Kart for a fiver over Easter holidays

THE Easter school break sees the resumption of Kids Karting for a Fiver scheme - a popular attraction for youngsters in the Whitby area - at the Teesside Autodrome off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough.

The venture was launched two years ago by the Motor Sports Association and every school break since has seen the UK’s largest outdoor kart raceway fully booked.

Subject to availability the activity is run each weekday between 10am and 4pm for children aged between eight and 16.

For a fiver they will receive a briefing from the karting centre’s instructors, full kit and then at least five laps of track time.

Further sessions can be booked at a discount. Parking and refreshments are available on site.

Teesside Karting Principal Bob Pope said: “The original concept was supposed to be a one-off but it has grown and grown. “It is important to phone (01642) 231117 and make sure of a place in advance.

“Although it is a fun event - who knows, we might spot the next Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button who progressed from karting to become a F1 World Champion.”

For information on other activities at the circuit, which is part of the South Tees Motorsport Park plus its facilities, log onto www.teessidekarting.co.uk