Posted on March 3, 2017

Firefly Driving Lessons For 5-10 Year Olds

Adventures/ day out/ Experience

YOUNG DRIVER™ has created a range of special cars for 5 – 10 year olds to drive at various locations around the UK. Called “Firefly”, the two-seater cars were especially styled for Young Driver by veteran car designer Chris Johnson. Firefly cars feature independent suspension, disc brakes, twin electric motors, rack and pinion steering, indicators and head lights – making them drive and handle just like real cars on the road! Prices start at just £19.95 for a 20 minute experience!

The cars are two seaters with an adjustable drivers seat, so youngsters can be accompanied by mum or dad. With a top speed of 10 mph, each car features an innovative and patented safety system that uses special sensors to detect obstacles and bring the car to a halt, avoiding collision. Parents can also use a remote control cut off switch in case of emergency.

The lessons last 20 minutes which includes a 5 minute briefing and consent form signing. Then the kids got  15 minutes driving on one of the realistic road systems. Unfortunately it was a really windy day so the signs kept blowing over but the kids still got a good idea how the road system worked and even got to tackle junctions and a roundabout.

After they had been taught how to drive the Firefly they got to take their parents for a ride. I got to be a passenger in Boo’s car whist Bugs took Daddy for a ride!

Here they are at the end of their lesson with their very own Firefly driving license. The kids both had a great time, Boo felt she was a bit old for the Firefly and is very eager to have a go in a real car now so I’ll be getting her booked in to have a lesson in one of those next.

* We received these lessons free of charge for the purpose of this post.

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  • Reply Laura - Dear Bear and Beany November 20, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    My eldest did this and loved it! such a great experience for them

  • Reply Rainy Days Fun November 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    What a brilliant concept! I didn’t know such thing existed. That’s lovely – my son will be 4 this year so not quite there yet, but I gather from their website that in one year he’s good to drive! :))

  • Reply Joanna October 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    This is a really good idea to get children to know what to expect later from a real driving experience. This can grow their confidence for when they will learn how to drive a real car, when they will be older.

  • Reply Clare August 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun. Fred would absolutely love this.

  • Reply Rishi Malar July 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Quite an interesting activity for the summer holidays. I love the features of the car – “Firefly cars feature independent suspension, disc brakes, twin electric motors, rack and pinion steering, indicators and head lights – making them drive and handle just like real cars on the road! ” – And I hope they are not just as the ones we see at Lego land driving school!?

    The price is also very catchy and looking at the price I feel a little assured that it wouldn’t be as easy as the ones at Lego Land! 🙂

  • Reply Little B & Me July 20, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Oh my gosh!
    I cannot wait till B is old enough for this, it looks SO amazing.
    Did you not fancy a go driving yourself ;-)?


  • Reply Su {Ethan & Evelyn} July 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Wow! This looks so much fun – never mind the kids! I want to go on that! Haha I will need to look it up if there is one around me too. hehe

  • Reply Kel March 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    This looks really fun, I’m sure my little ones would love it!
    (Then they might understand why mummy gets to sweary when driving!)

  • Reply The Princess and The Pickle March 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    What a great idea, this looks like a lot of fun!

  • Reply Jossette Naiken March 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Haha. What cute cars. Wish I could have those for my kids here in Australia.

  • Reply Coral -Way Too Much Luggage March 6, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    These look great fun -my two youngest would enjoy this. Looks like a great activity. #Theplaceswewillgo

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