Do you know a petrol head who would love to get behind the wheel of their favourite supercar? Then a driving day experience would make the perfect gift for them. For many people, it is all about the speed and exhilaration as they pull away from the starting line they can’t wait to feel the buzz as the adrenaline kicks in. Driving day gifts don’t have to be just about the speed though and there are plenty of vehicles to choose from fast and not so fast depending on personal choice. They might even prefer taking a spin in an old traditional car.
If you know the recipient’s favourite car you can choose or get them an experience where they can choose, maybe they dream of driving a Porsche or Ferrari or maybe an Aston Martin is more their thing. The choice of cars available for driving day gift experiences is extensive, maybe they would love the thrill of driving a Formula 1 car or would they prefer off-roading in a 4×4? Trucks and tanks are also available for driving experiences so a drive in a Monster truck might take their fancy.
During the experience, the driver will be given expert tuition and guidance so they can get the most out of the day. Driving experiences are available at locations throughout the UK so they won’t have to travel far to the track.
So why not make your loved one’s dreams come true with the ultimate gift that they will remember for a lifetime and will be talking about for months. Get them down to the track and give them a special day that will not only put a smile on their face but also on the faces of the friends and family who go along to watch. Such a wonderful gift for a special occasion for all ages to enjoy.
Virgin Experience Days Tank Driving Taster
Get into the driving seat of a 17-tonne tank with this Tank Driving Taster and try your hand at some military vehicle mastery on a former WWII bombing range. You’ll be getting your hands on an armed and armoured FV432 APC, driving for two laps before letting your fellow crew members try their hand at mastering the controls. It’s like nothing you’ve ever driven before, unless the vehicle you have sitting in your drive runs on caterpillar treads and has a periscope for looking out when the doors are closed. You’ll experience both hatch-open driving for times of safety and the hatch-down, periscope-up driving that our fighting men and women need to do when safety’s paramount. An expert instructor will be on hand to guide you through the pedals and levers you’ll need to make your way around the course, and after you’ve had your thrilling drive you’ve also got free entry into the onsite military museum and collection. See everything from a 40s military helicopter to a Sherman tank, and spend the day surrounded by military tech on this driving day with a difference. This experience is available April to October on Sundays and selected Wednesdays between 09.00 and 17.00. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow approximately 45 minutes for the driving plus additional time to visit the museum. Participants must be medically fit to take part. No driving licence is required. Spectators are welcome. A fee per spectator will be charged. This includes admission to view the Tank and Military Vehicle Collection. Please check the fees when booking No dogs allowed on site. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary. Voucher Valid Info: Y Two laps driving a 17-tonne tank as part of a crew of three An expert instructor to guide you through the course Drive a lap with hatches open and a lap guided by the periscope, each with their own challenges Free entry into the onsite military museum and collection Experience gift pack and cancellation indemnity Minimum age: 16 years Maximum weight: 22 stone Maximum height: 6ft 4in Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue Please note: You must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date
Buy for £89.99 from Littlewoods
Lamborghini Driving Experience
This experience presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the latest Lamborghini – the amazing Gallardo. Stunning yet small and agile, this “baby Lambo” has all-wheel drive, aluminium chassis, 5-litre 500bhp V10 and paddle-shift transmission. It epitomises everything that has made Lamborghini so desirable.
Buy for £99.00 from Buyagift.co.uk
Audi R8 Driving Experience
The beautiful step sister of the stunning Lamborghini Gallardo, the Audi R8 might be half the price but with a waiting list that reads like a fantasy football team – this is the car that any self respecting Premiership player or city boy wants to be seen in. Clarkson described the R8 as one of the truly great cars and the only hesitation he has in awarding a coveted five stars is that, ideally, he would like to give it six. Judge this amazing car for yourself and see what all the fuss is about as you slip behind the wheel of a motoring legend in the making.
