Driving Experience for kids...

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  1. davidjpowell

    davidjpowell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thought I would put up a quick review of this after today's experience. If your kids are into cars it's a good treat....

    Back before Christmas I came across an advert for a Youth Driving experience off road. I have a daughter who I thought might fancy a crack at that...

    Today was the booked day.. We turned up at the designated time, where she was met by an instructor with an Automatic Evoque. My wife and I sat in the back seat - the instructor drove us up to the first field, sat my 11 year old daughter in the driving seat and gave her a quick briefing.

    The next hour saw her weaving around cones, driving through the fields, gates and over grass - up hills, down hills and through water. She had a thoroughly fantastic time, big smile..

    Thoroughly recommended.. Evoque impressed me as well..

    Link for those interested...https://experience.landrover.com/experience-drives/young-driver-experience

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    There's something similar but on road at Brands, whcih I know is a long way from you, but as it's MSV organised maybe they do something at a track near you!
     
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    What a fantastic treat for your daughter. That experience will stay with her forever.
     
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    Oulton Park does something similar. - I'm not sure about the 4x4 course, but they definitely have an experience on the track.
     
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    My eldest (who's twelve) is itching to start driving so I'm a bit reluctant to take him on one of these because then he'll be hounding me even more!
     
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    It is a risk...

    But I'm thinking about scheduling an hour every 2 months.... This is actually half the cost of the old horse riding lessons. I thought it was surprisingly good value.

    They do 30 minute chunks as well, but a bit far to go for that period.

    We did the Leicestershire course - which was a great for the first time. Instructor suggested the North Yorkshire was a but more 'rugged' going forward.
     
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    HB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My eldest is 12 too. He's already told me that he can drive because he's been studying me and automatics are "easy" ....

    All kinds of thoughts spring to mind.
     
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    That looks like a great course David , I'm sure we have something similar up in Glasgow somewhere.
     
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    MB Brooklands also have something for kids
     
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    Cool, thank you for the post I have been thinking about this for my 11 year old.
     
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    My son is about to turn 14 and he's dead keen on driving so we are booking him on a MB World session plus if his school work stays at a high level some driving lessons. https://www.youngdriver.eu/

    There are quite a few of these around an often pop up on the top floor of multi-storey car parks.

    Look good.
     
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    Looks like a great experience.

    We bought my boy a driving experience in a Fast and Furious Skyline for his 11th Birthday, which he did at Abingdon last year.

    Will have to keep this one in mind for his 13th later this year.
     
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    looks really good, will consider this when mine are a few years older :)
     
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    We took my 16 year old step-son one last year, driving a LR Disco off-road. Mrs BTB got a huge discount on it via Groupon. One thing to watch is that with some of them (including the M-B World ones for example) you are potentially liable for any damage unless you pay extra for insurance. So check the small print. E.g.
     

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