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Experience Driving a Tank

Be an all action military hero for a day on a superb tank driving experience. It's going to be a proper, full-tracked experience when you get kitted up in all the kevlar Army gear and get behind the controls of a multi-ton military vehicle tackling rough terrain at centres throughout the UK.

We've got a whole range of ex-war zone machines and beefed up tanks and genuine ex-military vehicles for you to drive. Some experiences will see you attacking a purpose-built army standard track that takes you over steep bumps and drops, or you could be battling to control a heavy armoured personnel vehicle through muddy ravines. Some of our tank driving days even culminate in you crushing a car under the mighty caterpillar tracks of the tank. Basically when it comes to these beasts we've got it all! Read more...

Tank Driving Leicestershire

near Market Harborough

Special Offer Was £80 NOW £59

    • Drive a 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carrier
    • Choose from Tasters or longer Driving Experiences
    • Free entry to the onsite military museum
    • Friendly team of instructors who just love tanks!
Tank Drive Leicestershire

Near Market Harborough

Save 15% Was £105 NOW £89

    • Paintball goes 'XXL' with a head to head battle
    • Take turns to drive, load and fire the 40mm cannon
    • One of Into the Blue's favourite experiences
    • A 'must do' for any tank nut or paintball fan
Armoured Tank Driving Market Harborough

Near Market Harborough

From £109.00

    • a Tank experience for both parents and kids
    • Ride in a 17 tonne armoured personnel carrier
    • Fire the onboard 40mm paintball cannon
    • Mum or Dad then drive laps of the tank circuit
Drive an Armoured Vehicle in Hampshire

Near Winchester

From £179.00

    • Drive an FV432, Abbott SPG and 55 tonne Chieftain!
    • Ride as passenger whilst others drive
    • Experiences last 3.5 hours
    • Receive a souvenir tank driving certificate
Northants Tank Driving Experience

Near Brackley

From £219.00

    • Choose from half day and full day experiences
    • Enjoy military driving and themed activites
    • 100+ military vehicles on site to see
    • Ex-military instructors with amazing stories
Military Driving Leicestershire

Near Market Harborough

From £109.00

    • Drive armoured and light military vehicles
    • Ride as passenger whilst others drive
    • Entry into the on-site military vehicle museum
    • Around 40 minutes of driving time in total
Tank Driving Adventure Bristol

Near Redhill

From £150.00

    • Drive a 15 tonne armoured personnel carrier
    • Drive another military vehicle from the fleet
    • Ride as passenger whilst others drive
Car Crushing Northamptonshire

Near Brackley

From £545.00

    • The ultimate tank experience - crush a car!
    • Two tank driving sessions in smaller tanks
    • Guided tour of workshops and armoury
    • Drive a 55 tonne Chieftain battle tank over a car
Military Vehicle Driving Bournemouth

Bournemouth, Dorset

From £60.00

    • Drive military vehicles off-road nr Bournemouth
    • All vehicles are genuine ex-Forces
    • Fleet includes jeeps, APCs and field tractors
    • Spend around 45mins behind the wheel
Mini Tanks Hampshire

Eversley, Hampshire

From £230.00

    • A mini tank party for groups of 8 or 12 kids
    • Drive these minitrack wonders on a woodland course
    • Suitable for ages 8+
    • Camo overalls and helmets are provided
Tanks in Galloway Scotland


From £65.00

    • Drive an FV432 armoured personnel carrier
    • Passenger ride in another military vehicle
    • light refreshments included
    • view the other military vehicles on site

Tanks - what it’s really like to drive one

It has to be said there's something about being in a tank that brings the big kid out in all of us. But what is it like inside one of these things? Well despite being big and robust on the outside, conditions inside for the driver are often cramped and pretty dark - especially when the hatch is closed!

Take the FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier for example. There's the driver's hatch right at the front of the war monster. Climb in and you'll find your knees are pretty much up against the two main control levers (yep, it's levers rather than a steering wheel!) and the speedo is mounted next to you at thigh height. As for the seat, well there's no back rest on it and it's more like a little leather stool you perch on. Still, comfort probably wasn't high on the list of priorities when these battle zone machines were designed by Leyland.

For first time tank experience participants, we’ve put together a handy little video so you can suss out just how to drive a tank before you arrive for your military mission.

Of course, trundling along when you can see where you're going is one thing, but if you go into full assault mode and the hatch is closed, you'll suddenly find yourself closed in this full metal jacket of military sturdiness. You’ll be bounced around as you try courageously to keep the APC in a vague straight line. And did we mention the noise? It's a full martial orchestra of whirring, clunking and screeching combined with the bursts of fumes from the exhaust.

The Chieftain - the ultimate tank drive

The one tank we've all heard of is the Chieftain. This was an essential piece of kit for many of the British Army bases around the country for three decades before being replaced by the Challenger I. After being retired in 1995, many of them were demobbed and sold off by the Ministry of Defence, which is why we can offer these as tank experiences. And more importantly, you will get the opportunity to have a go at the controls!

Being a main battle tank it not only does it look the part, it is the part. Going into battle these boys were equipped with the full monty of weaponry. There’s the main armament in the form of the highly accurate firing power of the L11A5 120mm rifle gun mounted on the 360 degree rotating turret and two L7 machine guns. As for the onboard crew of four, the driver is pretty much lying down to operate the machine when it's hatch closed, whilst the commander, loader and gunner hold positions in the turret ring.

A tank car crush the perfect finale to your experience

Of course, you won't be firing off any ammunition on these experiences, but some of our operators do offer you the chance to actually demolish a car which is pretty satisfying. The FV4201 (the official name for the Chieftain) will make mince meat of the vehicle. As you slowly but very surely roll up to the car you'll suddenly hear the crack of glass and the bending of metal as you just bust your way through, leaving a rather flat looking mass of scrap in your wake. Now that's what we call road rage revenge!

With all this thrilling full-tracked action in the mud and dirt, it's no wonder our drive a tank experiences are best sellers. With our operators the length and breadth of the UK offering everything from 55-ton monsters, to nippy Self Propelled Guns for your to drive, we think you will love getting stuck in. Enjoy your time in with the ex-Army boys (many of the instructors are retired soldiers) and kick up a storm in your military monster!