West Coast Karting for Kids

Where is it? : Solway Trading Estate,  Maryport, CA15 8NF.  Telephone : 01900 816472


We like it because :  Noise, engine smells, speed, fun, indoor track so you can do it when it’s raining, even complete beginners can have a go.




What’s it all about? : Two indoor tracks in the same building, 300m and 520m,  and differently powered Karts.  The younger kids’ Karts are scaled down so safe enough for 8 year olds.  We are 3 brothers from Cockermouth age 8, 16 and 17 years old so we went on the 2 different tracks and all of us thought it was brilliant.  The 25 minutes you get are enough – it’s quite tiring.  Food available there is pizza or snacks from a vending machine.


Also look out for : Maryport is easy to get to – about 30 minutes drive from Keswick –  and it has a really special little harbour with trawlers and a shop that sells the fish off the boats right on the quay.  The Maryport Aquarium on the quay is really good for such a small town.


How old do I have to be? : You can do this if you are 8 or older.


How much is it? : £15 for 8 to 15 year olds on the 300m track. Adult prices on more powerful machines on the larger track range from £20 to £65  You pay more for the more powerful Karts for grown ups but the Karts we used were quite fast enough for all of us.


Website : West Coast Karting