Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent ME5 9QG
Track length: 1000m | Opening times: 09:00 - 22:00hrs
In the North Kent downs, surrounded by picturesque woodland, lies the beating heart of British karting and following the recent redevelopment by the late John Surtees CBE, it is one of the most stunning motorsport locations in the United Kingdom. Buckmore Park has been making pulses race for over fifty years.
Since its launch in 1963 it has become the breeding ground for many young drivers eager to cut their teeth before moving on to different types of motorsport. This includes the 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button and Triple F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
But aside from being a fantastic race circuit Buckmore has something to offer everyone; no experience necessary. Whether it’s for that first taste of motorsport or just another box checked on the bucket list, thousands of adults and children flood to the circuit each year to experience the twists, turns and adrenaline rush of driving on hallowed tarmac.
Buckmore offers karting for ages 4 years and above with seven different fleets of karts to suit different age groups. There are full conference facilities and on-site catering available. The circuit itself is located less than 45 minutes from central London; making this the ideal venue to play host to a fantastic corporate or team building day.
Buckmore Park is right alongside the M2 at Junction 3 or just north of Junction 6 on the M20 along the A229
View and book activities at this track:
Hire kart practice (30 min)
An adult-only 30-minute open (non-exclusive) practice session driving single-engine go-Karts
Minimum age: 16 | Price: £50.00 (pp)
An ideal event for larger groups: practice, three qualifying heats and a grand final
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 31 people | Price: £88.00 (pp)
30 Solo Endurance
An adult-only exclusive event: 5-minutes qualifying to determine your grid position then a non-stop 30-minute race.
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £92.00 (pp)
An ideal event for small groups of 17 - 30 drivers. Practice, three qualifying heats and a grand final on the National circuit
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 17 people | Price: £92.00 (pp)
An ideal event for small groups of 12 - 16 drivers. Practice, three qualifying heats and a grand final on the International circuit
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £97.00 (pp)
45 Solo Endurance
An adult-only event: 10-minutes qualifying to determine your grid position then a non-stop 45-minute race.
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £109.00 (pp)
60 Solo Endurance
An adult-only event: 10-minutes qualifying to determine your grid position then a non-stop 60-minute race.
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £153.00 (pp)
Exclusive Junior Party, 4-7 yrs
Exclusive kids party package for 8 drivers on the Mini GP circuit driving 6mph electric karts. Each group is split into two with all drivers receiving 15-minutes of karting
Minimum age: 4 | 8 people required | Price: £203.00 (group)
Exclusive Endurance (3-hour)
An exclusive team endurance event. Qualifying to determine your grid position then a non-stop 90-minute relay event for teams of 4 drivers sharing a kart.
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 teams | Price: £356.00 (team 2-4)
Exclusive Junior Party, 8-11 yrs
Exclusive kids party package for 10 drivers on the Club Circuit using 20mph petrol karts Each driver will receive 30-minutes driving time.
Minimum age: 8 | 10 people required | Price: £398.00 (group)
Exclusive Junior Party, 12-15 yrs
Exclusive kids party package for 6 drivers on the National circuit driving junior petrol karts. Each driver will receive 30-minutes of driving time.
Minimum age: 12 | 10 people required | Price: £398.00 (group)
Corporate Events, Conference Entertainment, Team Building
A huge range of events and activities are available at this venue for corporate groups of any size. Laser tag, quad biking and power turn karts can be included in a go karting package, and full use of the modern conference and catering facilities can be provided for parties and events.
Minimum age: 17 | Between 10 and 30 people | Price: £POA
Stag Party Packages
A range of go karting event options are available at this venue and extras, such as catering, can be included to make his last day of freedom a truly memorable experience.
Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 10 people | Price: £POA
Full track details:
There is an outdoor track, which is floodlit.
The site is well signposted from the nearest road.
Make of karts currently used: Sodi RT8
Maximum number of karts allowed on circuit: 35
Kart engine types available: single engine
Karts are: petrol powered
Minimum number of karts required for an event: 12
Make of computer timing system: Alpha
Juniors / family information
Minimum driver age: 16 yrs
Minimum driver height: 127cm
These do have roll cages and/or safety belts.
There is a separate cadet/junior circuit.
The venue runs specific junior birthday packages.
There are twin-seater karts for demo rides.
The venue has an up-to-date Risk Assessment.
Food, Drink, Facilities
The venue provides cooked meals and has a bar and vending machines.
There are conference facilities for 100+.
Projector screens and other AV equipment can be provided.
There are separate male and female changing rooms on site.
There are showers on site.
They run tuition or training sessions.
There is a kart/spares shop on site.
Minimotos (mini-motorbikes) are NOT allowed on the circuit.
ARKS tests are provided.
We reserve the right to vary any price at any time to take account of
a. Any alterations in the specifications upon which the reservation is based;
b. Any variation in the original reservation made at our request;
c. Any extra cost borne by us as a result of any government legislation or EU regulation.