Man the tillers of an 18-ton Alvis tank, and take an unforgettable drive through the Shropshire countryside.
- Market Drayton (Shropshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Tired of regular driving experiences? Here’s something that packs a real punch! Become a tank commander for the day, and drive an 18-ton armoured personnel carrier over 80 acres of rugged Shropshire countryside.
The experience takes place at one of the region’s top outdoor activity centres. Once you’ve been greeted and briefed by your instructor, you’ll have a chance to admire the impressive Alvis tank. Next, you’ll climb on board and take your seat behind the steering wheel – or ‘tillers’. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll set off with your instructor in tow. The FV432 armoured personnel carrier can reach a top speed of 50km/h, thanks to its 240bhp Rolls Royce engine. Pretty pedestrian compared to even your family hatchback, but – then again – the Alvis can maintain this over almost any terrain! You’ll steer the 18-ton metal monster along mud tracks, traversing 80 acres of countryside, before enjoying a thrilling passenger ride back to base.
The Military Tank Driving Experience, in Shropshire, is a chance to operate a formidable machine. An Experience Days voucher makes a unique gift for your favourite military enthusiast.
Available at least one weekday or weekend a month between March to October, subject to availability.
The minimum age is 17 and all drivers are required to have a full British or international manual drivers licence. This needs to have been held for over 12 months and participants will need to bring it along on the day.
Participants are able to purchase a collision damage waiver for £40. Please note this is optional.
Experience Duration: 01:00
Time at Venue: 00:15
Your entire experience will last around 1 hour with 15 minutes spent driving the tank.
Participants: The Military Tank Driving Experience in Shropshire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Although your briefing will be held in groups, your driving will be on a 1:1 basis.
This is not a suitable experience for non paying guests, however, you can take up to two passengers on the tank for a fee of £20* per person.
*Price based on a 2017 rate. Please note that prices are subject to change.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or boots as the fields are very muddy.
This can be postponed due to extreme weather conditions such as snow and ice.