18th-21st-30th-40th-50th-60th – Birthday – they are all so special!

The Rayleigh Karting Experience is unique because all Birthday Race Events are guaranteed to be exclusive (you will only race against the drivers in your group). Ideal for both sexes, with catering and licensed bar available after racing.

OK let’s get started. You want to arrange a memorable, fun-filled birthday party for yourself or someone special with family and/or friends.

Why choose us?

You have checked our credentials (Excellence Award Winner of Tripadvisor for 2016) and know that you are guaranteed an exclusive event, in a convenient location with easy access and large, free car parking facilities at an indoor karting stadium that has been established for more than 26 years.

Drivers for all racing events get free race wear hire including, top quality race suit, freshly laundered balaclava, gloves and helmet. A safety briefing has to be viewed by all participants and all drivers for race events need to be 17 years or more.

Compliment any racing event with Large DOMINOS PIZZA (10 slices) £15 per Pizza – Choose from Margherita, Cheese & Ham or Pepperoni

Minimum order 2 pizzas – must be pre-ordered


All drivers have 5 warm-up laps and then all drivers go into a number of heats. Each heat is 5 laps of the track and drivers have different starting positions on the grid in each heat. The top 8 drivers get a 10 lap final and trophies are awarded to the top drivers.


8 Heats Per Driver
£49 Midweek
£58 Weekend & Bank holiday


6 Heats Per Driver
£43 Midweek
£52 Weekend & Bank holiday


5 Heats Per Driver
£39 Midweek
£48 Weekend & Bank holiday


Mini Sprint

20 Laps qualifying race
30 Lap final
Trophy for the winner

£37 Midweek
£43 Weekend & Bank holiday

Formula Sprint

10 Practice laps
20 Qualifying laps
30 Lap final
Trophy for the winner

£42 Midweek
£48 Weekend & Bank holiday

Mega Sprint

15 Laps practice
2 x 20 Lap heats
30 Lap final
Trophy for the winner

£52 Midweek
£59 Weekend & Bank holiday

If a sprint is your preferred race format, it is sometimes possible to run 2 x Sprint Events with 14 – 20 drivers or 3 x Sprint Events with 21 – 30 drivers (subject to availability).

Family Race

An alternative event, if you wish to get the whole family involved with adult and junior drivers (8-16 years – minimum height 140cms) racing together is a FAMILY GROUP RACE which books the track exclusively for your group for up to a maximum 10 drivers.

These sessions can be booked in advance on any evening from Monday to Friday evenings and Sundays at either 10am or 5pm, and other times at short notice.

Following registration, free race suit hire and safety briefing all drivers have a 10 minute practice race, followed by a break.  Then all drivers have a 10 minute qualifying race followed by a further break.  Their finishing position in the qualifying race determines a driver’s grid position in a 10 minute final for all.

£320 Sundays to Fridays

Book your event

Phone the Raceline 01268 777765 (you will speak to a human being between 9.30am – 5.30pm, 7 days per week or at other times leave your number and we will ring you back as soon as possible) or email: info@essexkarting.co.uk and we will answer any queries you might have and confirm availability for the following:

An approximate number of drivers taking part?
Your choice of Event?
Your preferred date and time for arrival?

Subject to availability, Grand Prix and Endurance Events can be booked at various times Monday to Friday during the day, or from 6pm or later in the evening.

Grand Prix Race Meetings can be booked for Saturdays at 10am/ 1pm/ or 6.30pm or on Sundays at either 10am/ 5pm/6.30pm and are between approximately 2 ½ and 3 ½ hours duration depending on the number of drivers and choice of event.

Sprint Events can be booked midweek from Monday to Friday during the day or from 6pm or later in the evening. Sprints can be booked for a Saturday or Sunday at 10am/ 4.30pm or 6.30pm and are between 1 ¼ and 2 ¼ hrs duration depending on choice of event.

(Other times for any Race Event can be arranged subject to availability)

Then make a provisional booking, which we can hold for up to 10 days, by which time you will need to collect and pay a minimum deposit of £20 per driver (£40 per team for Endurance Races) to secure the booking for the minimum number of drivers/teams booked. Some organisers would rather pay in full at this point. Please request invoices in good time if these are required for you to make payment.

If deposits only are paid, the balance of weekend/bank holiday or December bookings is due 2 weeks prior to the date of the booking. The balance of midweek bookings can be paid on the day/night of racing.

We always allow for up to 2 additional divers who can be added and paid for in full on the day of racing if required (subject to minimum/maximum numbers required for any event).

We accept payments by credit/debit card by phone or at reception along with cash payments or if you use internet banking we accept BACS payments (our preferred method of accepting payments).

If requested, e can email invoices for deposit /full payments.

There is no better incentive than the promise of a race day and the fact that all of your guests/participants, regardless of sex, position or status, will be racing alongside one another, making it an adrenalin-pumping, motivating, and team-building experience!

No experience is necessary to take part in a Corporate Race Event. Even the most reserved participants become very competitive beings when glory and a trophy is at stake!

Terms & Conditions

All drivers must be free or alcohol on arrival and must not consume alcohol during the event.

Any credit/debit cards used to make a telephone payment must be presented by the card holder for verification on the day of racing.

All payments are non-refundable or transferable unless 30 days written notice is given prior to event.

Bookings may be cancelled if deposits are not received by the allotted time.