Region: South East Greater London

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Unit 1, Rippleside, London IG11 ORJ

Contact: 0207 100 4412



Capital Karts is home to the UK’s longest indoor karting track. The karts are top of the range and offer the most authentic racing experience to beginners and those who have already been karting. Many of our staff race in professional and semi- professional motorsport series so can provide hints and tips on how to improve and an insight into motorsport. Our venue is game changing and provides a fantastic experience to all abilities. 

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Our current customers come to us as we are the biggest and best. Our quality of track, karts and facilities is far superior to any other indoor track in the UK. The circuit has been designed to the size of an outdoor track but indoors so not weather dependent. Our circuit is larger than the pitch at Wembley.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Our experience is all about the karting, our staff will provide a full safety briefing which will include educational aspects  - with references to the design of the karts and why they are a stepping stone to motor racing especially Formula 1.

Furthermore the students will be provided with hints and tips to improve on their driving.

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What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

N/A  - although all pupils will receive a print out of their lap times.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

No restrictions – this is fine,

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We can send any prospect group our company risk assessment. In addition teachers can come down whenever they would like to be shown around the venue and conduct their own risk assessment.

What does it cost?

The cost is £30 for 2 x 20 minute sessions.

A supervising adult can go free per 10 pupils

Is specific clothing required?

Capital Karts provide helmets, gloves and a race suit, suitable footwear such as trainers is required.

Do you have first aid on site?

The majority of our staff are first aid trained and there is always at least 4 first aid trained staff on duty at the same time.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

The venue sells drinks and snacks and there is a 50 seat lounge where children can bring their own food.

Are there disabled facilities?

The venue isn’t suitable for disabled children.

What are your opening days and hours?

Every day 9am to 10pm, it is envisaged that any school visits will take place between 9am and 5pm mon to fri

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

In June this year a school sent 200 pupils over 5 days to us:

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Karting Motorsports Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Safety Awareness Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: ICT Leisure & Tourism PE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December