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Family 4x4 Driving Experience

Duration: 2 Hours
Maximum suggested group size - 2 children and 2 adults

Drive a 4x4 Off-Road - the ultimate family driving experience!

Do your kids criticise your driving? Here is an exciting opportunity for families and children to learn to drive off road in safe surroundings and for everyone to prove what an excellent driver they are!

Arena Pursuits offers children of 11 year olds upwards the opportunity to learn to drive off road in safe surroundings under the tuition of experienced instructors.

The First Hour

Initial lessons will take place in wide-open grass areas where steering, gear changing and other basic controls can be learned and mastered. Then it is on to the several miles of private roadways, tracks and headlands to practice their newly learned skills. At the end of the hour the young driver/s will get the opportunity to chauffeur their parents and show them what they have learned.

The Second Hour

Accompanied by an Experienced Instructor the adults will gain a host of useful tips which will bring out the best of your driving skills and the vehicle's performance. The course and tracks are non threatening and you will not need a power-wash at the end of the day. This should not be confused with a deep "mud plugging" session which not only destroys your vehicle but the fragile environment as well. And at the end of the hour the adult/s will get the opportunity to chauffeur the kids and show them what they can handle.

Arena Early Learning Driving is not just a one off. More experienced young drivers can progress onto slaloms, skid control, auto tests, correct road driving techniques and even our purpose built "Jungle" 4 x 4 course.

The 2-hour sessions are based on 3 people per vehicle with an instructor.

Do you want to learn more?

Arena offers Early Learning Driving lessons for children from the age of 11.


Arena Pursuits is located near Flimwell in East Sussex (21 miles south of the M25). It is half a mile from the main London-Hastings road, and is within easy reach of London and all the major centres in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. The site is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking Bewl Water.


Weekdays and weekends from May to end September/early October, dependent upon weather.

Age and Size:

Minimum age is 11 (no maximum) and minimum height is 4' 10" (1 metre 48cms).


Lessons will be in a Land Rover Discovery.


Family 4x4 Driving Experience Price (inc. VAT)

2 hour session with one vehicle, ideal for 1, 2 or 3 people - £225.00

Maximum suggested group size - 2 children and 2 adults



Our Family Events are designed and priced to cater for groups that include a significant proportion of under 18s. If your Family Group consists largely (or wholly) of adults please refer to our Adult Events.

If you are unsure, please call us on 01580 879614 and we can discuss the most suitable events for your group.

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