Under 17s Driving Experiences

Under 17s Driving Experiences

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No experience necessary, no licence required...

Ideal for the first time driver or those wishing to gain practical experience before their 17th birthday. 


In a dual controlled vehicle, under the guidance of an Approved Driving Instructor, anyone over 1.5 metres tall can experience the thrill of being behind the wheel, whilst developing valuable road skills on our dedicated Under 17s driving facility on the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit.

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Our approved driving instructors

With an Approved Driving Instructor in the passenger seat of our state-of-the-art dual-controlled vehicles, Under 17s can experience their first moments of freedom behind the wheel in total safety. On our dedicated driving facilities on part of the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit or off-road course young drivers will progress through a skill based logbook of activities, unlocking rewards and additional benefits as they go.

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HeadStart lessons

HeadStart lessons

HeadStart lessons allow young drivers to start learning to drive 12 months earlier than would be possible on public roads.


Through concentrated one-to-one coaching in a controlled environment away from the pressures and distractions of busy roads, they experience the thrill of driving and gain valuable practical experience that will give them a real head start when they begin their formal on-road driving lessons at 17 years of age.

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U17s Off Road

Under 17s Off-Road

Our under 17s 4x4 Driving Experiences are action-packed driving adventures that let everyone under 17 years of age put a Mercedes-Benz 4x4 vehicle through its paces on our exhilarating off-road course.

With an approved Driving Instructor by their side, they will learn how to tackle challenging terrain, including water crossings, steep slopes and axle-twisting obstacles.

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Driving Facilities

Wet Straight and Wet Skid Circle
  • Overview
  • Handling Circuits
  • Off-Road Course
  • Wet Straight and Wet Skid Circle

  • Overview

    Mercedes-Benz World is home to some of the best Driving Facilities available to the public anywhere in Britain. Making it, without doubt, the place to test the capabilities of our latest models whilst experiencing the variety of exhilarating Driving Experiences we have on offer.


  • Handling Circuits

    Our Handling Circuits throw a multitude of challenging driving techniques at even the most experienced drivers. With 2.5 km of exciting track ahead of you, including a combination of straights and challenging turns, there’s no better place to put your driving skills to the test and to appreciate the exceptional handling and performance of our vehicles.


  • Off-Road Course

    With over 10-acres of purpose-built off-road circuit to explore at Brooklands, our 4x4 Driving Facilities are second to none. Boasting a diverse array of driving challenges you’ll experience tackling deep water, steep inclines and tricky off-road terrain as you learn to push our vehicle to the very limit.


  • Wet Straight and Wet Skid Circle

    Mercedes-Benz has always been the driving force behind the advancement of automotive safety making our Wet Straight and Wet Skid Circle the perfect place to test drive our technologies. Learn how to corner on wet, slippery surfaces and put the traction control system to the test before finding out what can happen when it’s disabled.


Can't decide? Why not try both?

Experience the best of both worlds with an Under 17s vs Under 17s 4x4 1 Hour Experience. Compare the thrill of driving a Mercedes-Benz A-Class to the excitement of taking a Mercedes-Benz GLE off road across the challenging terrain of our 10-acre 4x4 course. 


No experience is necessary and no licence is required to drive.

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Not quite 1.5m tall?

Not quite 1.5m tall? Don’t worry, now even our youngest guests between three and five years of age can get in on the action too, with Little Learners.


A perfect way to spark a lifetime’s interest in smart driving, each Little Learner is able to drive a miniature battery powered Mercedes-Benz on our specially-designed indoor driving circuit.

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