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The Young driver Experience

November 18, 2019

This is a gifted partnership

Creating memories is the best gift you can give, so how about giving a young person the chance to learn to drive – from age five?

With statistics indicating that 1 in 5 young drivers will have an accident within six months of passing their test, adding in lessons like Young Driver sessions to master the basics of setting up the car ready to drive, steering, braking, gear changing etc. all before they get ‘on the road’ can only help to benefit them when they come to complete normal driving lessons.

What do Young Driver lessons offer?

Young Driver offers driving lessons for 10 to 17 year olds at 70 venues across the country, giving youngsters the chance to experience what it’s like behind the wheel of a dual controlled Vauxhall Corsa. Learning on realistic road systems with a fully qualified instructor, as they would at 17, not only is it a fantastic experience they’ll remember forever – it’s also helping them become a safer driver. Research shows early driver tuition reduces the accident rate in newly qualified drivers by a half.

Learners are presented with a Drive Diary so they can track their progress. Lessons start at £36.99.

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Young Driver Bentley Flying Spur

As an extra special treat, Young Driver also offers lessons in a luxurious Bentley Flying Spur – mum and dad can even be the ones chauffeured around for a change! With a 6.0-litre, twin-turbo engine which does 0-60mph in just five seconds, driving this beautiful car is an experience to remember.

Lessons start at £49.99.

Under 10s can try the Young Driver Firefly

Under 10s can also get in on the action with Young Driver’s specially created electric Firefly. These 2-seater cars have independent suspension and rack and pinion steering – just like the real thing! Suitable for five to 10 year olds, they can get their first experience behind the wheel and have some fun! They’ll even get their very own driving licence to take away.

Firefly experiences start from £21.99.

Roo’s Young Driver experience

Attending the Young Driver lesson site at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich (one of 65 different venues available). Roo was booked in for a 30-minute driving lesson with her instructor Greg. Lessons can be booked for both 30 and 60 minute sessions, with the option to video the lesson for an additional £14.99 – which is something we did. Take a look at Roo’s Young Driver lesson…

Roo’s Young Driver Experience at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich

After her lesson had finished Roo emerged from the car with a newfound understanding of how much concentration and practice goes into driving a car. Although she did have an amazing time behind the wheel, changing gears and completing manoeuvres. It is something that she has said that she’s love to do again.

How to book Young Driver experiences

All experiences can be purchased as booked lessons or gift vouchers with printed voucher packs available. For more information, or to buy lessons or gift vouchers, visit www.youngdriver.com.

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Win a Young Driver experience

It’s time to put your youngster in the driver’s seat to see how well they cope with the realities of driving and all that it entails. We are lucky enough to have a 30-minute Young Driver lesson voucher to giveaway.

Prize: A 30 minute Young Driver lesson voucher (valid until 31st July 2020)

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

30 minute Young Driver lesson voucher
  • Michelle Betts November 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Young driver is amazing my son would love to win another lesson

  • Dean willoughby November 18, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Been thinking of what we can give our 15 year old son as a Christmas present – this is an amazing option. Will definitely be adding to his Christmas gift list.

  • Donna Loxton November 18, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I would give this to my child. I think my child would be quite good at it.

  • Christopher Michael November 18, 2019 at 11:32 am

    This would be great for my young nephew Alex

  • Emma G November 18, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I would give this to my daughter. I think she would make a good driver

  • Hannah Lord November 18, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    this would make a great gift for my daughter she is already saving for driving lessons. She’s not the most coordinated so might need a few bless her!

  • Sarah Lambert November 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I think both my two teenagers would definitely want to do this so would have to purchase another if I won

  • Catherine McAlinden November 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I’d give this to my daughter, I think she’d be a terrific driver!

  • Jim Kerr November 18, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    My grandson, 11 in the new year, would love this. He’s been car mad since forever. Concentration is an issue for him as he has ADHD but would be a good thing for him to focus on as we know driving requires multi-awareness.

  • Dat November 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    My son tried this and loved it

  • Angela treadway November 18, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    i would give this to my eldest son x

  • YOLANDA DAVIS November 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    My 14 year old son has already done this a couple of times. He’s always been car mad, and I really believe he’ll be a better, safer driver because of it.

  • Sophie Williams November 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    My son, I looked at these for his birthday once but he wasn’t old enough at the time, I think he’d love it, don’t know how good he’d be though!!

  • Bridget Anderson November 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’d give it to my daughter. She would love to have a go and I think she’d be great!

  • Tara S November 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    My son would love this! You might have just solved my problem of what to get him for Christmas!

  • Emma Walters November 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    i would love my son to try this x

  • michelle o'neill November 19, 2019 at 5:26 am

    my car mad granddaughter! she is 10 on New years day and would love this!

