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Next Step up to Kart Racing

Planning a party for your kid?

Why not search for something different than the traditional birthday setup?

The traditional birthday party or childrens parties Hampshire setup usually consists of party themes and tons of food and sweets.

The next kids parties Hampshire you are organizing need not be as common as that. Your child's birthday party can be extremely better, really. You would need something more unique, more fun and perhaps more grown up than these regular party themes; most especially if your child is not that much of a kid anymore.

These days, kart racing(a.k.a karting) has become a fun and preferred way of celebrating kids parties Hampshire. Then again, you can still void your child's party to that familiar setting and make it a step higher without losing the same old racing fun. You can always do that with a technology that is a step up to karting -- Racing Simulators!

Racing simulator technologies are a fantastic means of having your child and his/her party guests experience the fun and spirit of racing without exposing them to the real dangers of such setup. It is as fun, if not more entertaining and enjoyable, than kart racing. And although both kart racing and racing simulations are about feeling the adrenaline and joys of racing in general, simulators are somehow still sleeker, modern, and quite different in a sense. In addition to that, when compared to real life kart racing, the racing simulation setup is obviously much safer and free from the real dangers of racing. No dangers of potential life loss scenarios; No exposure to racing injuries, and equipments are fully controllable.

Racing simulators also give the feeling of a more grown up party and will not only have the kids enjoy the party but will also have their accompanying adults included in the fun. In fact, these simulators are often used as a form of team building Hampshire and have existed in many corporate events Hampshire. The racing setup is no ordinary driving game. It is a game that requires mental agility and tactics, perhaps similar to chess. It will help in developing mental toughness, and improve individuals to perform at higher levels and better handle pressure and/or stress - all of which can be a great thing for your child and his/her party guests. If you prefer just downright fun for the kids, that is also not a problem. Many race centres have events and formats suited for kids. Most even have special rates for students --both teens and kids and for younger drivers in general.

Planning a Great Day Out on The Push Bikes

If you're stuck for something fun to do with the family or with a loved one then going for a day out on the bikes might just be the perfect answer. Here's an activity that means you get to see some scenery, get lots of fresh air, get exercise, get a chance to bond with the others on your trip and get to do something a bit different that you might not have considered. There are certainly things that can go wrong on a bike trip though or detract from the experience and if you want to make it as enjoyable as possible then you need to observe certain tips. Firstly, you need to think of a way to get all your bikes to the location and the best way to do this is normally with one or several push bike racks for cars. You can always set off from your home and ride in your area, or ride to the scenic area you want to drive in. However for most of us who live in urban areas this isn't always very scenic - it also probably means riding on the road which can be dangerous and if you have children. Additionally you'll be cycling in single file which ruins the sociable nature of the activity somewhat. Then when you get to your actual location you might be very tired. Using one or several bike racks then can be a much better idea as it enables you to store the bikes on top of the car and drive to your location. You can also store other items in the car such as picnic items, a torch if it might get dark, a first aid kit etc etc. This also means that you won't have to be squashed in next to a large bicycle. Another alternative is to rent bikes when you arrive, which is fairly cost effective, though you risk being lumbered with a bike that you're not comfortable with. And that's another point to consider - making sure that all the bikes are in good condition and that they're suitable for the terrain you're going to be riding on. If you're riding on pavement then racing bikes are a good idea as these are very quick and require the most minimal effort. If you're going to be riding up hills and across bumpy terrain however then you're going to need to use a mountain bike. Make sure as well that all the bikes are in top condition - that all the gears work and that the tyres are fully pumped up. If you do not, then you risk someone lagging behind at the back and having to put in a lot of extra effort which can be unpleasant for them. By checking in advance you ensure this isn't the case and that everyone can enjoy a smooth ride. Obviously you may need to supply stabilisers or a tricycle for some of the less confident cyclists. Similarly you should check the location you're heading to ahead of time. This way you can ensure that the place is safe and pleasant to ride around and plot a route that will give you the best views etc. If you're planning a romantic day out, then you might want to look into some routes that have romantic spots and views that you can enjoy together. If you time it well you might also be able to enjoy a sunset in some locations. Make sure you're routes aren't too long and taxing however and that everyone on your journey will be able to enjoy them without feeling like they've run a marathon.

What Snowdonia Adventures Are in Store For You?

Snowdonia has been frequently described as the adventure and holiday capital of the United Kingdom, and it's easy to see why, what with the multiple fun activities you can have in the region. This article talks about the different kinds of Snowdonia adventures you can enjoy during your holiday.

What Snowdonia adventures await you in your vacation? You can do the following activities:

??White water rafting. If you fancy going for a wild ride on the water, you can go white water rafting and canoeing as part of your Snowdonia adventures. If that's not enough for you, you can also enjoy other water sports, including windsurfing, sailing, and power boating.

??Outdoor activities. If you're not the type of person who likes being in the water, don't worry, because there are other Snowdonia adventures that you can try. Rock climbing, hiking, and cycling are popular activities in Snowdonia. You can also try biking, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, archery, paintball, and pony trekking, activities that the whole family can enjoy.

??Treetop adventures. If you've had enough of the water and land, why not enjoy Snowdonia adventures on the air? Zip lines and other treetop activities are a dime a dozen in Snowdonia.

??Winter sports. What's a Snowdonia adventure without the snow? You can enjoy a variety of activities come winter as well, such as skiing, winter mountaineering, and ice climbing.

