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Address: Unit 3 & 4 Grimsdyke Granaries | Blandford Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5RL, England
Phone Number: +44 1725 519010
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Wessex Raceway is a family run independent business which has been trading...

Wessex Raceway is a family run independent business which has been trading for 15 years. We are proud to offer a massive indoor karting track with top speeds of 50mph and are a leading member of the UK National Karting Association - the industry safety and standards body.

Virtual Warfare -our indoor combat games has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the Laser Combat industry for over 10 years. We offer a huge indoor complex that is just as exciting to 6 year olds as it is to the Armed Forces.

It is always our aim to please our customers and we hope this listing illustrates the efforts we go to in order to make this happen.

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Half term treat

What a treat... This is great fun and your little ones will love racing round the track. We rocked up on a Sunday morning and paid for a couple of sessions. There's a simple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat... This is great fun and your little ones will love racing round the track. We rocked up on a Sunday morning and paid for a couple of sessions. There's a simple queuing system and the kids are soon out on the track. All helmets and protective clothing included within the price. My only concern was there was... More 

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Benjamin D, General Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Thanks LGBfund for your review which I hope goes to show that we try to make everyone's time at Wessex Raceway fun. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great venue, well organised,good fun and pretty fast go carts. The whole day was brilliant fun but very tiring and can get very hot under those full face helmets. We were part of 35 racers and it was very intense and extremely competitive. You get print outs on your performances too. Great fun.

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Thank Russ939
mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Hi Russ939, Thanks for your review and I am glad to see that you not only survived the day but enjoyed yourself too. I always think the Saturday Open races work well for Stag events because they strike the right balance between all out racing and fun. Best regards Ben More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter (9) wanted to do something different for her party so we booked Virtual Warfare for a "Shoot em up party". It was very well organised, the setting was fantastic and all the children (and adults!) had a superb time. We also elected to have pizza there and they were very well cooked - not your standard microwaved pizza... More 

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give feedback and I am very glad that we gave the players something to rave about! Best regards and look forward to seeing you again The Virtual Warfare/Wessex Raceway Team. More 

Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Wessex raceway as part of my sons 14th birthday treat with two of his friends . I found all the staff to be excellent friendly and very helpful. A great experience was had by us all....

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear that you had such a good time and thanks for taking time to post a review of how we did! Hope to see you again in the near future, Ben More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My friends and I went up for a mate's stag do recently and had an absolutely terrific time at Wessex Raceway. We started our day by having a go at virtual warfare - an experience that allowed us to have a great time together in a really original way. Afterwards, we spent the remainder of our afternoon go-kart racing around... More 

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Ben, thanks for your review and glad that you enjoyed yourselves on what was a busy day for you I'm sure. If you do want to come back and see us again, we offer a range of private events that will allow you the space to enjoy things that little bit more. Thanks again, The Wessex Raceway team More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We really enjoyed our trip to Wessex Raceway, the staff were very friendly and really knew their stuff. We were there as a fairly large group on a stag do and had an endurance style race booked, in which our group split into smaller teams and competed against each other in an hour long race. Although many of us had... More 

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Fantastic stuff. We are always glad to hear things went as they should do and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

To find the huge hanger is a relief when you have started to disbelieve your SatNav directions. On arrival their is a filmed Safety lecture and then a huge selection of safety wear to cater for very large parties. Some 30 or so Go Karts await you within. The whole experience is well practiced and smoothly run with prison tied... More 

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and here's hoping that we are going to see you again in the near future. More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Came down with a bunch of work mates. £32 for half an hour is not too shabby. The karts were all in good condition, no unfair advantages because of a dodgey wheel etc. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the track (i listened to their tips and nailed the fastest lap of our group). Great afternoon out. We... More 

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Fantastic stuff Dave, glad we entertained you and look forward to doing so again! Best regards Ben More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Initially they failed to reply to my email. I then called and made a provisional booking agreeing to collect final numbers and deposits for a stag do. Upon calling them back (the following working day as we agreed) they had given our booking away. Beware - if booking events their policy is to only to hold/ book events when giving... More 

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mrmalaya, General Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

We are a small family business that has been operational for over 12 years. We have a very experienced booking team who all know how we operate and manage everyone's bookings accordingly. Indeed, I was one of 3 people who dealt with this enquiry and spoke to you at length over the phone as well as two emails. As I... More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I hadn't been for a long time, about 10 years, but returned for my 40th in December 2014 - 10 blokes, engines, adrenaline and competition! Then took my son for his birthday in April 2015 on a cadet training day, big sis also joined in but didn't like it so they let me use up her time on the track... More 

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mrmalaya, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this review

Hi Jon, Thanks for your great review and I am very glad to see that we tempted you back! Look forward to seeing you and your family again in the not too distant future. Best wishes for 2016 Benjamin Dryer Wessex Raceway Ltd More 

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