Your Skid Pan Driving Experience
One of the most vital skills you can acquire as a driver is how to safely control a skid. At Driving Experience, we offer you the opportunity to practice skid control with our Skid Pan Driving Experience day packages.
It is a difficult technique to learn, but an invaluable one to have in your armoury when driving in real world conditions that are a test to any motorist. And it’s not just the wet weather conditions across the year this applies to, but also during the winter months, when the risk of untreated snow and ice can present real road hazards, so your safety is imperative.
With our experience day packages, you’ll be able to get behind the wheel on a specially modified car under the guidance of one of our professionally trained instructors. Not only will they help you to execute a safe recovery from a skid in a controlled environment, hopefully it will be fun for you too.
The crucial factor in good skid control is in overcoming our natural instincts, particularly that of ‘fight or flight’. Under the tutelage of your instructor, you’ll be shown useful and practical tips for steering and pedal control that will help to prevent skid slide, using front-wheel skids, rear-wheel skids and four-wheel skids.
Understeer and oversteer, emergency braking, and 180 degree recovery are also covered in your session, the latter skill being especially useful to have if you are in a situation where your car is out of control on the road.
Your session will end with a debriefing from your instructor, who will also give you further guidance on improving skid control in case of emergency. All in all, skid control training is not only a driving experience day package to enjoy, but is also one you can’t afford to miss out on. It might just be a life saver in helping you drive with confidence during adverse weather conditions.
Essential Booking Information for Skid Pan Driving Experiences
There are two easy ways for you to purchase a Skid Pan Driving Experience. You can either purchase one of our driving experience days as an open 10-month gift voucher or book directly onto an available date of your choice using our events calendar.
If you cannot see any dates on the voucher page, then simply e-mail or call us and our customer service team can give you the most up to date availability. If you wish to make a bespoke package, or are interested in making one of our driving experiences into a group event or corporate event, please contact us by going to our corporate days page and filling in our enquiry form.
If you buy an open gift voucher for a Skid Pan package, the standard validity period to use the voucher is 10 months. However, please make sure you check this first, as some Skid Pan vouchers and special offers may have a shorter or longer validity.
If you are booking directly onto a date for a driving experience, please note that you are making a booking request, and the date and time that you choose will still be subject to availability.
We usually confirm bookings within 48 hours, but we ask that you do not make any arrangements in conjunction with your booking request until you have received your final confirmation email. The receipt we send you after making a booking request is not your confirmation.
Other important things to consider when purchasing Skid Pan driving experiences are that the driver meets all requirements in terms of age, weight, height and driving licence. These requirements are unique to each driving experience, so please ensure you have read the important information thoroughly.
If an experience is for junior drivers only, we will usually mention this in the name of the package, but not in all cases. If you place a booking for a driving experience, and the driver doesn’t meet the requirements on the day, then it is unlikely they will be able to drive the vehicle, in which case they will be offered a passenger ride where available.
In Profile: The Caterham 7
Whilst our Skid Pan Driving Experience days offer obvious safety and driving benefits, rest assured they’re also an enjoyable time for motoring fans - and none more so than in the Caterham 7 models we offer on some of these day packages.
Based on a classic Lotus, this high performance track car is lightweight in its design and styling that harks back to a simpler time for motorsport, but is powered on a turbo charged 1.80 litre engine with 165 bhp that tops out at 130mph, capable of going from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
These gorgeous models are not only available for our Skid Pan experiences, but also in Blast and Thrill packages that we offer at many great track locations nationwide, including the historic home of British motorsport, Silverstone, and Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan.
Whichever model, and whichever experience day package you choose, we’ve got a great selection of venues and locations up and down the UK to suit you - and they’re nearer to you than you think. Take a look above now at our full listings or use our events calendar to pick and choose an available time and date of your choice.