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Fire Engine & Military Driving Leicestershire

near Market Harborough   

  • Drive a genuine airfield Fire Tender
  • Formerly used by Bournemouth Airport
  • Combined with 1 or 2 military vehicles
  • 20-mins drive time in each vehicle

What's Included

  • Drive an aircraft fire tender plus one or two military vehicles around a challenging 1.2 mile course
  • Welcome, safety briefing and introduction to the vehicles
  • FREE entry to the museum displaying a large military vehicle collection
  • Overalls and helmets are provided as required
  • Experiences operator on a 1:1 basis
The following vehicles are usually available on site
  • DAF Lorry
  • BV 206 Hagglund
  • 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carrier
  • Ex Military Land Rover

Two Vehicle Combo

  • Drive two vehicles
  • Approximately 40 minutes total individual drive time

Three Vehicle Combo

  • Drive three vehicles
  • Approximately 60 minutes total individual drive time  


What Can I Expect

Combine a fire engine driving experience near Lutterworth with some military vehicle driving and you've got yourself a fab driving day out in Leicestershire! It's all about the heavy utility vehicles and tanks on these sessions at a purpose-built off-road track.

It's destination Husband's Bosworth for these fire engine and military multi-drives. When we say fire engine, it's not like anything you'd see on the public roads. This particular fire truck had a specific role - it was a fire tender at Bournemouth Airport for many years.

Built in the early 1990s, this Protector fire engine was purpose-designed to do the fire and rescue job at busy airfields. It has a huge onboard water tank and a foam tank to supply the main firefighting tool, which is the powerful cannon sitting above the cab, capable of projecting 1,000l of water a minute.

Inside the cab it's pretty basic in terms of driver comfort and you'll notice you're positioned pretty high up in there, but also you're in the middle! The dashboard is way bigger than a normal car or truck too, with colour-coded buttons galore.

As well as driving the fire engine, this Leicestershire venue also has a fleet of interesting military vehicles and (depending on the voucher chosen) you'll be able to drive one or two of them on your combined experience.

They are all genuine ex-service, so you could find yourself testing your mettle in a battlefield Land Rover, an armoured personnel carrier tank, a 4x4 utility truck or even a fully-tracked Hagglund used by the Special Forces!

You'll have around 20-minutes in each vehicle and with an instructor by your side, you'll soon get to grips with all the different driving techniques needed to be able to get these military machines moving. As you can see, this fire engine experience in Lutterworth is all about the airport tender and a whole lot more!


  • Two Vehicle Combo: Saturdays, Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April until October
  • Three Vehicle Combo: Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April until October


  • Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border

Suitable For

  • You must be at least 17 years old and hold a full driving licence
  • If you are taller than 6'4" or heavier than 22 stone you may find it difficult to drive some vehicles. Access to some vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces


  • Visitors are welcome for a small charge payable on the day, which includes entry to the Military Vehicle Collection and gives access to the viewing area 
  • Up to two guests may be able to ride as passengers, if there is room in the vehicles, for an extra fee of £25 payable on site (minimum age eight years)
  • Toilets and changing facilities are on site
  • Hot and cold drinks and food are available to purchase on site

Anything Else

  • In the event of the fire engine being unavailable due to maintenance or other operating factors and alternative military vehicle from the collection will be substituted
  • Additional vehicles used are selected by the operator on the day, individuals and smaller groups may be able to pick from the selection
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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