Going to a restaurant tops the list of things to do post lockdown.

10 Mar 2021

Daniel Whittemore, Whilton Mill Karting & Outdoor Activities, talks about outdoor dining and karting special offers; available from 12th April.

The Independent newspaper recently wrote (full story) that post pandemic Brits are most looking forward to going to a restaurant. For me that’s so true! It was December 2020 that I last ate out in a restaurant with my family. Until that point, it was something that we enjoyed almost weekly. But tier 4 restrictions that came into effect in December put an end to one our favourite family pastimes.

American diner inspired restaurant

Of course, restrictions that saw Brits lose many freedoms were necessary to address a much bigger concern. In the overall scheme of things, not being able to eat out in a restaurant is not a big deal…but I’m so looking forward to enjoying a meal and pint out with family and friends!

During what’s been a very bleak winter it’s been good to have something to look forward to: which restaurant to go to first, what activities to do with the kids when visitor attractions reopen and where to go on holiday.

Going by the number of calls and bookings received during lockdown it’s abundantly clear that for many of our customers karting is also high up on the list things to do with the family post lockdown.

Covered outdoor dining area available from 12th April…

With vaccinations in full swing, there is light at the end of the tunnel for food lovers and go-karters. On the 12th April we’re delighted to finally reopen the restaurant and outdoor go-kart tracks at Whilton Mill Karting & Outdoor Activities for outdoor dining, karting, quad biking, clay shooting, archery and team building.

Allowing restaurants to open for outdoor dining only in April wasn’t the best of ideas…but we’ve got it covered! Quite literally, as from 12th April, visitors to Whilton Mill Karting & Outdoor Activities can enjoy al fresco dining under the cover of a marquee. April can be a little cold so if diners need warming up blankets will be available to borrow.

The Oblivion Burger: 7oz 100% beef pattie double stacked…

Lockdown gave us time to work on a new and improved menu, which will be available to view online soon. One of the highlights for me is the Oblivion Burger, named after the first corner of our 1200m International Circuit. Our burgers are 100% beef that contain a selection of cuts from locally reared cattle. The Oblivion is a brioche bun stacked up with two 7oz patties, oozes with cheese, topped with bacon, salad and pickle. Yum!

To encourage customers to race back we have some AMAZING special offers running from 12th April through to 16th May. In joint pole position are ‘Kids eat for FREE’ and ‘£10 for 15-minutes of karting’!

Kids eat for FREE – order one adult main meal and choose one child meal free. Minimum spend of £10 per adult applies. Offer applies advance reservations between 12th April and 16th May for adult meals ordered from our outdoor dining menu.

£10 for 15-minutes – arrive & drive karting on our 450m Mill Circuit. Drivers must be a minimum height of 1.22m and minimum age of 6. Booking is essential and limited to Monday to Friday between 16:00 and 18:00 from 12th April to 16th May. Adults are welcome to join the fun. Drivers are separated into different sessions depending on their age.

Just picture this, collect the kids from school, drive to Whilton Mill Karting & Outdoor Activities to drive then dine. The kids burn off excess energy during a fun packed 15-minute karting session whilst you watch from track-side with a freshly made Lavazza coffee in hand. Then sit down to enjoy a great value al fresco feast. Finally, home, bath and bed. Happy days!

Childrens party on the Mill Circuit
Drive then dine: family time…

Whilton Mill Karting & Outdoor Activities is a great place to spend time together as a family. We’re located near Daventry in Northamptonshire, a short drive from Banbury, Buckingham, Coventry, Daventry, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby and Weedon.

Naturally the rule of 6 or two households applies when dining outdoors.

We’re operating in line with our Covid19-secure policy to keep customers and colleagues safe. I recommend that anyone planning a visit to our venue reads it before arriving on-site.

Booking is essential…

Booking is essential, to reserve a table email catering@whiltonmill.co.uk. The £10 for 15-miniutes karting offer, plus many other activities and packages, can be booked online by clicking here.


Drive & Dine; 30-minutes of Arrive & Drive karting with a meal for just £38 per driver!