Get to grips with a powerful off road 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy 1.5 hours of private tuition with an experience BORDA driving instructor.
- West Malling (Kent)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Tackle the tough terrain with this exclusive 4x4 off road driving experience in Kent! Learn the technique and skill of mastering manoeuvres and feel the exhilarating rush as you make your way up, over and across the wild outdoors. You will be faced with tricky tracks that are enough to challenge even the most competent driver, so listen to the expert tuition from the professional BORDA instructors and battle your way through the country's challenging tracks! This is a truly gripping experience so take in all the advice and tips that are thrown your way and prepare for an extremely enjoyable 4x4 afternoon.Your Exclusive 4x4 Driving experience will begin with a welcome to the centre followed by a safety brief lead by your expert, BORDA qualified instructor. After a quick demonstration lap, you will be at the controls of the extremely capable off road learning some of the basics of off road driving. With one-to-one tuition you will pick up a lot of the skills required to tackle the steep hills and thick mud that you will encounter while out driving.
This experience is available most Saturdays throughout the year and occassional weekdays on special request.
Maximum Weight: 20 stone
Under 18's must be accompanied on site by an adult.
If you are particularly tall or short, or feel that your physique may impair your enjoyment of this activity in any way, please check with the centre when booking.
Experience Duration: 01:30
Time at Venue: 01:45
Please allow 1.5 hours for this experience and arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time.
Participants: The 1.5 Hour - Exclusive 4x4 Driving Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 3
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This experience is exclusive use of the vehicle, so can include
up to three drivers.
Spectators are welcome. However, viewing may be limited for those outside of the vehicle.
There is a pleasant indoor meeting space where refreshments are available.
The centre will provide all safety equipment needed, but please
wear comfortable casual clothing and footwear that you don’t
mind getting dirty.
In wet weather a change of clothes is advisable - waterproofs are provided.
This experience is not generally affected by extreme weather conditions, however if in doubt please contact the centre directly.
We crawled out of bed and set off eagerly for a day of off-roading adventures with The Wright Event, in Kent.
Pulling into the private drive-way, we could see that there would be no shortage of mud! We were greeted and welcomed to the centre, via a cosy reception area – with a wood burning stove, perfect for the chilly, wet weather – before the instructors outlined the day ahead. We would be taking part in 3 activities: Quad-biking, 4×4 driving, and Sporting Trials.
Once kitted out from head to toe in some much-needed waterproofs, we headed out to the Quads for an instructional briefing and introduction to the vehicles. Climbing aboard, we set off – some with a little more trepidation than others – for a quick practice around the obstacle field, before heading into the orchard, and then into the 4×4 off-road driving area. Lead by an instructor, we covered a wide range of terrain, climbing and descending mud covered slopes, and splashing our way through some demanding ruts and ditches. Needless to say, the sheer amount of mud made the experience very eventful and there was no lack of entertainment when one of our team members decided to take a few detours into trees and ditches! We all learnt a lot, and soon got to grips with our vehicles, enjoying ourselves immensely.
Then we moved on to the 4×4 driving. The fact that there were only 2 qualified drivers in our number was not a problem at all, as the session was modified throughout to cater for all of our abilities – from first time drivers, to those who had some previous off-roading experience. The qualified and highly experienced instructors were very patient, and encouraged all of us to have a go, taking us outside of our usual comfort zones. I personally was surprised at the extreme capabilities of the all-terrain vehicles.
The day came to a close with the Sporting Trials. The idea was to get the Trials car up some very steep slopes, and negotiate the tight, hairpin corners of the marked route, without stopping or knocking down the markers. With the amount of rain, the task seemed impossible, but the natural ability of the car soon had us all grinning from ear to ear, as we slid and skidded our way around the course.
Throughout the day, all of the instructors were not only knowledgeable and experienced, but also very patient and friendly. The centre welcomes bookings of groups and individuals across a wide range of ages and as most of the equipment is dual-control, those with no experience, including juniors (over 11 years or a minimum of 1.4m tall) are welcomed… we would highly recommend this for a thrilling day out!
You will be driving a Land Rover Discovery during this experience. A Defender is available, however you would not be able to take the vehicle out in the woods, so you would split the experience between driving a Defender and Discovery.