Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage

Last weekend saw the first Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage event, marking the 70th anniversary of this iconic British brand.  As Daddy P has been a Land Rover Discovery owner for years I knew he’d love to have a look around on his day off.  So that’s exactly what we did on Sunday, we live close by, so we always walk to events at Bicester Heritage, but free on site parking is also available.

Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage

I don’t think either of us could be classed as a Land Rover connoisseur but Daddy P is most definitely an enthusiast and we were all interested to see what the event entailed.  It’s possible to save money on tickets by buying them online in advance, and kids under the age of 13 are free anyway.

Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage

We arrived just after Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage opened on Sunday morning and headed straight to the Land Rover Experience area so Daddy P could enjoy a free trip around the course.  We did try to persuade my eight year old son to come along for the ride, but he wanted to watch his Dad from the safety of the tarmac.

Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage

Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage celebrates the Land Rover through the years, not just the shiny new one that Daddy P got to enjoy, but ones with a bit of history behind them too.

Land Rover Classic and the Dunford Collection had vehicles on display in the main hangar spanning the 70 year life of the brand.  My son loved looking at all the different vehicles and spotting the differences from one to the next.

Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage

We got to listen to Dr Mark Evans talk to Adam Bennett who was responsible for bringing the Oxford blue landie back from St Helena, that had taken part in the 1956 adventure from London to Singapore and back.  It was quite fascinating to hear what the vehicle had been through.  We also heard from brothers, Bob and Joe Ives who won the 1989 Camel Trophy, the only time an English team won the endurance race.

There were also lots of outdoor displays to enjoy including club displays, it really was Land Rover heaven.
Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage
There were other talks through the day and a series I and II parade to enjoy.  There were toilets well sign posted throughout the site, and a range of stalls selling food and drinks at reasonable prices.
I think we’d have liked to have seen a few more moving displays, especially to keep my son entertained.  It would also have been lovely to see these lovely machines running on an off-road dirt track for that real experience.  But for a first time event, we enjoyed ourselves and everyone else seemed to be too.
disclosure:  I was given a media pass for myself in exchange for my honest opinion.  We paid for my husband’s ticket

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

I'd love to hear from you and try to reply to all comments