If you see 4×4 and immediately think 16, then today’s Big Deal will open up a whole new world.
And we’re not just talking about the young ones.
An introduction to the rugged skills needed for off-road driving for children, teens and adults, this Big Deal gives the chance to learn 4×4 driving techniques in the safe, experienced hands of the instructors at Action Adventure Activities.
Off road driving
The Big Deal offers a great introduction to the world of 4×4 driving and is perfect for first timers of all ages.
Before you get your chance to drive, your instructor will demonstrate the techniques required to negotiate the tracks at the Action Adventure base near Aberfoyle on the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Watch out – each track is trickier than the last.
Each driver will receive a short demonstration, following by some driving time behind the wheel of one of their Off Road Prepared vehicles – 15 mins for Kids or Junior, 15-20 mins for Adults.
Kids sessions are for ages 9 to 12 years (£24) and junior sessions for 12 to 16 years (£24) with options to upgrade. Kids must be a minimum of 4 foot 6 to drive. There is a difference in track and terrain between the kids and junior sessions.
Adult sessions are shared with at least one other driver and, depending on group size, can last up to two hours, with individual behind-the-wheel time of around 20 minutes. There is the option for one person (£29), and two people (£55), also with options to upgrade. Available for 14 years and older, under 18s will have a participating adult driver with them.
Upgrade your experience
There is the chance to upgrade to have a one-to-one session with the instructor, who will guide you over the challenges of longer trails and more technical terrain.
Extended Kids 4×4 is available for £30 giving 15 minutes extra driving time on lumpier and bumpier terrain.
Junior Adventure 4×4 gives 15 minutes extra driving time on more challenging terrain and is £25 per person extra, and Junior Extreme 4×4 gives approximately 30 minutes extra driving time which is £40 per person extra over more technical and challenging terrain.
Adventure 4×4 gives 20 minutes extra driving time on challenging terrain and is £40 per person extra, and Extreme Adventure 4×4 gives 30 minutes extra driving time which is £50 per person extra over more technical and challenging terrain.
All upgrade costs are paid directly to Action Adventure Activities at time of booking.
Based deep in Braveheart country on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Action Adventure Activities have spent over 30 years in the Scottish hospitality industry and the staff have a wealth of experience in numerous outdoor pursuits.
Safety is their prime concern so, when it comes to learning how to drive a 4×4 off road, you know you are in good hands with Action Adventure Activities.
Lots of visitors have been keen to tell TripAdvisor of their experiences with Action Adventure Activities:
‘Great day out.!! Went for the 4×4 driving with a group of friends. We arrived and our instructor Dave introduced himself before taking us round the course in the car. He carefully explained each section of the course before letting each of us have a turn. The course was great and was a type of driving I had never done before! Dave was calm and explained everything very carefully in a cheery manner and was very knowledgeable when answering our questions . It was a great day out for all of us, will definitely be back!
This is from the company’s Facebook page:
‘Had a great day out here doing 4×4 driving… Kenny and Dave who led me and my girlfriend for the 4×4 driving were friendly and knowledgeable about the cars and how to manage them. Even though I managed to beach the Land Rover near the end, Kenny stayed calm and professional and rescued the car (and us)! Was very weird leaning very sideways in a car and not tipping over but good fun!’
Family day out
Get off the sofa, buckle up and get behind the wheel.
This Big Deal with Action Adventure Activities would pep up a stag or hen day; it would be brilliant with a group of friends and it would make a fantastic gift for a car enthusiast.
With purchases valid until the end of October 2019, and options also available for the young ‘uns, this Big Deal would also be brilliant for a family outing.
To see more, check out a video from the company here.