Amazing Day Out
Received this as a gift for my birthday back in Feb. Such an amazing experience and cannot recommend it enough! Phil and his team are very friendly and made sure everyone got the best out of the day! The high speed drive with Phil finished the day off perfectly, I would recommend that any spectators take up the offer to go out with him, well worth it!
Visited August 2016 Matt Davies
Rally Good Day Out !
I cannot recommend this place enough. I had an amazing day there and will definitely be going back. The guys that work there are awesome, such good drivers and only to keen to help and guide you. Great for a one off day or if you want to start a new hobby and get your licence, this is the place.
Number One Rally school
Just to say what a great day myself and the family had at your rally school on Sat 26th March 2016 . The way Phil and his team made everyone at the venue feel at ease was great, everyone got on very well and it was really enjoyable. As we got settled in there, it felt more like one of the single venue clubman rally’s I use to do some ten years ago. I got a real buzz out of the day!
My family are still buzzing with the day’s action. It is a great credit to Phil and all the team and I can see why your school is the number one Rally School. The ride with Phil in the Group A car was out of this world!!
Thank you once again Tony Drakes.
Visited March 2016
First Class day at Phil Price Rally school
I attended the Phil Price Rally School on Sun 13/03/16 with my son and two friends. The staff were brilliant and cater for every level of driver. At the start of the day Phil promised to teach us how to get sideways all the while and he certainly delivered in every respect. We had loads of in car time and loads of instruction and the high speed passenger ride at the end of the day was something else. This is a family run business, there are no aires and graces just down to earth instruction from passionate people who care about their customers. We were watered upon arrival and drinks/biscuits etc were available to us all day. We were given a very nice buffet lunch, all into the price and were presented with a gift at the end of the day. This is a well organised and professional set up with fantastic instructors and hospitality staff. The high speed rally stage with Phil is brilliant and the price is great too – excellent value for money! Don’t go anywhere else! Thanks you Phil, John, Nick and Juliette, we had a fabulous day and will be back soon.
Visited March 2016
“Best thing you’ll do in the rain!
If your looking for a rally school to have fun at this is the place to go!! This experience was worth the 260 mile round trip from Bristol. Phil and the team are fantastic and are really passionate about their jobs and this place. This passion and dedication helps make you feel relaxed so you can focus on the driving! There’s so much experience between the team so listen to what they say every bit helps!! In car assistance and tips are brilliant, Nick was great at helping me at the start getting into power sliding through the corners and boosting my confidence. They leave you to it and let you have fun. Then rotate throughout the day. We were lucky there were only a handful getting lots of track time. The food provided was really tasty, great selection and plenty to eat. Not to mention as many cups of coffee as you can get inside you! Phil takes you out in the afternoon around the big track with him to get a feel for pace notes etc which is a lot to take in but great fun! There’s some healthy competition aswell getting lap times on the board to see who is fastest! But by far the best bit was going out full chat with Phil in his Group A Impreza. If your up for an adrenaline rush get involved if your a spectator- my girlfriend went out and loved it! Get yourself up there and tear it up I guarantee a great day out!
Visited February 2016
“Fabulous this is a proper Rally School
I’ve done a number of track days and had previous HPDE training on asphalt. I wanted to build experience with over grip limit handling, going round corners sideways, etc. I did not want an ‘experience’ day, but wanted to actually improve my driving skills. Phil Price Rally School is this! You get a lot of seat time, and the instructors are great. Food and hospitality was great too, with fun videos to watch and informative stories and discussion from Phil over lunch and during the briefing.
Best of all was being taken around the gravel course by Phil in the Group A Subaru, absolutely amazing. Worth paying just for that experience alone, almost makes the rest of the day seem free!
I left with a fundamental change of attitude towards oversteer. I’d previously thought of oversteer as ‘a bit of fun’, but now understand how and why it an essential technique that improves safety and performance in low grip conditions.
Visited December 2015
Fantastic Day Out
The Rally School is ace. Unlike other driving experiences this is about learning and being encouraged to improve and push the cars and yourself. The instructors were really great and after talking to me realised maybe I wasn’t the norm and needed a little more help to meet my objective from the day. The customer service is fantastic, little comments and jokes to an endless supply of coffee and great selection of foods at lunchtime. The location is easy to find and to get too. The format of the day was inspirational and in line with what is promoted. There was a lot of good natured banter. There was a huge amount of in car time and lots of it alone if you wanted it. A really good value great day out. I will be back and would recommend this to anyone who wants to go rallying.
