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Test drive at One Big Day and The Big Event

One Big Day and The Big Event offers a unique opportunity to test drive a wide range of vehicles, including standard vehicles and vehicles fitted with popular driving adaptations.

Exclusively at The Big Event in Birmingham and the Peterborough One Big Day, there will also be a range of passenger Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) for visitors to experience.

Watch the short test drive video below.

Take a test drive at the event

You can test drive adapted and non-adapted cars, both as a driver or passenger with a qualified driving instructor.

You can also experience an on-the-road passenger WAV test drive as a passenger (at the NEC and Peterborough only).

Find out more information on passenger WAV test drives

Test drives can only be booked on the day. To test drive, simply:

  1. Visit the test drive booking desk at an event
  2. Choose the car you would like to test drive
  3. Show the photocard part of your full UK driving licence to the test drive team
  4. Sign our Test Drive Declaration Form on the day (this simply says you agree to our terms and conditions Will download a resource(PDF 618KB)  and that you meet the test drive eligibility criteria)
  5. That’s it...you’re ready to take your test drive!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Unfortunately it is not possible to test drive a Drive From Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, however, there will be lots of experts on hand to answer your questions and arrange a home demonstration for a later date.

What cars can I test drive?

Non-adapted test drive cars – A large fleet of non-adapted vehicles will be available to test drive at all our events. Details of these vehicles will be made available in the event guide two weeks before each event.

Passenger WAV Test Drives – New and exclusive at The Big Event Birmingham and One Big Day Peterborough, we are running WAV taster experience in a select number of passenger WAVs. The experience will allow people who have never travelled in a WAV and who are considering one for the very first time, to experience what it's like. Find out more .

Adapted test drive cars – A range of cars fitted with popular driving adaptations will be available to test drive at all our events. You can see the details of the cars and the adaptations fitted to each in the table below.

Manufacturer Car Adaptations
BMW X1 Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer Electronic trigger accelerator
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Citroen New Berlingo Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Ford Eco-Sport Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Ford Focus (New) Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Ford Kuga Electronic trigger accelerator
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Hyundai Tucson Push pull hand controls
Dual controls
Nissan Qashqai Electronic underring accelerator
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Peugeot 3008 Push pull hand controls
Dual controls
Renault Kadjar Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
SEAT Alhambra Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
SEAT Arona Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Vauxhall Astra Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Vauxhall Combo Life Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Vauxhall Crossland X Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Volkswagen Golf Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls
Volkswagen Touran Push pull hand controls
Left foot accelerator
Dual controls