Scalextric Racing

Scalextric Racing, Spalding: Hours, Address, Scalextric Racing Reviews: 4.5/5

Scalextric Racing
4.5
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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MickeyTheBoy
Bourne, UK4 contributions
Family
We took the 2 grandchildren (8 and 10) here today and we all had a great time.

There are 8 circuits varying in shape, size and level of difficulty and you race for 8 minutes on each one in turn. It's all computerised and laps completed are counted automatically and then at the end they show you your lap counts compared to others and the general average.

All very well organised and the guy running it for us (sorry didn't get his name) was entertaining if not a little eccentric !

Nice little cafe here as well for drinks and cakes etc. All pretty reasonably priced as well to be fair. We were there for about 2 and a half hours which included a short cafe break. Thoroughly recommend and will be going again. Might not take the kids next time !!
Written August 11, 2022
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ian f
United Kingdom50 contributions
Friends
During our Charity Cycle Ride in the Fenlands I thought we would have a bit of fun with the ‘kids’ . Our age group of our 17 people ranged from 45-72!
You have never seen such a group of competitive ‘Children ‘ !
Really well organised and Highly Enjoyable with 8 different race circuits based on well known circuits .
Bring out that inner child and have fun .
Highly Recommend 👍
Written July 31, 2022
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Bridget J
14 contributions
Couples
My 24 year old daughter wished to do a family activity to celebrate her birthday and l suggested visiting here. We hadn’t been as a family for many years and this time more family were invited.
We were warmly welcomed and warned there was a delay due to being busy, we took to a table and waited. Due to the delay it was decided to start us on a different table to usual which caused problems for other family members who had never played before but they soon got the hang of it.
At the end of the time we were moved to the traditional first table and everyone did so much better as they could reach more easily to retrieve the cars when they went off. We then proceeded round in logical order until the end.
The tables are really interesting, all different, it’s easy to spot on the screen who is in the lead and to find the winner with a spot of maths at the end.
We were a party aged from 24 to 66 and were definitely outnumbered by the children there but it’s an activity for all ages and lots of fun, we will definitely return again soon.
Written April 22, 2022
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Snikel B
Lowestoft, UK44 contributions
Took my lad here, had so much fun we were tempted to go round again straight after we finished.
8 Tracks all with a totally different feel, different cars and lanes on each. Could go here multiple times for a different experience every time.
The guy really knew his stuff, and was crazy compassionate about it. Really nice to see
Written August 22, 2021
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Robert W
3 contributions
This was a perfect experience for anyone who played with scaletrix as a kid or has children who have never played it. It is really well set out, with lots for all abilities. The times/laps are all tracked by laptop to make it competitive as well. The help and instruction is well structured, with a mixture of H&S, training and a bit of fun.

All COVID restrictions are in place and we all felt safe in this environment.

All in all an excellent experience and would recommend it to all ages
Written August 22, 2021
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Vos02
2 contributions
Family
We've taken our grandboy here many times, he loves it. Please support by this venue, it really has everything is to be offer for a family day out.
Written June 5, 2021
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flamingosparkles
Peterborough, UK44 contributions
Yes, I did read the reviews before we booked here and was fully expecting to be greeted by an over euthusatic car geek and comic book nerd. No, this didn't put us off. The man in question is totally eccentric and he would be the first person to admit this. His jokes went over the kids heads but he kept the party flowing. I think only adults would fine the chap weird or annoying and the children in our group only commented positively on him.

Our experience of this place, only deserves a 5 star review. The tracks are excellent and maintained to a really high standard. The man explained the functions of the controller and also where they needed to brake on each track. The cafe was great value and the food was decent. Most importantly all the children in our party had a brilliant time and are now desperate to get a super large Scalextric for Xmas!
Written December 1, 2019
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Christina P
4 contributions
Family
We had a brilliant time at the Scalextric cafe. We were well looked after from start to finish and are planning our next visit!! Thank you
Written November 23, 2019
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Anna Waddell
Spilsby, UK9 contributions
Family
We took my 12 year old stepson and his brother here for his birthday, just for something different to do.

When we arrived it felt slightly poorly organised, we stood at what looked like the reception area and whilst there was staff around they didnt acknowledge us (they were busy, but there was no quick 'I'll be with you in a minute') and this being our first time we weren't sure what to do and found we were standing around like lemons.
Once we were served, the member of staff didnt know how to use the till to take our payment so general first impressions were that it was a bit chaotic and not particularly well run. Once we signed in, and were allowed in the racing track area, things picked up!

When actually doind the racing things were very well run, were (I think) 7 different tracks all laid out like different international racing tracks. The staff were really helpful, before raving you are given a briefing on how to race, tips on how to stay on track and what the adults present need to do (there was a lot of running around picking up cars and putting them back on the track as quickly as possible while the kids yelled at us to hurry up). Each track is hooked to a computer which times the race, counts laps and records fastest laps, so you can compare stats at the end of it.

The boys really enjoyed it, and got very competitive. We were there for about an hour and it was really great to do something a bit different. There was a birthday party there of boys about 6 or 7 I'd guess, thet do have a cafe on site that serves food and I would imagine it would be a good venue for a boys party, something a bit different!

Written November 6, 2019
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Helen's view
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Visited with my son and husband paying £10 each to race on each of the eight tracks.
We had not booked and arrived when they opened at 11am on a Sunday morning and luckily we were able to get straight on to the tracks after the initial chat with the manager.

The place is spotless, well maintained and obviously the manager's pride and joy. JUST BE CAREFUL OF THE BUMPS IN THE FLOOR. We were there, racing for 2 hours and I never looked at my watch once, so I must have really enjoyed it. I think it is fantastic value for money. The Donnington race track is huge and you could never hope to create a race circuit like this in your own home.

Also there is a great little cafe there where we had a drink. Again, spotless and lots of homemade dishes on the menu. DO NOT TRY OR ASK TO TAKE YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK. I should imagine this is where they actually make the profit as I cannot see there is much margin for them in the actual racing.

I SUGGEST YOU RING BEFORE YOU GO, AS I THINK THEY MUST GET BUSY.
Written September 8, 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM