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Early Learning Driving: Age 11+

Duration: 1 or 2 Hours

Learn to drive a 4x4 - the ultimate kid's driving experience!

An exciting opportunity for children to learn to drive off road in safe surroundings.

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.

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.

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, although we also offer 1 hour lessons on a 1 to 1 basis.

Ideal for Birthday Parties, School Groups, Youth Clubs, Scouts, Guides etc.


Experience Day Gifts for Kids

If you are stuck for ideas for a present for an adventurous youngster, why not consider Early Learning Driving at Arena? A bit of adventure and adrenaline pumping driving action can transform the face of a normally grunting teenager into beaming smile! Gift Vouchers are available, which are valid for a year.

Why Should The Children Have All The Fun?

They don't have to! Why not try our Adult 4x4 Driving Experience is ideal for those with a 4x4, plans to buy a 4x4, or those who just want to have a go!

Or if all the family want to have a go, our Family 4x4 Experience could be the answer.


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.


Early Learning Driving: Age 11+

Session Prices (inc. VAT)

1 hour & 1 person per vehicle with individual instruction :
£125.00 per session

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

Download the 2022 Early Learning Driving Factsheet and Booking Form here

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