WildTracks Offroad, Activity Park, Chippenham Road, Kennett, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7QJ

WILDTRACKS BLOG

8 Ways to Help You Win at Go Karting

8 Ways to Help You Win at Go Karting

No matter if you are racing against colleagues, strangers, or friends, you will always want to be first
across the finishing line. Go karting is an adrenaline filled activity that is fun and exciting for
everyone. Sometimes it helps to have picked up some tips and tricks before you step your feet onto
the track. With our experienced and fully qualified teams, we have put together some great ideas to
help put you in the lead when it comes to go karting.

Posture is Everything!

It may seem inconsequential to some, but your posture makes all the difference in how the kart
handles and how you can overtake competitors. Ensure you have your back against the seat and
resist the urge to lean so you are not prone to injury. This is also important when it comes to speed
so take your positioning seriously on the track.

Hand positioning on the wheel is Crucial.

No matter what your height or reach is you must have your hands mirrored symmetrically and
maintain a strong grip. This will give you more control when manoeuvring corners or overtaking as a
loose grip will impede your progress.

Speed is King.

This does not mean you should put the pedal to the metal around corners but maintaining
momentum by soft breaking will help keep your speed high. Doing this will reduce the risk of losing
speed and someone overtaking.

Aim Straight

Stay straight for as long as you can throughout the track. Unnecessary turning will increase your
overall distance and close the gap between you and a fellow go karter behind. Remember, the
longer you go straight will also help you reach top speeds on the straights.

Avoid Breaking While You Turn.

This will help avoid the kart spinning out in the corners and increase the momentum when going into
the straights. Make sure you plan your corners and break before entering the bends!

Think Strategically When Driving.

This means that you need to constantly adapt under pressure and plan when to make your big
moves. For example, tailgating a driver in front of you can be a great tactic to avoid slower drivers,
allowing you to work up the ranks and overtake at the opportune moment.

Envision the Racing Line.

In motorsports, drivers are aware of the racing line or simply ‘the line’ with the optimal path around
a racecourse. This line is not visible but can be learned. It makes use of the entire width of the track
and is commonly used in corners when entering from the outside, touching the apex, and then
exiting on the outside.

The Fastest Lap Wins.

It may seem like an obvious tip but most drivers only think about moving up in the ranks, but this
can sometimes be unwise. Some races are based on the fastest time lap so make sure you know what race you are in first.
So, those are our top tips to take away for a day of racing at Wildtracks. We have a 700m tarmac
circuit that is 10m wide, making it perfect for families as well as parties and corporate days to
overtake and play. We are located in Newmarket, close to the city of Cambridge and can offer an
afternoon of wild outdoor go karting, entertainment, activities and more! Contact our friendly teams
today to find out more.

What are the Benefits of Activity Parks?

What are the Benefits of Activity Parks?

For the past few months now, many people have been staying at home to protect their loved ones
from the COVID 19 virus. Once the threat has passed and we can begin to embrace the outdoors
again you may be seeking an exciting activity for you and the family to enjoy. Outdoor recreation
offers an abundance of benefits to restore mental wellbeing, physical fitness and put energy into
your life. If you are questioning what the benefits of activity parks are then look no further.

1. New and Exciting Break
The repetitive routine of work and using technology to get through your day can impact our overall
mental health and make us want to escape. Just going outdoors for a brisk walk every morning or
resting in the local park is reported to be of tremendous benefit for your health. By seeking a fun
and exciting activity park you can get the break you want and deserve. At Wildtracks we have a
variety of activities to suit the desires of everyone. From adrenaline filled activities to relaxed
therapeutic sessions you can be sure to find the right activity to suit you.

2. Physical Fitness
Outdoor activity parks are an excellent way to burn calories and motivate yourself to be more
physically active. We have a whole host of wild activities to choose from across our 60 acre site. This
means you will have to do plenty of walking to explore all of our attractions, but do not forget to
take a regular break! Activity parks not only get you fit, but they do so engagingly and with
excitement that tests your limits. With numerous pursuits to choose from that are suitable for all
levels of fitness and capabilities there is something for everyone at Wildtracks.

3. Conquer your Fears
Outdoors activity parks are meant to be challenging, thrilling, and different. Pushing boundaries and
conquering your fears is a great way to escape normal life and discover something new. From
blindfold driving, quad biking and Karting you can be sure to be put into a challenging situation that
is safe and rewarding. Our activities are designed to build your confidence and encourage you to
overcome feats you never expected.

4. Bonding with Friends and Family
Our activity park is the perfect opportunity to strengthen the bond with friends and families, offering
fun activities for all ages and levels. Share the adventure with the people you cherish and create
memories that will last a lifetime by doing something enjoyable and unique in your lives. With a wide
range of activities to choose from you will be sure to find an incredible amount of activities without
breaking the bank.

5. Socialising
Going to an activity park can provide you with the opportunity to get to know people and make new
friends. Being in such a casual and fun environment that involves working in teams and
communicating makes it easy to strike up conversations with people and learn about each other.
This also makes our activity park an ideal place for corporate days out to build relationships and
socialise with teams in a new and exhilarating environment.

In addition to professional teams we host many children’s parties and stag do’s which are always
very well received. A safe, relaxed, fun filled environment to make memories in.
If you are looking for a new sense of adventure and want to experience the numerous benefits of
the outdoors, then contact our friendly teams today!

