessions which was helpful. This was the first time either of us had tried simply racing. Worth a go I would say.
Written 8 August 2023
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Alex JP
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Aug 2023 • Couples
Great experience. Went for our anniversary and had so much fun. We will definitely be returning.
Staff were super friendly and helpful. Can’t recommend enough if you’re interested in motorsports and want an affordable experience.
Written 7 August 2023
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Donna T
5 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Having never done this before it was so good to be made to feel at ease & very welcome when we arrived. Grant explained all the controls & helped us choose suitable tracks & cars so that we would enjoy our driving. Having never done this before we were unsure of what package to choose but we were able to just see how we got on & do more races as we wanted, there was no hard sell or pressure He was really encouraging & helpful while we were on the track if we were having problems he came straight over and sorted us out in a kind & patient manner. The driving experience was really realistic & actually quite full on surprisingly.
We had a great time.
Written 31 May 2023
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Thank you Donna for the great review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the venue. Regards Mike
Written 3 August 2023
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Canny
2 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Hosted a Junior party for six teenage boys at Simply Race. The instructor told them all clearly how to use the system and get the best from their racing time. They selected a great car and track and had fun racing eachother and chatting through the group comms system.
Would highly recommend the experience for teenagers who love gaming and cars!
Written 31 May 2023
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Hi Canny1976, We appreciate the 5* review and hope to see you back again soon. Mike
Written 3 August 2023
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George A
2 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Excellent experience, immersion was seriously impressive. Really felt connected to the simulator and time flew by. Would highly recommend!
Written 30 May 2023
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Hi Georgea, Thank you so much for reviewing our business and we pride ourselves on providing a great experience. Thank you again.
Written 3 August 2023
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Louisa H
2 contributions
May 2023
Pre-teens birthday party. A fantastic experience, kids loved it and host was excellent at dealing with different children's personalities and preferences. Adults loved it too. We hope to be back again soon! Thank you!
Written 11 May 2023
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Megan H
2 contributions
Apr 2023
I've been here several times and have enjoyed it every time. I tell everyone about it as it's a different activity to do.
You do not have to be into motorsports to do this and the help from Grant is amazing! Going through information as many times as we needed and his knowledge and passion for his job is incredible! Very approachable about discussing the best tracks/ways to do things for my disability.
Always met with a smile and highly recommended!
Written 16 April 2023
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Simply Race is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
  • Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 - 23:00