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At South West Karting, we welcome Children from as young as 7 years old to have the chance of racing around our track in our 120cc Biz Cadet Karts.

Whether your child just wants to try out Karting for the first time, or keep practicing to work their way towards being the next F1 star, we have the facilities here to help.

For parents peace of mind, every child that is new to us here, will always go onto track initially at a restricted speed, until we are confident they are able to safely control their Kart.

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At our Indoor track, we run a Cadet Licence Scheme, which helps the young children through learning how to drive the Karts, how to take the correct Racing Lines around our track and a few basic technical know-hows about the Karts. We run this alongside our usual Karting Sessions, so there is no extra cost involved.

Once the Cadet Licence has been obtained (usually after 4-10 Karting Sessions) it enables the Cadet to drive the Karts at the unrestricted speed and to enter our regular Cadet Race events held at the track.


We also run a Cadet Club for the 7-12 year olds, which, once they have successfully obtained their licence, can be joined for a £40 annual fee. This then offers the following features:


  • 20% discount on Arrive & Drive Sessions (Monday to Friday)
  • £5 off the usual Cadet Grand Prix price
  • FREE 10 minute A&D session on your Birthday

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Every Tuesday from 4 – 8pm at our indoor track, we have this time allocated specifically for our Cadets. Special pricing applies for the Cadets at just £20, they then get 30 minutes worth of Karting (usually £30). This is run in 10 minute sessions, giving everyone a chance to rest in-between and check out their lap times.

No adults are allowed on track at this time, unless any of the parents want to be on track with their children. No pre-booking is required on Cadet Night, we just run on an Arrive & Drive basis.


On the last Tuesday of every month, for our licenced Cadets, we hold an open Grand Prix. Just £30 to enter and follows the same structure as our Adult Grand Prix races:

  • 6 lap practice
  • 5 heats of 4 laps
  • Quarter final of 5 laps
  • Semi Final for Top 10 Cadets of 6 laps
  • Final for Top 5 Cadets of 8 laps

At the end, there is a presentation with the Finalists, and the top 3 are presented with 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies and also a £30, £20 and £10 voucher respectively.
There are only ever 5 drivers in each race and always offers fast and close racing!
We occasionally run different Cadet events, including SuperSprints. In 2017 we will be Introducing our first Cadet Endurance Race, watch this space!


If you have a child that is under 7 years, and falls under the Height Restriction of 1.2m, don’t forget that we have a Twin Seater Kart allowing us to take smaller children out for laps of the track as a passenger, to give them a taste of the action.

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