Coronavirus COVID-19 and Drift Limits Experiences - Your Questions, Answered!
The Policy can be found on our Terms and Conditions Page.
No you have not.
We have made the decision to POSTPONE ALL experiences which are due to take place in the near future.
This is due to the British Government’s advice regarding Covid-19, social distancing, closure of Leisure Facilities and the ongoing effort to get rid of this vicious viral threat to the human race.
POSTPONE does NOT mean CANCEL.
We have not cancelled your experience and run away with all your money.
We are a reputable business and as per our terms and conditions, accepted when booking, we will offer your experience on another date.
If we haven’t contacted you as yet, your booking has not been postponed.
All experience bookings placed are important to us and important to you. You placed it for that date and time because that’s what you wanted and it’s our mission to make sure it happens. If for any reason, we can’t make that date happen (ie Boris says so) we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.
We’re working through customer’s bookings periodically and emailing people in small groups. Our Admin team are working remotely in reduced numbers and we’re exceptionally busy at this time. In order to ensure we can reply to affected customers in a timely manner, we are working through experiences that need to be postponed periodically and replying to customer emails in a chronological manner. We do not want to postpone any experience booking unnecessarily and are constantly monitoring the Government’s advice and status.
Please, await our emails and
Think about the important things in life – your friends, family and loved ones…
…and always know where your towel is.
That’s not only up to Boris Johnson and the Great British Government, but the Great British People too.
If we all practice Social Distancing, the sooner we kick this virus into submission, the sooner we can all start to have fun again.
Encourage your friends and family to distance themselves as per Government and NHS guidelines and we’ll be back on track soon, with thousands, if not millions of lives saved.
Please, do not send emails in to our Administration Team asking them to answer this question. We simply cannot.
I don’t have a booking yet and my voucher is expiring!
If you haven’t got an experience booking with us yet and your voucher is expiring soon, GO PLACE A BOOKING NOW.
We’ll redeem your voucher so you don’t have to worry about it expiring and worry about you losing any money.
If we have to postpone your experience due to the virus not being defeated, we will let you know.
I have a booking and my voucher is expiring soon! Help!
Don’t worry at all. We’ve redeemed the voucher so the expiry date is now redundant. Any postponement to your experience is all under our control and you don’t have to worry about any third party voucher company or the expiry date on the voucher you bought from them.
I don’t know what date to book for / I’m not happy placing a booking with you until I am absolutely certain you’re going to be open.
No problem. If you haven’t placed a booking yet, send us your voucher details via email and we’ll redeem the voucher and keep your details on file. When we’re open again, we’ll email you and give you 90 days to arrange a booking with us, all via email. This takes away all the concern regarding voucher expiry and allows you to focus on the important things while we get everything ready for you.
If you have already placed a booking but aren’t sure when to re-book yet, there’s absolutely no reason to rush into re-booking your experience. Your voucher expiry is no longer an issue. As you’ve redeemed your voucher to place the experience booking, the expiry is longer a concern. Please ignore any suggestion on your voucher that you ‘must take the experience before the voucher expiry’ as this is no longer the case.
Our 90-Day re-booking period gives you more than ample time to re-arrange your booking with us and lay any concerns to rest.
You can read more about how the 90 day period works, further down in our FAQ.
We’re opening availability for booking at double the amount we usually do – 6 months ahead into the future and will be continually opening more dates as the months pass. You can, in effect, wait until the 89th day from your booking date and contact us to say you want to book on the last day of the furthest month away in our bookings calendar that’s published on our website on that date.
In the hopefully very unlikely instance that we have to postpone your booking again, we’ll let you know.
Your website says Saturday Surcharges are non-transferrable. Have I lost that money?
When re-booking your experience, your Saturday Surcharge will be utilised for your next booking.
If I want to re-book to a weekday, will you refund this?
We greatly recommend you keep the credit with us; putting it towards extra laps, media and cdw options on the day of your experience.
You are welcome to request a refund, however they do take some time to process and the credit can be put to better use.
