• A lesson in a dual control Land Rover Discovery
• Head to the off-road driving area in the Landy and drive up and down slopes
• Break for lunch (not included, please bring a packed lunch)
• Drive Powerturns (two seater buggies that pop wheelies)
• Drive a a reverse steer Land Rover and/or a Can-Am Traxter
• Finish the day with a Quad Bike Safari or an Apache Rally Car (depending on the weather)
• You will form part of a group of up to 5 other drivers
• Allow 7 hours for this experience (including lunch break)
• All safety equipment and waterproofs are provided
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 in Kent is perfect for any child wanting to launch themselves head first into a world of 4x4ing shenanigans far away from the public roads.
The venue for this teen adventure is a 200 acre farm near West Malling. 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.
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 in a dual-controlled Land Rover as a driving lesson, giving time to get used to the controls on the flat.
As confidence grows, it's time to take the Land Rover (and everyone knows Landys are the best when it comes to off road jaunts) properly offroad 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 Powerturns. There’s no steering wheel, it’s all controlled with levers. And there are two engines, which means the thing pops wheelies and does spins all the time!
Then it’s Can-Am Traxters or the reverse steer Landy. The cool little Traxters look at bit like golf buggies that have been working out at the gym. They’re speedy, agile and great fun to drive. The reverse steer Land Rovers is just mad. 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! A brilliant day out.
• 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?
• Drivers will usually take turns to drive the vehicles (except quads where riders usually have their own bike)
• 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
• Ashtree Farm, near Ashford in Kent