For some kids, waiting until they're old enough to drive around can be a little bit unbearable, especially if they're obsessed with all things four-wheeled. With this Junior 4x4 Driving experience for one anyone between 12 and 16 can try their hand at taking a vehicle off-road. Guided by a BORDA-qualified instructor, your youngster can take the wheel at a purpose-built site and get the hang of the specialised techniques that the experts need to keep their off-road vehicles moving whatever the terrain. They'll tackle off-road challenges like steep slopes, valleys and rutted tracks across 35 minutes of drive time, and when they're not driving themselves they'll be sitting back and experiencing every bump and lift as another junior takes the wheel. It won't take long before they're feeling like an expert as they learn the basics of driving off-road and develop their skills in observation and planning for the challenges ahead. At the end of their experience they'll receive a certificate of their 4x4 driving achievement, so it's one they won't forget in a hurry!
Need to Know
On arrival at the centre you will normally be asked to sign an indemnity form which will also require parental/guardian signature for under 18s. Your session will usually be shared with other drivers, with each of you taking it in turns at driving and riding as a passenger. You will be given an initial briefing, followed by detailed training before being allowed to drive the vehicle yourself under guidance of the instructor once you are judged to be safe enough behind the wheel. After your experience driving the 4x4 you will receive a certificate marking your achievement.