West Coast Indoor Karting

Most of the great Formula One drivers began their careers in go-karts, including the late, great, Ayrton Senna, seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, and of course, Britain’s triple world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

In the small coastal town of Maryport in West Cumbria, you and your child can experience the adrenaline rush that once drove those great racers to reach the pinnacle of their sport. West Coast Indoor Karting features a 520m long track, making it the largest in the northwest of England, packed with thrilling twists and turns. Take control of an open go-kart powered by Honda Engines and see how fast you can make it round the track.

Quick Facts

Address: Solway Trading Estate, Maryport, CA15 8NG

Telephone: 01900 816 472

Website: www.westcoastkarting.co.uk 

Cost: Children £15, Adults £20

Suitable For: Children aged 8+


If you have children aged 8 and above then a visit to West Coast Indoor Karting is certainly worth considering. In fact, many in the sport argue that it’s a great way for children to get an early start on learning vital driving skills. Full safety equipment is provided, and the junior practice karts have a restriction placed on the speed to ensure safety is maintained throughout. There are bumpers around the karts to protect children as they drive.

Practice sessions are available, lasting 25 minutes, and you will be given an extensive safety briefing before you are allowed on the track. Adults can book onto longer sessions, including group race sessions, but these are not available for children. Spectators are welcome, and refreshments are available, including freshly cooked pizzas. There are also a number of arcade games for spectators to enjoy whilst their group members race.

Although it is possible to simply turn up, it is recommended that you book in advance to be guaranteed a chance to race as during peak periods the centre may not be able to fit you in.

Getting There

Free parking is available. The centre is located just off the A596 in Maryport, on the section that heads towards Flimby from the town centre, and there are clear signs from the main road.