Motorised mud madness - drive 4 vehicles across Kent's terrains, as you drive a 4x4 vehicle, ride a quad bike, steer a sporting trials and race an apache.
- West Malling (Kent)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This full day experience is perfect for any budding off-roader, as you get to drive 4 very different vehicles throughout the day. Start your driving on the quad bikes exploring the 200 acres of forest, orchard and field, taking on the many obstacles in your way and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. After a quick break, you will be sat in the drivers seat of a extremely capable 4x4 with an expert instructor at your side. Next up is the ultra light, ultra fast Apache rally car - you will take it out on the high speed grass circuit, finishing your day of driving with the Sporting trails racers.Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your day will begin with a safety briefing covering the vehicles you will be driving and some of the techniques for tackling the off road terrain. Then, you will familiarise yourself with the controls of the Quad Bike before setting off on a trek around the 200 acres of challenging and undulating terrain. Next, you will take turns with the rest of your group (maximum of 3), to drive the off road vehicle over the hills and though the mud with an expert sat in the passenger seat. Finally, you will get to drive the awesome Apache Rally car on the grass circuit, getting a feel for drifting these little pocket rockets!
This experience is available most Saturdays throughout the year
and occassional weekdays on special request.
The centre may need to substitute the apache racer for a more suitable vehicle if the weather permits.
Maximum Weight: 20 stone
Under 18s 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: 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.
Each participant will have their own quad bike.
Apache racing and sporting trials are shared with up to three other people and 4x4 driving is shared with up to two other drivers.
Participants: The Quad Bike, 4x4 Driving, Apache Rally and Sporting Trials is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 4
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This voucher entitles 1 person to participate
in the activity, please purchase additional vouchers for more
Spectators are welcome. However viewing may be limited for certain activities.
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.
In adverse weather conditions the centre reserves the right to substitute the Apache Rally Car with an alternative motorised activity.
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!