Sadly we have made the decision to stop driving lessons until further notice.

Given the current situation we believe we cannot follow government guidelines regarding social distancing in the car. We want to maintain the safety of our clients and instructors.

We will review the situation in the coming weeks and will resume lessons as soon as we can. Please still get in touch and we will contact you as soon as lessons restart. We thank you for your support at this challenging time and hope to see you soon.

Under 17 Driving Days - Flying Colours Learn to Drive Bournemouth

Learn to drive as a young driver, get started behind the wheel

Under 17's Driving Days

The Flying Colours team are all very experienced fully qualified instructors and have been running under 17's events for ten years.

We have perfected a technique so that youngsters from the age of 14 can drive a car off road in a safe environment. All the cars are modern, dual controlled for safety, and pupils benefit from one to one tuition (never more than one pupil in a car at any time).

Subject to ability, there are other areas where pupils will also be challenged with three point turns, reversing into parking bays, reverse parking, zig zag (forward and reverse) and a roundabout or crossroads.

We also welcome pupils who are over 17 and perhaps a little nervous of having a lesson "on the roads". Our oldest pupil to-date was 93!


Please ring Laura in the office to book or to find out more information

01202 432702

(Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm)

Next Session
2020 TBC

Future Dates: 2020 TBC

Directions:- Homeland Farm entrance on the Ringwood Road, BH21 6QZ

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What goes on at an Under 17 Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event

Hello Jane,

Thought you might like to know what Luke said on his e-mail after his driving lesson: "Hi Grandma and Grandad, thank you so much for making one of my dreams come true." He was very much at ease with Debbie so please pass on our thanks and Lukes of course. We were very impressed and no doubt we shall be seeing more of you!

Thanks again, Irene and Lionel - Luke

Who can take part?

We offer 30 minute sessions in dual controlled cars with fully qualified instructors, on a one to one basis.

We welcome new pupils and also those who have attended our previous Under 17's events. New pupils will learn basic skills and control. Existing pupils will further their skills, giving you a head start for when you start driving on the public roads.

If you are over 17 but maybe just a little nervous or just want to come and have a go, age is no barrier. No driving licence required.

Pricing / Booking

The cost is £35.00 for 30 minutes.

Pre booking is essential, there will be no availability on the day. All sessions must be pre-booked. Sessions are 30 minutes long.

Book a Session

Our Under 17's days are always popular and get booked up very quickly.

For more information and to secure your place, please ring Jane in our office on 01202 432702 (Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm).

Alternatively please e-mail us

Directions to Under 17's Driving Event

Please use the Homeland Farm entrance on the Ringwood Road, BH21 6QZ. This is the entrance directly opposite the Three Legged Cross Pub. You will see a Flying Colours sign.

(Please DO NOT use the entrance for the Ashley Heath Car Boot sale).

Directions to Under 17's Driving Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event
What goes on at an Under 17 Event

Just to thank you for a fabulous morning today. I feel i benefitted from the under 17 driving experience; i really want to try again next time you run the day. Please pass on my thanks to my instructor this morning. I have told my friends all about you, so now they would like to have a go.

Thank you again - Abi


Here are a few videos on the day including driving around the track, tackling a roundabout and performing manoeuvres like reverse parking.

Starting off in the car

Learning the Basics

Getting confidence in the car

Driving around the track

We received the following e-mail from one of our pupils after one of our previous events:-

Just want to say a huge thanks for teaching me to drive well enough to pass first time. I had a great time driving with you from the under 17 days, which massively helped when finally learning on the roads. Hopefully see you on the road sometime!

P.S. Thanks Jon for telling me some of the best/worst jokes I have heard.

Jordan Snelling

Booking Information

Terms and Conditions

  • All lessons must be paid for within 48 hours of booking. Any reserved slots will not be held unless full payment is received within this time scale.
  • No refunds can be made for late or missed appointments unless Flying Colours are able to re-let the session.
  • Whilst every effort is made to place a pupil with an instructor of their choice, this cannot be guaranteed and Flying Colours reserve the right to change instructors if necessary.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to disclose any known medical condition which may affect a pupil’s ability to drive.
  • Flying Colours reserve the right to cancel the event due to site availability or adverse weather conditions. In this event, a full refund will be made or the booking can be transferred on to a subsequent Under 17's driving day.
  • Pupils must be aged 14 and above. Parents/guardians will be asked to sign confirming pupils date of birth.

Payment Option - Electronic Payments

BACS Electronic payments acceptable, ring office for account details - 01202 432702.

Payment Option - Online Booking

Book and pay for your appointment online today - Book Under 17 Session

Flying Colours accept Credit And Debit Card Payments