Half Day Off Road Driving

(based on 14 reviews)

Learn to drive a 4x4 with this half day off road driving experience in Leicestershire.

  • Market Harborough (Leicestershire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 198

Half Day Off Road Driving

Learn to drive a 4x4 with this half day off road driving experience in Leicestershire.

This wonderful half day off road experience in in Leicestershire gives you the chance to learn to drive a 4x4 around a challenging, fun, and fairly muddy driving course! 4x4 driving is a totally different type of driving to the driving you do on-road, and with this half day introduction you'll learn the tricks of 4x4 driving under the tuition of a qualified 4x4 driving instructor.

Your driving experience takes place on a purpose-built driving course at Rockingham Castle. The driving centre boasts over 250 acres of land as well as a 75 acre disused quarry, with four separate driving tracks to challenge off road drivers of all abilities. Your driving day begins with a briefing to cover safety issues and driving techniques, and introduce you to the powerful 4x4 vehicles you'll be driving. After this, it's time to head out onto the off road course! After your instructor gives you a quick driving demo, it's your turn to take the wheel and see what these marvellous machines can do! You'll have plenty of drive time to really get to grips with the vehicle, while the vehicle gets to grips with the challenging course! Take on the varied terrain and put your skills to the test as you tackle steep climbs and descents, river crossings and ditches, and all kinds of natural obstacles, with your instructor beside you throughout to offer tuition.

This is a fantastically enjoyable half day 4x4 experience, and a perfect gift for anyone who wants to find out just what these fabulous 4x4s are really capable of!Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your Half day Off Road Driving experience will begin when you meet your instructor for the day and discuss the plan for the day over coffee. Once briefed up it's time for a safety brief and introduction to the vehicle you will be mastering, before the instructor will show how it is done with a demo drive. Then, with all of the knowledge and a burning desire to show you can do it - it's over to you to practice what the instructor made look easy...including tackling hills, climbs, descents, muddy mounds, ruts, river crossings and even more technical sections! A fantastically enjoyable full day 4x4 experience.

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This experience is available most Mondays-Saturdays throughout the year - subject to availability and pre-booking.


Minimum Age: 17

Participants must hold a full UK Driving License.


Experience Duration: 02:30

Time Spent at Venue: 03:00

This experience will last for 3 hours, morning session from 09:00 and afternoon session from 13:00.
2.5 hours drive time

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Half Day Off Road Driving is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: Private

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

This experience is a private tuition however the driver is allowed a maximum of 2 spectators who are also welcome to drive if the main driver so wishes.

There is a charge for any spectators to participate or watch from within the 4x4 vehicle of £40 per person.

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What to wear

Please wear weather proof clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Sturdy shoes or trainers are fine, but be prepared to get them a little dirty!


Extreme weather conditions may affect the availability of the course. Please phone the centre on the day to confirm that the experience is going ahead.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Half Day Off Roading at Rockingham Castle

I thoroughly enjoyed my half day experience. The instructor was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The first decent was a little daunting but after that I couldn't wait to get to the next challenge. Highly recommended.

Very Enjoyable Day

06/04/2015 Very enjoyable day. Would love to have another go and the instructor was very good.

half day off road

Great time! Challenging course, professional instruction, friendly atmosphere, both Disco and Defender used. Would do it again!

- Rockingham
review of Driving experience

I was bought the experience as a gift, and what an experience it was! Starting with a very professional but down to earth briefing, it only got better. My instructor provided a very good demonstration which he kept very short sweet. Then I took over the driving. The advice and instructions were given as required- it was like being drip fed but was definitely not obtrusive. The only down side was when the session came to an end. The day was clear and bright, and I will be booking a return visit, but not until the weather gets messy!

- Rockingham Castle
Off road half day

I thoroughly enjoyed my half day experience. The instructor was fantastic, really friendly and knowledgable both about the terrain and the vehicle. He went over the basic skills then when we had mastered this went off to challenge some if the more technical bits. This was great fun as the rain started to fall making everything that little bit more slippery. I couldn't recommend this experience highly enough. I've already booked another!

- Rocking ham Castle
Half Day Off Road Driving Experience at Rockingham

Had a great morning. It was well worth paying the extra for the second person. The instructor (Luke) was very informative and made the whole experience fun for both of us. Would do this again and would highly recommend it. BRILLIANT!

- Wellingborough

Great half day, Would do this again. Instruction was excellent as was the vehicle and the whole experience. Educational and fun!


I'll be going back again when it's a bit wetter!


The instructor Rich was really encouraging and made the day for us. The whole day was really well organised and the staff and centre were lovely. I am definitely considering coming back for another day!


Great day out, will do it again!


Excellent well planned experience. The instructor had an in depth knowledge of the vehicle and its capabilities. Very good theory instruction prior to the drive. Plenty of coffee available.


We had an incredibly enjoyable day at the off-roading course. Very professional set up with great tuition from very friendly instructors. Well thought out and great equipment.


i bought it for a present for my fiance as he went on the same course for 1 hour last year and loved it so i thought i would get him the half a day one, he was even more stunned and would recommend it to anyone, and already has told everyone he knows to go and do it! :)


Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed the whole day

£ 198