Visited December 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor.
The Day was Great Value for Money
A BIG thank you from me and all the ‘gang’ who came on 11th December. We were kept on the go all day and had a fantastic time. The day was great value for money. The organisation was excellent from initial contact/booking/accommodation and of course on the day. Phil did an excellent job making it relaxed but frenetic day and the support crew were also extremely helpful and kept us on the go. It helped us unwind with some crazy, skilled and fun driving! Thank you Phil, we all learned a lot about the art and skill of rallying.
Chris, Sam, Colin, James, Robert, Martin, Andy & Simon.
Brilliant Day Out
I bought the days rallying for both my husband and my brother for their birthdays thinking that it would be something a bit different. What a great day we had, from start to finish and we were made to feel so welcome. The instructors were very easy going and friendly, having a good laugh and joke with everyone. Even though myself and my daughter were only spectating we didn’t get chance to feel bored or left out, there’s something going on all the time. Phil very kindly took us out in his 4×4 to have a look at the track and where he lives. We then took the opportunity to be a passenger with him in his world rally car, what an experience, awesome!! Take the chance if you can. We would 100% recommend this day out, it’s brilliant.
Visited November 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor.
Amazing Experience 5*
Absolutely amazing experience for both participants and spectators. Huge thanks to Phil and his team for doing such a great job! Would highly recommend.
Reviewed 26 October 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
Great value for money.
Staff were so friendly and made the day so enjoyable even for the spectators.
The thrill ride was a great experience I thought I would be petrified and the staff reassured me that Phil has 26 years experience on that track. I got into the car and smiled from ear to ear the whole time.
Excellent value for money
Visited October 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
Phil Price simply the best
Awesome! If it was possible to give 6 out of 5 this place would get it. HIGHLY recommended. Everthing about the day was great and the time went too quickly. Will definitely come again.
Visited August 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
Wow, what a rush. Being in the middle of the most beautiful part of wales with a great bunch of petrol heads tearing around a track sideways. These guys really know how to let you learn the ropes, tutoring you but giving you the time to make your own mistakes too! and Phil is a complete mentalist…. i’ve never been so fast in a car off road… totally in the zone, it really makes you appreciate how talented top rally drivers are.
Brilliant day out, loads of time behind the wheel, excellent crew, everyone came away having learned loads of new skills. i’ll be back…. just as soon as i have more clean underwear! thanks guys 🙂
Visited August 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
This is a Must Do Experience
Its hard to put into words what a great day this is…I’m still smiling the next day…! I drove a 330 mile round trip for the day. This was a 50th birthday present….I think I’ll be buying myself another present before I’m 51…! Thanks again to Phil and all the team.
Visited June 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
Thank you Phil and the guys for what was the most fantastic day ever. This was something I had always wanted to do and it far exceeded my expectations. Phil & the guys were really encouraging to make sure you got the most out of the day. Trouble was I never seemed to get much faster because I was beaming from ear to ear all day just so excited to be there. GREAT DAY, GREAT LOCATION, GREAT PEOPLE!!! Would love to do the day again, maybe next year!!!
Visited May 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
The Best Driving Day By Far
I never normally post reviews but Phil Price and his team deserve my first as hopefully this will persuade more people to sign up for this fantastic driving day. You will not be disappointed! Lots (and lots and lots) of car time, as much or as little instruction as you like. Bulk of the day in the 2wd Subaru’s getting to grips with going sideways. Different ball game out on the stage in the 4wd trying to listen to pace notes whilst concentrating on driving! Icing on the cake is the fast lap with Phil. Utterly brilliant. Went with my brother and we both had the best time. Ben
Visited May 2015 Listed on Trip Advisor
Would 100% recommend this place.
Thank you to Phil, Kim, Nick and Cakey at The Phil Price rally school. A friend of mine had recommended it to me as I wanted to buy my husband a rally day for his birthday and this did not disappoint! We went Sunday 22nd Feb 2015, turned up at 9am and it was snowing! not a problem at all surprisingly and made the day even more fun! The guys are sooo friendly and professional. You get so much time in the cars as they only have 8 people there and use 4 rally cars, 2 rally stages and 3 instructors so you have a full day of driving! Great group of people that were there too so I didn’t get bored watching as lots going on. Phil even took me out a few times and did a high speed lap at the end of the day for everyone. he has sent me the video and it is hilarious to say the least. I will add it to you tube so people can have a laugh! Would 100% recommend this place. Thank you for a fantastic day. Holly and Andy Francis. Listed on Trip Advisor
The whole experience is set up to provide as much driving as possible. No frills on site, no fancy set up but never mind: All the money is clearly spent on giving each customer a lot of time in the driving seat. I have done a fair few of this type of events and this is certainly the best one in terms of value for money! Everyone was very friendly, great instructors and the high speed drive in the group B car is genuinely an experience you will not forget – much more impressive than similar things on a track. Top recommendation! thanks again for a great day!
