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Adult & Child (8+) Tank Experience

near Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Rated Based On 20 Reviews

  • A tank experience for two in Leicestershire
  • Ride in a 17 tonne FV432 APC tank
  • Fire the onboard 40mm paintball cannon
  • Drive with hatch open & hatch closed!


What's Included

  • Tank driving experience for one adult (16+) and one child (8+)
  • Perfect for parents, grandparents, teens and children
  • Your instructor will drive one lap of the course 
  • You will both have the opportunity to charge, aim and fire the 40mm air cannon
  • The adult will then drive the tank, one lap with the drivers hatch open followed by a lap in battle position with the hatch closed
  • Overalls and helmets are provided as required
  • FREE entry to the Museum displaying a large military vehicle collection
  • The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes

What Can I Expect

We salute you on our Adult & Child Tank Experience in Leicestershire! You are all welcome on this mud-filled driving and shooting extravaganza - the only prerequisite is that one person aged 16 years or over drives and one is the passenger (can be an adult or a child aged at least eight).

You will both immediately get into the spirit of the day as you are kitted out in proper military overalls and army-style helmets to meet the fiendish FV432 tank. This type of armoured personnel carrier (although no longer on the front line), is still an integral part of military operations and it's a real coup to be able to get up close to, ride in and drive one of these fully tracked tanks.

To start off, you will both be passengers in the 17 tonne beast, thundering along the beautiful Leicestershire countryside at this former WW2 bombing range. One of the professional instructors will be at the controls, so you will find out just what these FV432s are capable of on the battlefield.

You'll then pull up in a strategic position for the second part of your experience. Get ready for battle as you fire the air cannon to try and obliterate the targets in the field of combat in front of you. Taking turns to load and fire, you will be working that 40mm air cannon mounted on the front turret of the tank - it's all about working as a team at this point!

Once the enemy targets have been neutralised, it'll be safe for the nominated driver (who must be over 16) to get the FV432 rumbling around the track. Once you have the controls sussed, you will head off on two laps of the circuit.

That all might be pretty easy (and great fun), but the Adult & Child tank experience concludes with one more challenge - negotiating the same track once more, but with the hatch closed in full battle mode! This is what it's really like commanding a tank in a war zone, using only the periscope to navigate the way


  • April until October
  • Weekday vouchers valid for Wednesday to Friday
  • Anytime vouchers valid for Wednesday to Sunday
  • Dates are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Market Harborough on the Leicestershire/ Northants border

Suitable For

  • Adult/Driver: Minimum age 16
  • Child/Passenger: Minimum age 8
  • Height restrictions: minimum 4 ft/122cms, maximum 6ft 4ins / 193cms
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 22 stone / 140kg
  • Access to some vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces
  • A driving licence is not required for this experience


  • Visitors are welcome for a charge of £9pp payable on the day, which includes entry to the Military Vehicle Collection and gives access to the viewing area
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Up to three passenger places are available to purchase for a fee of £30 per person (subject to availability)
  • Passengers can take part in the target shooting and entry to the museum is also included

Anything Else

  • There are toilets and changing facilities on site with drinks and food available to purchase
Adult and Tank Driving Experience Day in Leicestershire
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5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 20

Find out what other customers think of the experience



  based on 20 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Trish Brown
Hi, this was a 70th birthday present from my daughters and it was absolutely brilliant. I would rec...
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic present for my boys! Daughter wants to have a go now too. Thank you for making it speci...
Rating: 5 stars
Brilliant day, we all loved it Make sure you take your wellies
Rating: 5 stars
Emma Marshall
I got this for my husband & 11 year old son, as a Christmas present, and they loved it! Having watc...
Rating: 5 stars
Richard Smith
Good fun but went all too quickly! Lee the instructor was great and clearly enjoys his job.
Rating: 5 stars
Andrea Hefford
husband and son loved the experience - younger son not old enough to participate but we are going b...
Rating: 5 stars
Mandy Dickerson
Excellent morning's event.
Rating: 5 stars
M Fuller
My 10 year old son thought this brilliant, his dad liked it too! The only complaint he had was that...
Rating: 5 stars
Steve Marshall
Had a great day. Our instructor Lee was patient and very informative.We enjoyed every minute! Highl...
Rating: 5 stars
Jane Poxon
My husband and my son came back grinning and had the time of their life. He's hoping to come again...
Rating: 5 stars
Sally Wehling
I was given this as a birthday gift for me and my 12 year old daughter to take part. It was fun an...
Rating: 5 stars
alison caldwell
brilliant. Our son was centre of attention, Roger was excellent , attentive and explained things br...
Rating: 5 stars
Lesley Durkin
What a fabulous experience. Dad and lads and even mum thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff very helpful a...
Rating: 5 stars
G Gosnay
The overall experience was enjoyable and Glen, the instructor, was informative and helpful. The ...
Rating: 5 stars
Victoria o'connor
Really good day out and really friendly members of staff
Rating: 5 stars
Brian Merrifield
Fantastic afternoon, family had a great time, very well organised.
Rating: 5 stars
Rating: 5 stars
first class day out my son and grandson really enjoyed the experience amazing day in full sunshine,...
Rating: 5 stars
Kurt Flinter
Had a most enjoyable tank driving experience with my grandchildren. Definitely worth a visit.
Rating: 5 stars
Mel skip
Absolutely fantastic experience!!!!!!!!!! So much fun!!!!

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