Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset

(based on 9 reviews)

Take control of two powerful military vehicles from the 50's and 60's, manoeuvring round a rough track in the Dorset countryside.

  • Bournemouth (Dorset)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 40

Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset

Take control of two powerful military vehicles from the 50's and 60's, manoeuvring round a rough track in the Dorset countryside.

Military vehicles have come a long way in the last seventy years. Whereas now the Army uses the sleek FV4034 Challenger 2 and the speedy FV510 Warrior, in the good old days there was none of the fancy technology we have now. Instead, drivers had to use brute force to control these utilitarian machines. With the Military Vehicle Driving Day experience in Dorset, you'll have the opportunity to sit behind two heavyweight military vehicles from the 1950's and 60's, feeling exactly what the soldiers of years gone by experienced during battle.

The military driving day begins on arrival at the track, where you'll greet your instructor and be introduced to the rest of the group. Your first drive will involve a short familiarisation loop to get you used to the controls, before hitting the circuit for a full 10/15 minute lap. Once everyone has had a turn, you'll swap back and drive the lap again, allowing plenty of time to fully appreciate the vehicles and the burly power at your fingertips. Once the two laps are completed, you'll repeat the process with the other vehicles! Throughout the session you'll get behind the wheel of a Land Rover 101 Forward Control ex artillery tractor and a Humber Armored Personnel Carrier mark 1.

This driving experience is perfect for fans of unusual vehicles, or history buffs who want to see what life was like as a 1950's member of the British Army. A great driving gift for dads, or just as a totally unique way to spend a morning in the countryside!

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The Military Vehicle Driving Day In Dorset runs on Saturday mornings (usually around 11am) throughout the year. Please note that availability is always subject to time of booking. 


There is no strict minimum age, but participants need to know how to use pedals and how to steer.

Licences are not required.

Minimum height: 5'2''

Maximum height: 6'4''

Maximum weight: 18 stone

There is no maximum age restriction however participants must be able to climb into the cab of the vehicle and be physically able to operate the vehicle.


Experience Duration: 02:00

Time Spent at Venue: 02:00

This is a morning activity usually commencing at 11am and lasting around two hours in total. Each driver will receive 20-30 minutes in control of each vehicle.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: +10

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

The maximum group size for this military vehicle driving day is 16. Groups of 6 or more will receive a barbecue lunch!

On rare occasions it may be possible for passengers to ride in the vehicles, but only if there is available space. For this service there is a £10 fee, made payable on the day of the experience.

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What to wear

You should wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty, and sturdy shoes.


In extreme weather conditions your experience may be called off, in which case it will be rescheduled for another date.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Military vehicle driving

Really enjoyed the experience. Good value for money.

- Bournemouth
Verified Experience Days Participant
Just great fun

It was REALLY wet and muddy - and all the better for it. Drove the Champ and LR 101FC for over 20 mins each. Great fun and excellent vfm. Peter so knowledgeable and gives you just the right instructions to keep you on the straight'ish and narrow. At the end of the session you come away with a smile on your face. Well recommended.

- Dorset
Verified Experience Days Participant
A different experience

Gift for my son who thoroughly enjoyed it. Drove 2 very different vehicles for an hour. Should have been 3 but one was broken. Owner very friendly and informative. Paid extra to get a more personal experience and time. Definitely recommend.

- Bransgore
Verified Experience Days Participant
Xmas present

Brought this for my dad for Xmas, he really enjoyed the 2 hours, the person running it was very friendly and really knowledgable about the experience. Great present for anyone who likes military vehicles.

- Poole
Verified Experience Days Participant
Military driving day

A very enjoyable day with a knowledgeable instructor. The only disappointment was with one of the vehicles not being roadworthy but still managed to drive two vehicles. Highly recommended.

- Whitehill
Verified Experience Days Participant

We had a very good afternoon with Peter. Great fun and especially the Humber armoured car which is the same age as me ! Recommend.

Verified Experience Days Participant

I got this experience for myself so I could try out these old school toys! And what a great experience it was!! Peter knows so much about these vehicles, and has experience and so much knowledge driving them which really added to the experience. Would definitely recommend - especially on a sunny day!

Verified Experience Days Participant
Definitely recommend!

We had a fantastic experience with Peter driving the two military vehicles. With his superb instruction we drove each of the vehicles over lots of different obstacles. Will recommend to friends and family

Verified Experience Days Participant
Military vehicle driving day in Dorset

I bought this for my dads 80th birthday, as he lives in Dorset we found it easily, there were only 2 vehicles available to drive but having said that my dad really enjoyed it. He was the only participant that day so he had extra time, my dad and Peter got on famously as they had a similar military background being in the Guards, they had a lot to talk about. Peter was a very good instructor clear and concise. I was able to ride in the back of the vehicles for £10 extra. All in all a great time was had by all.

Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 40