Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Silverstone has pulled out all the stops for this weekend�s British Grand Prix, turning the event into much more of a festival than just a race weekend.
As well as the three Grand Prix races, Red Bull Rookies and Classic support races there is a range of things to do across the Silverstone site, from minimotos, to pillion rides, mini golf and massages!
Here�s a quick guide to what else you can get up to across the weekend:
Kiddimoto provides balance bikes for children aged 2-12 to give them the opportunity to ride on two wheels for the first time. The inflatable track is in the perfect place for your kids to try out the Kiddimoto ride on bikes. Free of charge.
ROYAL NAVY SEA KING HELICOPTER DISPLAY
The Sea King Mk4 � known throughout the Naval world as the Junglie � are the green giants of the Fleet Air Arm and you can experience one first hand here at Silverstone free of charge. Wherever Royal Marines go in the world, they are accompanied by the venerable Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force, based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.
Enjoy some traditional family fun on the crazy golf course.
Adults �2.50, children �2.00 or a family of four �7.00
The perfect introduction to two wheels for anyone aged 11 years upwards. �Rookie Ride� taster sessions, supported by Yamaha and Alpinestars, is an introduction to our full course here at Silverstone.
Learn the basic controls, how to pull away safely, stop and begin to manoeuvre � all under the expert guidance of our instructors. All safety kit provided.
Rookie Rides are �10 for a 15 minute session.
HELISA THERAPIES MASSAGES
Heilsa Therapies will be bringing a specially designed mobile therapy room, The Bean, to the event so come along and enjoy some rest and relaxation! A range of treatments are on offer, including seated massage, Indian head massage and reflexology on your hands or feet. Prices start from �15.00 with cash and card payments accepted.
CALIFORNIA SUPERBIKE SCHOOL
The California Superbike School will be offering free of charge track pillion rides on Stowe circuit aboard their school Ducati 1299s all weekend. You don't need to be rider and full riding kit is available. Participants must be over 16 years.
"HITTING THE APEX" - HALL 1, THE SILVERSTONE WING
From director Mark Neale and presented by Brad Pitt, comes documentary Hitting The Apex - the story of six of the fastest motorcycle racers of all time. The film is due to be released in cinemas on 2nd September but Silverstone have an exclusive trailer for fans to enjoy on a loop on Saturday (08:30 - 16:00) and Sunday (08:30 -18:00).
Chanel your favourite Moto GP rider and race your friends on the Mini Moto course!
�5 per session, minimum age 16.
EXTREME WHEELIE MACHINE
Enter the world of Extreme Wheelie and brace yourself for the ride of your life. This amazing machine is both a motorcycle simulator and a virtual reality experience in one piece of kit. Located next to the Yamaha truck in the E-zone.
This is your chance to get unrivalled views of the MotoGP� track, pits and paddock! Pleasure flights will be operating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) for �40.00 per child and �45.00 per adult. Visit the stands at E-Zone and the Heliport.
AEROSTARS YAK 50 DISPLAY
In 1993 several YAK 52 owners came together at a formation training school at North Weald airfield in Essex, where they underwent an intensive course of military type formation flying training, coached by off duty Royal Air Force instructors.
In 2000 the YAK52s were replaced by YAK 50 single seaters, allowing a much wider range of both formation and solo manoeuvres, and now fifteen years down the line, the 6 aircraft sequence has been honed to the spectacular show you'll see over the weekend.
CLASSIC BIKE DISPLAY - HALL 2 & 3, SILVERSTONE WING
Take time to visit Hall 2 and 3 of The Silverstone Wing where an amazing line-up of classic bikes will be on display. Get close to these beautiful machines and relive the past whilst the more modern versions are performing on the circuit.
OSET Bikes will provide kids up to the age of 10 with the chance to have a go on one of its electric off-road bikes. They�ll also have OSET Dynamo riders demonstrating their skills. Being speed limited, OSET electric bikes are the ideal starter bike for youngsters.
TRADE MALL AND MANUFACTURERS VILLAGE
Don�t forget to visit the trade mall and manufacturer�s village in the E-zone where you can shop for your memento of the event. Experience the fantastic products and services of a huge range of retailers and manufacturers, see the latest bikes and purchase official merchandise.
FRIDAY NIGHT - ELVIS TRIBUTE ACT
Elvis Tribute Artist and 2010 European Champion, Simon Patrick, will be performing live on the main stage on Friday 28 August.
Simon, has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for over 13 years performing globally at many prestigious venues including Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire and the 'Americana Festival' which is the largest American Music festival in Europe.
SATURDAY NIGHT - ADAM ANT
Pop icon Adam Ant will be the headline act at this year's British MotoGP round, performing on Saturday August 29 in the main circuit entertainment zone � . . . bikes have always been a passion of mine and it's a great honour to be performing at this year's MotoGP � . . . said Adam.
Adam has had 22 hit singles and at one point had 8 singles in the top 40 (more than the Beatles!) A winner of 2 Ivor Novello Awards and the winner of the first Brit Award, he was also voted ?Sexiest Man Alive' by MTV viewers and more recently collected the Q Icon Award.
Adam will be performing a set that will include his famous hit songs: Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Vive Le Rock, Goody Two Shoes, Prince Charming and Stand and Deliver!!!
SUNDAY 30 AUGUST - JOSEPH WHELAN
Joseph Whelan is one of those very rare things in the music world, a natural talent as a singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitar player. Infrequently do such people come along but when they do they take the world by storm.
The story began 10 years ago when Joseph first picked up a guitar at the tender age of 16. He was a natural and pretty soon he became known around the circuit playing with some established rock bands. His contemporaries soon realised that Joseph was something special. He went on to develop his skills with the guitar and became a master of the fretboard, whilst also developing his unique singing style and song-writing skills.