Buy for £99.00 from Buyagift.co.uk
Triple Supercar Driving Experience
Get ready for the fastest ride of your life with this Triple Supercar Experience. You’ll have your pick of the world’s most powerful supercars for the ultimate track day. The adrenaline will be pumping as soon as you set sight on our stunning selection of supercars. Can’t choose between an Aston Martin, Ferrari or Lamborghini driving experience? With this triple supercar activity, you don’t have to. The full list of supercars includes the Ferrari 360 or 355, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin DB9 or V8 Vantage, Porsche 996, 997 or 911, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Lotus Elise, Ariel Atom or the Subaru Impreza Sti. While availability may vary by location, you’ll be guaranteed a supercar driving experience like no other whichever you choose. On the day, you’ll be in the safe hands of our professional racing instructor, who will fully brief you before it’s time to take to the wheel of your chosen supercars. Then it’s full speed ahead as you enjoy a nine-mile hair-raising ride around the track (three miles in each car). As a memento of the day, you’ll take home a presentation certificate to hang in your home with pride. Looking for a gift for someone special? Our car experience days make a great driving gift for supercar fans and thrill seekers alike. Please note, supplement charges may apply for certain locations. The person driving the car will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage to the vehicle. The driver will be given an option to purchase damage waiver cover when booking to minimise their financial exposure should there be an accident. Drivers are under no obligation to purchase this optional waiver. Full details are available at the time of booking.
Buy for £79.00 from Activity Superstore
Personalised Father’s Day Plate
Give your Dad this Personalised Father’s Day Plate as a wonderful gift to show him how special he is. This Personalised Father’s Day Plate features a bright and colourful design.
Buy for £19.99 from The Gift Experience
Supercar Driving Experience – 4 Car
There can be no better experience gift for any car lover or thrill-seeker than this Four Supercar Driving Experience, an unforgettable day out and a unique way to get your heart racing! This truly exceptional driving day is your chance to get behind the wheel of FOUR sleek, stunning and insanely powerful supercars and see what these iconic vehicles are really made of. Whether you’re hoping to surprise a loved one or are just looking for a fun activity that will get your own heart racing, nothing about this exciting and memorable day will disappoint. During this thrilling experience you will get to choose four supercars from a list that includes: Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 360, Ferrari 430, Nissan GTR and the BMW M3 V8 track car. Upgradable cars are available on the day for a fee such as the Ariel Atom and Ferrari 458 – so the only tricky bit will be trying to decide on your four vehicles! Because you’ll be driving four cars you’ll be able to experience the different handling, speed and power of several supercars; all are incredible but very different, and you will have an absolute blast as you put these speed demons through their paces on the track. Unlike most supercar event days, the unique nature of this set up allows drivers to upgrade their choice, purchase more laps – or even drive more cars on the day. The relaxed approach means more driving for everyone, without weeks of paperwork – so if the Ferrari 458 is looking rather good, or the decision is just too tough between Audi R8 and Lamborghini – make the decision on the day! Under the instruction of professional drivers you’ll pick up the different driving techniques much quicker than you imagine, and will have plenty of time to get familiar with the car and track before you have a go at driving yourself – three miles for each car! Nothing can compare to the thrill of zooming down a race track in one of the world’s most powerful supercars – the drive home won’t just won’t be the same! So if you’re looking for an extra special experience gift for a friend with a need for speed, this Four Supercar Driving Experience is for you!This track day can be taken as a driving experience or as a passenger ride.
Buy for £139.00 from Experience Days
Single Seater Driving Experience for Two
Get a jump start on your budding F1 careers and jump into some amazing single seater Van Diemen race cars, ready to tear up the track like all your racing heroes with this Single Seater Driving Experience for Two. Your cars for the day will be FF1800 single seaters, a distinctive-looking open-wheel race car, sitting just inches off the ground, that’s an undeniable thrill to drive. Flick the fuel switch, punch the starter button and slip into first gear to feel the power hiding beneath the bonnet – then set off like a bullet as soon as you hit the accelerator. You’ll need to learn the ropes from an expert instructor before you can be let loose on the track, and luckily there’s a couple waiting in the wings just for you. Take note as you’re both driven round on a demonstration lap – it’ll be your turn next! You’ll each get four 1.8 mile laps in your own single seater, plenty of time to find those racing lines and perfect your corner-taking skills. At the end of your final lap you’ll both be presented with a certificate to take away as souvenir of your day – as if the memories alone weren’t enough!
