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Buckmore Park

Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent ME5 9QG

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Track length: 1000m | Opening times: 09:00 - 22:00hrs

outdoor track
racewear provided
lockers available
male & female changing
washroom facilities
vending machines / snacks
cooked meals available
licensed bar
conference / corporate facilities
single engine karts

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

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: £51.00 (pp)


20-minute Grand Prix

An adult-only exclusive event: 5-minutes qualifying to determine your grid position then a non-stop 20-minute race.

Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £61.00 (pp)


45-minute Grand Prix

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: £102.00 (pp)



An ideal event for larger groups: practice, three qualifying heats and a grand final

Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 20 people | Price: £110.00 (pp)


60-minute Grand Prix

An adult-only event: 10-minutes qualifying to determine your grid position then a non-stop 60-minute race.

Minimum age: 16 | Price: £130.00 (pp)


Exclusive Junior Party, 8-11 yrs

Exclusive kids party package for up to 12 drivers on the National circuit driving junior petrol karts. Each driver will receive 30-minutes of driving time.

Minimum age: 8 | Between 10 and 12 people | Price: £POA


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


Exclusive Junior Party, 12-15 yrs

Exclusive kids party package for up to 18 drivers on the Club Circuit using 20mph petrol karts Each driver will receive 30-minutes driving time.

Minimum age: 12 | Between 10 and 18 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.

The karts

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

Competition facilities

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.

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Please note:
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.

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