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Off Road 4x4 Driving Experience Days

The most fun you can have a 5mph, 4x4 driving is all about control and anticipating where you’re going. Our off-road driving schools use vehicles like Land Rovers, as they’re the workhorses of the countryside. With everything from 30-minute tasters, to full days of in-depth off road training, this is your chance to drive a 4x4 at your choice of centre near you. Off roading FAQs

 



Landrover Off Roading 4x4 Experience Northamptonshire
Based On 36 Reviews

Rockingham Castle near Corby

Special Offer From £89

    • 1:1 4x4 at this long established offroad school
    • Negotiate sideslopes, ditches, climbs and descents
    • Taster, 1/2 days and Full days available
    • Explore 250 acres at Rockingham Castle
Off Roading Activity Days for Two
Based On 21 Reviews

Eastwell Manor, Ashford, Kent

Save 43% From £75

    • Enjoy the thrill of Extreme 4x4 with a friend
    • Choose from 1, 2 or 3 hour durations
    • Tackle crazy descents, climbs and sideslopes
    • Tuition from Pro off road instructors
Land Rover 4x4 Fun at Coniston Hall
Based On 25 Reviews

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Save £60 From £75

    • Off road driving on Coniston moorland and 4x4 trails
    • Enthusiastic instructors to guide your driving
    • Various driving durations available
    • Up to 3 guests can ride as passengers
4x4 Experiences Dorset

Dorchester

Special Offer From £27

    • Fun 4x4 for complete beginners
    • Choose from a variety of drive times
    • Tackle mud, ruts and hills in a Land Rover 4x4
4x4 Experiences Off Road in Kent
Based On 63 Reviews

Eastwell Manor Estate near Ashford

Special Offer From £59

    • Extreme 4x4 action in the beautiful grounds of Eastwell Manor
    • An amazing purpose built off road course
    • Tuition and tips from friendly instructors
    • Various driving durations available
4x4 Extreme Experience in Shropshire
Based On 1 Reviews

Oswestry, Shropshire

Special Offer From £125

    • Learn from BORDA approved instructors
    • Regular 4x4 options and skid combos available
    • Take the wheel and negotiate this extreme 4x4 challenge
4x4 Experience Days Off Road Driving
Based On 16 Reviews

Venues UK Wide

From £59.00

    • Available at locations across the UK
    • Choose from off road Tasters and Half Day options
    • Fleet of 4x4's including Defender and Discovery
    • Experience Ditches, ruts, mounds and mud
4x4 Army Truck Driving

Bicester, Oxfordshire

Save £50 From £49

    • 4x4 army truck driving & passenger rides
    • Venue is a former WW2 bomber airfield site
    • Take on the off road tracks in a Leyland DAF truck
    • This is a genuine army DAF 4x4 truck
Muddy Off Road Experiences in Sussex
Based On 6 Reviews

Near East Grinstead

From £155.00

    • Drive three different 4x4's - which is the best?
    • Fun offroad courses to challenge your abilities
    • Experienced instructors to teach you how it's done
    • Ideal format for groups of friends or family
4x4 Milton Keynes for Two
Based On 3 Reviews

Newton Longville, Bucks

Special Offer From £99

    • Take on a 3.5 mile offroad course
    • Thrilling demo drive from your instructor
    • Learn the basics and develop your 4x4 off road driving
    • share the drive time with a friend
Land Rover 4x4 Experience Scotland
Based On 7 Reviews

East Lothian

Save £20 From £140

    • You in a 4x4 for 1.5 hours of off road adventure
    • 1:1 tuition from a BORDA qualified instructor
    • Bring along a passenger to ride for free
    • Tackle a variety of tracks, climbs and descents
1:1 Off Road Driving in Bedfordshire

Wyboston Lakes, near St Neots

From £69.00

    • Off roading at Wyboston Lakes near Bedford
    • Try night time off roading for an extra thrill!
    • All sessions are offered on a one to one basis
    • Invite up to 2 people to join you as passengers
4x4 BORDA Training

Newark, Nottinghamshire

From £378.00

    • BORDA certificated 4x4 training courses
    • Take place at purpose-built off road centre
    • Learn how 4x4s work & how they react in situations
    • Use your own 4x4 or use a school Land Rover
Driving Experiences 4x4 in Stirlingshire

