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Lotus Driving Academy

Potash Lane | Group Lotus, Hethel, Wymondham NR14 8EZ, England
+44 1953 608547
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Birthday present for my husband

I booked the 2-hour tour as a surprise present for my husband's 65th. Checking in at Reception I... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
christine w
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Does this exist anymore?

Similar to other Tripadvisors I have left voicemails and e-mails over the last 2 months and no... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
MrsH710
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Derby, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I booked the 2-hour tour as a surprise present for my husband's 65th. Checking in at Reception I met the lovely lady Karen who I had previously spoken to by phone and she gave me a great welcome. At one o'clock, we were met by...More

4  Thank christine w
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Similar to other Tripadvisors I have left voicemails and e-mails over the last 2 months and no response from Lotus. I had hoped to visit at Easter but voice mail tells me everyone is out on the track. So not sure whether factory tours are...More

Thank MrsH710
Factory_Tours, Front Office Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Hello, We are sorry you have not been able to contact us. The phone number you need is: 01953 608000 Kind regards, Lotus

Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted as have tried to book into a factory tour that I bought my boyfriend last year, have phoned and left messages 5 times and e mailed at least 3 times with NO response from lotus! Has anyone else managed to book in for...More

3  Thank Janewest67
Factory_Tours, Front Office Manager at Lotus Driving Academy, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Hello, We are sorry you have not been able to contact us. The phone number you need is: 01953 608000 Kind regards, Lotus

Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Was planning on taking my 14 year old son to London for a 1 week vacation. He loves cars and I have taken him on the factory tours at Ferrari and Lamborghini. This time I was looking for a factory tour of a UK car...More

5  Thank willich
Reviewed October 9, 2016

As a Lotus owner from Canada, I wanted to see where my car was made back in 98. The tour itself was good and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable however the value was very poor. The tour lasted about 2 hours start...More

2  Thank purplemonkey86
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

An interesting tour particularly if you are a Lotus owner or local to the area. A rare examples of hand built products and manual production line. However at 40 quid a head for an hour long tour it seems a bit steep. Our guide wasn't...More

1  Thank Lifesgood2
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Did the Lotus Factory Tour in early August. The factory was in annual shutdown, which was not reflected on their website when I booked the tour (I would have booked anyways). But the shutdown allowed us to get to see everything more closely. Our guide...More

2  Thank JL_2099
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Being a lotus fan for over 10 years I always enjoy a trip to the lotus factory and track. This was my third visit where I spent most of the day on the hethel test track driving the latest Elise cup 220. The day was...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed June 28, 2016

I did the levels 2 and 3 course last year and had such a great time that I returned this year for a personal coaching session. It was worth every penny. It was almost too much track time, if that's possible. By the end of...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 16, 2016

It is fair to say the simple part of booking this experience set the tone for the whole ethos behind The Lotus Elise Experience. When I rang to book a less than charming fellow called Dan seemed to take great pleasure in telling me my...More

4  Thank Crowmann
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Hnlmom4
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Factory_Tours | Property representative |
Hello, All of our 2016 dates are available on our website. If you would like to book a specific date in 2017 please email us via the contact page on the website. Thanks, LDA
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Hnlmom4
July 30, 2016|
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Response from Factory_Tours | Property representative |
Hello, The Driving Academy activity on track only stops during the winter due to the conditions. During factory shut down the factory tour continues wit greater access to the factory line and production facility. Factory... More
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