Cheers, Frederic. Listed on Trip Advisor
Wow – Amazing – Brilliant
All the words used to describe our day spent with yourselves last Saturday. The day far exceeded any expectations we had. What a wonderful bunch of people you are, you should be very proud of yourselves. We had an absolutely fantastic time never to be forgotten. Richard was delighted with his birthday gift, Matthew with his unexpected treat and Steph has just about recovered ! Many, many thanks.
Cassandra, Richard, Matthew & Steph.
Awesome Day of Rallying
My wife bought it for my 40th birthday and it was the best present ever an awesome day of rallying!
Had a fantastic time and learnt loads from Phil and the Johns it was impressive to see how much everyone improved from the first session in the morning to the competition at the end which is testament to the quality and personal guidance from the guys. Driving the stage was the highlight for me and I’ll never forget the ride at proper rally speed !
Thanks for a great day and hope to come back for another go one day! Richard Timms
Just want to pass on my thanks for an awesome day at your Rally School on Friday 4th July. I had a great time and learned so much from Phil, Nick and John. Compared to other Rally schools I’ve done similar courses with, there was so much more seat time actually driving and learning with you and the instructors were much more approachable, really nice guys.
Great lunch and ample cups of tea in the traditional Welsh Rallying weather! Many thanks again. James W.
Hello Sheila, Phil & Team Just a quick line to let you know Elliott had an absolutely fantastic day in all respects. The team were wonderful & really put the customer first to make sure they enjoyed the day 1000%. When Elliott (19) applies for his ‘driving test’ he should pass with flying colours! All the guests had a great time from the viewing gallery and the whole day was top notch, impossible to beat, fantastic! Thank you so much again & will be back with Oliver next time. Kind regards Patrick.
Great Day Every Time
I have done this experience a few times now at least 5 times in the last 3 years I always have a great time all the staff are warming friendly people who make the day much more personal even if the school is busy. the guys are great at teaching you everything you need to make the experience as fun and adrenalin pumping as possible enjoyed every minute and I will certainly be on the list in the next few months for another action packed day thank u all for your hard work and putting up with us amateurs I will recommend this to anyone it’s a blast thanks again Phil Sheila and the team at Phil price. From Steve (Listed on Trip Advisor.)
Best Rally Day Ever
Thanks to Phil & team this is a first class hands on driving and tuition day ever. Plenty of time in the cars solo and with very skilful trainers. Lots of fun and a great time was had with all who work with Phil to make this a great experience.
If you are thinking of doing a rally car day, these guys are the best. I will certainly be back with friends and colleagues soon.
Listed on Trip Adviser. Paul Butler
Bloody Awesome !!
Thank you all so much for a wonderful day on Sunday. James and his 4 guests have not stopped talking about it.
Worth every penny. Excuse me but all I can say is BLOODY AWESOME We will be back next year.
Diane (visited Nov 2013)
Best day in a car for a long long time
From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, it was totally brilliant. Phil and his team are top notch. Learnt soooooo much and my skills improved dramatically as the day went on. Breath taking passenger ride through his rally stages and the timed competitions between everyone.
Believe the reviews ……..IT’S AN OUTSTANDING DAY!
Listed on Trip Adviser. Rob S Manchester
Believe The Reviews, 5 stars all the way!
Firstly thanks to Phil, Steve & John for excellent tuition, patience & enthusiasm. Plus Sheila for the hospitality.
Having been on other driving experiences, the old addage of you get what you pay for rings so true. One-to-One tuition, lots of laps, competition and a ride round a rally stage plus being driven round a stage in a Group A 300bhp Subaru-awesome.
We were lucky as well that everyone in our group were up for a laugh & a challenge, a stunning sunny day and gorgeous Welsh countryside.
A top day.
