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Junior Learner Driver - 1 Hour MX5

Hemel Hempstead, Herts

• A first drive session in a Mazda MX-5
• Fun and informative driving lessons for 11-16 year olds
• Drive in a dual control car on a driving circuit
• Learn basics of car control & have fun too

What's Included

  • A Junior driving experience in a dual control Mazda MX5
  • Welcome and introduction
  • One hour session including briefings with approximately 50 minutes at the wheel
  • Learn the basics of car control including steering the vehicle, clutch control, breaking and thinking about the road ahead
  • If competent with the basics you will also try parking manoeuvres such as parallel parking and reversing around a corner
  • Please allow 90 minutes on site for this experience

What Can I Expect

Kids. Fun. Drive - the three key ingredients for this experience! Specially aimed at youngsters from the age of 11 to 16 years, your little darlings will have their first taste of driving at the wheel of a funky little Mazda MX-5 around a circuit in Hertfordshire. How cool is that?

Naturally, the kids booking in for this course won't have a driving licence and maybe not even a provisional one, but that's the whole point with these drives. They are specifically designed to be a fun and educational way of giving teens a head start in the world of motoring. And with the MX-5 being dual controlled, your miniature petrol heads will be in safety at all times.

A professional instructor will be hosting the session and they'll be sitting up front ready to intervene on the controls when necessary. All experiences start off with getting to grips with the basic moves of driving. That includes steering the car and braking, clutch control and then moving off, to being aware of what the road ahead could hold.

Of course, the kids will be on the track rather than out driving on the public roads, so all the things like traffic lights, other road users and pedestrians are taken out of the equation. Having said that, these lessons are still very realistic and it's not just about whizzing around the track, they are carefully planned to educate and inform too, as well as being great fun.

Children on the Fun Drive will spend around 50 minutes at the wheel of the MX-5 enjoying Mazda motoring fun. If the youngsters really get the hang of it, they might start doing some more advanced manoeuvres and reach speeds of around 40mph (and if you remember what it was like the first time you got into fourth gear you'll know that feels like warp speed!).


  • Regular Saturday afternoons and very occasional Sunday dates throughout the year
  • Experiences are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Bovingdon Airfield, Hemel Hemstead, Hertfordshire

Suitable For

  • Age restrictions: Minimum 11, maximum 16
  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 8ins, maximum 6ft 2ins
  • Weight restrictions: Maximum 18 stone
  • Participants should be physically fit with no serious health conditions


  • Friends and family are welcome to come along

Anything Else

  • Flat soled shoes must be worn
  • Glasses must be worn if needed
  • Refreshments and snacks are available to purchase onsite
  • Drivers will need to sign a form accepting risk and vehicle damage liability of up to  £10,000+VAT.  Alternatively damage liability reduction is available to purchase on the day starting from £27
  • Please note rebooking within 14 days of your booking will incur a fee
  • Any participant entering a vehicle will be requested to complete a Disclaimer signed by a parent/guardian in order to participate in their experience



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Average Rating: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
Really friendly service - a great experience - my daughter (12yo) loved it