Bookings through certain agencies may require you to contact them directly should you wish to get a refund.
We’re happy to confirm if this is the case through email.
If we have to postpone your experience due to Covid-19, If you’re self-isolating or heaven forbid, if you have caught the virus, your cancellation indemnity remains unaffected. We won’t use that credit up.
Essentially, including the Covid-19 re-booking, you’ve got 2 re-booking credits.
The 90 day period is a ‘please get in touch with us within’ time frame. That’s it.
We ask that you get in touch, via email, within 90 days (basically 3 months) of the date that your experience was booked for.
If your experience was booked for the 1st of January 2020, you’d have to email us by the 31st of March 2020. That’s some time!
Still confused? Use this handy tool to input when you’re booked in for and add 90 days to it. There’s your cut-off date.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO RE-BOOK THE EXPERIENCE TO WITHIN 90 DAYS OF YOUR ORIGINAL BOOKING.
We know that some people have been confused and have been emailing us saying they won’t ever get to do their experience, because we will probably still be shut in 90 days.
Firstly, we certainly hope not!
Secondly, that’s not true at all.
All you have to do, is not leave us hanging around and get in touch. Within a 90 day period.
If you don’t contact us within the 90 days, which is a long period of time, you’ll have to pay a re-booking fee.
ANY of the dates published on our website, for booking, can be chosen.
With us currently opening dates SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE, that’s a huge time period to re-book into.
If you’ve paid a Saturday Surcharge previously, that can be carried over and will be carried over free of charge.
If you haven’t previously booked for a Saturday and want to re-book onto a Saturday, you can… but a Saturday Surcharge will be due.
Need more confirmation? Get in touch and we’ll explain in more detail.
Please, get in touch with us via email. We’ll talk with you directly about how to re-book your experience with us in the future.
Of course, no charge will be due.
Due to social distancing, our staff are currently working from home and our office is now closed.
Don’t worry though, please email us instead.
We will read your email and we will get back to you.
Our staff are working as hard as they possibly can. We usually state a reply within 2 working days – however due to a reduced team size, this may take longer and we ask that you bear with us.
We work through emails chronologically as they come in, to be fair to all our customers.
Chasing emails will result in your email being pushed to the back of the queue and will likely delay any response.
Be patient, be kind and we’ll help. Being abusive to our staff is not something we will accept.
No way. Not at all. Nuh-uh. No chance. No How….
We’ll have to see. We really, really want to celebrate this monumental date. 75 years is really something to shout about.
Hopefully, this year, we’ll be celebrating TWO Victories… but that remains to be seen.
It will be a last minute decision and we’ll let all involved parties know as soon as we do.
Make sure you keep social distancing and hopefully we’ll be celebrating freedom in more ways than one!
Booking An Experience
Please browse the experiences pages and check the calendar at the bottom of each page for availability. We are only able to publish dates a full month in advance, new dates are released at the start of each month.
If you are struggling to find an appropriate date please contact us via email, dates further than a month in advance may be out of our direct control.
Yes. Contact us as soon as possible.
If less than 21 days noticed is provided on a date change the experience can be cancelled and re-arranged for another date subject to an administration / re-booking fee.
Rebooking fees are based on the full face value of the experience as listed on our website. Special offers, deals and Third Party Voucher prices are excluded.
Supercar, Race Car, Flagship, Stunt F1000 and Drifting Experiences Valued up to £80 – £25
Supercar, Race Car, Flagship, Stunt F1000 and Drifting Experiences Valued from £81 to £250 – £45
Supercar, Race Car, Flagship, Stunt F1000 and Drifting Experiences Valued greater than £250 – £75
Ultimate Passenger Ride Experience – £25
Under 17s Experiences valued up to £100 – £39
Under 17s Experiences valued over £100 – £69
Please also note that a Saturday surcharge is for an independent slot and cannot be transferred to another booking/re-booking. Experiences are non refundable, though we may be able to transfer your experience to another vehicle or participant upon request.
All payments are made online through PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account to pay through this method)
In some circumstances cash or online bank transfer may be accepted by prior arrangement.
