Drive 20 minutes south of Penrith for a family-run, purpose-built go karting circuit that’s a lot of fun for kid racers of all ages. They’ve got a Rookie Track (for ages 8-14) or the Pro Circuit (ages 15 plus), where you can reach speeds of up to 75 km/h in their custom-geared Honda GX 270s. They’re like speedy lawnmowers that get speed freaks excited, whether it’s at a ten-year-old girl’s birthday party or a bucks’ night. You have to pay $10 for an annual membership, but you can bring your own helmet if you have one – and they’re cool with Go-Pros and other filming equipment. One ten minute session is $30. There’s no need to book, but don’t turn up during school holidays and expect to be racing within the hour. Look out for the new car track they’ve got in the works as well as a paintball zone.