EARLY DRIVE Powered by MINI - Mondello Park

The best thing about EARLY DRIVE? Driving a MINI!

EARLY DRIVE Powered by MINI is a road safety programme with a difference. Using the extensive Mondello Park facilities combined with the training expertise of Irish School of Motoring, students learn about driver safety in a practical way, building the foundations for safer driving when they become drivers in the future.

EARLY DRIVE Powered by MINI is a mix of classroom and practical sessions and demonstrations which result in students becoming safer pedestrians, cyclists and ultimately drivers. Everything about EARLY DRIVE Powered by MINI is designed around teenagers and has their safety at the core. EARLY-DRIVE Powered by MINI courses require no previous driving experience and are available for individuals as well as school groups.

While Mondello Park is first and foremost a Motor Racing Circuit, at EARLY-DRIVE Powered by MINI we show and clearly explain to the students the safety features built into racing cars and the race track itself. We explain how these are designed to minimise injuries in the event of accidents and we emphasise to the students that the same features are not available on road cars, or in normal road design.

We firmly believe that EARLY-DRIVE Powered by MINI will be of great benefit to students, in terms of their future road safety as a pedestrian, a cyclist and eventually as a driver.

EARLY-DRIVE Powered by MINI individual courses are run on specific days. The course lasts for a half day.

The EARLY-DRIVE Powered by MINI course includes:

  • A brief history of Mondello Park
  • A talk on road safety
  • A chance to try our brake reaction simulator
  • Every student gets a minimum of 20 minutes driving in one of our BMW MINI’s with a professional driving instructor alongside
  • A tour of our facilities including our Museum of Motorsport

Participants must be aged 13 and over.

If you are a school and wish to bring your Transition Year students on a weekday, please contact gdeasy@mondellopark.ie or call our Customer Experience Team on 045860200.

Early Drive

Price

€75

LICENCE TYPE

No Licence

CAR TYPE

MINI Cooper

AGE

13+

My 13 year old girl loved the Early Drive, she said it was amazing and much better than she imagined!

Happy child, happy parent! Well done Mondello Park!

Sid, Blackrock, Dublin

My 13 year old girl loved the Early Drive, she said it was amazing and much better than she imagined!

Happy child, happy parent! Well done Mondello Park!

Sid, Blackrock, Dublin

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