• A lesson in a dual control car
• Drive up and down slopes in the off-road driving area in a dual control Land Rover
• Drive a 4 wheel drive Can-Am Traxter vehicle and a reverse steer Land Rover
• Finish the day with a Quad Bike Safari or an Apache Rally Car experience
• Maximum group size 5
• Drivers will usually take turns to drive the vehicles (except quads where riders usually have their own bike)
• Allow 7 hours for this experience
What Can I Expect
It's a case of foot to the floor and cars galore on this junior off road day! This off roading adventure is perfect for any child wanting to launch themselves head first into the sort of 4x4ing shenanigans that await when far away from the public roads.
The venue for this teen adventure is a 200 acre farm in Kent. That means youngsters can make as much noise as they like all day long, as no-one will be able to hear. So whether it's hollers of delight, or the sound of the engine revving, it's all OK here at this top-class offroading centre.
What vehicles will the lucky children be getting their mitts on? Well, the answer is a whole load of 'em! To get juniors comfortable in the driving seat, the sessions all start with a spin around the paddock area as a sort of driving lesson. This means they've got time to get used to the controls on the flat - and in case you're wondering, yes the cars are all dual-control.
As confidence grows, it's time to hop into one of the centre's Land Rovers (and everyone knows Landys are the best when it comes to off road jaunts) to hit the bumps and lumps around the farm. With an instructor in the front passenger seat at all times, mini motoring fans will love the chance to tackle some proper 4x4 driving.
After a break for lunch, it's time to try and tame the Can-Am Traxter. These cool little All Terrain Vehicles look at bit like golf buggies that have been working out at the gym. The chunky funky quads have a useful little platform behind and boast side-by-side seating for two. They’re speedy, agile and great fun to drive.
The adventure continues with one very bizarre vehicle, the reverse steer Land Rovers. Everything is back to front and it's all really confusing. A few stalls and wrong turns are obviously going to be par for the course with this one.
These junior off road days in Kent culminate in taking either the Apache rally karts, or the quad bikes out for a spin. That means little racers can expect either wheel-spinning fun in the mud, or searching for grip in the dust - and generally just having a whole load of driving fun, of course!
• Available on selected weekdays during all school holidays, subject to availability
• Minimum age 11
• Minimum height 1.4 metres
• Maximum weight 20 stone
• Spectators are welcome, however viewing may be limited for certain activities
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Children must bring a packed lunch
• You must arrive 15 minutes before your start time
• The centre will provide all safety equipment needed
• Please wear comfortable and casual clothing and footwear that you don't mind getting dirty
• In wet weather a change of clothes is advisable
• Waterproofs are provided
• Ashtree Farm, near Ashford in Kent