Activities which get your blood pumping and your mind racing are always an exciting option to add to the calendar, whether you’re planning them for a special occasion or just looking for a fun way to spend a spare weekend.
Here are five awesome experiences that you might want to try out if you’re bored of binging on boxsets and want to liven up your spare time.
- Formula 1 Track Day
If you’ve always dreamt of getting behind the wheel of an F1 car and blasting around a real world race course at 200mph, then a track day should be your cup of tea.
Various options are available at top locations like Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Silverstone. You can even pick between different cars, from road-going exotics to real-world single seat racers.
With prices from as little as £90 per person, this is a surprisingly affordable experience, although expect to pay more to spend longer out on the track.
- Driving Famous Movie Cars
Track days are ten a penny, but you can add a bit of extra spice to this type of package if you choose one of the options that let you drive cars that have found fame on the silver screen.
You can hop onboard iconic cars, like James Bond’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and soak up the movie star lifestyle for the day. The car might not sport the famous “007” personalised number plate (you can find alternative plate options at Absolute Reg) but it’s a highly recommended experience nevertheless.
- Off-Road Driving Experience
If speed is less interesting than conquering all of the obstacles that the great outdoors can throw at you, then an off-road driving experience will be a better fit.
You can take control of high-tech 4×4 vehicles from well known manufacturers like Land Rover, many of which will have been adapted to cope with the extreme conditions you’ll face.
Rural but relatively accessible locations across the country play host to this sort of experience, so whether you are looking for an off-road day to remember in Surrey or South Shields, you should be within reach of a suitable venue.
- Hire a Super Car
If you’d prefer to look good behind the wheel of a Ferrari while heading to the supermarket, rather than thrashing it around a track, then the least expensive way to achieve this dream is to hire a super car for a day or two.
From modern head-turners to record-breaking vintage classics, there are so many amazing super cars to select for this type of experience. Some rental firms will even deliver the car to your door and collect it when the hire period ends, which is even more convenient.
In terms of price, expect to pay around £1,000 for up to three days with a high calibre vehicle, before any extras are added into the equation. It sounds a little steep, but it’s a fraction of the cost of owning one of these cars outright.
- Rent a Tank
For a truly extreme driving day, taking charge of a tank has to be at the top of the tree, especially when it comes to generating adrenaline.
Tanks can sometimes be seen on the roads of the UK, although most experiences of this kind take place in specialised off-road arenas that are set aside to keep drivers and other motorists safe, for obvious reasons.
If you’re organising this type of experience as part of a stag or hen do, just remember to keep your budget in mind and make sure everyone who has been invited is willing to fork out.