Big Toys Driving Experience

Big Toys Driving Experience

The Big Toys experience in West Sussex – it’s going to be pretty wild! For many childhood days are halcyon days – especially when they involved playing outside getting a bit muddy and having fun with those play trucks. Well here’s your chance to re-create those days for real at this off-road centre near East Grinstead in West Sussex  with three different big toys for big girls and boys to drive.

Let’s start this big boys’ toys session with a taste of the ‘high life’ European-style. Black Ice is the Brit monster truck based on a Toyota HiLux but a lot lot bigger. You’ll be charged with getting to grips with the handling as you take on the challenge track that invariably has even the biggest girls and boys wondering if they’ll be able to conquer it!

Then it’s time to take a trip over the pond to the US of A to meet the giant-sized truck. You will find yourself clambering aboard this ridiculously high truck that is a full 12ft tall. Fully customised with 6ft tyres and American pick up bodystyling you’ll even find a suitably monstrous 7500cc Chevvy engine under the bonnet. The absolute highlight of this session is driving OVER two unsuspecting ‘parked’ cars in several tonnes of monster vehicle.

As if all that driving in the big stuff wasn’t enough to satiate the appetite of off-road hungry boys and girls there’s one more driving session lined up for you. You will round the day off with a session around the circuit in the 400cc rally karts. Get used to being back just a few centimetres above the ground (rather than several feet!) and expect to be slipping and a sliding all over the place in these nippy little numbers.

With one small and two magnificent big toys this experience goes even bigger on exhilaration. We think you’ll love driving both the US and Euro-spec trucks all rounded off with a whizz in the karts. You get 10 minutes in each of the trio of vehicles so think big go big and enjoy these fab toys boys and girls!

 

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Ultimate Car Crush Experience

Ultimate Car Crush Experience

Welcome to the Ultimate Car Crush experience giving you exclusive access to the world of monster vehicles! You get to take over the whole arena on these unique and bespoke monster truck sessions with a proper car crushing experience as the finale to your own personal monster truck show.

You’ll be the star driver on these ultimate experiences and you can invite up to five of your friends and family along to spectate at your monster spectacular. All roads lead to the car crush session but before that you get to discover just how good a couple of other 4×4 vehicles are. As you’d expect from this team of monster truckers who travel the length and breadth of the country putting on monster shows neither of them is your standard 4×4.

To the untrained eye the Land Rover Defender 90 might look like your average Landy But no take a closer look and you’ll spot that the ground clearance is way higher (in fact it boasts a 75mm suspension lift!) and it has beefed up Rancho off-rod shock absorbers. This is a Landy on steroids and it’s ready to whip up a storm on the ‘Jungle Run’ with you.

Then you’ll take Black Ice out on the same run. He’s a formidable looking European-spec monster of a truck based on a Toyota HiLux. Once again he’s been tweaked and modded to the point of bursting with muscles. We love the 44” Ground Hawg tyres and high wattage spots all around. There’s no doubting you’d see Black Ice coming at you in the dark with that lighting rig.

Whilst the Defender and the Euro Spec trucks are both impressive motors there’s no way they could crush a car. There’s only one monster truck for that job and he’s called Grizzly. Undeniably the star of the show he’s the width of three cars with the wheel height alone coming in at 5ft 6”. 

Crushing a car in this monster truck takes skill. So you’ll practice your moves by driving Grizzly over some already slightly squished cars that are used for training. Once you’ve nailed that you’ll be ready to take on the task of powering all 7.5 tonnes of Grizzly greatness over your very own pair of poor un-suspecting family hatchbacks. Get ready for the sound of the bonnet buckling the windscreen shattering and the roof caving in…brilliant stuff!

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Big Grizzly Monster Truck Drive

Big Grizzly Monster Truck Drive

When is a truck a US Monster Truck? When it’s around 12ft tall that’s when! If you’re looking for the ultimate supersized driving gift this could be the one. When you meet this full-size American monster truck you’ll be in awe. And when you try and climb aboard you will literally have to get the ladder out.

Your experience starts with an introduction to ‘Grizzly’ the ginormous one from the States complete with 6ft tyres custom paintwork and full-on American pick-up body styling. Underneath the bonnet there’s a full-size engine too. It’s a 7500 (!) cc Chevvy engine that produces more power and noise than any driver could wish for.

Once you’ve been shown the controls in Grizzly’s sky-high cab it’s time to turn the key in the ignition. Having taken a moment to listen to that roaring motor you’ll then set off on the purpose-built course that has been created to be suitably worthy of such a massive monster truck from the US of A.

