Want to give your trip to the Welsh mountains an additional thrill? Take your family on a fun day out? Organise an unforgettable birthday or stag/hen party? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you should perhaps consider rally karting. It’s fun, exciting and different from the usual mountain activities. But don’t worry, you will be racing on an off-road karting track and prior the race be taught everything you need to know about rally karting to enjoy the ride and stay safe at the same time.
Useful Information About Rally Karting
Safety equipment. All the necessary safety equipment including a crash helmet and race suit typically come with the kart. As mentioned earlier, you will also be fully trained by a licensed instructor who won’t let you on the race track until being certain that you are ready. In short, everything is taken care of. You just need show up.
Age limit. There are different kart sizes - for children up to 6 years of age, for youngsters aged 7 to 10, kids from 10 to 15 years of age and all aged 16 or more. However, some rally karting centres don’t have karts of all sizes, so be sure to check in advance. Also, kids who are younger than 16 usually aren’t permitted on the track without a parent or guardian signing all the papers for them. For safety reasons, only same age groups are allowed on the race track at the same time.
Reservations. You normally don’t need to book in advance but it is a good idea to check availability, especially if the race track is not particularly near. Reservations are highly recommended if you’re planning a stag/hen or birthday party. You may be able to book the track all for yourself and your guests, while many circuits will also be happy to help you make the event even more exciting by arranging trophies, a BBQ, drinks, etc.
Race track conditions. While rally karting often involves racing on muddy tracks, some tracks aren’t open when wet. You are therefore recommended to make sure that the track is open before departing.
Popular Rally Karting Centres in Wales
Some of the most popular rally karting centres in Wales include:
- Mid Wales Off Road Karting, Llwydcoed Mill in Newtown
- Mountain Mayhem, Tybubach Farm in Craswall
- Adventure Mountain in Llangwm