Get ready to rumble... your way around a purpose-built Leicestershire course in a huge military tank, with this fantastic tank driving experience, including one-to-one tuition!
- Leicester (Leicestershire)
- Price for 1 Participant
This Leicestershire experience lets you drive a tank for 3
glorious laps around a purpose-built obstacle course. This is a
really unique driving experience, for those who like a bit of
rough! Forget your sleek cars and your shiny tarmac, this one is
muddy, bumpy, loud, and larger than life!
This feels like an authentic military experience in many ways - you'll be suited and booted in camo gear and a helmet, and driving an authentic, 17-tonne modern military vehicle. Your instructor will guie you through the basics before you take the controls and rumble around the course yourself!Your day will begin with a vital briefing concerning the instructions on how to drive 17 tonnes of hardened steel. Then if you have managed to contain your excitement long enough you will be let loose to attempt tackling the steep obstacle course. Feeling confident? Well next you will have to try it with all doors and hatches closed seeing only through your periscopes! You will take full control of this amazing machine and be in charge of where, what, why and how the tank moves over the purposely difficult terrain.
The experience is available for the general public from 9am -
6pm on Saturdays, Sundays & selected Wednesdays during the
months of April-October.
Please note that Saturdays are very popular and is best to book well in advance.
Drivers Minimum Age: 16
Passengers Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Weight: 22 Stone
Maximum Height: 6' 4"
Experience Duration: 00:45
Time at Venue: 01:15
This experience will last for 45minutes, with one-to-one
You will drive the tank for 3 laps, taking approximately 20-25 minutes (depending on how fast you drive).
Please arrive 30 minutes before you are due to start.
Participants: The Tank Driving Experience Leicestershire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
You may bring up to 4 passengers to ride in the tank with you,
at a fee of £20 per person to be paid to the centre on the
day of the experience.
There is a £6 charge per spectator (subject to change) - which includes entrance to the museum and other on site facilities.
Please wear casual clothes and trainers that you don’t mind getting dirty. It is also advisable to bring a change of clothes
This experience can be affected by extreme weather conditions. If in doubt, please contact the centre. Contact details will be provided once booking has been completed.
Not at all! Tank driving can be enjoyed by all people over the age of 16.
Yes, the tank driving participant will be able to enjoy a visit to the on site museum.
Unfortunately, due to the expense of operating classic or vintage military vehicles, there are no WWI or WWII tanks available to drive - all vehicles are modern. However, you can view a range of WWI and WWII models in the on-site museum.
The vehicle is a FV432 armoured personnel carrier.