Just £115

Young drivers can take their first junior driving lesson from 11 years old with YoungDrive! – at Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park, Snetterton or Bedford Autodrome.

MSV Driving Gifts and Driving Experience YoungDrive! from £115

  • Overview

    Children and teenagers as young as 11 can sample driving for the first time with YoungDrive! - our junior driving school with a difference. And much more exciting than driving around a shopping centre car park!

    Click the buttons below to order your vouchers online. For specific date bookings and latest availability, please call us on 0344 225 4422.

  • Voucher Options

    YoungDrive! Voucher £115

    Valid for 12 months

    Briefing by an expert instructor

    Drive a BMW 1 Series with dual controls

    Learn the basics of car control and manoeuvres

    One-to-one instruction

    Choice of Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Donington Park or Bedford Autodrome

    Gift certificate presentation

    Includes Cancellation Cover

    Includes free Grade D race meeting tickets

  • YoungDrive! Details
    The Experience

    Our YoungDrive! junior driving experience is open to anyone aged 11 and over, allowing your young driver to gain their first experience behind the wheel much earlier than they would on the open road. Juniors will be taught the basics of driving by one of our elite team of highly trained instructors within the confines of the race circuit, creating a safe and stress-free environment, perfect for their first taste of driving.

    All your young drivers will be in control of a dual controlled BMW 1 Series as they practice essential car control and build up their confidence, which will prove vital for when they hit the road for real. Safety is paramount but the emphasis is on having fun!

    The cars are fitted with dual controls and your young driver will be accompanied by an instructor for one to one tuition.

    Please note: The YoungDrive! voucher includes cancellation cover free of charge. Spectators are permitted for no additional charge. At Bedford Autodrome, only two spectators are permitted and have to be over the age of 16. If you require more spectators please contact the venue directly.

    The Programme
    • Introduction and classroom briefing
    • In-car briefing on controls
    • Moving off and stopping
    • Steering through cone configurations
    • Clutch control and its purpose 
    • Changing gears
    • Building up speed and steady driving (up to 40mph) on closed off sections of the venue
    • Debriefing and certificate presentation
    • Photo opportunity
    • Q and A for parents and students

    This experience lasts approximately 1 hour in total, including registration, briefings and 35 to 40 minutes' driving time. Please aim to arrive 30 minutes early.

    Free Race Meeting Ticket

    Purchase a YoungDrive! Voucher and you will automatically receive a complimentary pair of weekend tickets to a Grade D Race meeting at an MSV circuit of your choice, worth up to £40.

    This can include highlights like the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, various club car/bike meetings and historic events - there will be over 100 to choose from!

    Click here to view our Grade D race event calendar.

    Driving Gift Packs and Delivery

    When you order from MSV you will receive a gift pack that explains everything you need to redeem a voucher and book a driving experience day. All gift packs contain details on the relevant driving activities and include a personalised voucher and venue details.

    To avoid postage costs you can select the 'print at home' option at the checkout stage.

    All gift vouchers are usually dispatched within one working day. Please contact our Retail Sales Team if your pack has not arrived within five working days.

    If you would like to book a specific date, click the 'Redeem your voucher' button on this page or contact our Retail Sales Team on 0344 225 4422.

  • YoungDrive! Requirements

    To take part in this young drivers experience you must meet the following requirements:

    • Height 4'8" to 6'7"
    • Max weight 18 stone
    • Age: 11-17 years
  • YoungDrive! Availability

    YoungDrive! young drivers experiences are available at the following times:

    • Brands Hatch in Kent on selected midweek and weekend dates all year round
    • Oulton Park in Cheshire on selected weekend dates, plus some school holiday dates
    • Snetterton in Norfolk on selected weekend dates all year round
    • Bedford Autodrome on selected weekend dates
    • Donington Park on selected weekend dates all year round
Special offer

Free Race Event Ticket

Receive a a free pair of tickets to a Grade D race meeting at an MSV circuit of your choice, worth up to £40 when you purchase any YoungDrive! Voucher. Click here to view our event calendar.

Special Offer - Free Race Event Ticket
Special Offer - Free Race Event Ticket
Vehicle Specification
BMW 1 Series
BMW 1 Series
Engine: 1.6 litre, diesel
Gearbox: 6 speed, manual
Controls: Dual-controlled

Customer Reviews
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My daughter had this for her 11th birthday. The whole experience was brilliant for her as the driver and us as spectators. Very well organized, COVID safe, friendly staff. Isabella was put at ease straight away by James and loved everything about her experience. She already wants to do it again!

Name Nina
Age: 40 - 60
Occassion: Birthday gift
Great day out   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We went to Brands Hatch for our grand sons Young Driver Experience. From start to finish it was very well organised. There was a nice cafe to purchase food. As I have mobility problems I thought I would not be able to access areas, in fact, this was not the case. Everybody was so helpful and showed us where we could park and get a really good view of it all. Our grandson had a fabulous day. Really recommend this for spectators.....

Name Jennifer
Age: 60+
Occassion: Birthday present from father to son
Best Birthday Present   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My son is still buzzing after experiencing YoungDrive today. Great instructor. 5 star experience...thoroughly recommend!!

Name Peter
Age: 40 - 60
Occassion: Birthday
Great experience   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall I found it to be a great experience and really good preparation for learning to drive. My instructor was really friendly and helpful, and a lot was squeezed into the forty minutes

Name Ellie
Highly recommended   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We purchased this for my son's 11th birthday and just wanted to say what a fantastic experience. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We were greeted on arrival by a lovely lady who explained everything to our son and listened to and answered his questions.

He then had his briefing and got into a mini with the instructor and two other children. For the two hours they were out on the track he said it was amazing and he wants to do it again.

Would highly recommend.

Name Charlotte
Age: 40 - 60
Occassion: Son's 11th birthday
Great Time   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Attended today with both my sons who were pretty apprehensive. Staff soon put them at ease. The experience was better than we all expected. The staff were brilliant and very informative with the parents about the activity. Both my children now want to go on young driver plus- thank you all for a great time!!!

Name Emma
Age: 40 - 60
Great Photos   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My son attended the Young Drive experience today and had a fantastic time. The whole process was straight forward and all the staff were very helpful. He loved it and now wants to complete the next experience. Great photo's produced giving us something to always look back on. Thank you

Name Jo
Age: 40 - 60
Thought it would be harder but wasn't   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I had a relly good time driving the car at Bandshatch. I thought it would be much harder but it wasn't bad atall. The instructor was relly friendly even when I went wrong and made me relax so I could do it again.

Name Katie
Daughter enjoyed the drive   
★ ★ ★

My daughter enjoyed the drive, although she did have to share the car with other children. She seemed to get the hang of a few things, but I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to get any photos of her in the car as I only brought my camera phone and it couldn’t see her clearly enough. If my younger son does it I will bring a proper camera.

Name J
Age: 40 - 60
Perfect way to start   
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My son will start learning to drive in a few months so this was a perfect way for him to start. He really enjoyed it and it looked as though he picked up quite a bit. I had a nice relaxing time watching him go round so I was happy too!

Name Mrs Bishop
Age: 60+