The Race Hut
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The Race Hut has 16 professional race car simulators for you to race wheel to wheel against your friends. With a great selection of race cars and circuits from around the world, we specialise in running competitive, fun and safe race simulation events. All the thrills of racing with none of the spills. You can just come in and race by yourself, as a group, for a birthday party or come to one of our special race nights.
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Daniel Cooper
Maidenhead, UK1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Family
I've been here at least a dozen times, never disappoints. Staff are really helpful and are passionate about their jobs. There is so much choice for cars and tracks that anyone can enjoy! Would recommend anyone to go whether it be a competitive or a casual race
Written February 21, 2020
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We're glad you had fun at The Race Hut and thanks very much for the review! See you again soon.
Written February 24, 2020
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Neil C
2 contributions
Feb 2020
I took my 10 year old grandson to The Race Hut, first time visit for us both. Greeted by Charlie and he explained the cars and how to get the most from our visit. He recommended which level car to go for and level of difficulty (he had obviously seen my driving skills) so beginner it was. My grandson and I absolutely had a blast. My grandson very quickly adapted to the driving and was lapping as fast as I was, so was very competitive. An hour later and our session was over, great fun and value for money. We will definitely be returning.
Written February 22, 2020
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Many thanks for your review Neil, we're glad you and your grandson had a good time at our venue. We look forward to seeing you both again soon!
Written February 24, 2020
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MrAjayK
London, UK2 contributions
Mar 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at the Race Hut, as we booked the venue for an international group of colleagues, made up of men and women from a handful of backgrounds and cultures.

Charles and the team made sure the event ran smoothly, from the initial welcome and briefing to the podium ceremony at the end. A clean & comfortable environment, and a fully stocked bar helped as well!

Highly recommended.
Written March 10, 2020
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Soosifloosy
Paris3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend chose this as his birthday activity. He’s a massive car fan, and we both watch formula 1, so it was spot on. I never play car games and still found it really fun. We did 2 hours and it flew by. You can switch track and cars each time. Staff were really chilled and friendly, and for shorties like me they provide a booster seat (ha!) They have drinks (inc alcohol) and snacks for in between your sessions which is a nice touch. I’d recommend it if you wanna treat the car-fan in your life :)
Written March 11, 2020
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Lee H
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Amazing facility with numerous high class simulators. Great day out for the guys or the girls. This would be a perfect work day out experience! Staff are super friendly and helpful. An amazing range of cars and tracks to choose from. Fully immersive experience and great for competitive people. Much cheaper than buying a track day car!
Written March 14, 2020
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Laura B
Oxford, UK17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We took our children (aged 8 & 10) here today and it was great. They loved the driving experience. The place was clean, welcoming and lots of fun! I’d like to have a go myself next time! We’ll definitely be back.
Written February 16, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback Laura, we're glad you all had a great time! Hopefully we will see you again soon.
Written February 18, 2020
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Brian W
7 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Overall I enjoyed the experience at the race hut, but it was spoilt by a few things. 1) we’d booked the f1 experience, but 2 of the 4 races were in a bmw. 2) my machine broke down completely after the first lap of my second race, to the point that they were still trying to reboot it well after everyone else had finished the race. 3) I lost my gears and steering during the third race, and after holding my hand up for attention, had to shout for someone to come and sort it. And 4) after all this, there was no apology given. Overall, came away pretty disappointed after driving for over an hour to get there
Written August 19, 2018
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Sarah_NW6
Oxford, UK11 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We had previously visited with friends and really enjoyed our experience. Therefore I booked for 4 of us to race as a birthday present for my dad. However this time around the session was much more rushed, mainly as they had a kids party arriving after us so wanted us to finish promptly. Consequently some things were missed and not explained as well as our first visit - for example that poll position would be reversed on the last race. After each section was completed we were shown the winning driver and other finishing positions, but during our previous visit we also were given additional details like fastest lap etc which had been nice and was missed this time. Finally at the end we had our photo taken on the podium, however there was no mention of the trophies. I questioned this and was told, 'we don't have any today, it's not my fault it the managers responsibility'. I know these are only cheap novelty trophies but it would have been a fun reminder of my dads birthday, and it is still something you pay for when you book the experience. If this had been addressed when we first arrived it would have avoided ending the experience with a disappointment.
Overall this is a fun activity to do. However it is expensive when buying as a gift for a few people and this time around it was disappointing for the £120 paid.
Written June 4, 2018
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Hi Sarah, Thanks for your review however we are very disappointed about the dis-satisfaction of your recent visit. Our timetable, although needs to be managed by our staff to avoid delays etc, should not warrant any kind of 'rushing' as we understand that this would taint your experience somewhat. Therefore, would you mind sending me an email (to chaz@theracehut.com) with your event details (time and date) so we can investigate this further. I would also like to invite you back in for a session on the house. Look forward to hearing from you.
Written June 12, 2018
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NickM_Oxford
Oxford2 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
not up to the standard if first visit. left for an hour on same car and same circuit. very dull and waste of money. unlikely to go back
Written April 19, 2018
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Hi Nick, sorry that you were unsatisfied with your recent visit to The Race Hut. Would you mind sending an email over to me at chaz@theracehut.com with some details as to the event type and date that you visited so we can investigate why this occured as none of our sessions should fit the above description of 1 hour of solid track time! Would love to have you back in for a session on us... Once again my apologies, Chaz
Written April 23, 2018
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Giles H
Nettlebed, UK3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
really good set up and very realistic track driving . choice of many types / makes of cars on the simulator. great for kids but stick to the easier cars or you'll be all over the place ! Good stocked bar so for those who haven't driven to the venue you can relax and have a few drinks.
Written September 3, 2019
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Thanks for the review and for racing with us! We look forward to seeing you again.
Written October 8, 2019
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