Welcoming You Safely: Our COVID Measures.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Great British Car Journey and Drive Dad’s Car when restrictions permit.
Making sure visitors can enjoy the attraction in a Covid-19 secure way is of the utmost importance to us, so we will be closely following guidance from Public Health England once local and national restrictions allow us to open the doors of Great British Car Journey.
To help you pre-book with confidence rest assured that once open, we will be extending redemption dates on all Great British Car Journey tickets and Drive Dad’s Car experiences at no additional cost should the Covid-19 pandemic either impact your travel arrangements or force the closure of visitor attractions.
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Pull out the choke, turn the key and take a trip down memory lane! Dad’s Car, Mum’s car, Your first car…
or the one you always wanted, the Drive Dads Car experience is the ultimate journey down memory lane.
• More than 30 British Classics to choose from
• Instructor-accompanied 20 minute drive per car
• Cars equipped with digital cameras
• Free Entry to the Great British Car Journey Experience
• Discounted entry for friends or relatives accompanying you on your visit – Please book at the time of redeeming your DDC Voucher
What to expect...
Manual Choke, Manual gear box (4 speed or less), Wind up windows, Wind open sunroof, Sliding windows and Fixed seatbelts (if it has any). Oh and of course an unforgettable experience.
What not to expect...
Climate control, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, cruise control, power steering or airbags. In fact no frills at all but thrills a-plenty and a wave of nostalgia.
The Driving Experience
Aided by an expert instructor you will drive the car on our private road course enjoying a 20 minute experience.
You’ll have less power than most modern cars and the brakes and steering will require more effort. If the car has a radio, it will probably only work intermittently and if you have any old cassettes, feel free to bring them with you!
Luckily, you will want to savour your time behind the wheel, so you do not need to put your foot down and thanks to the absence of modern safety features, we don’t want you to either!
This video does not show the full driving route which is much longer and has been resurfaced since December 1st when this was taken. The quality of footage reflects what you can expect if you purchase the film package.
Re-live the golden eras of British cars
With your Drive Dad’s Car Experience you also get free entry to the Great British Car Journey.
From the Austin Seven to the Ford Escort and everything in between, step back in time (or even back to the future in our De Lorean) and take a tour of 100 years of the British car industry.
Discover the cars designed and built in Britain , many of which have all but disappeared, which ruled our roads in previous decades.
The Great British Car Journey has something for every motorist.
• Audio guided tour by interactive tablet
• More than 150 cars
• Special Childrens’ tour
• Free entry for Drive Dads Car drivers
A personal trip down memory lane
Your car will have been built in Britain some time in the last 80 years and will hold memories which your drive will reawaken. For many it will be an iconic Mini over 5 million of which were sold between 1959 and 2000… but it might be an Allegro, a Cortina or an Escort : Britain’s best selling car of the 1980’s. Our cars are all low mileage or restored machines in tip-top condition and your personal trip down memory lane will be forever captured by on-board digital film and photography.
All Drive Dads Car Experiences include free admission for the driver to “The Great British Car Journey” exhibition where you can browse 100 years of British Motoring History in a warm glow of nostalgia. Spectating members of your party are very welcome and will gain concessionary access to the Exhibition which includes a café and gift shop.