??Leisure centres. If you're not the adventurous sort, you can still enjoy your holiday in Snowdonia, thanks to its numerous leisure centres that have swimming pools, wall climbing activities, badminton and squash courts, saunas, and fitness rooms. There are also museums and shops you can visit to allow you to absorb the culture of Snowdonia and get souvenirs.

When it comes to Snowdonia adventures, there's something in store for everyone, and as such, it can be a great choice for a holiday destination, whether you're going with your family and friends. Visit Snowdonia and see what adventures are in store for you.

F1 2012- Countdown to Buddh The Five to Watch Out For

With the European stretch done with, and the Asian stretch (Singapore, Japan, Korea and India) coming up, the 2012 F1 World Championship is still wide open- in complete contrast to the one-sided 2011 season. Five Drivers, still in the reckoning, with 7 races to go.

Normally, listing the top 5 drivers of a season would involve plenty of numbers, and it'd be based purely on statistics till now. Here, we are going to list the drivers, their situations, and what could happen by the time we reach the Indian Grand Prix, by mid-October.

Fernando Alonso (179 points)

The Ferrari number One has arguably had the season of his career so far, despite winning 2 back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006. He was saddled with a strong car back then, and was dethroning the fading legend of Michael Schumacher. Here, he is battling a field of young and old, ex and current Champions, all blessed with horsepower greater than his own, more often than not.

Still, he finds himself leading the Championship by 37 points, a healthy lead, at this stage- which could be stretched further with his favorite races to come. If 2011 saw him step up onto the podium 9 times with the worst of the top 5 cars, 2012 has seen him outdo himself- with his consistency still proving to be the difference between him and the younger guns. His heartbreak in his debut Ferrari 2012 season could just be a thing of the past now, and he looks extremely determined to prove to the world that he is, by no means, in the twilight of his career.

Tied on 3 race wins with Lewis Hamilton this year, yet only 2 poles, he remains favorite- especially after his scintillating 10th-to-3rd drive at Monza.

After all, 80 podiums in a career- definitely not a 2 year flash in the pan. He's always around. 2012 is his for the taking.

Lewis Hamilton (142 points)

The McLaren no. 1 (atleast for 2012) has enjoyed his usual erratic season, getting into trouble with his own team, the officials, and his opponents more often than Mario Balotelli. After a poor 2011 in probably the strongest car on the grid, Hamilton, through it all, has led Button back to oblivion- and has proven to be McLaren's flawed genius. 3 race wins, in between some horrendous accidents, has kept him in the race, only just. The master of pole positions, though, hasn't seen his conversion improve over the year- with McLaren now proving to be the fastest car once again towards the latter part of the season. If anything, he will have nobody else to blame but himself- especially after his disappointing 5th place (2011) and 4th place (2010). Still, it's a far cry from his horror 2009 season, where he stood at 10 points after 10 races. For once, though, he hasn't been clashing with his favorite mate, Felipe Massa, and has been stepping into the limelight at the right junctures in the season, not letting Alonso rest easily yet.

Kimi Raikkonen (141 points)

68 podiums in 170 races- not ordinary stats by any stretch of imagination. Who would have thought that this man is back from a hiatus of 2 years, from the most demanding sport in the world? He just got back, got into a new car, and has raced his way to a shock 3rd in the standings, without even winning a race. Five podiums could have a lot to do with that, and his consistency betrays any sort of rustiness or lack of routine after his World Rally stint. Ex-Ferrari World Champion, Raikkonen is the driver the sport needed in 2012, a familiar face that can rival Alonso in sheer driving skill, and turn it on when needed. He has put the gasp back in the Lotus team, and has partnered Grosjean to turn his team into serious contenders for the title. All he needs now is a race win, and it could turn into the 'return of the prodigal son'- with the Ferrari ranks shuddering at the very thought of watching the ice-cool Finn nonchalantly standing at the top by the end of the season. Effectively, he is going to be McLaren's greatest rival, and could stand between Vettel and his third title.

Sebastian Vettel (140 points)

A far cry from his 2011 form, the young German Champion is struggling to figure on the podium through 2012. He is going through the inevitable Djokovic syndrome, where there is nowhere to go but down after the dizzying heights of 2011. This only proves that he is human, and not a machine as many suspected- not an extension of his once-flawless Red Bull engine. The going has gotten tough, and Vettel has displayed remarkable poise under pressure- even rising to 2nd a race ago, before failing to finish at Monza. The hard yards are being put in after a dream 2 seasons, and this 2012 campaign out of all, could define his legacy as a driver, and could teach him a lot more than all his wins have. His only flawless race this year was at the controversial Bahrain Grand Prix- where he did the good old pole, start-to-finish- a signature run that has been cut short by the emergence of the rest of the field. One still feels that the boy will not go down without a fight, and has plenty of steam left for the next 7 races. He could be Alonso's closest and most realistic contender.

Mark Webber (132 points)

The eternal bridesmaid has never figured on anybody's favorite lists at the start, middle or end of any season. He has been created to be that figure that pushes the others towards the top of the list, and remains present for the sake of sheer numbers. There has to be a no.2 in every sport, and Mark Webber is a racing, walking and talking personification of the concept. Wins in Monaco and Silverstone had made him something he wasn't used to- the No. 1 driver in his team, but his genes took over, and now he is back to where he belongs. However cruel this sounds, he is a journeyman who symbolizes the passion, dedication and drive needed to be in that F1 car, and has never let his team down. It is also why Red Bull, double World Champions, are still leading the Constructor's title standings with 7 races to go.

As they say, in the top 5, there's Mark Webber, and the top 4. Maybe this time, he could beat tradition, and try doing a 2010- without the choke at the finish.