  • olivia Kirby November 19, 2019 at 11:21 am

    My daughter is 10 and her older brother did this so I think she’d love it and be very good too

  • Margaret Gallagher November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    My nephew – will make a fab driver

  • Natalie Burgess November 19, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    My fifteen year old stepson who would make an amazing driver xx

  • Rich Tyler November 19, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    This be amazing for my nephew, he would be great

  • Nikki Easton November 20, 2019 at 12:24 am

    I’d gift this to my son. He’s very calm and focused I think he would enjoy the challenge of this.

  • jules eley November 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I would love to gift this to my 16 year old son, I do think he would make a good driver as he is kind and considerate.

  • Clare Nicholas November 21, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Emily would love to try this one, would be a perfect 10th birthday present

  • cheryl hadfield November 21, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I would love this for my daughters 16th birthday next year,i think this would give her a real insight and more confidence

  • holly harmsworth November 24, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I would love to win for my daughter Mia. I know she would love it and I think she will make a great driver and she can do most things she sets her mind to

  • Julia Kerr November 24, 2019 at 6:48 am

    My niece would make a great driver and I think she’d love this and it would really boost her confidence

  • AndiG November 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I would gift this to my soon to be daughter, i hope she would be a good driver

  • Claire V November 25, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    My daughter would love this. My godson did this when he was younger and found it great experience for when he finally learned to drive.

  • Sam Cornford November 26, 2019 at 6:02 am

    My daughter would love this. I think if she listened she’d be good, but at the moment she’s easily distracted. She might prove me wrong though

  • Kim Neville November 26, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Would give to my son who would enjoy and think he would be a careful driver

  • Jennifer Toal November 28, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    My 16 year old daughter

  • Suzanne Gaulton November 29, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I’d gift it to my 13 year old son – who I think would love it but be quite cautious to begin with.

  • Keri brooks December 1, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    this would be for my nephew he can’t wait to turn 17 to drive but he still has 4 yrs to go

  • Stephanie Campbell December 2, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    my son is 10, but has all of a sudden shown an interest in what im doing in the car, so i think this would be perfect for him.

  • ashleigh allan December 3, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I would give it to my daughter. I think she would be!

  • Julie Ward December 4, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    For grandaughter, I think her mum would make sure she was careful

  • Rachel T December 5, 2019 at 4:13 am

    This would be perfect for my daughter

  • Paula Phillips December 6, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I would gift this to my son who would love to drive when he’s old enough. I think he would be ok as a driver once he learnt how to do it correctly.

  • Karen R December 7, 2019 at 8:39 am

    My 14 yo daughter would love this – and I think she’ll be a confident driver. Whether she’ll also be good at it is a different matter…

  • Rachel McMillan December 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I would give it to our 11 year old daughter. I’m not sure whether she will be a natural driver but I think it is better to start them early

  • Rachael Sexey December 8, 2019 at 7:11 am

    My daughter Faith she it was her birthday yesterday so it can be a belated birthday present

  • Sarah Haynes December 8, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Wow! This is such a unique experience. Would love to win for my 7 year old. Never knew this existed for younger children

  • Simone Griffin December 8, 2019 at 8:38 am

    My step daughter has just turned 14 so this would be perfect for her to get a feel for driving x

  • Elaine Shaw December 8, 2019 at 11:09 am

    How wonderful is this! What a way to treasure young dreams and build confidence with love. Just pefect for my Grandson.

  • Anii December 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    This is such a pricesless gift! thank you

  • Tricia Cowell December 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    My 11 year old Grandson would be thrilled with this, giving him the opportunity of what it feels like to drive

  • linda curtis December 8, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    my grandson would love this , it would make a fab gift , something he would really enjoy

  • Cathryn Crawshaw December 8, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Perfect for my daughter Ava

  • Nicola John December 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I would gift this to my daughter Sofia, she is 11 and very cautious …almost too cautious. I would like her to relax and feel in control of something as she feels she rarely is

  • a.e. adkins December 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I would gift it to 12 year old H.

  • Patricia Avery December 8, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I’d love this for my 14 year old grandson who is already saving hard for driving lessons. He is a sensible young man with an old head on his shoulders so I’m sure he will be a good driver

  • Mrs Ruth Wollerton December 8, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    My son Kai. Who at 14 is desperate to drive xxx

  • Caroline Blaza December 8, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I would love this for my daughter who is 15 x

  • lisa marie smith December 8, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    my son who is 16

  • Lia Burns December 8, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    I would gift this to my 9 year old son, I think he would make a brilliant driver he is a fast learner

  • Lyndsey Cooksey December 8, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I would love to win this prize for my 14 year old daughter. I’m 40 and scared of the roads. My mom never learnt to drive, so she never pushed me too, but she did give me that fear of the roads. I don’t want that for my daughter. I’d like her to have a go, and make her own mind up when she gets older, if she wants to learn to drive or not.

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