Lamborghini Driving Experience Review

My dad’s birthday always seems to stump me when it comes to gifting…

I never know what to get him and not because I don’t know what he likes but because I’m pretty sure I’ve bought him everything I thought he would like in the past decade and fancied something a little more unique and unusual.

That’s why my husband and I decided to buy my dad a Lamborghini driving experience and I’ve reviewed the whole process; from purchasing the experience to the actual day. I hope you enjoy my photography too because I’m really proud of how cool they’ve turned out – with the awesome blurry background! 😉

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This post isn’t sponsored or in collaboration. All views are my own.

Purchasing the Driving Day on Tesco

Buying the Supercar driving experience day was easy. I bought it online (here) and went through the usual process of signing in, adding card information and then I was sent it 3-5 working days thereafter. It comes in a nice giftable envelope and card holder, making it a little more special if you’re gifting it on someones birthday. As my dad isn’t a sentimental soul, I kept it and simply told him what his birthday present is. Haha.

As I work for Tesco I was entitled to a small discount but found that it’s a right pain to get my ‘privileged’ card connected to all the different Tesco accounts (groceries or general merchandise etc.) but that’s a completely different story.

Booking the Driving Experience

Depending on your location, we chose North Weald in Epping, South East Essex, you need to book the driving day online. If you call you’d be redirected to the Car Limits website. I was only able to choose a Sunday or a Monday and as my husband and I work full time we thought a Sunday was a good option.

Once you’ve chosen your slot (it’s recommended that you book well in advance) you are taken to a page that says the experience slot will be confirmed at a later stage so it’s a matter of waiting. I was impressed that I received a call to confirm this but I wasn’t happy that there’s an extra fee, £25 in fact, to book the experience on a weekend. Even when I look at the terms and conditions now I can’t see where it says that we would have to pay extra to do the experience on a weekend. Anyway, due to the above reason we had to pay it and it had to be done within 24 hours or we would miss out on our chosen day and time slot.

The Lamborghini Drive

My dad was able to drive 4 laps around the driving course. He was going slower than I expected but that’s because the organisers have create a wavy pathway using cones for drivers to drive around. I was told later that if a driver was to hit any cone they would be immediately taken back to the start and they would not be able to carry on driving. Although I did expect the drivers to be able to drive the super cars a bit faster I guess this posed more of a challenge for drivers and allowed them to spend more time in the car itself and in the drivers seat. My dad enjoyed pretending to be the owner of a Lamborghini car for that period and that’s the main thing.

Overall Driving Experience Review

I think it’s a really fun day out as we were able to watch my dad drive the car at the side of the driving range. It’s a unique experience that was enjoyable but also expensive for what it is if we factor in the extra money we had to pay for the weekend slot. In general though my dad really enjoyed himself and that’s the main thing 🙂

Have you driven a super car before or bought a driving experience day for someone?

 

Writer / Blogger on The Fairytale Pretty Picture. Currently working in the head office of a large retail company in London, UK and living in Essex.

16 Comments

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Jenny

    These images are amazing, loving the effects! I’m a huge supercar fan ha,ha and recently went to Knockhill and Ingliston near Edinburgh for some driving experience day’s for my dads 50th!! He absolutely loved it and maybe one day I will pluck up the courage to experience it for myself but for the moment I just love watching them on the track with more experienced drivers haha! xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Talya

    Wow what an amazing experience and gift idea! I’d quite like to receive this myself!!

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    What an awesome experience! I love the idea of experience days as gifts – it’s something so unique and special. x

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    Wow, a Lamborghini driving experience does sound like a fab present, especially for someone who is so into cars. I bet your dad loved it! 🙂

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Natalia

    what a lovely idea to make a present! I think my parent would also love it… and even myself! hahah those are so amazing 🙂 x

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Keely's Nails

    Wow! What great photos it looks like your dad had a great time.

  • Reply August 17, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    Wow what a cool gift for any budding driver or someone who loves driving flashy cars. This sounds like a lot of fun x

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Rachel

    I am sure this was an amazing experience, I think my mister would just love it x

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Anosa

    I would love to do this one day, looks like so much fun. I always look for adventures/activities for my dad too because I always struggle with what to buy him

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Jayne Armishaw-Bagnall

    I’ve been on a similar one myself, they are awesome aren’t they?!

    Fab photos 🙂

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Anna-Maria

    woow, what an amazing gift, i think my dad would love this too. Every man’s dream.

  • Reply August 18, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    I would love to do something like this, it sounds like your Dad had a great time. Shame about the extra charge though, that doesn’t seem right does it

  • Reply August 19, 2016

    Nikki

    What a great experience for your dad. I’ve never done anything like this; mainly as I don’t drive haha, but it looks so much fun.

  • Reply August 20, 2016

    Kara Guppy

    That looks like so much fun – i would love to do that

  • Reply August 20, 2016

    Kerry Norris

    I bought my hubby one of these a long time ago. He loved it. I didn’t realise you could buy things like this at tesco. Will have to check their next time I’m buying an experience x

  • Reply September 5, 2016

    Pinkoddy

    I am having an issue with this too but bought from another provider. I bought one that said my local place it didn’t charge for weekends but now they don’t do it there and have to pay £25 for a weekend and travel further. They wont honour the weekend or refund I can just exchange. Glad your dad enjoyed it though – that’s the main thing.

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