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Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare
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Wessex Raceway is a family run independent business which has been trading for 15 years. We are proud to offer a massive indoor karting track with top speeds of 50mph and are a leading member of the UK National Karting Association - the industry...more
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Unit 3 & 4 Grimsdyke Granaries | Blandford Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5RL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having recently held a 7-8 year olds Virtual Warfare party here I have mixed feelings and feel it could be run so much better. Having had many various kids parties over the years this wasn’t one of the better ones for the following reasons. It’s...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen M
Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Karen, It is a source of genuine regret to me that you didn't have a good time with us on Sunday. I was told that afternoon that you hadn't been happy, although I wasn't working that day. We are indeed busy on Sundays and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 8 and 10 year old children here fir a Christmas treat. We have been karting before but it was nice to get the instruction session first to orientate them with the carts and ease them into things - not just straight out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank woodielisa
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Apparently, it is my fault that the booking I made with a female member of staff on 19th January for today was not valid. I should have known that I required a confirmation email and payment of a deposit (despite the manager's assertion on THIS...More

Date of experience: March 2018
7  Thank Sarah D
Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Dear Sarah, Thanks for your review, although as the "passive-aggressive manager" in questions here, I can't say that I agree with your sentiment, nor am I surprised that you have taken the time to come onto trip-advisor to tell me how you feel. Your friends...More

Reviewed January 28, 2018

Booked in as a team of two at the last min for the grand-prix enduro session at the weekend. Well organised with attentive marshals and thorough safety brief. I had never been karting before so perhaps this highly competitive, testosterone filled session was not for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank anniecrodge
Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Annie. I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yourself as much as you hoped. The track has quiet times outside of the weekend, so if you ever fancy coming again, or want to do any...More

Reviewed December 14, 2017

Our boss booked Wessex Raceway for the Christmas do as we normally go to the pub. The 10 of us got there just before 7 and signed in. The staff were great talked us through everything and set the karts up best for each of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Paul F
Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you had such a good time! Festive best wishes, The Wessex Raceway Team.

Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Just had great day here. It was a birthday surprise for my daughter. Staff friendly and understanding of a birthday surprise. All clothing clean and serviceable. Bar area lovely and cool. (Needed after a hot race). Overall. Well done to you all.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank AlanR15
Benjamin D, General Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Hello Alan, It was a pleasure to be of service to you on such a special day. I'm glad you all had fun despite the heat! Best regards Ben

Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

My twin boys had a party at virtual warfare on Sunday with 10 of their friends ranging from 5yrs old to 8yrs old. Everybody had a fantastic time, with most saying it's the best party they've ever been too and all us parents watching desperate...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Glynnkate
Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm glad that despite it being so busy on Sunday, you all had a great time. Next time, if the parents ask I'm sure they can join in! Many thanks Ben

Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

14 of us went down on a Saturday for a bit of fun ( and something different than the pub ), 13 of us raced ( 1 pregnant lady ) and we had a great time. We had 10 min practice, 10 min qualifying and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chros80
Benjamin D, Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2017

Chros80, Thanks for your review and I would like to add that it was a distinct pleasure directing your event on Saturday night. Hope to see you all again soon, Benjamin D

Reviewed December 13, 2016

Really great fun and well organised. We came as a group of 27 and had exclusive use of the track for a 90 min endurance race. 9 teams of 3 meant that the track wasn't too crowded but also meant that any mistake was punished...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Paul D
Benjamin D, Public Relations Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Hi Paul D, Thanks for taking the time to review us and thanks for such a comprehensive review. I will tell my sister (who was your Race Director), the only down side being that her head will grow that little bit more! Thanks for your...More

Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

What a treat... This is great fun and your little ones will love racing round the track. We rocked up on a Sunday morning and paid for a couple of sessions. There's a simple queuing system and the kids are soon out on the track....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank LGBfund
Benjamin D, General Manager at Wessex Raceway / Virtual Warfare, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2016

Thanks LGBfund for your review which I hope goes to show that we try to make everyone's time at Wessex Raceway fun. We look forward to seeing you again.

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