“Excellent Book It Now”
This was my 3rd visit to the rally school, once again I had a fantastic day. I also took 2 friends this time who also loved the experience. Loads of time in the cars Phil and his team make it a day to remember. Even spectators have a great day. Will be back soon !
Colne, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Money Well Spent !
This was money well spent We thoroughly enjoyed the day learning how to drive sideways! The instructors were friendly and helpful. The food offered was delicious and we were offered endless cups of tea. We could not fault the day ! Thank you Phil and team for a great fathers day treat.
The Player Family, Herefordshire
A Full Day of Rally
Had a look around all other rally days/schools and this one seemed to stand out- and I can only imagine it’s head and shoulders above the rest! There is so much time in the car and the instructors are very good at what they do- by the end of the day I was just a quick as people who had been 2/3 times before! It offers a good view into rallying with a stage run with pace notes from Phil and lots of time on the slippy practice stage. There’s very little time spent standing around; with two or three things going on at once it’s even enjoyable for spectators who can watch on the veranda. The thrill ride in the Group A Subaru tops it off. Not a day to be forgotten. Alison from Exeter. Listed on Trip advisor
What a fantastic day we had yesterday. I cannot get that ride in the Subaru out of my head it was awesome. The group were all fantastic and all egged each other on with a lot of fun. Keep up the good work in helping people really enjoy what rallying is about. I will certainly be coming back in the future.
Phil O, Cheltenham
“What a day !!”
A Christmas gift from my brother !! could not have been better !!
We all learned new driving skills on the muddy & very slippery surface, not just as racers but skills that can be put to good use in winter road conditions. The instruction was very good and the crew were extremely friendly, if you go you MUST take the trip in the full rally spec car with Phil driving, mad but in total control.
Would love to go again in the future !!
Newport, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
“Fantastic friendly and professional”
Had a fantastic day learning to slide sideways around corners. Loved it all … Mk 2 escorts were great and enjoyed driving on the rally track in the Subaru Impreza the most and ride in WRC Subaru was exhilarating!!!
Would highly recommend a day with Phil and his colleagues. Really action packed with lots of driving time had by all. Everyone was Very informative fun and encouraging . Want to go again!!!
Food was good and plenty of drinks on request. We were all looked after and entertained well by the whole team at the Rally School .
Crewe, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Just got back from our day at the Phil Price rally school and what fun we had , loads of time in the cars and lovely lads teaching you how to go sideways at speed around the training track,, Phil Price is a mad and marvellous man!! He is amazing , loved going out in the rally spec Subaru 555 with him (I now want one ) , I will definitely be going again , thank you so much for a day I’ll never forget ! My husband is now sitting next to me looking at prices of rally cars , oh dear this could get very expensive :)!
Manchester, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Amazing experience, what a rush!”
What a brilliant day both for the drivers and spectators. There is plenty of time in the cars and I learnt a lot of new skills. My partner enjoyed her ride with Phil as did I, rallying at high speeds through the welsh hills…a real adrenaline rush! All the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent!
Visited August 2012
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Fabulous day & Informative”
A really good fast paced day, with lots of time in the cars. The Phil Price blast up a mountain side in a rally spec Subaru is highly recommended. The instructors are all very friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve gone away with a lot to think about and a really good basis to develop my skills and improve my confidence. Its worth going for the scenery alone!
Visited June 2012
Hereford, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
The most amazing and thrilling day”
Phil price rally school was a fun filled and exciting day. Full of driving with the most patient and fun instructors who obviously enjoy their jobs enormously. A full briefing on safety and skills and tips needed for the day from a pro driver. Experience the pro rally stage with Phil price driving is a must! 2 cars on the go all day so you only get a short break before you’re back in the car. You even get to drive a pro rally car around the stage with professional navigation instructions. Tea, soft drinks, snacks and coffee available all day with a Lovely lunch all included in the price all prepared by the lovely Gill. At the end of the day we had time trials in which we competed against the other guests. Such fun. Everyone gets a trophy as a keepsake. Spectators have a good day at a small cost including the rally experience on the rally stage.
We camped nearby for the weekend in the lovely welsh hills although there are B&B’s nearby too.
This was such a good day And such good value for money we are going again in August 2012.
Visited July 2011
London, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Hard to pick any fault”
Without doubt a very good experience, and while it may appear expensive it’s very good value, and you get a lot of driving and tuition for your money. I have been to Phil Price three times with PB42, and to two corporate days at Oulton Park, and while both locations are good, you get far more for your Money at the Rally Centre. The location and scenery are fantastic, and once you are locked into the centre for the day it’s an excellent opportunity to switch off and enjoy yourself for the day, with great food and very good company. Book now, you will not be not be disappointed.
