Get some early practice with this Junior Off-Road Driving Day. With your qualified instructor you will learn the essential skills as you master how to control this powerful 4x4 vehicle.
- West Malling (Kent)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Learn the basic skills of 4x4 off road driving in a fantastic Dual Control Land Rover. This experience is the perfect way to learn techniques from steering and clutch control to controlling the vehicle itself. You will be free to explore the 200 acres of woodland, fields and orchards behind the wheel alongside an expert instructor. So take control and develop your driving skills by overcoming a range of different obstacles!Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your day will begin with a safety briefing covering all aspects of your day and the vehicles that you will be driving. Your Day will start with a lesson in a dual control car, after the initial lesson you then get the chance to use your new skills and drive up and down the slopes amongst the trees with your instructor by your side, this is all done using a Dual Control Land Rover. After a break for lunch you then get to drive a six-wheeled, semi-amphibious vehicle. The day will end with a Quad Bike experience or Apache Rally Drive (depending on the weather).
This experience is available on selected weekdays only throughout school holidays, but books up far in advance so plenty of notice is advised.
Weekend bookings are not available.
Minimum Age: 11
Although this is advertised as a junior experience, there is no real age limit meaning adults can also enjoy it.
Maximum Weight: 20 stone
Minimum Height: 1.4 metres tall
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: 07:00
Time at Venue: 07:15
Please allow 7 hours (including lunch break) for this experience and arrive 15 minutes before your start time. The junior drivers go out in groups of five people.
Participants: The Junior Off-Road Driving Day is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 5
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome. However viewing may be limited for certain activities. There is a pleasant indoor meeting space where refreshments are available. Please bring a packed lunch.
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.
In adverse weather conditions the centre reserves the right to substitute the Apache Rally Car with an alternative motorised activity.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
Adam had a really great day and loved the whole experience. The staff were fantastic and all the parents were jealous and talking about having a go themselves. Thank you.
I would like to say how good this day was all round. My daughter is 12, and came out with a great confidence that she had mastered the skills she learnt. It's not often these experiences appear good value for what is offered, but this was a full on day and worth the money. I would recommend, and would consider a similar experience with this particular site in West Malling, Kent.
Good fun - if there is a next time, could do with some faster rally driving
my son had a great day, he really enjoyed being able to drive three different vehicles.
i really liked the 4x4 driving, but i would rather have had a go on the quads rarther than the bugguy because i didnt find the pedals very easy to find, alo in the 4x4 driving we didnt get to drive up any slopes or down any.
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!
The arrival time for the Junior Off-Road Driving Day is at 9:15am to start for 9:30am. Please be sure to bring a packed lunch.
The minimum height restriction for the Junior Off-Road Driving Day is 1.4 meters.
You will need to arrive at the centre at 9 am for this Junior Off-Road Driving experience. The experience will end at approximately 3.15 pm.