This is a once in a lifetime experience gift for your special youngster to get behind the wheel of a real -life Lightning McQueen Supercar and re-enact those magical Disney race scenes.
- Price for 1 Participant
Experience driving a real life Lightning McQueen as you race a Mazda Mx5 during this ultimate junior supercar experience! Every child that has watched Disney’s Cars on the big screen has been left dreaming of whizzing along in their very own racing car. And now, with this incredible driving experience, they can!
As you arrive at your chosen race track, you will be welcomed and introduced to the basics of supercar driving. Your fully qualified instructor will give you a thorough safety briefing, ensuring that you are confident and have the knowledge to drive your Lightning McQueen Mazda Mx5 race car in style. Then it will be time to hit the tracks! You’ll take the wheel and experience what it is like to drive a fantastic racing car – just like Lightning McQueen! You can race around the track for 6 laps with your driving instructor on hand throughout, making sure you get the most out of your driving experience. As McQueen himself said, race car driving is all about being ‘faster than fast and quicker than quick!’ And with this driving experience, you can be sure to experience the thrill and speed of race car driving.
The Lightning McQueen Junior Supercar Driving session is the perfect experience gift for any child with a need for speed and a love for all things Cars! Available at eight locations around the UK, this kids driving day is sure to bring any McQueen fan's dreams to life as you whiz around the tracks for 6 laps in a Mazda Mx5 Lightning McQeen style racing car!
This Kids Lightning McQueen Driving Experience is available on selected weekend dates between February-November, at each listed location.
Blyton Park requires a £10 upgrade fee for weekend bookings, paid directly to the track when making a reservation.
Lydden Hill requires an additional £25 upgrade fee which is to be paid directly to the track when making a reservation.
Additional laps and passenger rides may be available as upgrades on the day (subject to availability) - these will start at £39.00 per car (3 laps).
Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
Lydden Hill, Kent
Lydden Hill, Kent.
Further dates are released once the earlier slots have been
*Dates are updated regularly but availability is subject to change - if you'd like to check a date prior to redemption, please contact our customer service team.
Age Restrictions: 10 -16 years.
Minimum Height: 135cm
All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an
adult at the centre.
An optional damage waiver will be available to purchase on the day for just £25. This will insure you against damage excess fees of up to £5,000
in the unlikely case of an accident.
All driving instructors are ARDS qualified and DBS Police
Please note: The Barton Stacey driving track is based on Military of Defense land. On the rare occasion that your experience is cancelled due to MOD requirements, you will simply be re-scheduled for an alternative date.
Barton Stacey will not be available for 2017 bookings.
Experience Duration: 00:30
Time at Venue: 01:00
The entire driving experience will last for approximately an hour, including signing in and and safety briefings.
The child participant will get to drive the Lightning McQueen vehicle for 6 laps around their chosen circuit.
Three additional laps can be purchased for £39.00, payable directly to the track. Although these are generally available on the day of the experience, it is advised to pay in advance to avoid disappointment on arrival. Spectators can also purchase passenger rides for £10.00 on the day.
Participants: The Junior Supercar Driving - Lightning McQueen is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This is a one-to-one tuition based experience between the driver and instructor, however, there will be other drivers on the track at the same time.
Spectators are welcome to come along and watch their loved ones take part in this special driving experience .
Both hot and cold refreshments will be available at all locations.
Please dress comfortably and according to the weather (you will need to provide your own waterproofs and sun cream if either are required).
Flat, sensible shoes should be worn.
Any safety equipment will be provided by the centre on the day.
This Junior Supercar Driving experience will go ahead in most weather conditions, including rain. However, if the experience is cancelled due to extreme circumstances, the centre will contact you in order to re-schedule the booking.
Driving American Muscle Cars has got to be any petrol head’s ultimate dream. And, when they have been featured in top block buster films like the cars we were to drive, it only adds to a super cool experience.
I knew we were in for a real treat when invited to drive these awesomely powerful cars at Abingdon airfield. I was excited, but I have to admit, a little nervous! I struggle to break 70mph on motorways, let alone take control of an incredibly powerful classic car and race around a track…
We were each testing two cars; I was taking on the classic Camaro SS as seen in Fast and Furious, and the Camaro ZL1, otherwise known as Bumblebee from Transformers! Evie was driving two very famous cars, Lightning McQueen himself and General Lee, the iconic Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. Robb was to test the super fast Toyota Supra and probably the most iconic muscle car out there, the Ford Mustang.
We arrived early at Abingdon Airfield, the sun was shining and we could hear the roar of engines as the cars were warming up for a day of driving. After showing our driving licences and registering in the tent, we received a group introduction to each of the cars from a highly knowledgeable instructor, then it was time to go!
We waited our turn at the edge of the track, marvelling at the awesome cars lined up in front of us, perfectly happy to stand as watch as other drivers had their go. I could feel my nerves rising as the true power of the muscle car was demonstrated by the other drivers taking them for a spin.
Then it was our turn! Check out how we got on…
I was driving the classic SS first, and as I stepped into this beautiful car, my instructor immediately put me at ease. He explained how best to control the car and the differences I should expect in comparison to modern cars. My first impression was that this car is HEAVY, you have to press hard on that accelerator to get going and with no power steering, you really have to concentrate on driving this Camaro. It was an absolutely fantastic insight into classic race cars and although I didn’t go much more than 40mph (I know…) I really experienced what it is to drive a car of this calibre.
The Ford Mustang… probably the most iconic Muscle car of the lot and I was thrilled to have to the chance to test it out. This 30 year old classic car was quite tricky to drive, but that’s all just part of the experience. After getting used to the gearbox and accelerator, I was driving the car perfectly fine and enjoying the ride! – Robb.
Next up was the Toyota Supra. After driving the Ford, this was a bit of a shock. This modern machine is so much lighter and so much easier to drive. Even a light touch on the accelerator and you can feel the pace pick up. The thrill of whizzing around the track in this modern race car was intense and an entirely different experience from the classic cars. – Robb.
Bumblebee is a truly beautiful car. Big, bold and bright yellow, I was extremely excited at the prospect of taking this supercar out for a spin! Sitting in the drivers seat, I couldn’t wait to get out on the straights and push the limits. I’m not a overly confident driver, but I can honestly say this Camaro was a dream to drive and I was reaching speeds of 80 without even thinking about it.
As we waited to drive the Mazda Mx5, or Lightning McQueen himself, we watched numerous kids taking him for a ride. The look of joy of their faces as they drove their Disney hero really was lovely and only helped build excitement for my own drive! Once I hit the accelerator, there was no looking back as I whizzed around in this super fun, easy to handle sports car. – Evie.
The instructor had explained how this Dodge was actually used in The Dukes of Hazzard television series and, just in case I didn’t believe him, he pointed out the cast and crew’s signatures on the boot. Knowing this was an actual car used in the show made this driving experience even better! The power of the Dodge was evident from the word go and this famous car was a delight to drive, if a little hard to handle! – Evie.
After an amazing morning driving these cars, it was time to head home. First though we took a quick peep of the in-car footage you can purchase as a video, just so I could prove I did get above 50mph!