Crewe, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Brilliant. A good day was had by all…..”
We all arrived (8 drivers & 7 spectators) from 9am
Tea Coffee & biscuits served on arrival.
There is a room with seating for about 20 people, where spectators (£15 each including lunch & refreshments) and drivers can rest. This is also where Phil Price gives a talk, safety info etc.. There is a balcony overlooking the training area, where drivers learn to drive Mk2 escorts…. sideways… around a circuit.
Our 8 drivers (£299 each) had lots of time in the escorts, taking turns continuously from about 10 till 4pm, except lunch time.
After lunch, time trials add a competitive edge, just for fun of course!
Then each driver gets to drive (with Phil as co-driver) a Subaru, fitted with dual controls (including 2 steering wheels). You can elect to drive from left or right seat if you prefer.
We each drove out onto the stage driving for a couple of miles.
Later, each driver (& spectators who pay an extra £15) have a passenger ride in Phil’s Subaru … at high speed!
In all, a very well organised action packed day.
No previous experience required to have fun here.
OK, I confess, this was my third time, and hope to go again sometime!
If travelling from afar on the day, as we did, try booking in advance a good value full breakfast at the Horse & Jockey, Station Road Knighton. Alternatively, just arrive at Halls of Knighton’s Cafe (open from 8am but not Sundays) in Broad Street for a bacon sandwich, hot drinks etc.
There a many B&B’s listed on Phil Price website too.
Visited May 2011
Chester, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor
Once in a life time experience”
I was bought the one day rally experience by my parents as a Christmas gift. The voucher lasts 12 months. My partner was also bought the Ride of the lifetime experience where by Phil takes you round on a high speed circuit of the rally stage in his fully works spec Subaru Impreza.
I was a bit apprehensive as I rarely drive and I’ve been unimpressed by karting but this was an amazing experience. The rally circuit is set in a particularly stunning section of the Mid Wales border regions (I’m biased because I grew up in the area but it is stunning).
After parking up you’re met by Phil and the friendly crew. They make you feel right at home. Once everyone has arrived, the fundamentals of rallying are explained, along with copious cups of tea and biscuits.
Then it’s straight into the Escort RS2000 to drive the practice circuit. A very weird experience driving a rear wheel drive in slippery conditions for the first time, but great fun. After a initial drive, the instructors take you around an explain lines etc. Then you’re straight back in to hopefully have a better go and get the car sliding properly this time.
In the mean time, Phil takes people around the circuit on a slow drive explaining the course. The course is of such high quality that many of the top works teams go there to practice.
The day we were there, he also drove the guests up to the top of the hill in his Shogun so that they could see the stunning view. In the mean time us rally drivers have been getting loads of in car experience with plenty of tips from instructors.
After a really nice lunch, co driving is explained. It’s then your turn to drive the full stage in the dual control Impreza. There’s no taking it slowly as Phil gets you to put your foot down, all the while he’s reading out the co drivers notes explaining the route ahead of you. This bit was great fun, you get to drive a 4wd car a high speed safe in the knowledge that a pro is there to rescue you!
Back in the Escorts, you get to drive the practice stage in reverse, ready for the time trial later on.
Phil then brings out the full works spec Subaru, anyone interested in rally will know what a stunning car the 555 Sabaru is. He then takes all of the people on the rally experience and anyone who’s purchased the ride of a life time out on a high speed circuit of the course. It’s breath taking, quite literally. Forget Alton Towers etc, if you want an adrenalin rush. To be hammering up a straight to 90mph then slam the breaks on into a hair pin turn… wow! If you bring any guests with you, don’t let them go away without doing this, it’s only £15 and it’s one of the most amazing things you’ll ever try.
Everyone then takes part in the time trial around the practice circuit, timed one direction and then the other.
The price might look expensive on paper but just take into consideration the cost of maintain the vehicles (don’t even look at the price of buying a rally spec RS 2000, new replicas starting at £100k), the amount of driving you actually do and the whole experience, it’s a bargain!
Definitely one of the best days of my life and you certainly won’t regret it. Everyone in my group loved it. The one family who were there were actually on their second visit they’d loved it so much!
Visited September 2011
Bath, United Kingdom – Listed on Trip Advisor