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Lakeside Karting

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Address: Arterial Road | Lakeside, West Thurrock, Grays Thurrock RM19 1EA, England
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+44 1708 863070
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Description:

900 metres long... ten challenging corners... three full blast straights......

900 metres long... ten challenging corners... three full blast straights... two daunting hairpins... it all adds up to one of the fastest, most demanding kart circuits in the country. In a twin-engined Prokart, you'll be sitting an inch off the ground and hitting speeds of 60-70mph - definitely one of the most sensational experiences on four wheels

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First time karting

I hadn't been before and found a groupon deal so thought I would give it a go ... It was so much fun and very competitive. My only negative was they left the booster seats in mine... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
stephaniey0ung
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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essex,
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went the for my boys 5th birthday They loved every minute off it Free bouncy castle included 15 kids in attendance they done 3 heats of 5 kids at about 10-15 mins each time and they get 2 goes. Staff very friendly and good with the kids. One only bad bit was they supply free water in the cabin. The... More 

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Thank peter36
Steve W, Operations Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to review your party - I know the guys will be pleased to hear that the kids all loved it. I have spoken to the guys about the water vessel and while they assured me it was clean (just a bit old!) it has now been replaced with a new model. Thanks for... More 

Hockley
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The karts are good. The track is good. However, and it's a BIG however... My son came with me to a session of go-karting at the track. He was a bit silly and was told off by the marshalls - which I agreed with. Nothing else was said and no communication was received from the company either at the track... More 

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Thank Adrian E
Steve W, Operations Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Adrian Many thanks for taking the the time to review your experience - we appreciate all feedback, good and bad. Firstly, it's great to hear that you found the karts and track to be good - we work extremely hard in keeping these in top condition. Unfortunately, I can't comment on the incident with your son, as I wasn't... More 

Witham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

13 people from work went down to Lakeside (pre booked) and found the staff, facilities, karts and track to be really first class. Everyone had a great time, all of us had been karting but mainly indoor, this is much faster and better. Well worth going, it is great value and every one loved it! Thanks Lakeside Karting

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Thank ICEX2014
Steve W, Ops Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi ICEX2014, Many thanks for the review of your event. Really good to hear that it went successfully and was enjoyed by all - I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our party host. We hope to see you guys again soon! Many thanks Steve Steve Wagstaff Operations Director LetsGoActive Group More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Found a groupon deal & new my gf 10yr old son lewis would love to have a go, We arrived there & the look on his face said it all, the staff were friendly & helpful from the time we got there till we left, there safety is 2nd none & at the briefing its drummed in to you that... More 

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Thank jayc06
Steve W, Operations Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Jay Thank you for taking the time out to review your time with us - positive feedback is always great to pass on to the guys. I was really pleased to hear that Lewis enjoyed himself so much. We hope to see you guys again soon! Steve Steve Wagstaff Operations Director LetsGoActive Group More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I'm a teacher at a suffolk school. We recently took 48 boys karting. When we arrived we were told that they had been broken into the night before and that forensics were still on sight. This didn't stop them putting on a great day of karting. Very professional and as safe as any activity like this could be. The boys... More 

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Thank tom_perigrino
Steve W, Operations Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Tom Many thanks for the review. As I'm sure you're aware, it was a difficult time for us right then, but running sessions for happy customers spurred us on. I'll pass on your praise to the guys on circuit and hope to see you again next year. Cheers Steve Steve Wagstaff Operations Director LetsGoActive Group More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were bought £60 gift vouchers as a wedding present, they are only sold in multiples of £20, and although our karting session only cost £50 we could not use the remaining £10 voucher as payment for the insurance! So they kept the £10 voucher and we had to pay another £6!!! It seems like they just want every opportunity... More 

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Thank Amanda W
Waterhouse82, Manager at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi apottle, Thank you for your feedback. As a company, we thrive on the feedback of our customers to ensure the best possible experience. We have multiple denominations of voucher, which include £20, £50 and £100. This ensures that the correct value can be purchased for one of our karting experiences. The £10 over-payment will be held on your account... More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been before and found a groupon deal so thought I would give it a go ... It was so much fun and very competitive. My only negative was they left the booster seats in mine and my husbands seats and we only discovered when we finished why we was so uncomfortable ... Also I started slightly later than... More 

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Thank stephaniey0ung
Steve W, Operations Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, Many thanks for taking the time to review your time with us review. It's great to hear that you found it fun and would do it again. Apologies that the booster seats were left in - I've spoken to the circuit guys and asked them to make sure that all drivers are checked. However, it's worth mentioning that... More 

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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I recently attended a kids party with my 6 year old.. all the children had great fun and the party host was very good with the children.. great idea for a kids party.

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Thank Abi S
Steve W, Ops Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Abi, Really good to hear that your child enjoyed our party - I'll be sure too pass on your kind word to our party host. Many thanks Steve Steve Wagstaff Operations Director LetsGoActive Group More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Just tried karting at this place and the staff are very accomodating, everything is well explained for a novice like me. The track is awesome!We really enjoyed the day!! Will do it again soon!

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Thank Cathe08
Steve W, Ops Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Cathe08, Many thanks for the review. It's so good to hear that you had a great experience with us and thought the track was "awesome!". We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Cheers Steve Steve Wagstaff Operations Director LetsGoActive Group More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome track, Wednesday offers pretty good too, tracks quite a fast track and the staff are quiet helpful Karts we drove were twin engine so the were quick n tail happy which made it a lot of fun especially when the track was slight wet

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Thank Gurpal S
Steve W, Operations Director at Lakeside Karting, responded to this review

Hi Gurpal, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience. It's really good to hear that you found it fun and enjoyed our twin engine karts. It's also great to hear you enjoyed them with a damp track - it certainly separates the men from the boys! We look forward to seeing you again soon.... More 

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