• Kids Karting Club
    Join the Knockhill Kids Karting Club annually for just £40
    Featuring regular karting sessions, league tables and exclusive member benefits

Kids Karting Club

Knockhill Kids Karting Club provides kids between 8-15yrs the opportunity to go Karting on a regular basis. Learn and compete with friends, gain Karting experience, and get lots of special karting offers and discounts.

Many Formula 1 Champions started their racing careers in local Karting Championships, and who knows, perhaps one of our members is a future winner in the making too! Becoming a member of the Karting Club and attending the monthly sessions will help our young drivers to improve their karting techniques and lap times. All under the close guidance of expert karting professionals, we use the latest up to date timing equipment and the printed lap times they take home each time is a great way to track improvement.

Members meet at a Karting Club Session at least once per month on a weekend day. Plus, bonus dates and fun competitions in the school holidays. We operate sessions for Cadets [8-11yrs] and Pro Karts [12-15yrs]. January, February, March, November & December meetings are fun practice sessions with the aim to learn, build confidence and improve karting techniques. Then, from April through to October our members can gain championship points, based on their results. We have an Annual Championship winner for each category!

Kids from 8-11yrs and over 4'2" (127cm) will be in charge of our nifty ‘LR5’ Sodi Little Racer Karts, these are capable of speeds up to 25mph. Older kids aged 12-15yrs and over 5'2" (157cm) will be driving an LPG powered GT5 Pro Kart with a top speed of 50mph. Our Karts are some of the latest quality models with excellent safety features for your peace of mind.

Membership is £40 annually and includes the following benefits

  • Membership runs from January to December
  • Monthly Kids Karting Club Sessions – including practice sessions and a members league with points towards a club trophy. Each session costs just £16
  • 12 Half Price karting sessions out with the club dates are available for club members. These may be booked once per month for the duration of the membership.
  • Members enjoy FREE entry to all Scottish Motor Racing or Knockhill Bike Racing events when accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • 10% discount is available on ALL driving experience gift vouchers including TEEN DRIVE!
  • Organiser goes free on all Group Karting Events organised by a members family with a minimum of 10 people

Monthly Kids Club Sessions

From April to October our members will gain points based on their finishing positions. The top six results are recorded and go towards the Annual Championship to decide our 2022 Cadet and Pro Kart Winners. Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov & Dec are run as practice sessions to gain valuable track experience, build confidence, and improve your karting technique. Please call to secure your place on each of the Monthly Club Members Event. Each session is offered at the members rate of £16pp and must be booked and paid for in advance.

Newcomers & Novice Coaching Sessions

If you are new to the membership or would like some help and advice on the best way to gain faster lap times, then these coaching sessions are for you! Format Introduction and track talk 15mins track walk with tips and expert advice 20mins karting session on track Debrief and farewell Cadets and Pro Kart sessions – Member Price £25 per driver

Summer 2023 Grand Prix Race Events

*Dates Coming Soon* Join us in the summer holidays for a members only Grand Prix Race Event. Members Grand Prix - Practice Session, 3 Heats, Semi Final and Grand Final. There will be prizes and trophies to race for at this fun, members only event. Limited places on each date, please call to book, more dates may be added subject to demand. – Member Price £29 per driver

2023 Kids Karting Club Dates

January Saturday
From 10am Monthly Club Practice Session Pro & Cadets
February Sunday
From 10am Monthly Club Practice Session Pro & Cadets
March Sunday
From 10am Monthly Club Practice Session Pro & Cadets
AprilTuesday 4th3pm-4pmNewcomers & Novice Coaching Cadets
AprilTuesday 4th4pm-5pmNewcomers & Novice Coaching Pro Karts
AprilTuesday 11th2.30pm-3.30pmNewcomers & Novice Coaching Cadets
AprilTuesday 11th3.30pm-4.30pmNewcomers & Novice Coaching Pro Karts
AprilSunday 30thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
MaySunday 28thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
JuneSaturday 24thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
JulySunday 30thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
AugustSaturday 19thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
SeptemberSaturday 30thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
OctoberSunday 29thFrom 10amClub Event Championship Points Cadets & Pro Karts
November & December 2023 dates coming soon

Pre-booking into each session is required, please call to confirm a time, and book your place.

01383 723337 – Open 7 days

Q. How old do need to be?

A. 8 – 15 years old.

Q. I have no karting experience, can I join the club?

A. Yes, a full introduction and safety briefing will be given and the aim of the club is to gain experience!

Q. How do I join the club?

A. You can join at Knockhill or purchase your membership online or over the phone.

Q. What Karts would I go in?

A. Our LR5 Cadet Karts are suitable for ages 8+ with a minimum height of 4’2” (127cm). Our GT5 Pro Karts are suitable for ages 12+ with a minimum height of 5’2” (157cm)

Q. Does it all run all year?

A. Yes! Your membership is valid for 12 months from January to December. The season runs from April-September with awards in October. In the months of October – March we hold practise sessions to gain vital experience and knowledge.

Q. Do I need to pre book?

A. Yes, you need to book into each club session every time. We do not automatically get book you into each session.

Q. How do I book?

A. You can call us on 01383 723337. Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Q. Can I add other people to my booking?

A. Yes! As long as they are current club members

Q. How much notice do I have to give if I need to cancel my karting event or move the date?

A. Your booking is non-refundable and you will forfeit this should you choose not to continue with your booking. We are happy to change your booking to an alternative club date date without penalty provided you can give us 14 days' notice.

Q. Is the Track exclusive to my booking?

A. The booking is exclusive to Karting Club Members

Q. Will I receive confirmation of my karting booking?

A. Yes. Once your booking has been secured we will send you an email confirmation containing details of your event.

Q. What if the weather is bad?

A. We are an outdoor venue and are very experienced and set up to run in wet weather. We provide all drivers with full waterproof suits offering extra protection from the rain. If the weather becomes extreme and affects the safety of your event we may have to postpone and reschedule your event. We always attempt to contact you at the earliest opportunity and rebook for another date suitable for you.

Q. Will I be entitled to a refund if my kart event is cancelled due to the weather?

A. No. An alternative Club Date will be allocated, this may not be within the same month.

Q. What happens if I pick the wrong event or wish to change the event once booked?

A. Please Call us.

Q. Can family/friends come along to spectate?

A. Yes, the more the merrier. There is indoor and outdoor viewing area. We also have a children’s play park beside the kart centre. Please check with us for opening hours. Unfortunately Dogs are not allowed at the circuit due to motorsport regulations.

Q. How early should I arrive at Knockhill Karting Centre?

A. You must arrive at least 20 mins before your booked time to allow for safety briefing and to get suited up so you are ready to start for your booked time. Late arrival may result in a loss of tracktime.

Q. Is there an age/height restriction?

A. Our LR5 Cadet Karts are suitable for ages 8+ with a minimum height of 4'2" (127cm). Our GT5 Pro Karts are suitable for ages 12+ with a minimum height of 5'2" (157cm)

Q. Is there a weight restriction?

A. We work with an advised maximum weight of approximately 18 stone for Karting activities

Q. What sort of clothes/footwear is best?

A. Please dress for comfort and the outdoors. Flat shoes are required for Karting, high heels, sandals, platform shoes and work boots are not permitted. Drivers may be refused if appropriate footwear is not worn and unfortunately no refund will be given. We will provide you with full race suits, helmets, gloves and neck braces as standard. Waterproof outer suits will be provided in wet weather.

Q. Need More Help?

A. Please call us on 01383 723337 and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Our sales and booking team are available 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm