We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lotus Driving Academy

Potash Lane | Group Lotus, Hethel, Wymondham NR14 8EZ, England
+44 1953 608547
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Lotus Licence

Went for the full Lotus Licence weekend, and that was quite simply one of the most memorable... read more

Reviewed today
guybrush
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic few days (Lotus Licence)

OK, so didn't get off to the best of starts with us jumping into a Taxi (who only knew he was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin P
Read all 50 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Drivers seeking the opportunity to drive the latest Lotus models at the famed manufacturer’s facility in Hethel, near Norwich now have the chance to follow in the wheel tracks of Lotus legends. From as little as £119 for its ‘Scare Yourself Sensible’ package right through to the intensive ‘Gold’ course at £799, the Lotus Driving Academy offers a range of driving experiences suitable for anyone looking for a more involving and informative track session that will enhance and hone their driving skills. - For any licence holder over the age of 21 - Postal and E-Gift vouchers available
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“factory tour” (12 reviews)
“great value” (2 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Potash Lane | Group Lotus, Hethel, Wymondham NR14 8EZ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1953 608547
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"factory tour"
in 12 reviews
"driving skills"
in 3 reviews
"great value"
in 2 reviews
"hot laps"
in 2 reviews
"bronze level"
in 2 reviews
"crisps"
in 2 reviews
"track"
in 19 reviews
"driver"
in 11 reviews
"refreshments"
in 4 reviews
"fan"
in 3 reviews
"instructor"
in 17 reviews
"lotus"
in 24 reviews
"session"
in 6 reviews
"test"
in 5 reviews
"tuition"
in 5 reviews
"car"
in 11 reviews
"academy"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Went for the full Lotus Licence weekend, and that was quite simply one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had - I was still buzzing for days after doing it! The three-day course is very well balanced, full-on but not overly demanding. On the...More

Thank guybrush
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

OK, so didn't get off to the best of starts with us jumping into a Taxi (who only knew he was "taking people to Lotus"). To be clear it wasn't meant for us! We had booked the VIP package that included pick up and drop...More

Thank Kevin P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good event - great content of lessons, demanding of advanced drivers. Not boring at all. Excellent insights in the history of the brand and todays production. Highly recommended

Thank Jan-Michael H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Jan-Michael, the aim of our licence programme is to make everyone a more advanced driver than when they arrived!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

20th of July 2018: It was an outstanding experience! The Lotus factory tour and the driving experience made my trip to England an absolutely perfect holiday :) A big, great Thank You to the team - you did a marvelous job. I should have booked...More

Thank Tom_S_111R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Tom, look forward to seeing you back

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day very very hot day, would Like to thank Guy and my Instructor Arron. Guy was the Organiser who kept things running smoothing he knowledge of the history of Lotus is unbelievable lol. My Instructor was good and clear and patient and even let...More

Thank Mark B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for your review Mark and glad you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you on the Silver day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Absolutely brilliant event. All the team were fantastic, really helpful and made sure each participant got the best from the event. The whole event was well organised and flowed through effortlessly. Naturally the highlight was driving the Elise round the Lotus track, what an amazing...More

Thank LkrSnr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for the review David, look forward to seeing you when come back for the Silver day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Was treated to the 'scare yourself sensible' morning session which consists of a factory tour (about an hour) which was interesting - a bit of history about the site/Lotus then quite in depth of how they're made. Then it's out on track in an Elise...More

1  Thank Nigel M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I attended the Scare Yourself Sensible afternoon and enjoyed every minute from start to finish. Meeting a very nice group of punters, all car fans or enthusiasts, we were given an introduction from the professional drivers while a settling cup of tea or coffee was...More

Thank Chris C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for your review Chris, glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope you come back and try our driver training programme which gives you even more!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Pros: Really enjoyable experience. My family purchased the Exige experience for me as a gift, which included driving an Elise, Exige and tours of the factory and Classic Lotus. The factory tours and Classic Lotus tours were excellent thanks to the hugely knowledgeable tour guide...More

Thank Sheldon H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks for your review Sheldon, we find quite a few have the same cons as you, although at least you have the fall back that you can say the family forced you into it! Hope to see you back at the Lotus Driving Academy soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I recommend doing all levels - bronze through to platinum, to all those who want to pick up some driving skills. It's different to most other "experiences" in that the course doesn't focus on selling the cars as much as helping you get faster and...More

Thank megatv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Simon P, Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks Mega, glad you have enjoyed your experience with us. Our aim is to be the best driver training experience in the country, we just happen to have the best cars to do it in! Hoep to see you at the Academy again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Park Farm Hotel
1,352 reviews
3.04 km away
Townhouse Hotel
64 reviews
4.81 km away
Number 10 The Abbey
29 reviews
4.98 km away
Travelodge Norwich Cringleford
448 reviews
5.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bird in Hand
511 reviews
2.22 km away
The Kings Head
196 reviews
3.73 km away
Mad Hatters Tea Shop
167 reviews
4.72 km away
Church Farm
10 reviews
4.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Imagine Spa Park Farm Hethersett
68 reviews
3.02 km away
Wymondham Abbey
159 reviews
4.97 km away
Tots Town
19 reviews
3.70 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joyce R
12 June 2018|
Answer
Response from Elan P | Property representative |
Hello Joyce, thank you for your message and apologies for the delay in getting back to you. The Lotus Driving Academy and Lotus Factory Tours are operated separately and independently from each other. Lotus doesn't really... More
0
Votes
RSFdowser
26 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Elan P | Property representative |
Hi, tours start at 13:00 and Lotus advises people to arrive between 12:30 and 12:45. The Lotus Driving Academy and Lotus Factory Tours are operated separately and independently from each other. Whilst some LDA experiences... More
1
Vote