01452 311211

Unit 5, Madleaze Industrial Estate, Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 5SG


Happy Mum

“Excellent 8th Birthday party - we will definately be back!”
[5 of 5 stars] Reviewed
The party was 100% perfect & the children said it was "the best party ever" We did 3 games & they mixed up the format - we had 1 game with the arena to ourselves & a 'free for all', then another party joined us & they did a '3 team mix up' & finally a 'party versus party'. We were able to give the children a drink & breather between the games & that ensured they didn't get too hot & enjoyed it all the more! We also had a chance to take the team pics which were important to me as the paying mum. 
We will definately return!
In summary:
Awesome laser tag party - great graffics, massive arena on multi layers & really helpful staff!! Recommended 100%
Top tip - book an early morning slot as it is cooler inside the arena & less busy.Visited May 2016
Thanks Rebecca C

Happy Dad

“Fantastic event for a 12th birthday party......for children and adults”
[5 of 5 stars] Reviewed
Took my son and his friends to JDR Karting for his 12th birthday party on the petrol go-karts. We had 2 lots of 25 laps and the children were buzzing at the end of the sessions. They even kept up with the adults. Brilliantly organised, clear safety briefing and fast ko-karts. Thoroughly recommend doing this!Visited June 2016

Mac C

British Nuclear Group

On behalf of the team that attended JDR Karting for a team building event, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our event a successful one. Despite the bruises, we all had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend it to other teams within the company

Kindest regards

Emma Leivers

Bid Co-Ordinator

Project Services

TGI Fridays

On behalf of everyone at TGI Friday's I would like to thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You and your team did a fantastic job of looking after us all. All my managers were extremely impressed with the days activities, as were all of the TGI employees. Your thorough organisation, calm and assertive staff ensured a very successful day.

At our staff party the day after the day out with you, numerous staff came up to me to comment on how much fun they had. I personally had an amazing time and I'm very grateful for your key part in running the day, allowing me to take part fully in the activities.

Congratulations again on a wonderful job and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Yours sincerely

Ian Bonner

TGI Friday's Party Organiser

Evesham College

Hi Richard thanks for another great session karting on Wednesday, you always exceed our expectations and students had a great time, some even asked about buying karts. It was not so good for the staff this time as we seemed to get our butts kicked by some of the little feather weights (must do better next time!). We do appreciate your professiona and flexible approach when dealing with drivers with a range of abilities and attitudes.

Mark Williams (Evesham College)

Regular Driver

I have been coming to JDR for a few years and try to come most weeks. I find the track very challenging and skilful which is great for developing my overall driving skills.

I am a driving instructor by profession and encourage most of my pupils to come to JDR to give them some idea of skid control and driver awareness. I have had some coaching from the owner Richard Gittings who has been extremely knowledgeable and helpful in teaching me how to get the most out of my driving. I find the staff very helpful and friendly, the karts are consistently good to drive and are happy to change the kart if I am not totally satisfied with it. The track has a good variety of corners which prepares you well for other circuits.

I hope you have as much enjoyment at JDR Karting as I do.


Dave Carpenter

Newnham St Peter's Primary School

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the Governors of Newnham Primary School, for your generosity in offering a £25 Karting voucher as a gift in our recent Promises Auction. We managed to raise the magnificent sum of £1650 which will greatly help our building fund at the school. We really do appreciate your support for this event.

Thanks again for your kind donation.

Maureen Farrell,

On behalf of the Governors of Newnham School

Chris Prior - Usk

Just an email to express how happy myself and my friend were with the experience at JDR.

Excellent facilities, track well swept with good grip and karts were as close as they possibly can be, which I bet is one of the hardest things to master running a karting venue.

The staff were very welcoming, friendly and up for a laugh, even when they were under pressure ( a big group of people who had no respect for your property) they handled it as best they could and dealt with them.

I was pretty happy with my lap time for my first visit of 22.248.

My mate and I would like to make it a regular thing to visit yourselves and your loyalty feature on the app will come in handy.

Many thanks once again.

The Patil Family

To all staff at JDR Karting

Dear All,

Thank you all for your help and support in making my son's birthday a success, much appreciated. The kids especially had a great time! Everything went ahead without a glitch and just as I had planned. You guys are so organised, hardworking and pleasant. Never experienced any difficulties right from booking to the end.

Thank you for such a fab service and see you soon.

Kind regards

Patil Family

Cheltenham College

Dear Richard

A huge thanks for all that you and your colleagues did on Sunday - the kids had a fantastic time. Your team did a great job organising 68 kids to do both Karting and Lasertag, well done we will be back.

Fergus Llewellyn

All Saints Academy

Hi Richard

On behalf of All Saints Academy, I would like to say thank you for such a great night. Everyone had a blast and want to do more karting. I'm sure we will be back and some of us will definitely be back for the British School's Karting Championships.

Once again thank you.

Christian Bessell

Miss L Smith (Cheltenham Bournside School)

On the 30th June, 2017 I took a group of year 10 Leisure and Tourism students to JDR in Gloucester. We were met with a nice welcome and a friendly face. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed their fifty lap experience on the track. The centre staff were very professional at all times and red hot on health and safety which as a teacher is very reassuring. After the track students had a great opportunity to speak to Richard Gittings, the founder of the centre, who told the students how the centre is run as a leisure facility; students asked lots of questions because they are using the centre as an element of their controlled assessment. A highly recommended experience for all. I am intending to take my grandchildren back there in the summer holidays. 

Miss L Smith