Buy for £99.00 from Virgin Experience Days
Ferrari and Lamborghini Driving Blast
Which of the great Italian supercar manufacturers is better, Lamborghini or Ferrari? Will you prefer the style and grace of the Ferrari, or the more in your face lines of the Lamborghini? Both are amazing sportscars but both drive very differently, which will float your boat? Theres only one way to find out, take this awesome package and get to drive both! This super-charged adrenaline rush will knock your socks off. Following an introduction and safety briefing with a fully trained instructor you will get to take the wheel of a Ferrari for a whole 3 miles around the circuit. Fresh from piloting the Ferrari you will then jump into the cockpit of the Lamborghini and take that for a 3 mile blast. Youll never forget this day, but to make sure that your friends believe you, an individual commemorative certificate will be presented to you at the end of your experience.
Aston Martin Driving Thrill
A driving experience not to be forgotten. Take the wheel of the simply staggering Aston Martin for a mind blowing high speed blast around the circuit. The roar from the engines belies the composed handling which distinguishes this car from its Italian supercar cousins. British understatement shines through in the subtle contours of the bodywork which combines with the awesome engine to deliver incredible speed in the most luxurious of surroundings. Locations:Oxfordshire (South East) Donington Park, Derbyshire; Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire; Nuneaton or Kenilworth, Warwickshire; Silverstone or Rockingham, Northamptonshire (Midlands) Elvington, Yorkshire; Three sisters, Lancashire (North)Agenda:The experience begins with a welcome, introduction and briefing on circuit driving techniques, followed by passenger laps to learn the circuit (the number of laps varies depending on the circuit – Please note at Silverstone passenger laps are not included). Next comes the main event, 6 laps (4.5 – 5.25 miles) driving an Aston Martin Vantage at Oxfordshire or Elvington. 4/5 laps driving an Aston Martin DB9 or Aston Martin AMV8 at Warwickshire or Prestwold Hall. 4 laps driving an Aston Martin Vantage at Kenilworth. 4-6 laps (6 miles) driving a V8 Vanquish at Three Sisters, Donington Park or Rockingham. 3 laps (1.9 miles) driving the Aston Martin V8 Vanquish at Silverstone. At the end of the experience you will be presented with an individual driving certificate.Notes:Your voucher is valid for 10 months. You must pre-book a date for your experience. Selected dates available throughout the year. Availability at Warwickshire is limited to selected weekdays and weekends from March to November. Drivers shorter than 5’0” or taller than 6’4” and/or weighing more than 16 stone may have some difficulty being accommodated. Participants must be 18 or over and must have a full UK driving licence which they have held for at least a year. Please note to do this experience at Silverstone you must be 21 and have held your licence for three years. At the Yorkshire and Oxfordshire venues you can only bring a maximum of two spectators, who may not be under the age of 11 (11-16s must be accompanied by a spectating adult); additional spectators may be pre-booked (subject to availability).
Buy for £99.00 from The Personalised Gift Shop
London Maserati Driving Experience 30 Minutes – Christmas Special
Fulfil the ultimate driving dream and take the wheel of a 4 seater Maserati Grancabrio for a thrilling 30 minute ride in the heart of London, currently on special offer over the Christmas period. This driving experience gives you the chance to cruise through the atmospheric city taking in the sights in true sports car style. You can even bring two friends along to enjoy the ride!The driving experience begins in Hyde Park in central London. You’ll be greeted by your friendly and knowledgeable instructor, who will first chat to you about what you want to get from the experience, and whether there are any particular streets or landmarks you want to drive to. Then it’s time to head over to the magnificent Maserati and get a briefing on its impressive capabilities. With a 4.7l V8 engine, the Grancabrio is both aesthetically pleasing and hugely powerful, making it an absolute joy to drive! With 30 minutes to play with, you can truly experience London and get totally comfortable behind the wheel. Maybe you’ll take a trip to Buckingham Palace or witness Big Ben and the River Thames? Your instructor will be on hand throughout, giving advice and ensuring you get the most out of this highly personal Maserati driving experience.The 30 minute Maserati driving experience in London makes an incredible Christmas experience gift for any sports car enthusiast. Certain to be an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime, the on-road driving day is a cut above your traditional track day, on special for a limited time only!
