Hovercraft Thrill in Bedfordshire

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Experience the versatility and sheer thrill of learning to ride a hovercraft during an intensive one-on-one session with an expert instructor in Bedfordshire. Begin with a safety briefing before getting to grips with the controls and, under the supervision of the instructor, learn to fly on land, mastering the basics of hovercraft flight. When comfortable, move on to the 20 acre deep lake and learn to glide effortlessly at speeds of up to 40 mph, going sideways! All hovercraft time is just you and the instructor, meaning maximum personal time at the controls. At the end of this unforgettable session, receive a personalised certificate to take home as a memento.


Runs on Saturdays, Sundays and occasional weekdays from March – November.


Only high winds, thunderstorms or flooding prevent the experience from running. If in any doubt, please call the venue before setting off.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts around one hour (from arrival on-site), including sign in, an instructor briefing, 30 minutes of solo hovercraft driving time and a debrief.

How many other people?

The session is held on a one-to-one basis with the instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome. The venue has a large clubhouse with a licensed bar and cafe. Guests are welcome to stay and watch other activities taking place.

What do I wear?

Bring a towel – you will get wet! Dress suitably for the outdoors in closed toe shoes and clothes that are fine to get dirty, wet or damaged. There are shower and changing facilities.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age is 18 and maximum is 79 (to include free personal accident insurance). Maximum weight is 17 stone.

Anything Else?

The venue offers ample free parking.

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