Driving Experiences For People With A Disability or Visual Impairment
For the first time ever, Driving Experience is now proud to offer our exciting, high octane driving experience days to more people than ever before, with our Adaptive Driving Experiences, which have been specially created for people with a disability or visual impairment.
And whilst actually owning a supercharged set of wheels from say, Ferrari or Lamborghini, or even Audi or Porsche is but a pipe dream for most, getting to test drive them certainly isn't! We've partnered with a supplier who are an amazing disability organisation that's been offering people with a disability or visual impairment the chance to drive cars on these experiences of a lifetime for many years.
They are not only well respected and receive consistently positive feedback from those who've been on an experience day through them, but they are passionate about what they do in giving people with a disability or visual impairment the belief and confidence that they can live out their dreams, so you can be confident that we're working with the very best.
Adaptive Supercar Driving Experiences
Of course, you're itching to know what supercars we have available for our Adaptive Driving Experiences, right? Only the very best, that's what! With everything from a cool but classy Aston Martin DB9, to the raging bull that is the Lamborghini Gallardo, and the German automotive power of a Porsche 911 and Audi R8, you can choose to drive up to five supercars all on the same day for 3 miles each (or Double the Distance for 6 miles each for an additional fee).
All the models selected for these experiences have semi automatic gearboxes, so they're as accessible as possible for all disabilities and impairments as they can be fitted with a Universal removable hand control and a steering wheel ball if needed, or if you're more comfortable using the traditional foot pedals you can do so.
And the expert instructors who will be out with you on the drive are very well experienced and sensitive to everyone's needs and requirements, so they'll be able to guide you and help encourage you to get the most out of your driving experience and be as hands on as possible so you can really enjoy it fully!
The Adaptive Supercar Experiences are hosted at three well equipped venues across the UK, including Bicester Heritage Centre and Abingdon Airfield in Oxfordshire, and Tockwith Motorsport Centre in Yorkshire, which have good disabled facilities including Disabled Toilets and parking on-site, together with on-site hot and cold refreshments from cafes and restaurants.
Can I Really Drive a Supercar With a Disability?
Absolutely! We believe the wonderful thing about these Adaptive Driving Experiences is that you're given full care and consideration from the start, and ultimately, the confidence to go and enjoy the same activities and experiences that we offer to people without a disability or visual impairment.
We understand that every person with a disability or impairment is unique and has value. So when you come to redeem your voucher, we will have a dedicated representative on our Customer Service team who will get in touch with you.
They'll take a short questionnaire with you - but don't worry, this is just to help us gather basic information about you and your disability or impairment, and it will only be shared with the supplier when it is sent over to them with your booking request. They'll then contact you back directly to confirm all the details and help put together a driving day package that is bespoke to you and your needs and requirements.
Got a question about any of the experiences you see above, or want to know how well suited a particular experience is? We can take care of that as well - just let us know and as we're in regular contact with the supplier, we'll get in touch with them for you to find out and let you know.
If you're looking for our Junior Adaptive Driving Experiences for kids and teens with a disability or visual impairment, you can visit our Junior Driving With a Disability page.
Booking an Adaptive Driving Experience
At Driving Experience, there are two easy ways to book one of our Adaptive Driving Experiences. Over on our Driving With a Disability Calendar, you'll find complete listings of all upcoming event dates, and from here you can make a booking request for an available date.
But alternatively, if there's no particular date you have in mind, our open Gift Vouchers are an ideal solution, as they can be used towards any of the experiences you see listed above, and have the flexibility to be redeemed and used within 10 months (or 14 months if you upgrade your voucher's validity for an additional fee).
All in all, Adaptive Supercar Driving Experiences are a really special way to surprise the car lover with a disability in your life for a day out they'll never forget.