Buy for £59.00 from Experience Days
Private Northumberland 4×4 Driving Experience
This Northumberland off road 4×4 driving experience is perfect for anyone who wants to try a totally different kind of driving. Forget tarmac and concrete, this is all about dirt tracks, mud and puddles, as you learn to navigate a lightweight but powerful 4×4 around a fantastic and challenging off road driving course. If you’ve had some 4×4 driving experience before, you probably want to try it again, and this driving day will allow you to build on your existing experience – but if you’ve never sat behind the wheel of one of these bad boys before, your instructor will make sure you have a good handle on the basics before you head out on the track. This 4×4 experience will be tailored to match your abilities so you can be sure that you’ll get out of the vehicle with more skills and confidence than when you got in! You’ll have an instructor sitting beside you throughout the experience, so you’ll have plenty of guidance and support to help you climb those steep and slippery hills, drop down equally steep and slippery descents, power through challenging water canyons, and rumble over some superb camber portions of the course that would easily tip a lesser vehicle! This kind of driving is totally different to the sort you do on regular roads, so prepare for a great challenge, and an even better sense of achievement when you master control of the vehicle, and conquer those natural obstacles that were just made to test the 4x4s! For petrol heads and adventurous souls, this off road 4×4 driving experience in Northumberland is the perfect day out. If you’re searching for a great gift for someone who wants to take their driving to new levels (and muddy depths), this is the one for you!
Buy for £65.00 from Experience Days
Leicestershire Rally And Supercar Driving Experience
This is a supercar driving experience and a rally driving experience all rolled up into one thoroughly awesome driving day, so if you know a serious petrol head who appreciates the finer, faster things in life – this might just be the experience gift of their dreams.The experience takes place at the superb Donington race track in Leicestershire, and it all kicks off with a bit of an introduction to the day and the cars you’ll be driving. You’ll be driving two different cars, one beast of a Rally car, and one sleek supercar. Supercars are up first, and you can choose from a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, a Lambo, a Nissan GTR, a Jaguar F-Type, or an Audi R8. Before you actually get behind the wheel, your instructor will take you for two familiarisation laps so you get to know the lay of the land, but then the car is all yours for 15 fast and furious minutes. Be warned – you’ll barely have time to recover from the adrenalin rush before it’s time for the Rally driving part of the experience! During this part of the experience you’ll learn how to correct under- and oversteer as well as how to balance the car using the throttle. When you’re good to go, it’s time for 15 more minutes of high-octane driving action in a Ford Focus ST 170 Rally car.There really couldn’t be a better experience gift out there for anyone who really loves cars, so if you feel like making their day, week, month and year, this Rally Thrill and Supercar Thrill choice driving experience at Donington race track is a safe bet!
Buy for £119.00 from Experience Days
Classic Mini Adventure Driving Experience
Looking for a gift they’ll never forget? Look no further than this Classic Mini Adventure Driving Experience, a truly unique present for a special loved one, or a treat if you’re up for a stylish adventure! For 1 or 2 people, they’ll love exploring in this Classic car. Collect from the Surrey Hills, and see where adventure leads you! Features: Collect from the beautiful Surrey Hills Flexible times are available Full comprehensive insurance included Roadside assistance included Up to 150 miles Bluetooth connectivity to enjoy your favourite tunes! Actual vehicle may differ to that pictured, but will be of comparable spec and condition Drivers must hold a valid UK driving license.Up to 150 miles included. Flexible collection times, from the beautiful Surrey hills. Vehicles maintained to the highest possible standards and feature Bluetooth connectivity. Actual vehicle may differ to that pictured, but will be of comparable spec and condition.
Buy for £169.00 from Prezzybox