Full Day PalmerSport Event
Our world renowned Full Day PalmerSport event operates six days a week (not Sundays) and our season runs from late February to December inclusive. Every guest drives every car flat-out in an eight activity programme with live timing, scoring and prizes for the day's best drivers.
Events are run in teams of 12 guests*, with a maximum of 5 teams per day. Driving time is always the same, whether you're a private individual attending with family or friends or part of an exclusive corporate booking.
Every event includes breakfast, a table-served lunch and a fine afternoon tea, and you'll find complimentary refreshments in all our comfortable trackside suites.
*At various times of the year we can increase numbers in a team up to 15. Please speak to your Account Manager for details.
Prices range from £925 to £1,025 plus VAT
Registration and Breakfast
Your hospitality suite opens for registration and breakfast at the start of one of the most memorable days of your life.
A video briefing from Sky F1 commentator Martin Brundle on what you're going to be driving and how best to do it.
Your Day Begins
Join your team leader and then board your bespoke PalmerSport shuttle that will transport you around the venue.
Pedal to the metal
Meet your instructor in the first of the day's cars, get to grips with the controls and then put your foot down!
Lunch and refuel
A first class lunch, table-served in your hospitality suite with time to share those unforgettable moments.
An adrenaline-drenched afternoon lies ahead as your confidence builds with more cars to drive.
Tea with sandwiches and cake is served over talk of spins, lap times, and "what might have been" moments.
The coveted PalmerSport trophies are awarded to the day's best drivers.
Guests depart after an exhilarating, memorable day!
What does the catering include?
Your event starts with a full English and continental breakfast followed by a table-served, two course lunch. We also provide a delicious afternoon tea and there are complimentary refreshments available throughout your event at all our Trackside Suites.
Who will look after my event?
In the run up to your event, you will have a dedicated Event Co-ordinator who will be on hand to answer any queries you may have and to guide you through the varying aspects of your event. On the day itself, you will be looked after by one of our PalmerSport Team Leaders who will ensure that your day runs like clockwork, leaving you to relax and enjoy your time with us from beginning to end.
What time should I arrive?
We ask that you arrive at 07:45 for our Full Day and Formula events, 11:45 for the GT event and 16:00 for the Evening event.
Where do I go when I arrive?
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a member of PalmerSport staff at the entrance gates. They will direct you to the relevant Hospitality Centre for your event and its designated parking area.
I'm outside your height and weight guideline; Can I still attend?
We try our very best to accommodate all guests outside of our height and weight guidelines of 18 stone (115KG) and 5' - 6' 4" (153 cm - 193 cm). If you fall outside these measurements, please contact us so that we can advise further.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing such as jeans, a t-shirt and jumper, along with slim fitting shoes. Shorts and high heels are not permitted and you will be asked to wear our overalls or plimsolls should you arrive in either. Wide, heavy soled boots or shoes are not recommended. Of course if you have your own race suit, gloves or boots, please do feel free to wear these.
Can I bring my own helmet?
Where required, we provide helmets for all activities. Our helmets are fitted with an intercom system to allow constant communication with your PalmerSport Instructor. As a result, if you do wish to bring your own helmet, you may only wear this in the single-seater vehicles.
Can I bring spectators?
Driving at Bedford Autodrome is like no other track experience; there are no barriers or grandstands. As such, whilst there are a few viewing areas for watching the action on circuit, spaces are limited. We can accommodate a small number of spectators at an additional charge; please contact us for details.
Can I use my company branding
Whilst our Shared events do not include any branding opportunities, our Exclusive events offer many options as standard. These include having your logo displayed on your PDF invitation brochure, on our TV screens in your exclusive Hospitality Centre, printed on the certificates that we provide to each guest and also included on the trophies presented to the winning drivers. For Exclusive bookings of two teams or more, we can normally include your chosen branding on the cars themselves. In addition, should you have any pop-up banners, flags or other branded material that you would like to use, it may be possible to accommodate this. Please contact us for further details.
What happens if it is raining?
In reality, there are very few days that are affected by poor weather conditions. Our event is designed to be totally weather proof, with heated Trackside Suites alongside each of our circuits and full wet weather clothing to keep you warm and dry when in the open cockpit cars.
Are the instructors trained to deal with nervous drivers?
Yes - rest assured that our Instructors quickly establish a rapport with you to understand your level of experience and confidence. No matter what level you start the day at, our Instructors' encouragement and coaching will allow you to gain maximum satisfaction and enjoyment from your time in our cars, no matter how nervous you are!
Can I bring a camera?
You are very welcome to bring a camera or GoPro to your event, however due to our safety requirements, you will not be allowed to use these when you are inside the vehicles, nor can GoPros be mounted to the cars themselves.