Drive a 4x4 off road in Kent and enjoy a magnificent 300 acre farm, powerful 4x4 vehicles and expert BORDA trained instructors.
- West Malling (Kent)
- Price for 1 Participant
Off Road Driving is one of the most rewarding driving
experiences out there, and this off road 4x4 experience in Kent is
as rewarding as they come! The slow and steady challenge of
successfully navigating a course packed full of tricky surfaces and
troublesome obstacles can be as exciting as the fastest of sports
Steep inclines and muddy mounds are aplenty in this 300 acre 4x4 driving site in Kent, and with the expert tuition on hand from the BORDA qualified instructors - you'll be learning the skills and techniques to successfully manage your way around the ever-changing course. With advice and practical demonstrations from the instructors, you'll be learning what separates 4x4 driving from its road going counterparts - understanding the theory behind the burly beast capable of nearly anything off road!Your 4x4 Driving Experience Kent will begin with a welcome and introductory brief, where you'll be shown the vehicle, grounds and instructor that will form the basis of your 4x4 experience. Once briefed (including axle differentiation and how four wheel drive works) - you'll be ready to begin the driving, with some instructor driven demonstrations - before you get behind the wheel yourself and attempt all of the tricks and manoeuvres shown by the instructor. When considering the limitations of road cars, you won't believe what these giant machines can do, as you go up, over and across anything in your way. The 4x4 driving day will come to a close with a debrief from your instructor.
This 4x4 experience is available most Saturdays throughout the year and occasional weekdays on special request (minimum group size 3).
Minimum Age: 11
Maximum Weight: 20 Stone
Under 16's must be accompanied on site by an adult.
If you feel that your physique may impact upon your participation of this experience, please get in touch as there may well be an alternative substitute.
Experience Duration: 01:30
Time at Venue: 00:20
4x4 Driving Experience Kent will last for 1.5 hours, with around 20mins of actual driving time.
Participants: The Kent Off Road 4x4 Driving Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 3
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
There may be up to 2 other people on the experience with you on
There is a small canteen with tea and coffee where spectators can watch some of the experience, but it is not possible to watch the entire duration.
The centre will provide all necessary equipment, all you would need to bring is yourself dressed in casual clothes that you don't mind getting dirty - and soft soled shoes such as trainers.
The most extreme of weather conditions may affect whether this
course goes ahead.
If in doubt, please call the centre on the day of your activity.
Really good day, so good, I will be back in December with my dad! :)
Certainly a very good experience. Maybe longer sessions in the driving seat would be better because we seemed to spend a lot of time swapping over.
Although the weather was pretty gruesome; very wet, heavy rain we had a brilliant time. I had booked this as a 40th birthday gift for my friend but booked two sessions so that I could sit in with her. I did not intend, under any circumstances to do any driving just sit back and enjoy the experience as a back seat driver. However I ended up being talked into doing the same daring driving tasks as her. Pretty hairy but pleased I did it. Mud! mud's not the word. Great fun but not for wimps.
My son booked the experiance for my partners 50th birthday, he was very apprehensive but we had a fantastic time would do it again, many thanks Ness and Tony
Thoroughly enjoyed the day.
recommend to anyone any time hoping to go back within this year
Very informative and good fun.
excellent experiance, would purchase again. just a thought for facilities for spectators ie coffee machine, food/snack vending machines. other than that great time
Ian was very good he explained things clearly and was humorous in his manner and made everyone welcome. 5 star guy.
'Discover 4x4 Driving' was really challenging.
would recommend the day out to anyone who would like to try out something different.
Warm welcome, friendly professional staff and a great time had - would recommend to others :)
Thank you for a fantastic experience, everything was explained very well, also very friendly and welcoming to people that were not involved in the event, highly recommend!
This experience was a brilliant surprise for my partners 21st birthday! The instructor was really friendly and great throughout the experience. Would definitely recommend to others. Will be booking again!
Great experience, and hopefully will be doing another in the near future!
This was a birthday present from my lovely hubbie which I absolutely loved and enjoyed. The whole experience was well put together and the instructor was very good and gave me confidence. Not a problem having a passenger in the back but little worried about the other passenger who was a young boy who was obviously scared stiff! Would definitely recommend it though.
It was great, loved it. Can't wait to do it again!
Really loved this experience. Instructor was excellent. We would love to do it again.
Paul is a great instructor and made the whole experience, for all four of us, fun and informative. He had each of us doing things with the cars we never would have believed possible. Many thanks from all of us for a hugely enjoyable day.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our instructor, Steve, was very knowledgeable and made the entire experience extremely enjoyable. I would not hesitate in recommending this to friends and colleagues.
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!
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, but a driving licence is not required as participants will be passengers in the 4x4.
On this experience you will get to drive the Land Rover Discovery.
The venue has one Defender available on Saturdays only which must be pre-booked.