CHILDREN as young as 10 will be able to get behind the wheel this Easter and learn to drive a real car.

Bicester Heritage will play host to the driving lessons for youngsters to try out their skills at the former Second World War RAF base.

Driving firm Young Driver is calling on anyone aged 10 to 17 to try out the dual-controlled Vauxhall Corsas, alongside an instructor.

Children and teenagers will be able to test their skills by learning traffic signs, navigating roundabouts and junctions, steering, operating controls and parking.

The firm says by extending the learning period for young drivers it hopes to create a safer next generation of drivers.

Young driver head of marketing Laura White said: “If you’re looking for something different to do this Easter, then letting your child get behind the wheel of a car in a safe, fun environment is certainly something they’ll never forget.

“The concept is hugely important in terms of road safety, but they’ll also have great fun, and it’s a fantastic boost to their confidence to have a go at something they wouldn’t normally be able to attempt.”

The firm also said that early driver tuition has been shown to half the accident rates of newly qualified drivers in the first few months they roam the roads having passed their tests.

The event will be held at Bicester Heritage on Tuesday, April 23.

Sessions include the option of 30 or 60-minute driving lessons with prices starting from £36.99.

All places must be booked in advance of the event.

It is not the first time the driving firm has hosted events at Bicester Heritage, with Young Driver regularly holding sessions for keen youngsters.

In 2016 it took over the site for children as young as five to get behind the wheel in the world’s first electric car for young drivers.

The event was part of the first appearances of the newly unveiled Firefly car which was the brainchild of Young Driver Motor Cars.

It had been specifically designed for five to 10 year-olds to learn how to navigate junctions and roundabouts and to practice reversing.

Children aged 10 to 17 were given lessons in a Skoda Citigo and were taught on the track of Bicester Heritage – which is also used by classic motor enthusiasts.

The latest event will follow the circuit as a two-way road, where the young drivers can experience going up to fifth gear.

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There will also be manoeuvre and slalom zones for skilful young motorists to perfect their technique.

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