The Racing Room

SCALEXTRIC at The Dragon


Built and managed by The Racing Room, the SCALEXTRIC track at The Dragon is one of Nottingham’s hidden gems!


Paying homage to its host city, the SCALEXTRIC circuit at takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Nottingham, and even features ‘Mini-Me’s’ of real, local people. Stop by a miniature version of The Dragon as you rip it up round the Old Market Square, dash around the Castle on route to the Trip to Jerusalem, and fly through the caves as you race to the finish line!


Book a SCALEXTRIC PARTY to celebrate your birthday, stag or hen do, work's knees up or other special occasion.  Or, if you just fancy a pint and something different to do for a night out join in the racing fun at RACE NIGHT 1st Tuesday of every month. You can also pick up a last minute gift at The Racing Room Shop.



The Racing Room at the Dragon is available to exclusively hire for birthday parties, work dos, stag and hen parties, special occasions or just having fun humiliating your friends as you leave them trailing in your dust!

The Racing Room can be booked on an hourly basis and we will tailor the racing formats to suit you, the amount of time you have booked and the size of your party. 




To ensure everyone has a good time and gets plenty of race time we recommend a maximum of 10 racers for a 1 hour booking and 2 hours for a maximum of 20 racers.

If your party is larger than 20 people contact us to discuss your requirements and we can tailor a party package to suit.



 Adults 18 years and over are welcome to book a party any time of the day. For children's parties we recommend afternoons up until 6pm and are restricted to a maximum of 10 children per party.



 On arrival each guest is given a driver briefing and some time to practice their racing skills. A racing tournament is then drawn up with 6 guests racing simultaneously in each race. Each guest will race in at least 6 races, accumulating points throughout the tournament and concluding with a podium presentation of medals for the top 3 winners. It's a bit like a mini F1 season crammed into an afternoon/evening.

For very small parties we are able to add special features to the game play, such as fuel loads and pit stops, endurance racing and qualifying.



Join in the racing fun at The Racing Room’s weekly RACE NIGHT! Open to anyone aged 18 and over to drop in and have a go, or compete in friendly races, with medals awarded for the top three winners.


When is Race Night?

Every Tuesday.

7.30pm – Doors Open / Practice

8.30pm – Races Start

10.30pm – Medals Ceremony


How much does Race Night cost?

£10 per driver to have a go or take part in races. Entry into the pub is always free on Race Nights if you just want to watch.


Race Night Regulars 

Take part in 3 Race Nights and entry to the 4th is FREE


Can I bring my own car?

Yes! But as the track is Scalextric Sport Digital you will need to have a chip installed which can be purchased from most model shops. Before using it on The Racing Room circuit your car will need to be tested (just bring it along before you want to race it).


Racing your own car is at your own risk. Don’t be a cry baby if someone else breaks your prized hot rod, we will not get involved in disputes over broken wing mirrors and spoilers!


From greeting cards to Airfix kits, badges to Scalextric cars and sets, The Racing Room Gift Shop stocks a select range of gift items ideal for petrol heads and Scalextric fans.


Gift Shop Opening Hours: 

Tuesdays 5-7pm (prior to Race Night)

Saturdays 2-4pm (check social media for changes due to party bookings)

Open by appointment at other times.