Forest Experience

Forest Experience, Carno: Address, Phone Number, Forest Experience Reviews: 4/5

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Daniel B
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Full-on authentic Welsh rally experience!
Oct 2021
Excellent session, instructor Tim really let us drive up to our limits (and beyond at times) meaning a real full-on experience.
We had a Xmas special voucher package and were the only two doing the morning session so there was plenty of driving and little sitting anbout. We started with some handbrake turn training in Mk2 Escorts then old Subara WRX rally car. We then had two laps of the forest stage in one direction, two in reverse, a there-and-back stage incorporating new territory and ended with a timed mini-lap with manouevres etc. Plus some proper off-road 4WD fun in old Landrover Discovery. And a slight unplanned "off" incident due to a mechanical which was "fun" and certainly
Definitely worth paying a bit more for more laps as the learning curve (and increasing confidence) means you get much more out of the later laps.
Stage is fully authentic Welsh forst type stage with typical surgface. The Subarus are old WRX rally cars and plenty fast/terrifying enough!
Written October 22, 2021
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Jade
Conwy, UK5 contributions
Great Team Day Out!
Feb 2020
Did a corporate day just before lockdown using the Subaru and the Escort Rally cars and loved every moment. Hannah who organised the event was friendly and efficient and the instructors were not patronising in the slightest and when you got more confident, they weren't affraid to make you go faster!!! We had a fairly big group but it was good becasue you had some time on your own in the car but then you could watch and see everyone else go past too. Having done Tarmac Rallying myself it was great to go back to basics and learn from others - the stage was amazing!
Written September 2, 2020
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Seaside14733122688
1 contribution
THE BEST EXPERIENCE DAY YOU HAVE EVER BOOKED WITH MY SONS!!
Sep 2019
I booked this rally experience as a christmas present last year for my husband and two sons. After researching quite a few rally experiences in and around London, and to be honest being seriously disappointed with what I had been offered I found Forest Rally in Carno. I spoke to Hannah who was so helpful and friendly I explained what I really wanted for my husband and sons and added a day to remember for them all and Hannah talked me through everything and I booked, it was so easy.

My husband and sons turned up and they said from the minute they arrived to the minute they left they had the time of their lives. They showed me footage of them during the day and I have to say I have never seen such huge smiles on their faces. I cannot go into huge detail what they did as I didn't go but I do know they had the best time ever. My husband said 'this has been the best experience day you have ever booked with my sons' from start to finish they enjoyed every single moment and had lots of time in the rally car each taking turns, the instructor they had they said was an absolute legend. They told me all about it when they returned back and the smiles on their faces proved this was worth every penny. Thank you all so very much for making this such a special day for my family to remember.
Written October 3, 2019
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nebbers
wales86 contributions
Great, muddy, slidy fun
Sep 2019
Did a silver half day in the Subaru. My first experience rallying. Great fun. The weather was wet, so the course was very slidy. How those cars stay on the course is a mystery. Morning was rounded off with a passenger ride. Made me realise how slow I had been going all morning!
Written September 22, 2019
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Harry
Selby, UK11 contributions
Amazing experience
Aug 2019
Had a fantastic morning! I drove the Subaru Impreza and did 2 stages followed by a longer stage and then a competition at the end with 2 timed stages. Also practiced handbrake turns and became passenger at the end when the instructor took me for a ‘fast’ lap.

Jordan the instructor was brilliant with his instructions and feedback and gave me loads of confidence and I improved every time as a result.

I highly recommend Forest Experience rallying as it really is a great day out and had a good laugh as well.
Written August 25, 2019
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richy748
dorset14 contributions
Absolutely brilliant - bucket list ticked !!!!
Jun 2019 • Friends
We were originally down for a full day in the escort but this was changed to a morning and (funds were adjusted before accordingly and easily) this made complete sense - we had loads of driving and laughs with the other drivers and instructors 😊😊😊 it meant we could head up to the mad zip wire in the afternoon/ all in all a brilliant day !!!! Hope the Subaru made a complete recovery after it’s upside down moment 😉 just adore Wales !!!!!!!
Written June 26, 2019
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Nikki M
Rushden, UK4 contributions
Full day reduced to half day after booking.
Mar 2019 • Solo
We say visited but that never happened. Booked a full day rally course as a Christmas gift a long 3 hr journey to get their but it looked great.
one week before we were booked on for we were told that they had decided no longer to offer the full day and it was now a half day course. No discount (although eventually offered a paltry 10% offfor halving the day after questioning this) and no refund at all. Offers to stay and watch the afternoon racers if we wanted to stay all day was not an acceptable option or alternative either.
Very difficult to deal with them on the phone and had no understanding of customer service. There claims of why a half day was better were laughable although I am sure they believed what they said.
We have now Received an email saying we chose to cancel and so had forfeited the day and our money.
Sounds like it may be a good day If you are happy to book and pay for a hAlf day course at £299 but to have the experience halved from a full day is not acceptable.
Left us with a very sour taste. Can’t make any comment on the experience itself but I would say to be aware of what has happened to others in the name of ‘improving ‘ the experience
Written June 3, 2019
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Amanda F
Manchester, UK22 contributions
Rally experience at it’s best.
Apr 2019 • Couples
Just spent Saturday afternoon here, under the new arrangements and I’ve got to say, it couldn’t have been any better organised. Plenty of time was spent in the car with the instructor, we had Sion in the Subaru, he’s patient, but pushes you to get the best from the experience.
They had a people strapping you into the car and helping you with seat adjustments, which made it easier. The track is amazing, you get to see a few different tracks and you learn how to do hand brake turns.
As much tea, coffee and water as you can drink.
I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone, I loved every minute and so did my fiancé. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👍
Written April 21, 2019
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Rosie L
14 contributions
Fantastic
Mar 2019 • Family
I booked a 2 to 1 session for a special birthday and had a ball with family, expert tuition, a fun course and a rally car. Service before and after was great and all had an amazing experience.
Written April 15, 2019
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Mg879
Liverpool, UK8 contributions
Fantastic day out
Mar 2019 • Solo
The first thing to say is that I booked a one-to-one session. I cannot comment on what it’s like to be part of a group. I was hoping to learn a few things about a totally new area of motorsport to me.

As you would expect, the facilities are rudimentary; you are in the middle of a forest rally stage. However, they are more than adequate.

The stage itself - the weather hadn’t been kind to the track but that’s the nature of the beast. It’s varied terrain, undulating, challenging and exciting. It’s also a steep learning curve...I’ve popped a toe on it.

The car - a Mk II escort which puts up with a lot! It’s actually a lovely car to drive and is predictable in what it does.

The instruction - I was fortunate enough to meet the ever-patient Osain as an instructor whose enthusiasm for his sport is as obvious as his wealth of knowledge.

All in all, a great day out. I’m holding these people personally responsible for the fact I’ve been Googling things like, “how to take part in your first rally”, “rally car hire” and  “rally cars for sale”......

I would very gladly return.
Written March 21, 2019
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