Junior Driving Experience

N/A hours long
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N/A laps covered
N/A miles covered

Juniors can now get behind the wheel of a modern car and learn the essential skills needed to drive a car safely. Our Instructors will be on hand to help teach the core skills and assist drivers to develop their knowledge and enjoy the experience of driving.

  • Drive the latest Ford Fiesta
  • Learn the essential skills needed to drive a car
  • Expert tuition from an advance driving instructor
Only   £89

Experience Format

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Briefing and instructor demonstration

Our unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track. Our instructors will take the time to explain the fundamental controls of a car - steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and gears (10 minutes)

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Guest drives the Ford Fiesta

Each pupil will be given time to get used to the controls and improve their driving technique with help from our instructors.

About the Junior Driving Experience

Young drivers can now learn the essential skills needed to drive, from the drivers seat of a modern car with expert tuition from our advance driving instructors.

Young drivers at least 4ft 10 inches (1.47m) tall and over 12 years old can attend our Stage 1 Junior Driving Experience to learn the essential skills needed to drive a car.

This experience operates in the large tarmac paddock areas at Thruxton Circuit.

Drivers will have expert tuition with a driving instructor in a Ford Fiesta in the paddock areas, first as a passenger and then taking full control to develop their core skills. Pupils will master the basic techniques of driving which includes; Moving off and stopping smoothly and in a controlled fashion. Steering through various cone layouts. Clutch control and gear changing. Reversing and negotiating a set course involving all the skills learnt.

Total driving time is 45 minutes, split into two sessions.

The above is what we aim to achieve (and we think we will with most pupils) but everyone is different, with some learning quicker than others, our instructors will tailor each session to the individual pupil

The Cars

Junior Driving Experience Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £89

Gift Pack Options

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E-Voucher - Free

Your gift will be delivered by email straight to your inbox, so it's ideal for last-minute presents. Delivery is free and you’ll receive a personalised experience voucher with an optional gift message.

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Gift Voucher Pack - £2.50

Gift voucher pack includes; our current brochure with details of all our experiences and information about Thruxton, personalised gift voucher with an optional gift message and a list of dates to attend.

Why Buy A Driving Experience From Thruxton

Our Top Reasons For Buying A Driving Experience At Thruxton

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay.
  2. Over 35 years of experience in operating driving experiences.
  3. We'll automatically extend your voucher if you have to cancel due to Covid-19.
  4. Our driving experience days operate in a covid safe environment. Find out more
  5. Thruxton is the fastest race track in the UK and a fully licensed FIA venue - not a disused airfield.
  6. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow.
  7. Models from Ferrari, Mclaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Ford, BMW, Alpine and single-seat racing cars.
  8. You drive on the full 2.4-mile circuit as used by the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and other top-class championships plus we have all the expected venue spectator facilities.
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Need to Know Information

This experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher valid for 1 year from the date of purchase

This experience is for young drivers over 4ft 10 inches (1.47m) tall, over 12 years old and under 17 years old

This experience operates from Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire

We will operate Junior Driving Stage 1 in the paddock on 11 selected Saturdays and some weekdays during the school holidays. We will also be operating all of the single seat racing car and supercar driving experiences [for licence holders] on these 11 Saturdays on the race track from mid February to early November

Spectators are welcome - free of charge

We also offer a Junior Skid Pan driving experience for children with some driving experience: Junior Driving Experience