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“Well worth a visit: it's great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Race Centre

The Race Centre
Ranked #6 of 8 Fun & Games in Eastleigh
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We began our journey over 10 years ago as the first race car simulation venue in the UK and have since gone to become the first chain of simulation venues with our sister venue in Halifax. Each of our ten race pod simulators has it's own 2.8m HD screen, allowing each driver to become completely immersed in the experience whilst racing around world famous circuits. The Race Centre provides an amazing modern alternative to karting making it ideal for Corporate Events, Stag Parties, Kids Parties, Private Groups and Birthdays, as well as for individual racing practice.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit: it's great fun!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I had the 'pleasure' of taking three 16 year old's along - to use up an Amazon-Local voucher - and was pleasantly surprised! The set-up is slick, the staff knowledgeable and accommodating, and the event itself is cracking fun! You sit in a car's cockpit, with pedals, steering wheel and snug racing-seat, and then, well... you just go for it: the racing is frenetic, the feel of the cars is good, and the competition that it engenders is first-rate (all made better by the engine sounds - of your own, and your competitor's - cars). You even get a slick timing system, with voice prompts, and a print-out at the end to show how you did. I loved it, and - perhaps more importantly - so did the usually grumpy-and-disappointed teenagers; we're all itching to get back for another go, and I'll do my utmost, at that time, to get them to move up from an automatic gearbox to the manual (via flappy-paddles), as that's one of my excuses for not beating them all! If you get the chance, if you like speed - in a safe environment - and if you want to do something that teeny bit different to the norm, I'd recommend that you give this a go.

Visited July 2014
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