Children aged 10 able to drive 4x4s at new off-road experience

Youngsters will be able to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes X-Class. Picture: Jane Collier

Youngsters will be able to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes X-Class. Picture: Jane Collier - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from the age of 10 will be able to get behind the wheel of a 4x4 as a country estate launches a driving experience.

Youngsters from the age of 10 will be able to get behind the wheel. Picture: Jane Collier

Youngsters from the age of 10 will be able to get behind the wheel. Picture: Jane Collier - Credit: Archant

Starting on Saturday, July 20 anyone 10 years old or over will be able to drive around the Euston Hall estate, near Thetford.

Drivers will be able to drive a range of classic and modern 4x4 vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz X-Class or iconic Land Rover Defender.

Tuition is provided by off-roading experts who are also ADI qualified driving instructors.

The off-roaders will have to tackle a combination of deep water crossings, slopes, ascents and steep brake-free declines.


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Sue Stait, from Off Road Driver, said: "It's unusual to be able to have youngsters and adults off road together if they wish, but it's great for some friendly family competition and we can tailor a course depending on how adventurous the driver is feeling."

For more information go to www.offroaddriver.co.uk

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