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Fire Engine Driving Leicestershire

Prestwold Driving Centre   

  • Drive a Dennis fire appliance at Prestwold
  • Tackle the purpose-built auto-test track
  • 15-minutes of total drive time
  • 17-tonnes of fire engine power!

What's Included

  • Unique opportunity to drive a Dennis Fire Engine
  • In depth briefing in the cab with your instructor
  • Get familiar with the controls, dials and seating position
  • 15 minute driving session on the auto test track
  • Drive the fire engine around slaloms and various tight and technical sections
  • Opportunity to attempt reverse manouvres
  • Certificate of completion

What Can I Expect

Fire engine driving at Prestwold near Loughborough - your chance to get behind the wheel of an actual Dennis fire engine! These fabulous experiences appeal to all those childhood dreams about being a firefighter.

A fire engine is big. It's 10 metres long and 3.5 metres high. Fully loaded with things like ladders, cutting equipment, 2000l of water, Godiva pump, hoses and nozzles, a Dennis weighs in at 17 tonnes, so no wonder you need an 8.3l engine under the cab to get it going when the emergency call outs come in.

The cab has a surround console for the driver and a passenger, whilst behind is the main crew cab. You'll notice all the gadgets, gizmos, finishes and touches on an appliance like this - right down to the bright yellow grab-handles and the red seat belts. Everything about it spells emergency service!

And yes, all the switches on that extensive dash do work. So with your strobes on and your two-tone horns going, it's your time to drive this fire engine at Prestwold's special auto-test circuit near Loughborough.

After an in-cab briefing, you'll have 15-minutes to negotiate your way through slaloms, technical bits and manoeuvres, including a spot of reverse parking. No easy feat, when you've no rear mirror to look in and you'll be relying entirely on the myriad of door mirrors. And don't underestimate the performance of these Dennis tenders - there'll be some serious power and torque under your feet, with a satisfying roar when you accelerate.

We are offering great value weekday and flexible anytime vouchers for these fire engine driving experiences at Prestwold. It's a really popular activity (and we can totally see why!), so don't delay buy today and get booked in with Dennis!


  • Choose from a weekday only voucher or to include weekend availability opt for the anytime option
  • Driving sessions are generally available between February and November
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability
  • It is recommended to book a minimum of 8 weeks in advance for this experience


  • Prestwold Driving Centre, Leicestershire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 17
  • Under 18s must have parental/guardian consent to participate
  • A full valid driving licence is required and must be produced on the day
  • Height restrictions: minimum 4ft 10in, maximum 6ft 4ins
  • Weight restrictions: maximum 20 stone
  • Participants must be in good health and wear glasses if required


  • Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn
  • Optional waiver indemnity is available to purchase on the day
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Fire Engine Driving Leicestershire
Weekday Fire Engine Driving Session
Total Price£49.00
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