Events & Prices

Our events are perfect for your corporate function, stag / hen weekend, birthday celebration or just a great day out with friends and family.

  • Arrive & Drive
  • Grand Prix
  • Snr Open Championship
  • Sprint
  • The Saturday Team Challenge
  • Twin Sweater
  • Enduro 60
  • Enduro 90
  • Enduro 120
  • Enduro 120
  • Cadet Karting Academy
  • Cadet Karting Championship
  • Junior Karting Academy
  • Junior Karting Championship

Matchams Karting

Bournemouth's Only Kart Circuit !

The Matchams 420 metre, outdoor karting circuit in Bournemouth is the ideal venue for:

  • Stag and Hen parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Functions
  • Open Events
  • Or just a great day out with friends

Race on our 200cc Biz karts round the twists and turns of the fantastic Matchams Karting Circuit, long straights, fast corners and tight hairpin bends, at Matchams Karting we have it all.

Nestling in the Hampshire woodland near Bournemouth, this superb Karting venue is located a short 15 minute drive from Bournemouth town centre on the Dorset and Hampshire border. From Kids parties to 200 + corporate groups, Matchams Karting is the place to race.


Matchams Karting - The Place to Race!

Circuit Guide

How to drive the circuit with lap record holder and ex Karting champion George Lovell.

Read my guide....

Take a Lap Onboard


Tuition

Driving Karts is fantastic fun. But being good at it and setting quick lap times takes time in the seat, and its not always easy to know where you are going wrong. One of Matchams Karting Ltd's company directors, George Lovell is an ex Karting & Formula Ford champion, a three time top 9 UK seeded driver narrowly missing the a national championship title in 1999. George also finished runner up in the British open championships in 1999 and 2000 and went on to win a formula ford winter championship in 2001.

You can now book one 2 one training sessions with George subject to availability.

Each training session will be tailored to your requirements.

One to one training is booked per hour of seat time. For 1 hour in the Kart allow 2 hours at the circuit.

one 2 one driver training = £125

First Time Karter

"I've never karted before, but everyone made me feel very at ease, considering I was nervous. I loved every second and i'll be back thankyou !"

Kids Karting

Fun Karts - Kids Karting & Parties

Ideal for the younger driver. 8 – adult. Book a party or just arrive and drive.

For the younger driver we have our Fun Kart Circuit. Race on a 100 metre purpose built fun kart circuit in 160cc formula k fun karts and reach speeds of up to 25mph!

Fun Kart Party – the ideal children’s birthday celebration

Upon booking any children’s party you will be sent a package, including Matchams Karting invitations for your guests.

The Kids party format includes 5 karts for 30 minutes track time. You may bring up to 10 children to the party and the track time will be divided among the group. The party is supervised by a trained marshal who will brief all the drivers before going onto the circuit and all karts are fitted with remote cut off’s for extra safety. At the end of the party the birthday child will be presented with a trophy to remember a fantastic time.

Party Price £130.00

NEW

Matchams Karting now offer food as an optional extra withour children’s party’s. Take advantage of sole use of our viewing room overlooking our main circuit. Decked with party decorations for the occasion and a hot menu comprising of Burgers/Cheese Burgers, Pizzas, Bacon Rolls all served with chips and a drink. All for just £6pp. Adults are welcome to dine as well.

Fun Kart minimum age is 8 years and minimum height is 1.3 metres tall. Fun Karts do take adult drivers so you can race your children in the party’s and arrive and drive format.

Fun Kart Arrive and Drive

The fun karts are open for arrive and drive in school holidays on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 4pm. The prices for arrive and drive is just £7 for a six minute session.

FUN KARTS NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! 10am - 4pm

To book your kids party call - 01425 480828 - 07851 730000

Cadet Karting Academy

The Matchams Karting Cadet academy is aimed at the novice driver aged between 7 & 12 years old.

Drivers will learn racing lines and driving techniques in a controlled environment under the supervision and instruction of some of the sports top kart racers who have almost two decades of karting experience.

What happens in the Cadet School?

Each Cadet School will start with an introduction and quick brief on the flag signals and circuit rules.

After the brief you will take part in the circuit talk with your instructor where racing lines and driving techniques will be discussed. This is usually followed by a briefing on the Kart itself and then the fun begins! It's off out onto the circuit for the 1st of your three 10 minute sessions. After each session your instructor will talk through your session with you on a one to one basis pointing out where you can improve your driving. Our 160cc Cadet Karts are fitted with transponders so we can give each driver a session performance print out. Your instructor will explain your printout to you and is often used to help improve your driving.

At the end of your final session an awards ceremony takes place with medals for all participants.

Cost – £45

Cadet School Takes Place on the Last Tuesday evening of each month @ 6.30pm and finished around 8.30pm.

What can I do after i have completed the cadet school?

OK. Once your instructor is happy you reached a decent level, you gain your Matchams Karting Cadet Licence. This may be after one school session, two or even three school sessions as every driver is different. This license entitles you to take part in open Arrive and Drive sessions where you can further hone your driving skills. Arrive and drive is available when ever the circuit is not being used for race events and also entitles you to be able to enter the Sunday cadet race events. Always call 01425 480828 - 07851 730000 to check the circuit availability.

