Would you like to fly across water and land, on a cushion of air? It’s like racing around on a backwards vacuum cleaner.
We’ve found some brilliant experience days where you can race on these vehicles, based in England, Scotland and Wales.
Alasdair’s recommended hovercraft racing experience day
I chose this particular experience gift voucher because it’s it’s a nice full introduction at a special offer price. You can easily pay £30 more for the same thing through other suppliers, so this one is clearly a winner.
Hovercraft day review
Like on all our experiences, we arrived with a pack of sandwiches, a hard boiled egg and a flask of weak lemon drink. We arrived at 9.30 am and sit in the car park, while we waited for the time to arrive, and for us to get out of the car.
We left the car park, and move onto a large green field. This is what it’s all about! We could hear the fans on the vehicle, and could see them in the distance, driving (or flying) on a cushion of sweet, sweet air. This is an amazing experience. We climbed into the driver’s seat, and after a brief introduction where Brian taught us how hovercrafts work, and a health and safety tutorial (don’t stick your fingers in the blades) we took off.
I chased a duck, flew past a goose and saw a field, before we took a break for a well earned flask of tea and digestive biscuit. This was nearly as much fun as the monster truck experience I went on last week, but with less wheels and more floating and zooming.
All in all, this was a really fun experience, and I would recommend it to anyone with a love of vacuums, floating and steering lightly around corners. Top marks to all my hovercraft buddies, and a high five to the people of Portsmouth for helping me to drive one of these fun vehicles. Oh yeah!