We love trying new activities and visiting new places so going to Thruxton Race Circuit during The Thruxton Historic was an easy decision to make. The circuit is based in northwest Hampshire just outside Andover, and events like these are perfect for first-time visitors like us.

The Thruxton Historic 🏎️ 🏁

At the time of our visit, they were hosting ‘the Thruxton Historic’, just one of the many events they put on throughout the year. They also offer experiences like driving a supercar, off-roading on a 4×4 in a custom-built facility, or whizzing around their world-class outdoor go-karting track with karts reaching speeds of up to 60mph.

The parking was nice and easy, free and just a few minutes walk from the main entrance to the event. There was plenty to see and do, the kids loved hearing the roaring engines as we entered and sprinted up a bank to get the first glimpse of the races as the cars zoomed past! Many folk were enjoying picnics on the open spaces overlooking the track and there was lots going on with stands and exhibitions from car clubs, motorbike displays, army jeeps, Land Rover displays, products and more. We grabbed a coffee from one of the many food and drinks stands whilst strolling.

Racing to lunch

After checking out some of the racing we headed to the paddock area which is free to enter for certain events like this one. Lots more to see in this area including an aviation display with helicopters and planes and to our delight a hurricane did a flypast at midday to the delight of the crowds and our gang.

The whole venue was well signposted and although huge it was easy to work your way around. Next up we were treated to a lap of the track in a supercar which reached speeds of up to 145MPH! Unbelievable!

This experience can be through a competition win, VIP route, or outside the event there are a whole host of packages available to experience it.

We headed to the thruxton centre in the paddock and enjoyed lunch in their restaurant which overlooks the track and enjoyed a tasty Sunday roast before enjoying an ice cream from one of the vans!

Finishing the day we jumped in a 4×4 driven by one of the experts and for £5 a person we enjoyed a lovely ride in their 4×4 facility up steep banks, and through mud and water which felt like a safari for the kids!

We can’t wait to return to one of their other events, the British Trucks event sounds epic!

Check it out for yourself: https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/thruxton-historic

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