Gartmore, Stirlingshire

Save £40 From £59

    • 4x4 experience spent off roading nr Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire
    • Drive three tracks on the off road circuit
    • Sessions start with an instructor-driven demo
    • Fleet includes Landys, Land Cruisers and Mavericks
Muddy 4x4 Activity Days in East Anglia
Based On 19 Reviews

Newmarket

From £65.00

    • Off road driving on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders
    • One-to-one tuition on all lesson durations
    • Drive time can be shared by up to 3 people
    • Venue usually available 7 days a week
4x4 Gloucestershire

Coleford, Wye Valley

From £130.00

    • A range of 4x4 sessions at Whitecliff Quarry
    • Drive Land Rovers & Range Rovers offroad
    • Get a real insight into the 4x4 off road experience with expert tuition
    • Lunch is included on all experiences
Jeep 4x4 Driving Experience in Fife

Knockhill Racing Circuit

From £135.00

    • Experience driving a Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4 in Scotland
    • A purpose-built off-road course at Knockhill
    • Run as small group session with you all in the car
    • Water splashes, ravines, steep drops & more
4x4 Off Road Driving Cardiff

Taffs Well, South Wales

From £100.00

    • Go 4x4ing in Taffs Wells, just in-land from Cardiff
    • Drive modified Land Rover 4x4 vehicles
    • These 4x4s have been used in trials competitions
    • When you're not driving your riding as passenger
Drive Off Road 4x4 in Newcastle
Based On 21 Reviews

Northumberland near Hexham

From £75.00

    • Drive the brilliant Land Rover Discovery II Td5
    • 1:1 off road driving around 50 minutes at the wheel
    • Includes an instructor demo drive - hold on tight!
    • Explore the grounds of the lovely Slaley Hall
Army Land Rover Driving Northumberland

Felton, Morpeth

From £75.00

    • Drive an ex-Royal Engineers Land Rover Tithonus
    • Tackle the terrain at this Northumberland centre
    • Choose between a 30 or 45-minute drive time
    • Drive on increasingly difficult off-road sections
DAF Army Truck Driving Northumberland

Felton, Morpeth

From £85.00

    • Military all wheel drive truck driving near Morpeth
    • Drive the ex-British Army DAF T244 military truck
    • Choose between a 20 and 40-minute drive time
    • Try manoeuvring the 4-tonne truck on the 4x4 track
Exclusive 4x4 Driver Training

East Grinstead, West Sussex

From £180.00

    • One-to-one offroading sessions in East Grinstead
    • Training is tailored to what you hope to achieve
    • Learn what you (and a 4x4) are capable of!
    • Tackle the Meadow Meander & the Jungle Run
Extreme Off Roading 4x4 in Somerset
Based On 1 Reviews

Bath & West Showground

From £95.00

    • Choose safari obstacle course or a trials route
    • A fleet of standard & modified Land Rovers
    • Ideal for beginners or those with experience
    • Off road circuits are at Bath & West Showground
Land Rover Off Road Driving Leicestershire
Based On 13 Reviews

Market Harborough, Leicestershire

From £79.00

    • 1:1 4x4 off road tuition from a BORDA approved instructor
    • Get behind the wheel of a Landrover Defender 90
    • Challenge axle twisters, slopes and deep water
    • Various driving durations to choose from
Mad Max Truck Driving

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Save 50% From £49

    • Drive a Mad Max-inspired 4x4 vehicle in Oxfordshire
    • Tackle the military 4x4 test track on the Army Base
    • This 4x4 is a modified Land Rover Defender
    • Choose between 20 and 40 minutes of driving time
Nationwide 4x4 Driving Thrill

10 Nationwide Locations

From £49.00

    • Offroading at your choice of 10 locations nationwide
    • Driving Mercedes X-Class or Land Rover Defenders
    • A whole host of superb countryside venues on offer
    • Individual & a special family package available
Off Road Driving in Perthshire Scotland
Based On 8 Reviews