Sunday Cadet Championship.

Once a month the Sunday morning cadet race will take place. Compete in a practice session, three heat races and semi final. If you race well you will make it through to the Grand Final. All drivers from the day will recieve race report sheets and medals and the podium finishers get trophies! Every round counts towards the championship although there is no obligation to compete in every round.

Minimum age is 7. Maximum age 12.

To book call 01425 480828 - 07851 730000

Cost - £45

Matchams Kart Club.

Once you are truly bitten by the Karting bug you can race your own kart in our Matchams Kart Club race meetings. There are 9 rounds throughout the course of the year. For more info talk to an instructor at the circuit or visit www.matchamskartclub.co.uk

Cadet Karting Championship

Our 9 round cadet championship will start on the 30th March 2014. The series is only open to Matchams Karting License holders. You can obtain your license through our Monthly race Schools.

At each round drivers will take part in a practice session and three qualifying heat races. Starting each heat from a different grid position to include one at the front, one in the middle and one at the back.

From the finishing positions in the heat races drivers will line up in their final. The a final will be for the top points scores followed by the B final and C final.

Points from finishing positions in the finals will be carried forward to the championship. The highest points scorer at the end of the 5 round series will become the Champion earning a fantastic Trophy that will be presented at our end of season awards evening.

2014 Season Dates

  • 30th March
  • 27th April
  • 25th May
  • 22nd June
  • 20th July
  • 17th August
  • 14th September
  • 12th October
Junior Karting Academy

The Matchams Karting Junior academy is aimed at the novice driver aged between 12 & 15 years old.

Drivers will learn racing lines and driving techniques in a controlled environment under the supervision and instruction of some of the sports top kart racers who have almost two decades of karting experience.

What happens in the Junior Academy?

Each Junior School will start with an introduction and quick brief on the flag signals and circuit rules.

After the brief you will take part in the circuit talk with your instructor where racing lines and driving techniques will be discussed. This is usually followed by a briefing on the Kart itself and then the fun begins! It's off out onto the circuit for the 1st of your three 10 minute sessions. After each session your instructor will talk through your session with you on a one to one basis pointing out where you can improve your driving. Our 200cc Karts are fitted with transponders so we can give each driver a session performance print out. Your instructor will explain your printout to you and is often used to help improve your driving.

At the end of your final session an awards ceremony takes place with medals for all participants.

Cost – £45

Junior School Takes Place on the first Tuesday evening of each month @ 6.30pm and finished around 8.30pm.

What can I do after i have completed the Junior school?

OK. Once your instructor is happy you reached a decent level, you gain your Matchams Karting race Licence. This may be after one session, two or even three school sessions as every driver is different. This license entitles you to take part in open Arrive and Drive sessions where you can further hone your driving skills. Arrive and drive is available when ever the circuit is not being used for race events. Your license also entitles you to be able to enter the Sunday junior race events. Always call 01425 480828 - 07851 730000 to check the circuit availability.

Sunday Junior Championship.

Once a month the Sunday morning Junior race will take place. Compete in a practice session, three heat races and semi final. If you race well you will make it through to the Grand Final. All drivers from the day will receive race report sheets and medals and the podium finishers get trophies! Every round counts towards the championship although there is no obligation to compete in every round.

Minimum age is 12. Maximum age 15.

To book call 01425 480828 - 07851 730000

Cost - £45

Matchams Kart Club

Once you are truly bitten by the Karting bug you can race your own kart in our Matchams Kart Club race meetings. There are 9 rounds throughout the course of the year. For more info talk to an instructor at the circuit or visit www.matchamskartclub.co.uk

Junior Karting Championship

Our 9 round junior championship will start on the 30th March 2014. The series is only open to Matchams Karting License holders. You can obtain your license through our Monthly race Schools.

At each round drivers will take part in a practice session and three qualifying heat races. Starting each heat from a different grid position to include one at the front, one in the middle and one at the back.

From the finishing positions in the heat races drivers will line up in their final. The a final will be for the top points scores followed by the B final and C final.

Points from finishing positions in the finals will be carried forward to the championship. The highest points scorer at the end of the 5 round series will become the Champion earning a fantastic Trophy that will be presented at our end of season awards evening.

2014 Season Dates

  • 30th March
  • 27th April
  • 25th May
  • 22nd June
  • 20th July
  • 17th August
  • 14th September
  • 12th October

Specials

The All Day Karting Bonanza

The All Day Karting Bonanza

The All Day Karting Bonanza


Gift Vouchers

Voucher are a great gift and our gift vouchers can be redeemed towards any event we offer.

Sold in £10 and £5 denominations you can spend as little or as much as you wish.

Just call us to order your gift vouchers and we'll send them out to you in the post.

Contact Matchams Karting

Opening Hours - Summer

Throughout March to October

Office Hours:
Monday:CLOSED
Tues - Sun: 9am - 6pm
The circuit is open for boked events 9am - 10pm

Opening Hours - Winter

Throughout November to February

Office Hours:
Monday:CLOSED
Tues - Sun: 10am - 4pm
The circuit is open for boked events 9am - 10pm

Matchams Karting

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