New Starter Driving Experience

N/A hours long
Icon of circuit
N/A laps covered
N/A miles covered

Juniors can now get behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper and learn the essential skills needed to drive a car safely. Our Advance Driving Instructors (ADI) will be on hand to help teach the core skills and assist drivers to develop their knowledge and enjoy the experience of driving a MINI

  • Drive the brilliant MINI Cooper
  • Learn the essential skills needed to drive a car
  • Drive on Croft circuit
Only   £99

Experience Format

Activity thumbnail

Briefing and instructor demonstration

Our unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know before getting behind the wheel and heading out on track. Our advanced ARDS/ADI instructors will take the time to explain the fundamental controls of a car - steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and gears.

Activity thumbnail

Guest drives the MINI Cooper

This first session will consist of gentle runs in the paddock areas at Croft Circuit. Building on the skills learnt from your instructor.

Activity thumbnail

Guest drives the MINI Cooper

The second session aims to get pupils travelling faster and driving on the full Croft circuit

About the New Starter Driving Experience

It's never too early to start driving. If you’re under 17 then Croft has the ideal experience to give you the essential driving skills you'll need to start driving and also get you behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper S to drive the legendary Croft race track as well.

The New Starter experience aims to help you acquire the car control skills (clutch, braking, steering, accelerating, vision, awareness) that will be invaluable when you apply for a provisional driving licence.

Under the expert guidance of your driving instructor, you will learn how to drive a MINI Cooper S smoothly, progressively and importantly under control.

Each student has 3 x twenty minute sessions over a 2 hour period. Two pupils share a car, but the actual time spent in the car is one to one with the Instructor.

The initial part of the training takes place in the Paddock areas at Croft Circuit, with the highlight of the training being an opportunity to drive the full 2.12 FIA-licensed Croft race circuit in the 3rd session – the same track that the stars of the British Touring Car Championship visit each year.

The Cars

Image of Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

Retains all the spirit and fun of the two preceding models with the often quoted kart like handling qualities - it is true, even on the skid pan.

9.0 seconds
Top Speed
126 mph
122 bhp
160 lb/ft
Engine Size
1.6 litre 4 cylinder
6 speed manual
Front engine front wheel drive

New Starter Driving Experience Availability

Open Dated Voucher

Open Voucher Valid for 12 months - £99

Show Dates For

Tuesday 29 May 2018 - £99
Call Us
Tuesday 24 July 2018 - £99
Call Us
Tuesday 7 August 2018 - £99
Call Us
Wednesday 15 August 2018 - £99
Call Us
Friday 31 August 2018 - £99
Call Us
Tuesday 30 October 2018 - £99
Call Us
Wednesday 31 October 2018 - £99
Call Us

Gift Pack Options

Image of Gift Voucher

Gift Voucher - Free

Making your driving experience gift extra special is our Gift Voucher.

Inside the pack is a personalised presentation card of the driving experience - showing the exact driving experience the recipient will be attending.

Also included is our full colour driving experience brochure with a list of driving day dates they attend to do their experience.

Why Buy A Driving Experience from Croft

Our Top 3

  1. No on the day pressure to purchase expensive accident damage waiver at registration. The price you see is the price you pay
  2. No 70mph speed limits or numerous "cone chicanes" to keep the speed artificially slow
  3. The latest models from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin
View all the benefits of Croft

Need to Know Information

  • This experience can be purchased as an open gift voucher for 1 season from April to October
  • This experience takes place on weekdays during the school holidays.
  • This experience is for young drivers at least 5ft tall, over 13 years old and under 18 years old
  • This experience operates from Croft Circuit
  • Spectators are welcome - free of charge