When Seb turned 11 in January, I wanted to buy him a memorable gift. 11 is a big year, it’s the year that he leaves primary school and heads off to high school. The year children move towards the next phase of their lives; the teenage years.
I’d heard a few friends talk about Young Driver lessons and with Seb’s keen interest in cars, I knew it would be the perfect present.
I purchased a half hour lesson through Red Letter Days (as they had a discount available at the time) and we excitedly waited for the big day to arrive.
Young Driver have two sites in Manchester; the first is located right next to The Trafford Centre, opposite Event City and the second is at the Ethiad Stadium.
We live very close to the Trafford Centre so when the day finally arrived, we were soon standing waiting to be called for Seb’s lesson.
Luckily, it was a lovely, dry, sunny day; perfect driving conditions for a new driver. Seb was pretty nervous so he was keen to get started.
Soon, our instructor Mohammed was calling Seb’s name and we were taken over to the car. Seb’s dad and I were invited to sit on the car throughout the lesson, so we jumped at the chance.
After a brief introduction to the car, Seb was off!
The lesson takes place in a large open area, like a disused car park. There were about 20 other cars on the course at the same time and lots of families watching from the side lines.
Seb was a complete natural! He drove the car with care and confidence, never stalling or making a mistake.
His dad and I were sat in the back chipping in with advice but patient Mohammed didn’t seem to mind.
The time went so quickly and Seb seemed to enjoy every minute, as did we.
I’m thinking of buying him some more lessons in the years to come to give him a little head start for when he eventually learns to drive.
Young Driver lessons are available for children aged 11-17 nationwide. A 30 minute lesson is £34.95 and a 60 minute lesson is £64.95. You find our more you can visit their website. Be sure to check out Red Letter Days for offers!
Well done Seb!