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Karting at Haynes is Open

South West Karting has now reopened, with an all new look- ‘Karting at Haynes’.

During the pandemic we have spent time rejuvenating the track layout, and improving our facilities. We have an all new start finish gantry, with the famous 5 red lights of Formula 1. We have installed new digital flag safety lighting, and a pit wall to keep the spectators at the heart of the action. Our new, larger customer area allows for social distancing, and increases our group capacity.

The track layout has changed, and now features more braking zones, overtaking spots, and re-geared karts accelerate much faster on our new, technical layout. And although lap times the same as the previous layout, we will be refreshing the lap times, and look forward to the lap records being set.

Haynes have been busy during the shutdown too, with a newly built 20,000 square foot ‘display apron’ adjacent to the track, which is available to hire, along with a new 500 space car park, which is the new home to the famous ‘Breakfast Clubs’.

We have also rebranded both the track and the karts to ‘Kart at Haynes’, to bring us in line with the museum. As we transition from South West Karting to the new branding, we will be releasing a new website, and updating our social media too.

We look forward to seeing you on the track, call or email today to book in.


I have a gift voucher that expires between 23/3/2020 and 16/05/2021, what can I do?
– All gift vouchers due to expire between these dates are being automatically extended until 31/03/2022.

Can I make a booking?
– Yes, we are fully open and back to racing. Call us on 01963 400591 or email to check availability and make a booking.

Can we Arrive and Drive when you re-open?
– At the present time we would ask everyone to pre-book your session, to aid in adhering to the government guidelines regarding coronavirus.


Please take a look at our promo video which includes our Haynes track and our old indoor circuit in Cheddar (no longer open)! Watch in HD!


Karting At Haynes is Somerset’s Number One Outdoor Karting experience. With our choice of karts, we’ve got something for everyone.

Our Outdoor race track is located next to the newly redeveloped and iconic, Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford near Yeovil.

The track boasts challenging technical layout, with plenty of braking zones and overtaking opportunities. Utilising top-class Karts overseen by our technical wizards, you’ll be able to race against friends, colleagues and family, reaching speeds of up to 40mph in a safe and friendly environment.

Our track boasts a real ‘F1 feel’, with track lighting, digital flag systems, and even a pit wall to keep spectators at the heart of the action.

Come and experience an epic grand prix with a competitive edge, or simply a few 10 minute sessions. Whether you’re a beginner learning lines or a pro up against the Tag Heuer timing system, our highly experienced team will assist you to become quicker, safer and have the ultimate thrills.

  • We booked to go here on a work event & I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. The staff are fun & professional & the track is fantastic – some great corners for competitive people! We did a Super Grand Prix & all agreed it worked brilliantly, none of us were left standing around for more than a couple of minutes & we were there for a good hour & a half. We are already looking at our next work karting event – thanks to all the team for making it a quality daySarah
  • Can’t wait for my third visit to the track tonight. Every time I go I think I’m gonna master it but it all proves a challenge to get round there! Great track and facility would recommend to anyone!!!Jake
  • Awesome, really cool place, my kids ( and me) loved it, great fun, great bunch of guys that work there, and really nice equipment and track. my fourth time and not my last!George

South-West Best Track

Discover the best Karting experience in South-West England! With our fast, technical track, you can be guaranteed a great time with us.

Top Karts

At SWK we have a range of petrol karts from 120cc to 270cc to suit ages 8 years and above, as well as our twin seater Karts for the younger children and disabled to enjoy passenger rides.

Trophies and medals

We offer a range of trophies for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as medals for cadets and kids parties. Check out our shop for additional info.

Professional Timing

Our track is fitted with a Tag Heuer Professional Timing System enabling you to check your lap times and compete with your opponents.

120 cc

Cadet Biz Kart

200 cc

Adult Biz Kart

270 cc

2 Seater Biz Kart

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