Top 10: best car driving experiences

Sam Bisby

By: Sam Bisby

There is always that one person that is difficult to buy for at Christmas and their gift is usually left until Christmas Eve. If you are looking for a great Christmas present for the car enthusiast in your life, you should have a read through our best car driving experience days.

The driving experience days allow you to provide your loved one with the driving experience of their dreams, whether it’s driving a sports car, tank or 4x4. Experience days give your family or friend the gift of fantastic memories compared to the typical Christmas present of socks.

Top Gear Star in a Reasonably Priced Car track experience

Available as a short and long circuit to match your budget, the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment on the Top Gear show is much beloved. This track day experience will give your loved one the chance to follow in the footsteps of celebrities and Formula 1 drivers in an attempt to beat their driving times. The recipient will learn the track on a driving simulator, taken through a safety briefing and finally taken out onto the track in a 1.6 Kia Cee’d, with a driving instructor.

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Depending on the budget, you can choose from a basic tank driving taster to the full monty. You will take to the wheel of a real armoured tank during the tank driving experiences. The experience will provide a sneak peek into the tank’s power and off-roading abilities.

Skid control experience

The skid control courses are fun whilst also being informative. Ideal for Britain’s roads, the skid control courses teach basics of skid control, skid control technique and dealing with adverse driving conditions.

Rally driving experience

The rally driving experiences are great for those drivers that want more extreme fun. There are rally thrills to half day rally driving experiences to ensure your loved one enjoys an electrifying drive.

Best of British track experience

The Best of British super car driving experience comprises the Aston Martin DBS and Jaguar F-Type R. As part of the experience day the recipient will have a demonstration lap with the instructor driving, six miles driving in a Jaguar F-Type R and six miles in an Aston Martin DBS and a high speed passenger lap in a performance saloon.

British Classics track experience

The British Classics driving experience is perfect for classic sports car lovers. Your loved one will take to the track in three quintessentially British classic cars in the shape of the Jaguar E-Type, Aston Martin DB4 and Lotus Cortina.

4x4 off-road driving experience

The 4x4 off-roading driving experiences range from 40 minutes to half a day. The recipient will receive one-to-one tuition while learning advanced 4x4 techniques.

Junior driving experience

With a minimum age of 11 and a minimum height of 4’10", the junior driving lessons will help your loved one get a head start with their driving. There are also super car and rally driving experiences for juniors.

Stunt driving experience

Lasting five-to-six hours, the stunt driving experience features hand brake turns, J-turn challenge, power-wheelie experience and the chance to drive a Pushme Pullyou stunt car.

Formula 1 driving experience

For the gift giver that really wants to splash out on their loved one, the Formula 1 driving experience allows a driver to get behind the wheel of an ex-Grand Prix F1 vehicle. The experience day includes six miles driving in an Aston Martin, six miles driving in a Ferrari 360 Modena, 10 laps under pace car in a Formula Ford, seven laps with no pace car in a Formula Ford, 10 laps with no pace car in a Formula 3 and 10 fantastic laps in a Formula 1 vehicle.