9 Exciting Corporate Team-Building Ideas

9 Exciting corporate team-building ideas

Team outings are a great way to build relationships in the office, reduces stress levels and improve the team dynamics in a department of the company. Finding something exciting to do that encompasses key skills and is enjoyable for everyone to bond over can seem like a daunting process in the beginning. However, the benefits, if executed correctly, will do wonders for your colleagues. 

The next time that you are planning an exciting and challenging day out for your team you should have these activities on the top of your list. 

1. Go Karting

If you are looking to unleash your colleagues’ competitive edge and see how they respond to pressure then go karting is definitely a top contender. This thrilling experience is a great opportunity to bond with your teams by interacting with them in a completely different way than you would do in the office. An adrenaline fulled event that is fun yet thrilling and can inject a breath of life to the office, building stronger relationships and new perspectives. If you are new to karting then do not worry! Our go karting experiences are suitable for all ages and abilities so you can either race against your colleagues, daring to cut off their drive lines or breeze around the circuit placidly. No matter what your preference our tight turns, fast straights and wide tracks will be sure to give you a good time. 

2. Quad Biking 

Are you looking for a day out with a bit of difference that can get your heart pounding and test your adventurous side? Quad biking offers the perfect off-road thrill that is an exhilarating, dirt kicking experience for you and your teams to roam, race and explore. Spark your team’s curiosity and wonder with a range of circuits that have challenging terrains for all levels, allowing even your most timid employees to feel comfortable yet enjoy the thrilling benefits of quad biking. At WildTracks you will find that quad biking can also be combined with a variety of other wild activities so your teams can enjoy the endless fun of the outdoors. 

3. Archery/Cross Bow

Do you have a steady aim? Put your bow skills to the test and coup the rewards of competitive shooting. Archery is ideal for groups of all sizes, ages and abilities making it one of the perfect places to bring colleagues for team building, networking and conferences. It is a fun and easy way for you to do something different away from the office encompassing a number of skills such as hand-eye-coordination, ability to perform under pressure and focus. If you are not comfortable using a standard bow then the crossbow is a natural alternative that gives you the same thrilling experience. Whether you choose a full day of this activity or decide to combine it with a variety of other exhilarating experiences, your company can be fully assured that WildTracks will help you create the perfect day to cherish lots of fantastic memories.

4. 4X4 Off Roading

Buckle up for an adventure and master the terrain with our 4×4 off- road driving that offers a fun filled day out for all your teams to churn those wheels and rev your engines. Quickly grasp the skills of observation, planning and manoeuvring to embark on steep slopes, inclines and rutted tracks in this captivating off road experience. A challenging yet exciting activity for all the team to enjoy whether you are behind the wheel or supporting your fellow colleagues. Learn new complex skills no matter what your level of driving is as you will be in safe hands with our qualified trainers that sit with you and support you all the way. This is an excellent opportunity to discover your team’s skills in a completely new setting and have a laugh along the way.

5. Battlefield Live 

If you are looking for an exciting day out that is active and different then this should definitely be up there on your list! The battlefield live is a complete digital combat experience that uses the latest infra-red gaming guns so you can enjoy the competitive thrill of combat without getting hurt. Break the company up into teams and combine fun with team building by discussing tactics and plans to rush your opposing teams. Be sure to move quickly, once you have been shot a certain amount of times your gun will be deactivated and your time in the game will come to an end. 

6. Team Challenges

It can be tricky to find the right exercises that will tick all of your boxes. You may be searching for a day that can test certain key characteristics, uncovering areas for improvements whilst your staff have a great time away from the office. At WildTracks, our carefully selected team challenges aim to target the desired skills you have identified for your teams but in a fun way. You can split your company into groups that work towards finding a common goal which tests a variety of skills such as team work, communication and planning. All our events are completely bespoke and can be personalised to meet your desired outcome for the day, incorporating activities that are both challenging and enjoyable in the outdoor world. 

7. Clay Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is an exhilarating and entertaining sport that tests your hand-eye coordination. It is a popular countryside activity that will definitely get your adrenaline pumping, get you laughing and having fun with all your colleagues. Whether you are looking to work together in a relaxed setting or split into groups for a challenge, WildTracks is more than happy to accommodate your needs to enable you to enjoy your day to the max. You do not have to be an experienced shooter for this activity, our fully trained instructors are equipped to provide guidance and support so you can focus on having a good time and become confident with a shotgun. 

8. Blindfold Driving 

How much do you trust your coworkers? This is a little bit of a step up from simple trust-falls. The blindfold driving experience is designed to push trust and communication to the limits as well as test your driving skills in this ultimate challenging and intense off-road activity. Your senses will be elevated and your listening skills will be paramount as your team guides you through the muddy and uneven terrain. This is an excellent opportunity to test communication skills, planning and the ability to listen to instructions all within a fun and safe place. Our fully qualified instructors will sit in to safeguard you and your teams, giving you peace of mind while enjoying your unique day. 

9. Activity and Spa Experience 

Fancy adding a bit of therapeutic relaxation to your day. Your colleagues will appreciate nothing more than to experience an exciting day of wild activities and then cool down in a tranquil spa with a crisp, refreshing cocktail. WildTracks offers a bespoke day for guests, our activity and spa package allows you to select activities from the morning till the afternoon, finally finishing off the day with an evening spa, including food, drinks and a chance to unwind. We offer mini pedicures, manicures, hydrotherapy facilities and much more so you can continue to build those all important, successful relationships with your colleagues.