We offer tours of Prodrive's headquarters in Banbury to give people the opportunity to find out first hand what a world-leading motorsport and advanced technology business does and discover the level of design and engineering that goes into the projects we work on from championship-winning race and rally cars to complex active aero systems for hyper cars, electric and hybrid vehicles and much more.
Tours are held on specific dates throughout the year, and can be booked by individuals or groups. A list of currently available dates for individuals to join pre-organised tours are listed below. Large groups of ten or more should contact us to make specific arrangements.
Prodrive is committed to encouraging more young people into a career in engineering, which is why we offer school, college and university groups free tours of our facilities. Here we look to show young people what engineering is all about; to enthuse them about the subject; and encourage them to choose courses that could ultimately enable them to pursue a career in the field. If you would like to bring a group then please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
We charge a flat fee of £30 per person for a tour and use this income to fund free tours for students with any profits being donated to charity.
Public tours are held during working hours. We do this so that you can get to see the business in action. You will be part of a mixed group of like-minded people.
Tours are usually held on Tuesdays and Thursdays either in the morning or afternoon. When booking please tell us which date and time you would prefer and we will let you know what is available.
GROUP & STUDENT TOURS
If you are a motor club, student group or other interest group, and have at least ten people, then we can arrange a dedicated tour for you.
The pricing is the same: £30 pp. However, official organised student groups from primary/secondary schools, colleges or university are free.
Please use the form below to contact us.
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WHAT YOU WILL SEE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long do tours last?
Tours typically can last up to approximately 90 minutes - 2 hours. However, we do adapt the time and content depending on the needs of the group e.g for a young student group we would aim for a maximum time of 45-60 minutes, but for some it may be longer!
How do I confirm booking and payment for tours?
Once we have confirmed the time and date for your tour we will send you details on how to pay. For individuals, this will be via online payment with a debit/credit card, and for groups there is the additional option of a bank transfer. Payment must be completed in advance and we do not accept cash or cheques on the day.
Do you do tours in the evening or weekends?
We try to do tours during working hours as this offers visitors by far the best experience as you see Prodrive in action with cars and engines being assembled and sometimes tested on the dyno. If it is not possible to visit during working hours then please contact us to try to make special arrangements for a group.
Can I take pictures?
Photography is allowed in certain areas of the building and the tour host will inform guests when and where they can take pictures
Can I bring my children?
We suggest a minimum age of 10 on a standard public tour (please ensure that your child is likely to remain interested for the period of the tour). Children 18 and under are charged £10 when joining a public tour with a full paying adult (maximum of two per adult). Pre-organised student tour groups are free.
What is the minimum age for student groups?
We would suggest that 10 (year 6 - final year of primary) is the youngest age group for a student tour.
Where can I park?
There should be adequate parking in our visitor spaces outside reception. We do not have parking for coaches and we would suggest guests are dropped off near our entrance and walk the 100m to reception as there is no room for a coach to turnaround.
Is there disabled access?
Yes the tour is fully accessible to wheelchairs and we have disabled parking directly outside reception. If you have any particular needs please contact us.
Can I just turn up for a look around the building?
You can only tour the building as part of a pre-booked guided tour.