Perthshire near Perth

From £109.00

    • 1:1 off road driving
    • Discover breathtaking highland scenery
    • Bring along a friend to ride as passenger
    • Experience the capabilities of the 4x4 Land Rover
4x4 Activity day Off Road Challenge in Kent
Based On 14 Reviews

Near Maidstone

From £45.00

    • Stunning Kent venue with woodland and fields
    • Various 4x4 activity day driving options available
    • BORDA and LANTRA approved instructors
    • 3:1 format means you can ride as well as drive
Drive 4x4 Off Road in North Yorkshire

Near Thirsk

From £109.00

    • Exclusive 1:1 off road sessions for maximum learning + fun
    • 30 minute or 1 hour sessions available
    • BORDA approved instructors to teach you
    • Get to grips with the amazing Land Rover Defender
Off Road Activites in Sherwood Forest
Based On 8 Reviews

Sherwood Forest

From £189.00

    • Go off roading in the famous Sherwood Forest
    • Choose from 2 hour, 4 hour or full day 4x4 activities
    • Experience natural and man made obstacles
    • 1:1 tuition ratio with lots of hands on driving
A True 4x4 Off Road Experience in Wiltshire
Based On 2 Reviews

Castle Combe Circuit, near Chippenham

From £149.00

    • Fun 4x4 driving at Castle Combe
    • BORDA accredited offroad driving school
    • 3:1 instruction ratio with 60 mins driving
    • Ride as passenger whilst others drive
Off Roading County Durham

Barnard Castle

From £180.00

    • Drive the purpose-built course near Castle Barnard
    • Be shown the vehicle controls & then you're off
    • Sessions maximise your time behind the wheel
    • Invite someone to share the driving with you
Off Roading in Nottingham

Farnsfield, Newark

From £45.00

    • Go 4x4 in a Land Rover Discovery in Notts
    • Takes place at a dedicated off-road centre
    • You can invite up to 3 others to ride as passengers
    • On longer sessions you can share driving with them
4x4 Driving with Overnight Break for Two

The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate, Skipton

From £249.00

    • Drive a 4x4 & stay on the Coniston Estate, Yorks
    • An overnight stay with offroading session included
    • Package includes dinner and breakfast for two
    • Make the most of the hotel's spa facilities too
4x4 Off Road Driving Break for Two

Swansea, South Wales

From £235.00

    • A break away in Wales with 4x4 driving included
    • Stay one or two nights in a log cabin near Swansea
    • Welcome & hosting by the 4x4 driving operator
    • Enjoy a 1hr private 4x4 lesson as part of your stay
Gulf War Driving Experience

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

Save 53% From £139

    • Drive a duo of ex-British Army vehicles
    • Both saw active service in the First Gulf War
    • Drive a 4x4 Leyland DAF truck & CVRT Spartan
    • Tackle the purpose-built course in both vehicles
Military Vehicle Driving in Bournemouth

Bournemouth, Dorset

Save £15 From £35

    • Drive military vehicles off-road nr Bournemouth
    • All vehicles are genuine ex-Forces
    • Fleet includes jeeps, APCs and field tractors
    • Spend around 45mins behind the wheel
Mud Monsters Experience

East Grinstead, West Sussex

From £165.00

    • Truck and 4x4 driving in East Grinstead
    • Take on 'Valley Drive', 'Meadow Meander' & more
    • Drive a Euro-spec monster truck, Jeep and Landy
    • All vehicles are non-standard modified monsters!
Off Road Challenge in Sussex
Based On 2 Reviews

near East Grinstead

2 for 1 From £135

    • Ultimate off road challenge experiences
    • All sorts of 4x4 & off-roading vehicles to drive
    • Ideal for small groups of up to six participants
    • A carvery lunch is included for all drivers

Should you buy this experience?

Who it’s for:

4x4 off road driving is the best fun you can have at 5mph. You’ll be amazed at just what steep terrain these vehicles can tackle and you’ll surprise yourself with your driving skills too. All sessions are geared to you, so whether you’re a beginner who has never gone beyond the pavement before, or are a 4x4 vehicle owner, the session is tailored to you.

Who it’s not for:

If you really don’t like driving or can’t drive, this experience won’t be for you! Having said that, don’t let a simple case of nerves put you off because you’ve never done it before. And even if you haven’t got the bottle to actually take the wheel yourself, you could opt for a 4x4 passenger ride instead.