Optional Extras and refreshments on site can be paid with cash or card.
We do not accept American Express.
Yes, international licences are acceptable, as long as it is a valid manual license and is presented on the day.
Automatic licences are acceptable, but will restrict you to driving cars that have an automatic transmission – only a small number of our cars are automatic. Please contact us directly and we can help you to make your selection.
Please click here to view our list of height and weight restrictions for each vehicle.
Drivers must be at least 17 years old with a valid UK driving licence.
Participants in our Under 17’s driving experiences are excluded.
If you have any concerns, contact us directly, we may be able to make further suggestions.
Reedeeming A Discount Voucher
You will need to make two separate bookings in the same session on the same day using the same voucher code. This will need to be processed as two separate transactions.
The expiry date is more of a “book by” date, as long as the booking is made 2 working days before your expiry we will be able to honour your voucher for any available date in our calendar.
Any concerns, contact us as soon as possible.
The full cost of the experience will show until you enter your voucher code at the checkout where the voucher will then be redeemed against the cost of the experience.
If your voucher has expired please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than placing a booking. Our bookings team will place the booking for you however we cannot guarantee your voucher will still be redeemable.
The Experience and Venue
The number of other participants in your session can vary from three to twelve depending on which experience you are attending.
There will often be other participants driving on other kinds of experiences from drifting to stunt-driving.
We aim to keep our session numbers low, this provides us more time for each participant and the opportunity to continue additional driving sessions without excessive waiting times.
Saturday bookings are always fully booked.
Yes. We have spectator areas inside and out. Depending on availability, they may have the chance to sit beside one of our instructors for a thrilling hot-laps in a range of cars.
Please be aware we are predominantly an out-door venue, there are occasions when the indoor spaces are extremely busy or in use for functions. Please dress appropriately for the weather, warm clothes are often appreciated by spectators.
Unfortunately we cannot allow any pets to be brought to the venue. Service dogs necessary for the participant or guests are welcome.
Yes, there are many hotels within the area, why not check out the Partnership section of our Driver Club for more information?
We have discounts and special connections with many of them and our partnerships are increasing every month.
For example, use the code DRIFT when booking at www.abodebed.com and you can get 10% off your stay!
All events will go ahead, with the exception of extreme weather conditions, i.e ice/snow.
In severe rainfall, where standing water is left on track, expect delays, or possibly cancellation of the Atom experience.
We have a hospitality unit on site to keep spectators and guests dry and comfortable at all times, but would suggest that wet weather clothing and umbrellas are packed.
Car parking is free and the hospitality building is accessible via ramp.
Our bathroom facilities are nearby, but are only currently accessible via steps.
The nearest all access bathroom facilities are at the very near by service station.
We have an indoor refreshment café serving hot drinks, cold drinks and basic snacks.
Wear comfortable clothing, we suggest warm layers through spring and winter months and sunscreen and hats for summer.
It is essential you wear flat-soled, slim fitting shoes, particularly on Race Car experiences.
We can provide wet weather gear and protective equipment.
Helmets are mandatory, we have a choice of free hygiene hair-nets or cotton Race Balaclavas for £2 to ensure your comfort.
You may use your own Kite-marked helmet for our experiences, with the exception of our Atom experiences which use Helmet Intercoms.
Drift Limits take participants Health & Safety very seriously, we have designed a circuit and experience format to minimise risk and offer a safe environment in which to drive. The chances of damaging a car should be very low, in any condition.
However, there is an inherent risk in any motorsport activity and we ask participants to be aware of these risks and take appropriate measures to maintain their own safety, by adhering to our conditions and following our instructors guidance.
Should damage be caused to a vehicle as a result of a participants driving, our participants accept to paying excess costs required to make good the damage – limited to £1400 excl. VAT in any one case.
There is an optional damage waiver available for experiences, this can be paid on the day of the event before the participant begins their session. This waives the liability to pay for accidental damage caused to vehicles during an experience, so long as the health & safety guidelines and instructor guidance has been followed.