PLEASE READ THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION IN FULL BEFORE BOOKING.
This is a driving experience for children. Each mini Land Rover holds 1 driver, 5-9 years-old (inclusive) & 1 passenger, 2-4 years-old (inclusive). Strictly no adults or children over 9 years-old are allowed to drive on or in the vehicles. Please do not book one car for 2 children of driving age – they are not allowed to share driving – they will require a car each.
Our hugely popular Spooky Safaris are back at Capesthorne Hall for Halloween 2023!Come and drive a Mini Off-Rover this Halloween if you dare!
We're adding a 'terrifying' twist to our unique Mini Off-Rover driving experiences and offering families the opportunity to hunt down twelve past residents of Capesthorne Hall in their mini Land Rover that have returned for Halloween! Their resurrected skeletons are lurking around the grounds for you to hunt down! Who will you discover?! The Butler? The Nanny? The Fisherman?
You have the opportunity to find six of the skeletons by mini Land Rover during your 30 minute drive on your own Spooky Safari. The other six can be found on-foot afterwards to complete the spooky skeleton trail.
You are booking to 'hire' one mini Land Rover vehicle for 30 minutes to take out on to the Capesthorne Estate. The vehicle can hold 2 children – 1 driver and 1 passenger MAXIMUM (please see above for age restrictions). There must be a minimum of one responsible adult per vehicle which must accompany it at all times throughout the experience in the interests of safety. The route the vehicle will around the estate has be pre-agreed with Mini Off-Rovers and Capesthorne Hall and must be adhered to at all times. The route will give children the chance to test their driving skills and confidence behind the wheel as they navigate some challenging terrain, providing a thrilling and rewarding experience that the whole family find exciting and enjoyable.
Children will be required to complete a satisfactory demonstration of their driving ability prior to commencing the experience, in the interests of safety.
We encourage all children to come in Halloween fancy dress!! Once again we shall be holding one of our very popular competitions and shall choose a winner from all of the photos we are tagged in from your experiences, to win a super prize!
Important information – PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING.
By booking, you are confirming you have read the Activity Participation Agreement and acknowledge and agree to the following:
Duration of experience: 30 minutes + practice time
Cost of experience: £35
The cost of your experience includes entry for up to 2 adults and 2 children (driver + younger sibling) into the estate. Once on the estate, you are free to enjoy their trail activity and visit The Lakeside Cafe)
Normally entry fee for a family of four is £23 (family ticket)
There is a £2 parking fee per vehicle – payable upon entry into the car park.
Siblings between and including the ages 2-4years, are once again welcome to ride as a passenger for free.
There must be one adult to supervise each vehicle in your booking.
The accompanying adult must be able to keep-up with the vehicle at all times to provide constant supervision and to be able to assistance if needs be. The accompanying adult must be able to manage a 30 minute fast-paced walk (very fast in places) in order to do so. This will mean that it may not be appropriate for one adult to bring a child of driving age plus younger siblings that require papooses/prams/pushchairs, as this will inhibit them from being able to keep-up with the vehicle. Younger siblings may also prove a distraction from being able to supervise adequately.
We shall refuse to allow a drive to commence if they do not have the appropriate level of adult supervision. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
It may be inappropriate to bring along some breeds of dog that are not able to manage a fast-paced walk.
We have set the minimum driving age at 5 years old. Each vehicle weighs 200kg and unlike other vehicles of a similar nature that children may be used to driving, such as quad bikes, these vehicles are not power assisted, so as well as being heavy, they are tough to steer.
Each child will therefore be required to complete a short driving practice – allowing us to assess their capability at handling the vehicle. By age 5 years, most children can manage them, but height, strength, confidence, concentration and awareness also factor in their ability to be able to drive safely – both to themselves and others.
During the practice, children will have to, for example, demonstrate that they can follow our instruction, drive at a steady pace, be able to navigate around static objects and do an emergency stop. It is solely the decision of Mini Off-Rovers staff as to whether the child has completed the practice satisfactorily and is thus deemed capable of safely completing this experience.
A driving practice will take place for a maximum of 10 mins. Sometimes a longer practice will result in a satisfactory demonstration of driving ability but this is not possible due to the timed-slots nature of this event.
No refunds will be given if a child cannot complete a satisfactory demonstration of skill during their allocated 10 min driving practice, and therefore cannot complete the experience.
No adults or children above the maximum driving age are allowed to sit in or on the vehicle, completely or incompletely, at any time.
No auto shut-off button is distributed to supervising adults, a child has to be able to drive independently in order to complete this experience.
A parent will be required to sign a copy of our Activity Participation Agreement and a Liability Waiver before the experience commences. Please read these prior to booking. Links to both can be on our Home Page.
If staff witness behaviour that is not compliant with the Activity Participation Agreement, Mini Off-Rovers will stop the experience with immediate effect. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
In line with our T&Cs, no refunds shall be given for whatever reason 13 days or less prior to the event.
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Event dates: 11th-14th April 2024
This is a driving experience for children. Each mini Land Rover
Event dates: Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
(there are no drives happening on Saturday)