This full-size monster is like nothing you’ve ever driven before. The truck has a seriously elevated driving position that takes some getting used to. And you’ll feel every knobble on those huge chunky tyres too. As you complete your first warm-up lap in Grizzly you’ll be grateful for the expert advice from your instructor.

Then it’s a question of driving control and spatial awareness as you try and reverse the beast that is Grizzly into a coned ‘garage’ area. We think you’ll agree this task takes parking to the next level as you try and manoeuvre this full-sized monster from the US into a pretty standard-sized parking space!

After another practice lap to master the steering and gas pedal you’ll attempt the big finale. Psyche yourself up for steering this incredible USA monster truck they call Grizzly over not one but two saloon cars. Honestly whoever left them there right in the middle of the monster truck driving circuit must’ve been out of their minds. And look at the cars now – all squished and squashed by that 8-tonne Grizzly giant!

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Maxi Monster Truck Experience

Maxi Monster Truck Experience

This is the ultimate maxi monster truck experience giving you the chance to drive four monstrous machines in East Grinstead. Over the two and a half hour experience you will drive a UK-style and a US-spec monster truck a big jeep and an off-road buggy too. Lots of driving and even a bit of monster truck car crushing too!

Let’s do this one in height order. First up are the off roading buggies. Just when you thought everything was oversized at this maxi monster truck driving centre there’s this light-weight but heavily modified 4×4 buggy. It wants to go places you would never think possible in a vehicle and you’re the one charged with piloting this thing around that tricky circuit. Near vertical drops? Yes. Streams to drive through? Of course. Wobbly bridges to negotiate? Most certainly. And you can even initiate a deliberate sideways roll of you’re up for it!

Then there’s the jeep. This jacked-up Land Rover Defender 90 has higher ground clearance than standard and that matters for this experience. You’ll be taking the Landy on the fearsome Jungle Run a wild woodland way that’ll have you squeezing through tree-lined trails with just inches to spare on each side. Of course lined up next to the more maxi monster trucks the Defender seems pretty small but fear not it’s about as gutsy as they get.

Pushing European spec trucks to the maximum are the UK monster trucks like Black Ice. Usually based on things like a Toyota HiLux these ground-munching monsters have the audacity of their American cousins but that more familiar British-style to them. You’ll be tackling the main monster trucks course here at East Grinstead and you’ll need to keep your wits about you – it could get a bit hairy out there.

The grand finale has to be the maxi monster truck that is Grizzly. You’ve all seen the huge US trucks blasting around those big arenas on the telly. Now this is your chance to bring your very own American monster drive to life in East Grinstead.

For this experience it’s UK vs US monster truck as you get to drive both of these massive motors. But there’s only one truck for the very last task – driving over and crushing two cars. For that you’ll need the height and power of that 7.5l Chevvy-based maxi monster truck they call Grizzly.

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Little and Large Driving

Little and Large Driving

It’s big thrills no matter what size the vehicle on this Little and Large driving experience! As you can probably tell from the name you will be driving one of the biggest biggest trucks you’ve ever seen and then one of the smallest rally karts out there.

This duo might seem mismatched in terms of size but there’s no denying they both pack a serious punch when it comes to torque and power. Grizzly is the American monster truck who loves nothing more than bombing around the off road arena and pounding a couple of reasonably-priced family saloon cars on his way. Nothing absolutely nothing stops this V8 monster in his tracks!

Over on the karting circuit you’ll meet the Honda-powered Liberator rally karts. These mini beasts of the mud are actually rear wheel drive making them brilliant fun to drive. If you overcook it on the gas around one of the corners you will lose the back end but that’s all part of the fun. Indeed you might only have the accelerator and brake to think about but controlling these little karts is a tricky business.

For these Little and Large experiences you’ll be in a small groups of no more than three with an instructor driver accompanying you. For your Grizzly drive just getting up their into the cab is a mission as there’s a fold down ladder to climb. Once at the controls of this behemoth of a truck it’s over to you to steer the star of the show around the arena attempt a reverse park and then drive over those poor unsuspecting cars.

When you attack the rally kart section it’s all about pushing the machine to the limits without tipping it over the edge. There’s a coned course to negotiate and it’s a race against the clock but be careful if you knock a cone over that’s a time penalty. It’s not just about flinging the kart around the corners you have be accurate too.

The long and short of this Little and Large driving experience in East Grinstead is that you get to drive two very different off road animals. Let’s see if you can tame the gigantic Grizzly and whip the slippy slidey rally kart into shape. Both are going to test your driving skills big time but that’s the whole point !

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