4x4 driving experience FAQs:

Do I need a driving licence to go on a 4x4 driving experience?

Even though experiences take place on private, off-road land, many schools do ask that you have a driving licence. In most cases you’ll also need to be capable of driving a standard vehicle with manual transmission, but some venues can offer sessions in automatic vehicles, so check with each location or give us a call to check on 01959 578100.

Are there any medical restrictions for 4x4 driving?

Yes. As you’ll be driving over uneven ground you will get jostled about in the car. Therefore, if you’ve had surgery within the last 12 months, have back or neck problems, it is advisable not go for 4x4 driving.

Can I drive a 4x4 off road if I’m pregnant?

No. Due to the rugged nature of the driving terrain, women who are or think they might be pregnant should not take part in a 4x4 off road session either as a passenger or a driver.

I’ve never driven off road before. Will I be able to do it?

This is the first thing a lot of guests say when they arrive on the day! With highly experienced and highly qualified BORDA (British Off Road Driving Association) instructors in the cars with you at all times, you will be taught how to off road drive. It might be different to how you drive day to day, but you’ll soon get the hang of it and you’ll soon be tackling some pretty serious steeps.

Are experiences run on a one-to-one basis?

We have one-to-one teaching and small group 4x4 lessons. We offer everything from short taster sessions lasting around 30 minutes, to full day intensive training courses for individuals and small groups.

What sort of terrain will I be tackling on my 4x4 experience?

Each venue varies. Some are in former quarries, some are in woodlands, others are man-made obstacle courses and there are locations that make the most of the natural features of the terrain. Often there are training paddocks where you can get used to driving the car and many locations have circuits of varying degrees of difficulty that you progress through as confidence builds.

Will the weather affect my off roading experience?

Yes, but usually in the good way! A bit of rain makes those water splashes and muddy ditches all the more entertaining for you. If the weather is deemed too extreme to be safe, your off road session will be postponed and you book in for a new date.

What should I wear to go off roading?

Flat soled (preferably lace-up) shoes for driving and dress for comfort and the weather. The ground may be dusty and muddy, so dress sensibly.

What cars are used?

By far the most popular 4x4 vehicle for these experiences is the Land Rover. Usually the Defender or the Discovery is the model of choice. Some suppliers also have Jeeps, Range Rovers and pick-ups such as the Mitsubishi L200 and the Isuzu DMax. There are even some specially modified extreme 4x4s as well for you to try.

What happens if the 4x4 I’m supposed to drive breaks down?

Nearly all our 4x4 experience suppliers have a fleet of 4x4 vehicles, so if one is out of action there will be a similar replacement vehicle. On the rare occasion that a vehicle breaks down that can’t be mended and there’s no replacement available, you will usually be able to re-book your experience.

What happens if the 4x4 I’m driving gets stuck?

Taking on seriously gnarly axle-twisting slopes inevitably means at some point you might get stuck. Seasoned 4x4 drivers always find a way out the sticky situation, even if involves a winch and a another 4x4 coming to the rescue. It’s all part of the fun of green-laning!

Can passengers come along with me for the ride?

Inviting rear seat passengers to join you whilst you drive is an option from several operators, especially on one-to-one experiences. In some cases you may have a small fee to pay for this. On small group experiences you’re generally a passenger in the vehicle when it’s not your turn to drive, so there’s no room for extra guests.

Can I do a 4x4 experience in my own car?

Most operators use their own fleet of cars. Given some of the terrain on offer, we’d ask why anyone would want to take their own pristine 4x4 out on such tracks, but we do actually have suppliers who offer 4x4 courses and training in your own car, subject to the vehicle being suitable.

Are there 4x4 experiences near me?

Yes! We have a huge range of off road experiences at locations covering the length and breadth of the country, so there’s bound to be a 4x4 experience near you. Here’s just a selection of our most popular venues:
  • Kent
  • Berkshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Shropshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Stirling
  • East Lothian
  • Wye Valley
  • South Wales
  • West Sussex
  • Dorset
  • Northamptonshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Dorset

Ready for the most fun you can have at 5mph? Book your 4x4 off road driving experience now!

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