Scrappy Races FAQs

Scrappy Races fun family woodcraft workshop

Hello and thank you for your interest in our Scrappy Races fun workshops. We hope you find the answers you are looking for here and that we will be welcoming you to the workshop very soon.

If you need any further information you can find full contact details here ›

How will I make the car?  

Scrappy races is component based so you can choose from a whole range of cool components depending on what you want to build. Once you have got your selections together, you take them back to your bench and start building. Then all you need to do is decorate it and add your number! Simples. 

Will I get to use tools?

Yes, you'll get to use screwdrivers, glue and sanding tools.

Do I need to bring anything with me? 

No, all the wood, components and decorations you'll need will be prepared and ready to use. 

Do I need to buy a ticket for an accompanying grown-up? 

No. Tickets for racers under the age of 14 include a free adult, and children can work with their grown-up as a team if you wish for a really fun way to spend quality time together. 

How are the cars propelled down the track? 

Our 8 metre long track reaches up in to the roof of the workshop so we can use gravity alone to power the cars.

How long is the session? 

The sessions are typically 1.5 hours long. 45 mins to build the cars and 45 mins to go racing. This may change slightly depending on how full your session is.

Can I bring someone with special needs?

We are happy to welcome people with special needs but as requirements are so varied we will need to discuss this with you personally before booking. Please contact us directly through our contact page to discuss your needs.   

How old do children need to be to take part? 

Children over the age of 5 are welcome to join in. Please note, a parent or carer must accompany and assist the children in the workshop at all times. You do not need to pay for any adult helpers, only participants require a ticket.

Depending on the age of the children, the following ratios are required:
Age 5 - 6 = 1 adult per child
Age 7 - 9 = 1 adult per two children 
Age 10 and up = 1 adult per three children

How do you run the races? 

We ensure that every car gets at least 4 races and a go in each lane. We award difference points for 1st and 2nd place. The three cars with the most points win!

How do I find the workshop? 

Easy peasy - just click on the map at the bottom of our home page or the contacts page and click on the directions button. It will take you straight there. 

Where do I park when I get there? 

You can park literally rigt outside the door of the workshop but we’ll send you full details about that when you book. 

Do I need to pay for parking?

No. Parking is free at the workshop. 

Do you provide drinks? 

No but you are welcome to bring a soft drink or flask with you.

Can I take home the car I make? 

Yes! Absolutely - we want you to be proud of your car and show it off to everyone and tell them what great time you had!   

How many people will be in the workshop?

We can have up to 16 racers per event. 

How do I book my place?

Simply fill out the form at the top of the course details page and purchase through the usual checkout process.

We will need the name of the attendee/s and a contact phone number and email address. 

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards except for American Express and Paypal through our secure payment gateway.

Can I buy the course as a gift?

Yes - check out our gift vouchers page on the website to purchase a gift for your loved one.

Can I book Scrappy Races on a date not shown in your calendar?

Maybe. If you are a group and are looking for a specific date that is not shown on our calendar then please contact us directly through the contact page. We don’t publish courses too far in advance as we change them around regularly so we might be able to fit a course in just when you need it! 

Oh no, I need to cancel my booking - what can I do? 

If you are unable to come, please contact us straight away and we will do our best to help.

In most instances we can transfer your booking to a different date or offer you a credit note to use towards any future course or kit.

Unfortunately we cannot transfer your date or offer you a credit note if you cancel less than 24hrs before a session takes place.

Whilst it is unlikely, we may occasionally have to cancel a workshop if the tutor is unwell or there are too few people booked to make the course viable. If so we aim to let you have at least 24 hours notice and will offer to either transfer your booking to another workshop or issue you a full refund.