9 March 2018

Nissan sponsors driving school for kids at Tayto Park

Tayto Park and Nissan have joined forces to open Ireland’s first ever driving school for kids, writes Trish Whelan.

The Nissan Driving School at Tayto Park gives kids the chance to learn the rules of the road and to test their driving skills on a purpose built, road marked traffic course before leaving with their own driving licence.

The new 1,000m2 track is currently under construction at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath and will be completed and open to the public on Saturday, 24 March. The easy drive track will accommodate 20 miniature battery operated Nissan cars at one time with the new attraction set to give young drivers a real experience of what it is like to take to the road.

All drivers will enjoy a short video demonstration at the new attraction’s Learning Theatre where they will learn the rules of the road before negotiating the traffic course. Young drivers who complete the course and prove to their parents that they have what it takes to make the move from the back seat to the front seat can pick up their special driving licence.

Nissan will sponsor the new attraction as part of a three-year sponsorship deal with Tayto Park. 

Welcoming Nissan to Tayto Park, its founder Raymond Coyle said “The Nissan Driving School here will be the first of its kind in Ireland and I’m sure it will be very popular among our younger visitors this season. It marks a milestone as the first sponsored attraction at the park.”

Commenting on the sponsorship, CEO of Nissan Ireland, James McCarthy said “The thousands of children who will enjoy this new family attraction are the EV drivers of tomorrow. This partnership provides an exciting opportunity for us to continue pioneering the switch to electric vehicle driving. We look forward to demonstrating the full range of Nissan vehicles, including the new Nissan LEAF EV as part of the new family attraction and to joining Tayto Park in providing children with a fun and memorable experience of what it is like to drive their own car.”

2018 Nissan LEAF EV

This season, Tayto Park will recruit 500 full and part time staff from now until the end of the season across the park's many attractions, retail outlets, food and beverage and facilities.