New Starter Driving Experience


Juniors can now get behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper and learn the essential skills needed to drive a car safely. The circuit's fully qualified ARDS Instructors 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

Need to know


Pupil drives the MINI Cooper S - Session 1 - Guest drives

The unique driving experience briefing details the important information you need to know. Our qualified ARDS instructor will take time to explain the fundamental controls of a car - steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and gears. This first session will consist of gentle runs on sections of the track and in the paddock areas at Croft Circuit, building on the skills learnt from your instructor.


Pupil drives the MINI Cooper S - Session 2 - Guest drives

This session aims to get pupils travelling faster.


And finally! - Guest drives

The pupil will complete the course by driving 2 laps of the 2.12-mile International Race Circuit.

What to expect from the New Starter Driving Experience

It’s never too early to start! If you are not seventeen yet, but older than thirteen, then Croft has the ideal experience to give you the basic driving skills and get you on the racetrack as well! The New Starter Experience aims to help you acquire the basic car control skills 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. This will take place on the track and in and around the paddock areas. Each New Starter Experience is approximately one and a half hours long.

After two driving sessions the pupil completes the course by driving 2 laps of the international 2.12 miles of the race circuit.

These experiences take place on weekdays during school holidays only.

Please note that the minimum age is thirteen years old and you must be over 5' tall.

Junior driving experiences can help young drivers develop essential skills and knowledge that will make them safer drivers for life

Chris Harris, Top Gear

One Amazing Car

Retains all the spirit and fun of the original MINI with the often quoted kart like handling qualities


  • Horsepower
    122 bhp
  • Torque
    160 lb/ft
  • Top Speed
    126 mph
  • 0 - 60
    9 seconds

Upcoming Dates


28th, 29th

Already have a voucher?

Congratulations on receiving a gift voucher for a driving experience at Croft Circuit! To get yourself booked in please click please call 01325 721815. If you have a SUPERCAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE please call 01264 882222

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