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60 families can join Hilton Honors for a day out at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking

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Hilton Honors runs occasional tours of the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, where you can see the Formula 1 and production cars close up.

These trips are expensive (100,000 Hilton Honors points per pair) and during the day, usually during term time.  This means they are not great for children.

McLaren and Hilton have now launched a low-cost event especially for families.

Take a look here.

Hilton is organising a Hilton Family Day on Saturday 27th July.  To quote:

“Join Hilton at their exclusive Family Day event at the McLaren Technology Centre with our McLaren Formula 1 and Golf partners. Hosted at the home of one of motorsport’s most prestigious facilities, you and your family will have behind-the-scenes access to McLaren’s state of the art HQ, as well as life on Tour experiences and golf tips told by Hilton Golf Ambassador and Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson.

Your family will have the opportunity to take part in a range of unique experiential activities, including tours of the MTC Boulevard, walking among the historical Formula 1 cars, setting a new time in the Pit Stop Challenge, the chance to test golfing skills on the renowned Hilton Bedroom Chipping experience and to try and beat a pro on the ultimate golfing simulator, plus much more! Your family can also take advantage of a range of food and refreshments on offer throughout the day, as well as a variety of giveaways and prizes to be won!”

The package includes (for FOUR people):

Exclusive access to the McLaren Technology Centre on July 27, 2019, between 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Tours of the MTC Boulevard to walk among the historical Formula 1 cars
Meet and greet with Hilton Golf Ambassador, Jamie Donaldson
Pit stop challenge 
Hilton Bedroom Chipping Experience
The Ultimate Golfing Simulator
Virtual reality experience 
Prizes and giveaways 
Refreshments and snacks served throughout the event 
Return transfers from Woking Train Station 

Hilton McLaren family fun day

There are 60 packages available, priced at 25,000 Hilton Honors points per packageGiven that I value a Hilton point at 0.33p, you are effectively ‘paying’ £85 for the full package above for four people.  This seems like a good deal to me.

You can redeem your Hilton Honors points for the McLaren family package here.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (45,000 Hilton Honors points) if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 Virgin Points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (39)

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  • mark says:

    You’d think Hilton would email their members about these auction experiences and not have to find out afterwards from 3rd party websites

    • Spurs Debs says:


      • Rob says:

        Perhaps they would have. They would never email until the deal was live and working ok, and in that window we snaffle them 🙂

  • John says:

    Speaking about cars, UBER competitor Kapten launched in London, and giving %50 discount rides in London until end of the month.
    For extra £10 , use code BULKOR while sign up, then use code HILONDON before your ride.

    • John says:

      The quote from central London to Heathrow is £19. which is extremely cheap for a private hire.

      • Rob says:

        Kapten is in our building, I need to go and stick my head around the door.

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