A fantastic opportunity to get behind the wheel of a US Style Monster Truck for some serious off-road fun!
- East Grinstead (West Sussex)
- Price for 1 Participant
Forget about going around obstacles; when you're behind the
wheel of a US spec Monster Truck you just go over them! The US Spec
Monster Truck, or 'Grizzly' as it is more commonly known is the
only one of its kind available for participation events in the UK
and boasts a 7.5 litre engine. With six foot tyres and such immense
power, this vehicle is not to be messed with!
Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your day will begin with a safety briefing covering all aspects of the massive monster trucks you'll be driving, and the surrounding terrain. Then, once briefed you'll be ready to start the day's driving by meeting all three monsters. During this terrific experience you will get to drive 'Grizzly' around a purpose built course, driving over two police saloon cars in the process. But that's not all, you will also drive a Euro Spec Monster Truck - A.K.A 'Black Ice' over some tough terrain. Finally, you'll step up the speed and experience the adrenaline buzz of driving a 400cc rear-wheel drive Rally Kart - this is certainly one not to be missed!
The Monster Truck Driving Experience is the perfect introduction to these incredible vehicles, and gives the lucky recipient the chance to play with some real 'boys toys'!
This experience is totally unique and is available upon request (subject to availability).
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Height: 6'9"
Maximum Weight: 20 stone
Although a drivers licence isn't required, participants must be able to drive.
Experience Duration: 00:30
Time at Venue: 02:30
The Monster Truck Driving Experience will last for around 2.5
hours in total and will be shared between up to 3 people.
Actual Driving Time: Around 30 mins.
Participants: The Monster Truck Driving Experience - Sussex is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 3
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Each participant may bring up to two spectators to the Monster
Truck Driving Experience. However please note there is no indoor
viewing area, and the site is not suitable for small children.
The session group size may be up to 3 individuals.
Please wear comfortable clothing and sensible footwear with a good grip- the site is muddy!
The Monster Truck Driving Experience may be affected by extreme weather conditions.
My boyfriend did the experience and was really very happy, was amazing day with lots of fun!
An absulutely fantastic experience for me and my friend! Staff was extremely helpful and friendly and driving was great!
Really enjoyed the day, staff very friendly, recommended for a nice day out if you fancy a bit of mud, loved the experience. Thanks
I was brought a monster truck driving experience for Christmas. I went today, I was a little nervous because it is massive but...it was absolutely amazing! I would recommend this to all monster truck lovers, the instructors were really friendly and put you at ease. There was the chance to have a little competition with fellow drivers and going over the cars was fantastic. 10/10!
The sign posting in the car park was very vague. It would be a good idea to put a sign in saying meet here for driving experience. It would also be a good idea to let people know that they would not be coming back to the car park. It was a hot day and we had taken drink and sun screen but left them in the car as we did not know what was going on. We then had 2 hours in the blazing heat, no shade and no facilities. The first truck had broken steering, the grizzly was outstanding. The people are great, the facillities are not, real shame.
Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to meet Grizzly – the 4.5 tonne, 7.5 litre V8 Chevrolet Monster truck! She has 5ft 5inch wheels and can crush cars, fly over mounds, climb steep hills and make great speed. Grizzly is a genuine retro American-born ’96 model Chevrolet Silverado, and can get up to 1700 horsepower when racing. We chose the passenger ride experience, but you can also learn how to drive Grizzly yourself and share the driving experience with others!
We set off from Brighton and drove to Blackland Farm in East Grinstead, which despite being in the country was surprisingly easy to find. Blackland Farm is a large activity centre site with several other activity centres in the same area. This gave it a friendly and exciting atmosphere.
Leisure Pursuits’ meeting point was clearly sign posted and we made it down to the designated car park where we were met by one of the instructors, Daryll. He took us down to the site in a 4×4 Jeep through the forest. We didn’t drive for long but it was still a fun experience as the Jeep was very bumpy, and it got us even more excited for the Monster Truck! The site was a huge open field on one side of a small forest featuring a stationary bus, which contained a seating area and fresh tea which we were encouraged to help ourselves to.
Once everyone had arrived, we were taken through the different parts of the truck and were briefed on the history of how Grizzly got to the UK. Believe it or not, Grizzly has made appearances in several TV shows and adverts, including ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’, ‘The One Show’, ‘Top Gear’ and the recent ‘McDonalds’ advert. Once we knew more about this world famous American classic, it was time for the safety briefing. We were provided with helmets and shown into our seats. There were eight seats in the back of the truck and as a kind gesture I was lucky enough to sit in the front next to the driver!
The rest of the group got in by climbing a tall ladder, showing off just how tall the truck was. Feeling a little nervous, and not knowing what to expect of the ride, we were off before we knew it! Tim (our driver) put his foot down and floored it – the monster truck raced over the huge hill and as the grass was wet we skidded here and there which made the whole experience even more exciting. Our adrenaline was pumping as we drove through ditches, over steep hills and in-between fields, making sharp turns left and right to give us that true ‘roller coaster’ style ride. The best bit was saved for last as we drove over two cars! Making our way back to our set off point, hearts still pounding and faces aching from smiling, we were so excited to have experienced such an amazing Monster Truck ride.
Huge thank you to Daryll and Leisure Pursuits for a fantastic day in the countryside, and to Grizzly for being such a lovable beast! There are plenty of monster truck experiences available, from drives to passenger rides to off-road combos, you’re guaranteed to find the ultimate grizzly gift that’ll never be forgotten.