Buckmore Park

Buckmore Park, Chatham: Hours, Address, Buckmore Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Buckmore Park
4.5
Amusement & Theme Parks • Arenas & Stadiums
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Nestled in the North Kent downs and surrounded by picturesque woodland lies the beating heart of British karting and following the recent redevelopment by the late John Surtees CBE, it is put simply, one of the most stunning motorsport locations in the United Kingdom. Buckmore Park has been making pulses race for over fifty years. Since its launch in 1963, it has become the breeding ground for many young drivers, eager to cut their teeth before moving on to different types of motorsport, this list includes Triple F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button. But aside from being a bona fide, blue-blooded race circuit, Buckmore has something to offer everyone, no experience necessary. Whether it’s for that first taste of motorsport or just another box checked on the bucket list, thousands of adults and children flood to the circuit each year to experience the twist, turns and adrenaline rush of driving on hallowed tarmac.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Simon P
1 contribution
Dec 2021
A really great 30 min arrive and drive session for my 10 year old son. What impressed me the most was the friendly staff and their general approach to the session. Compared to the likes of Daytona and Rye House where the staff are particularly arrogant and unfriendly, this was far superior. The track and facilities in general were in a different class to other operators.
Written January 3, 2022
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Matt Glennon
Chatham, UK32 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked my two teenagers (girl 15, boy 13) onto the junior session. They were well kitted out in race overalls, gloves and helmet. After the safety briefing they headed straight to the cars for their 30 min session on the full size track. Kids loved it and we did too as spectators as plenty of places to watch the race, we decided to watch from the gantry. Scoreboard based on fastest lap so doesn’t matter where they start from the pit lane 👍 kids bagged 3rd and 4th. Great afternoon
Written August 19, 2021
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gl8246
Medway498 contributions
Mar 2020
You would think that living near the track at Buckmore Park I would have been there before. After all we've lived in Kent for 30 years.
You'd be wrong.
Until last weekend the nearest we had got to the track was a view from the M2.
The other men in my family - 40, 37 and 8 - had a 30 minute stint on the track while we watched.
It was great fun, really great fun.
The eight year old was first away, and considering it was his first time driving he did exceptionally well with only a few nudges on the way.
And when he was called in he kept up the tradition of some F1 drivers and refused to take any notice!
Father and uncle were more responsible, but they didn't spin or have any mishaps.
Only one member of the clan was not the slightest bit interested: our eight-month-old fell asleep while the men were battling it out on the circuit.
I'm not leaving it another 30 years before we go again: It's much more fun than nearby Brands Hatch.
Written March 16, 2020
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Rebeca O
Kent, UK50 contributions
Dec 2019
Good value for money. The instructors are attentive and friendly. Make sure you book in advance as very rarely there are last-minute places available.
There is a bar on-site for the waiting, it serves a variety of drinks and hot food.
Written January 3, 2020
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KoB
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Our 15 year old son had an amazing morning on his junior karting session. The staff were really helpful and attentive. The set up of score boards etc made it feel like a professional race and the hire of overalls, gloves and helmets was included. Would highly recommend.
Written December 24, 2019
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Dec 2019
This is by far the best rental kart track in the country! Went there earlier this year for the kart race of champions and the karts were very even!

The track layout caters for both beginners and experienced karters and is around a 50 second lap time. Very smooth tight and twisty, and can have up to 30 drivers on track at a time!

The staff are very helpful here and will be willing to give you tips and advice.
Written December 15, 2019
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segawidow
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK377 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Hadn’t been for 20 years so was a real pleasure to see the improvements. Great fun, it was dark and rainy which meant the racing had an added element of slipping and sliding, and that to me was an added bonus! Made for an exciting drive
Written November 23, 2019
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Matthew D
2 contributions
Nov 2019
2nd time I have been here and absolutely loved it. Just wanted to keep going faster. Great track with some tricky sections. A good workout too.
Written November 7, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we're glad to hear you've had such positive experiences and we hope to welcome you back to the circuit again soon.
Written November 8, 2019
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Charlotte B
5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
We went to Buckmore Park on a family day. My husband went round half the track first in the adult session, followed a little while later by our two sons (aged 12 and 14). All had a great time.

The only problem we found was due to my son being 14 and almost 5ft 9in he found the kart for his session was a bit short for him.
Written November 6, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we're glad to hear that your husband and sons all had such a positive experience and we hope to welcome you all back to the circuit again soon.
Written November 8, 2019
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Darren
3 contributions
Oct 2019
Four of us went first time to Buckmore my 3rd time karting at 50. The weather was dreadful but we were just amazed at the set up. Excellent facilities great cafe amazing staff and what a fun track although I was facing the wrong way sometimes! The drivers briefing was spot on the race suites are excellent only draw back I wasn't 17 again. Will defiantly be back hopefully for the Abu Dubai grand prix great fun even in the wet.
Written October 14, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We're glad to hear your battle with the elements didn't put a dampener on your time with us and we hope to see you at the circuit again soon.
Written November 8, 2019
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Buckmore Park is open:
  • Wed - Fri 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM