The only rooftop go-kart track in Batu Kawan Penang!

The Kart Hauz is a really fun place to go and turn a few laps in very zippy go-karts that meet International Safety Standards. We are a racing family so it was only a matter of time before Remy wanted to race his dad!

If you are looking for a family day out then head to Batu Kawan. You can goto Ikea (fyi a brand new amazing looking grocery store just opened in the Ikea parking area), have lunch there or at any of the many new fast-food and small chain-restaurants that have popped up all over the area.

Then head over to Design Village. Take the second entrance as that will lead you directly to the muli-plex parking. The go-kart track in on the top floor of the multiplex – be sure to take the far lift.

Shopping at the outlets is always a bit hit or miss but there are some good kids stores there from the Cotton-On Outlet, to a more discount department store style kids shop (sorry I can’t remember the name!), there’s a big sneaker store as well that has a lot of deals for kids if you can stand to rifle through all the boxes to find the right size.

So we shopped and then headed up to the track when it opened at 3pm. For us that’s the only downside of karting – we would prefer to get there early and beat the traffic back to the island. But it’s obviously aimed more for adults (there are only 1-2 small size karts for kids) as they are open until 11pm. It’s probably a lot cooler there at night!

A few things to know…

I would recommend this for kids aged 8-10+ (and only if he or she is adventurous!)

Helmets and gloves are provided. Wear comfortable clothing (nothing loose or flapping) and athletic shoes.

Each session is 10 minutes which is really tiring! You can rest between sessions (and that’s how they cycle kids through without waiting). There are some tables in the shade, as well as a platform viewing area above. Soft drinks are available for sale in the office (trailer) or treat yourself to a Boost or one of the many drink and ice-cream options in Design Village after. You will be hot! We have never been at night but during the day it hasn’t been particularly crowded but you can make an online booking here:

Locatated at: Level 6 Car Park, Design Village Outlet Mall, 733 Jalan Cassia Barat 2, Bandar Cassia, 14110 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang Contact: 011 251 83 268

Have Fun and Be Safe!

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