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Young Drivers Motorsport Driving Academy Experience

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Young Drivers Motorsport Driving Academy Experience

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The Highlights

  • Drive a Mazda MX5, Porsche Boxster & more
  • 30 minute duration
  • Guidance from expert approved instructors
  • Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award winner 6yrs running
  • Practice essential car control and build confidence
  • In-car briefing, demonstration laps and debrief
  • Driving assessment to demonstrate your skills
  • Motorsport Academy Licence if you pass your assessment
  • Based in Greater London
  • Suitable for 11-16 year olds
  • All cars are manual
  • Exchangeable Experience Gift

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  • Hemel Hempstead

The Main Event

This is a fantastic children’s driving experience for 11 to 16-year-olds as your child can learn to drive with the help of an experienced teacher and discover driving in an open circuit without any pressure.

Get behind the wheel with knowledgeable instructors so you can drive stress-free in the wide-open spaces of a circuit. Experience what it's like to operate one of the incredible race cars from either a Mazda MX5 or the "Pro Series," which may include Porsche Boxsters, and more (depending on availability).

Develop your driving abilities, boost your confidence and gain more knowledge about potential road hazards. Although safety comes first and instructions are given, having fun is the main emphasis.

After a quick practice you can perform a series of activities, checking your skills and abilities under the guidance of the instructor then, if you pass, you’ll be awarded your own Motorsport Academy Licence!

1/2 hour children’s driving experience including briefings and Motorsport Academy Licence / Skill Book completion.

Important Bits

Important to Note

Please read the FAQ's for important information about this experience. 

When

Available on a Saturday afternoon and selected Sundays.

This experience is designed as a 30 minute test format experience with driving refresher. The slot can also be used as a 30 minute driving session for refresher only or a taster of driving.

If booking this as a driving experience for those without any prior driving experience, please note that the participant WILL NOT DRIVE CONTINUALLY for 30 minutes.

The session lasts 30 minutes from start to finish and includes briefing, demonstrations, static teaching of fundamentals and coaching to learn how to start driving a manual car, with some time driving around circuit and manoeuvres as well as completion of the Under 17's Skill Book within the time slot booked.

Validity

Your voucher is valid for 12 Months from the date of issue.

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.

Who Can Go

  • Suitable for 11-16 year olds.
  • Please note there is a minimum height of 4’8” across all vehicles.
  • Max 18 stone and 6’2” height.
  • If the instructors or front of house coordinators do not feel the participant is seated safely in their chosen event vehicle, the team will do their best to provide an alternative vehicle of the same value to your purchased package.

What about Insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover.

Some operators require customers to complete an indemnity/damage waiver form prior to taking the experience. This may state the driver is liable for a fixed amount of costs should they damage the vehicle whilst driving. Most operators are able to provide additional insurance to cover this at a small additional fee, payable on site. The purchase of this is optional and is in addition to the public liability insurance held by all venues. The full details of any indemnity or damage waiver and additional insurance will be provided by the activity operator. WonderDays is unable to advise or comment on the content or suitability of any such waiver or additional insurance.

How it Works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

FAQs

Height and weight restrictions

Maximum 18 stone and 6’2” height.

Please note there is a minimum height of 4’8” across all of the vehicles.

No refund will be offered for any booked experience should a participant not be able to fit into the booked vehicle.

If the instructors or front of house coordinators do not feel the participant is seated safely in their chosen event vehicle, the team will do their best to provide an alternative vehicle of the same value to your purchased package.

Can spectators come?

Yes. They have spectator areas inside and out.

Please be aware we are predominantly an outdoor venue, there are occasions when the indoor spaces are extremely busy or in use for functions. Please dress appropriately for the weather, warm clothes are often appreciated by spectators.

What happens if it rains?

All events will go ahead, with the exception of extreme weather conditions, i.e ice / snow.

They have a hospitality unit on site to keep spectators and guests dry and comfortable at all times, but would suggest that wet weather clothing and umbrellas are packed.

A limited number of Complementary Umbrellas can be loaned by visitors while on site, found in and returned to reception.

What facilities are on site?

Car parking is free and the hospitality building is accessible via ramp.

The bathroom facilities are nearby, but are only currently accessible via steps.

The nearest all access bathroom facilities are at the very near by service station.

They have an indoor refreshment café serving hot drinks, cold drinks, basic snacks and packaged sandwiches (subject to availability)

What do I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing. They suggest warm layers through spring and winter months and sunscreen and hats for summer.

It is essential you wear flat-soled, slim fitting shoes, particularly on Race Car experiences.

They unfortunately can no longer provide wet weather clothing, so we ask you to bring your own if you are in an open vehicle.

If you do wear one of our helmets for your experience, a Balaclava is required. If you do not have/bring a balaclava with you, one can be purchased from reception.

You can wear your own helmet as long as it has the relevant Kite Mark.

What happens if you damage the car?

As there is an inherent risk in any motorsport activity, we ask participants to be aware of these risks and take appropriate measures to maintain their own safety, by adhering to the conditions and following the instructors guidance.

Should damage be caused to a vehicle as a result of a participants driving, our participants accept to paying excess costs required to make good the damage.

The provider has agreed that on the purchase of additional indemnity should there be any damage to any vehicles you drive you will not have to pay the first £2,500 + VAT of damage as previously stated on the Disclaimer form for the experience, instead the Damage Liability can be reduced dependent on the option you choose and purchase as outlined below.

Option 1: Reduce Liability from £2,500 + VAT to £500 + VAT

Option 2: Reduce Liability from £2,500 + VAT to £50 + VAT

Option 1 can be purchased for £25.

Option 2 can be purchased for £35.

The liability reduction is void if you are found to be driving negligently/dangerously or break the conditions of the disclaimer form for my experience.

This liability reduction is non refundable.

Purchase of the incorrect liability reduction may result in a lack of application to your experience.

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