Get Hearts Racing This Valentine’s Day


With millions of people expected to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, and close to £1billion estimated to be spent on gifts, the 14th February is still one of the most celebrated dates in the annual calendar for love birds. Activities to celebrate can get quite monotonous though with the standard dinner, drinks, cinema, flowers and chocolates being the “go to” gifts every year.

For those looking for an alternative way to get hearts racing for Valentine’s Day this year, Lets Race, the UK’s only full-motion Formula 1 simulation centre, has designed a unique evening to put love in the fast lane for couples with their ‘Valentine’s Love Trials’ event.

Held for one night only, on Valentine’s Day itself (Wednesday 14th February 2018), couples can race head-to head against their partners in Lets Race’s custom made full-motion Formula 1 racing simulators, battling it out on the circuit and having hilarious fun while proving who the best driver is.

For just £59.98 per couple, lovers will be greeted on arrival by the centre’s expert team and treated to a glass of Champagne or a bottle of beer before heading through to race HQ for a safety briefing. Guests will then be taken through to Lets Race’s blacked out simulator room where they will race in one of the centre’s 10 networked simulators for 40 minutes driving a Formula Renault BARC, GP2-2013, Porsche GT4 and McLaren F1 GT (10 minutes trailing each car).

Once the racing is over, couples will be led out into the grandstand area to see who beat who as they are issued with a bespoke telemetry sheet highlighting each drivers lap time – a great opportunity to capture the podium moment on camera as proof of who is really in the driving seat in the relationship!

Ben Stephenson, Commercial Director at Lets Race, commented: “So often you hear people struggling with original activity ideas for Valentine’s Day and they resort to the go-to dinner out which is so commercialised that most restaurants charge an extortionate amount for the same food and service they provide on any other normal day. The idea behind our Love Trails event is to provide a fun evening activity for couples to not only spend time together but to add that competitive element which adds an hilarious twist to their romance.”

The Lets Race Love Trials sessions are being held at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm on Wednesday 14th February at Lets Race, located in Horley, on the borders of Surrey and Sussex, and is just five minutes away from Gatwick airport. The centre is also home to Lets Golf and their on-site restaurant Blacks Burgers so couples can enjoy a full evening of entertainment as well as some of the best burgers in the South East.

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I have lived in Sussex for the past 15 years and have links with many of the arts venues throughout the county. I am passionate about the local arts scene and, as well as providing reviews of local performances, I also preview some of the exciting shows and events taking place around the county. I have devoted all of my working life to the worlds of theatre and travel so, when I am not on holiday somewhere, you can usually find me at one of our superb local theatres, or simply enjoying life with my young son.

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