Experience the thrill of the UK's only US Spec Monster Truck! WIth 6 foot tyres and a 6.5L Engine, this is one huge Monster Truck for you to handle!
- East Grinstead (West Sussex)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Experience a driving activity from the world of giants! 'The Grizzly' is an American Spec Monster Truck that provides an incredible amount of power and scope for Off Road Driving, as the 6foot tyres are capable of going up & over anything in their way, especially with a 7.5L engine powering them! The giant Monster Truck makes for an amazing driving experience, as you power and throttle your way around a challenging off road track, driving over police cars and many other obstacles that would normally prove a problem for road cars...but not 'The Grizzly'!Your day will begin with a thorough safety briefing covering all aspects of the 'Grizzly' and the course that you will be driving. Once you have climbed all the way up to the driving cock-pit you will begin your experience by appreciating how small everyone looks from up there. Then you will be driving the truck across the muddy course, with bumps and mounds as standard for your gigantic driving pleasure. On top of this, you will also get to reverse the Grizzly into a coned garage, showing you just how impractical - and incredible - this monster really is. Enjoy!
This experience is totally unique and is available upon request (subject to availability).
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Height: 6'6"
Maximum Weight: 20 stone
A drivers must be able to know how to drive, however, they do not require a drivers licence.
Please contact us if the participant does not fit the advised guidelines, as it may still be possible.
Experience Duration: 00:15
Time at Venue: 02:00
The experience will last for around an hour with 15 minutes of driving time.
Participants: The Ultimate Monster Truck Driving Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Up to two spectators are welcome on the day. There is no indoor viewing area and the site is not very suitable for young children.
Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty. The ground is muddy with some puddles in the winter, so don't wear your best lofas!
This experience will cease to operate in extreme weather conditions, please check with the centre before leaving.
I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and the overall experience. My much deserving other half thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would love to go again. We were made to feel so welcome and really enjoyed every aspect. Can't recommend enough- thank you, thank you, thank you!!
(12/03/2014) Overall great experience if not a little short. Disappointed at driving an hour and a half to get here early so as not to miss appointment only to be kept waiting for a late arrival (hannah!) who showed up 20 minutes late then strolled around without a care in the world when she got there! Nothing was said to her and she kept her appointment, why should the rest of us be kept waiting when we made the effort to be there?
Absolutely brilliant fun. Spent the whole afternoon laughing my socks off. Would recommend it to anyone - don't need to be a petrolhead at all.
excellent day thanks.all covered in mud all good fun.thanks to the staff a memorable day.
Loved every minute of driving the grizzly. Was just over a bit too quick for me, was told 15 minutes of driving which was only actually 10 minutes however Vic and Natalie were excellent
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the time at the centre, however I feel it could have been improved by providing some kind of certificate (just for fun) afterwards to say you have driven Grizzly. Just a silly momento but would have definately completed the day and experience.
A VERY GOOD DAY OUT VERY MUDDY MY HUSBAND HAD A VERY GOOD DAY AND MY DAUGHTER AND MYSELF A VERY FUNNY AND MUDDY DAY. LEAVING OUR WELLY BOOT'S IN THE MUD AS WE WALKED AROUND WE WENT IN OCOTBER AFTER SO MUCH RAIN IT ADDED TO THE FUN THE SUN CAME OUT AS PHIL WAS DRIVING SO LOVELY DAY. VERY MUDDY WHICH I THINK ADDED TO THE FUN YOU SHOULD MAKE IT MUDDY ALL THE TIME ONE COUPLE HAD ON VERY NEW WHITE TRAINER'S I WILL NOT SAY ANY MORE THEY WERE NOT NEW LOOKING FOR LONG. SANDY DRAKE AGAIN THANK YOU
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.
As long as you can drive, you do not need a drivers licence in order to take the Ultimate Monster Truck Driving Experience.
Participants will spend 15 minutes driving the incredible Monster Truck, but the entire experience will last for an hour.