The Junior Driving School offers a great driving experience for 4 to 8 year olds.

Thanks to funding by Museums Galleries Scotland, we are able to offer the popular Junior Driving School, a great ‘learning through play’ experience, free of charge to 4 to 8-year-old children in family groups.

Book your session here for a free 15-minute lesson to get your ‘first driver's licence. (This activity is open-air and weather dependent so please phone in to check for cancellation in bad weather).

Click here to book your free lesson!


This offer gives free access to the museum frontage which includes outside exhibits, an adventure play area, picnic facilities and the Reception building with a shop and toilet. If you wish to view the museum itself you will need to book that separately… BOOK A MUSEUM VISIT HERE.



Please note that this facility is suitable for 4 to 8-year-old children ONLY.

Younger children often simply cannot reach the foot controls or drive the electric cars safely. Staff will ask ages if there are any doubts and this can cause a great upset when access has to be refused.

Our experience similarly tells us that children above 8 years old can be too big and do not always enjoy the experience. Please help us to continue to offer this great facility by sticking to this simple rule.

JDS Wet Weather Procedure

  • If you have booked a slot between 12-1:40 pm a final review will take place at 11 am as to whether these slots will go ahead.
  • A further review at 1 pm will then take place for slots booked after 2 pm. This is in case the weather improves.
  • Be sure to email or call 01975562292 for updates on your slot.