12 best driving experience and track days 2017

Calling all thrill seekers! Want to have a go behind the wheel of an elite supercar or drive around some of the coolest tracks in the UK?

Book an experience to remember and you could drive a Ferrari around Goodwood, practise stunt driving at Silverstone or navigate the Kent countryside in a 4x4 off-road challenge.

For those looking to hone their skills, or just want a day of fun, we’ve rounded up the best driving experiences and track days in the UK for 2017.

Here’s a quick summary table:

Driving Experience

Cost

Five Supercar Blast and Hot Ride

From £120

Quadruple Platinum Supercar Thrill at Goodwood

From £335

Lamborghini vs Ferrari Driving Thrill

£99

Quadruple Aston Martin Driving Adventure

£479

Rally car driving day

£144

Drifting experience at Brands Hatch

£69

Stunt driving at Silverstone

£249

Formula 1 track days

£99

Movie cars driving day

£99

Off-road driving day

From £49

Caterham track days

From £150

F1 Grand Prix Simulator

£49

Note: All prices correct as of 11th May 2017.

Supercar driving experience days

Five Supercar Blast and Hot Ride

Choose five supercars at a choice of circuits around the UK. Pick from the Ferrari 360 or 430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin DB9 or V8 Vantage, Porsche 911 and Bentley Continental GT, amongst others.

Start with a safety briefing and then hop into the driving seat for three miles in each car. Finish with a mind-blowing passenger ride around the track in a hot hatch with a professional instructor.

Where: 9 courses around the UK to choose from
Cost: Was £244, now starting at £120, more for weekend bookings
Buy tickets here

Find more Porsche driving experiences with their courses at Silverstone race track.

Quadruple Platinum Supercar Thrill at Goodwood

For the ultimate supercar driving experience, why not take a selection of high-end models around one of most iconic racing tracks in the world?

Tour Goodwood’s circuit for five thrilling miles in a Ferrari 458, McLaren 570S, Lamborghini LP570 and the Audi R8 V10 Plus and compare the four stunning supercars.

Where: Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex
Cost: Was £459, now starting at £335, more for weekend bookings
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Lamborghini vs Ferrari Driving Thrill

Which is better – a Lamborghini or a Ferrari? Find out for yourself with a driving experience day to compare the two supercar beasts. Start out with a Ferrari 355 or 360 and then swap it for a Lamborghini Gallardo and see which you prefer.

Where: 10 venues around the UK to choose from
Cost: Was £149, now £99
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Quadruple Aston Martin Driving Adventure

The only thing better than driving an Aston Martin, is driving four of them! Spend a day with other Aston Martin enthusiasts behind the wheel of a DB7, DBS, Vanquish and V8 Vantage N400 Roadster. After a briefing and driving tips from a professional instructor, you’ll hit the road for 150 miles of specially designed course, including a pub lunch and photo opportunities.

Where: Starts in Brent Cross, London
Cost: £479
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Other driving experiences and track days

Rally car driving day

Hit the gravel in a race spec Toyota GT86 at Oulton Park race course for a real-life rally track experience. An experienced instructor will teach you moves like handbrake turns and power slides before you get on the loose gravel course for a breathtaking ride.

Where: Oulton Park, Cheshire
Cost: £144
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Drifting experience at Brands Hatch

Get an introduction to drifting at Brands Hatch. You’ll start with a briefing and demonstrations of the techniques before you get behind the wheel. Perform moves like donuts and figures of eight, and aim to hit targets with the car’s rear end.

Where: Brands Hatch, Kent
Cost: Was £199, now £69
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Stunt driving at Silverstone

Learn stunt driving with Paul Swift, the Top Gear stunt driver and seven-time British Motorsport Champion. Push yourself to the limit with stunt manoeuvres like J-turns, high speed parallel parking and 360 degree handbrake turns. Plus tackle the slalom course around Silverstone, the home of British Motor Racing.

Where: Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Cost: £249
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Formula 1 track days

Fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton or Kimi Raikkonen? Then why not try your hand at a Formula Renault track day. Kick off with a briefing from the instructor before getting behind the wheel of the 2 litre Renault. It has 190 brake horsepower and can go from 0 – 100 in under six seconds. Drive six thrilling laps around the track to experience the raw power.

Where: Bicester, Oxfordshire
Cost: Was £199, now £99
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Movie cars driving day

Drive big screen stars from some of the most famous car chase scenes with a movie car driving experience. Choose three cars from a line-up including Fast and Furious' Nissan R34 Skyline or Toyota Supra Turbo, the General Lee Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard or a Ford GT40 as used in Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

Where: Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire or Gloucestershire
Cost: Was £277, now £99
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Off-road driving day

Unleash the power of a 4x4 with an off-road driving experience. Tackle a challenging course in Kent, navigating steep slopes, water crossings and tough angles. Grab the wheel of a Land Rover and benefit from one-to-one tuition from a seasoned instructor.

Where: Ashford, Kent
Cost: Was £99, now £49 for one hour, Was £299, now £149 for three hours
Tickets for
1 hour or 3 hours here

Plus find more​​​ Land Rover drives from their experience centre.

Caterham track days

Enjoy a superb driving experience with a Caterham track day. Feel the rush of the lightweight machine’s fast acceleration and rapid handling. Choose from iconic Caterhams like the Academy, 310R SV, 360R, 420R and the 620R. Available on a range of tracks including Silverstone, Snetterton, Brands Hatch, Castle Combe and Donington Park.

Where: A range of tracks around the UK
Cost: Starting from £150
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F1 Grand Prix Simulator

Experience the thrills of Formula 1 with state-of-the-art simulation machines, specially designed to challenge even the boldest drivers. Start with a briefing and qualifying laps before competing against other drivers in race heats. Tackle every twist and turn to try and take the podium and real-life trophy.

Where: A range of UK locations
Cost: £45
Buy tickets here

Feeling inspired? Check out the 10 best car shows and events for 2017 for more car-themed ideas!