Experience 40 minutes of driving in a Land Rover Discovery whilst getting expert tuition throughout.
- Dorchester (Dorset)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Experience the exhilarating thrill of off-road driving with the Shared 4x4 Driving Experience in Dorchester, a great way to create some unforgettable memories and perfect those all important off-road driving skills.
The experience begins on arrival at the driving centre, where you'll greet the instructor and the other participant in the session. The activity will start with a safety briefing and demonstration of the vehicle controls, ensuring you're comfortable behind the wheel and can properly manoeuvre the Land Rover up steep inclines, through deep water, and down sharp descents. Throughout the two hour experience you'll share the driving with the other driver, getting a full forty minutes behind the wheel each. The personal nature of this experience means you have more than enough time to get to grips with the vehicle handling, and truly discover just what these machines can do. The instructor will be in the passenger seat throughout offering advice and useful tips, so you'll pick up the driving techniques in no time!
The Dorchester Off-Road Driving Experience is ideal for adrenaline junkies and petrol-heads alike, and makes a fantastic experience gift for a truly unforgettable time in the great outdoors.
The 4x4 Experience Shared runs Wednesday through to Sunday, Subject to availability.
Minimum Age: 17
All drivers must hold a full valid drivers licence.
There are no formal height or weight restrictions. You must be able to fit in and be comfortable in an unmodified car. The 4x4s that are used are Land Rover Discovery.
Experience Duration: 00:40
Time at Venue: 02:00
The Dorchester 4x4 Experience will allow you a drive time of 40 minutes per person. You are expected to be at the centre for up to 2hrs.
Participants: The Dorchester 4x4 Adventure Experience - Shared is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 3
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
You will share this experience with up to two other participants.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing according to the weather, and trainers or other flat soled shoes for driving.
Off-road driving is generally more enjoyable in wetter weather, however in particularly adverse conditions the experience may be cancelled. Should this situation occur, the session will be rescheduled for another day.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
Before this experience, I had never completed a 4x4 driving experience and had no idea what to expect. However, it was brilliant! I learnt a lot from the instructor James and realised 4x4 driving is actually rather difficult. I would love to go again.
Good fun really friendly staff, I'd recommend it.
As we drove over from Brighton to Dorchester, we were eager to try out some 4x4 driving. Having never done it before we had no idea what to expect. Once arriving at the venue, which was located at a beautiful farm, in Dorchester, full of baby lambs, calves and pigs, we noticed the big 4x4 vehicles.
Shortly after arriving, we were warmly welcomed by James our instructor who checked us in and advised what we will be doing within the next hour of the experience along with a detailed but quick safety briefing. Then we were set to go!
James drove first to teach us a few of his driving techniques. As he drove over to the 4x4 course, we had a moment to look at the beautiful countryside views within the area. He was also explaining to us how the automatic gears work and running through how we should drive on this type of terrain.
Before I knew it, it was my time to drive. I took it slow to begin with and made it to the 4x4 course. Then it was Bex’s time to have a go. We drove over muddy hills, puddles and steep terrain. It was surprisingly difficult to get right and a lot more technique is required then I first thought. However, James was brilliant with instruction and teaching, so we quickly got used to the driving style.
Throughout this driving experience, we took it in turns to try out different parts of this tricky course. Along with this James also thought of some good scenario situations to test us on and what we should do in them. For example, when driving up a steep muddy hill and the wheels get stuck in the mud what should we do? Well, I won’t give it away completely, so you’ll need to try this experience out to find out!
After gaining confidence, Bex and I were thoroughly enjoying our 4x4 driving experience. We even tried out trickier parts of the course, which lead to us getting a little stuck, but we continued to learn throughout.
Once our experience was drawing to a close, we headed back for the car park back over the beautiful hills in Dorchester. We agreed that we would love to be able to complete another 4x4 driving experiences, especially as now we have a new found 4x4 driving confidence.
A massive thank you to Dorset Activities for having us to one of your incredible 4x4 Adventure Experiences and a big thank you to James for your brilliant instruction. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot throughout.