With Summer starting and exams coming to an end, there’s never been a better time to go out and about in Bristol and explore the best places the city has to offer. Top on your list should definitely be go-karting, a fun-filled, exhilarating activity that’s great to try out with your mates. If you’re searching for where to go, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the top go-karting places in Bristol so you can make the most of summer.

1. Go-Karting Bristol

Best places to try go-karting in Bristol
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Number one on our list is of course, TeamSport. Boasting a state-of-the-art 800m circuit, their track is the ideal place to let loose and put the pedal to the metal on petrol-powered go karts. Their karts suit drivers of all abilities, and staff are always on hand to help out. Don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner! You’ll get a full safety briefing alongside safety equipment beforehand. Think you can beat the 43-second average lap time? Head to their website now to book a slot.

2. Absolutely Karting Bristol

Top places for go-karting in Bristol for students
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Home to the longest indoor go-karting track in Bristol, Absolutely Karting is a brilliant place to try out the sport. Prepare to be challenged with exhilarating bends, straights, chicanes and ramps. They offer group Grand Prix race events that can be booked online, giving you the chance to compete exclusively with your mates and gain a chance at victory. Absolutely Karting is also the home of Glow Karting. With the lights switched off, music turned on and a UV and neon light show on display, you’ll be given an atmospheric and adrenaline-fuelled experience that’s unlike anywhere else in the UK. Glow Karting takes place on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays – so make sure to clear some room in the diary! Get ready for a thrilling day out, and book your place today!

3. Drive-Tech 

Drive-Tech Facebook Go karts Castle Combe
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If you’re looking for outdoor go-karting to make the most of the great weather, Drive-Tech is the place for you. Located near Castle Combe, their circuit allows you to reach exhilarating speeds in a friendly outdoor environment. Offering adult karting races and 1:1 training sessions, they suit all experience levels. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to expect. Upon signing up for the Public Karting Grand Prix, you’ll be provided with all necessary kit, a welcome introduction, and given a safety briefing and a DVD presentation. For the competition itself, you’ll get to do practice laps followed by four qualifying heats. These decide who can race in the final, with the top three finalists awarded trophies. The Public Kart Grand Prix lasts around three hours and spectators are welcome. Prices range from £50-£53. Also, those wanting to experience the thrill of go-karting without a racing format can go to Arrive and Drive karting sessions. Perfect for both individuals and small groups, this allows you to complete laps in as much or as little time as you want. Check out their website to purchase session vouchers, which are a great birthday gift or stocking filler.

4. Weston Lodge

Top go-karting places in Bristol for students
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Those wanting the ultimate grand prix experience should look no further than Weston Lodge. Alongside a variety of outdoor activities such as clay pigeon shooting, they offer off-road karting, so you can really test your driving ability. As well as this, their Grand Prix experience gives drivers the chance to compete in four races of five laps each. Each race is timed individually, with the shortest combined race time deciding the winner. You’ll experience rough terrain carting, complete with a whole lot of twisting, turning and overtaking. It’s truly a day out like no other. Even better, once the races finish, the event ends with a medal ceremony for the winners.

That’s it for our list of the top go-karting places in Bristol. Did we miss any? Celebrate finishing exams and the end of the academic year and head over to the circuits with your mates for some (friendly) competition. You never know, maybe you’ll be the one carrying home the trophy at the end of it. Whether you go for indoor, outdoor, rough terrain or regular, you’ll be sure to have a brilliant time. If you’re looking for more adventurous activities in Bristol, check out our recommendations for where to go in Bristol for axe-throwing.