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1:1 Tank Driving in Leicestershire

near Market Harborough
REF: ARMTDW
Rated Based On 116 Reviews

  • Drive a 17 ton FV432 tank in Leicestershire
  • Experiences are one-to-one lessons
  • Free entry to the onsite military museum
  • Friendly team of instructors who love tanks!


 

What's Included

  • A 1:1 tank driving experience
  • Learn how to drive a 17.5 ton FV432 tank
  • Welcome and briefing with a short hustory lesson about the FV432 tank
  • You will first ride as passenger whilst your instructor demonstrates a lap of driving
  • Then it’s your turn to drive 3 laps of the course
  • Drive one lap with the hatches open, one with the hatches closed and looking through your periscope then a lap of your choice
  • Hands-on driving time is approximately 30 minutes
  • Weather permitting you will have the opportunity to use more a challenging course
  • FREE entry to the museum displaying a large military vehicle collection
  • Use of a tank suit and helmet for the experience
  • Allow up to one hour on site for this experience

What Can I Expect

Go tank driving in Leicestershire on a private lesson! These experiences are on a one-to-one basis, giving you around 30-minutes of personal drive time with the ex-Army FV432 tank.

You'll develop a new found respect for our boys and girls in the army, as you learn how to get to grips with this battle behemoth and explore the ultra-high tech gadgetry that makes tank driving such a skilled activity.

Your first mission is to complete a lap of this Leicestershire course with the hatches open. You'll be able to see what's ahead and around you. This is your first chance to feel how the tank reacts and moves in your hands.

Your second lap is much more authentic, as you wind down the seat and close the tank's hatch, so you're driving in combat conditions with only the periscope to guide you. This is a real test of judgement, direction and confidence which is also where your tank driving skills will really start to develop.

As for your third lap? You can choose between hatch open and hatch closed. Whichever you go for, it’ll be total fun, as you power around in the 17.5 ton full-tracked beast that is the FV432!

Free entry to the fascinating onsite military vehicle museum included for all budding tank drivers, so you can enjoy a marvellously mechanical day out and learn all there is to know about tanks. Leicestershire's centre offers bumps, dirt tracks and water obstacles all ready to test your tank skills to the max, so go in there guns blazing for a real army experience.

Availability

  • April to October
  • Weekday Voucher: Valid Wednesdays to Fridays
  • Anytime Voucher: Valid Wednesdays to Sundays

 

Location

  • Market Harborough on the Leicestershire/Northants border

Suitable For

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Maximum weight is 22 stone
  • Maximum height is 6'4''
  • Minimum height is 4ft
  • No driving experience or licence is required

Spectators

  • Visitors are welcome for a £9pp charge payable on the day. Includes admission to the museum too
  • Up to four spectators can ride as passengers in the tank for a fee of £30pp (payable upon booking)
  • Minimum age for passengers is 8
  • All passengers also gain FREE museum entry
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 116

Find out what other customers think of the experience

 

Reviews

  based on 115 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
John Cobbett
8 Months ago
It was great fun and I now understand why the Tank Regiment attract short soldiers! The tank was cr...
Rating: 5 stars
Heather
11 Months ago
Really enjoyed my tank experience, the staff were all very friendly and informative and the event w...
Rating: 5 stars
Karen Drake
What a fantastic experience! Instructor was great and explained everything clearly. Would definitel...
Rating: 5 stars
Michael Chappell
Absolutely fantastic time, I felt so relaxed with my instructor Nick he made it a memorial Day. Wou...
Rating: 5 stars
Rachael Bradley
My friend and I both had an experience. When I rang up to book,I explained my friend had one too an...
Rating: 5 stars
Joe Hawkins
Very good! This was my wife’s Christmas present. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 5 stars
Leigh Bodley
Great fun and I had a personal experience, as I was on my own. The one negative with that being tha...
Rating: 5 stars
Martin Hodges
Excellent day out. Drove full track tank twice around circuit both in upper and lower seating posit...
Rating: 5 stars
Steve Gentle
Absolutely loved it!! The tank instructor was first rate!! I will add this though......my hearing...
Rating: 5 stars
Angie Stone
What a great day, I was treated to the tank experience for my 65th Birthday and it was brilliant! M...
Rating: 5 stars
Robert Brown
A Christmas present held on to for far too long. The experience of feeling all that power under you...
Rating: 5 stars
John Ellison
Excellent day on Tank Driving Experience. Easy and friendly booking and very helpful easy check in ...
Rating: 5 stars
Christine good
Surpassed my expectations!!
Rating: 5 stars
Gemma
Had a great day! Was made to feel very comfortable & they had great patience with me on the tank dr...
Rating: 5 stars
Nicki Cross
Excellent
Rating: 5 stars
Chris bills
I had a great time I would highly recommended the tank driving
Rating: 5 stars
Matt Wakefield
Brilliant experience with friendly staff who's passion for tanks really made the day.
Rating: 5 stars
Linda Thorne
Great fun nice day
Rating: 5 stars
Simon Trown
I found the experience very well organised, informative and exciting. The staff were polite, very k...
Rating: 5 stars
Jordan Green
Awesome day! Very professional and knowledgeable staff. Can't fault it, will definitely go again. ...
Rating: 5 stars
Andrew Fanning
A great experience. The instructor, Dan, was an excellent communicator and his directions were clea...
Rating: 5 stars
kenneth
The lad who showed me how to drive the Tank was really help full, But I did expect more than going...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul
Had a great time, the tank driving was great, and the museum was very interesting and well laid out...
Rating: 5 stars
Peter Johnson
Absolutely brilliant experience. Could've stayed in that tank all day. Rob was our 'commander' and ...
Rating: 5 stars
Tracey
Fantastic day excellent instructor the three of us love every minute of the experience thanks
Rating: 5 stars
christopher
amazing experience. brilliant
Rating: 5 stars
D. Bernhagen
An excellent experience , highly recommend it ,will do it again but longer next time
Rating: 5 stars
Jill
Fabulous experience. Tank Driving Experience.. Our instructor Paul was brilliant. Anniversary prese...
Rating: 5 stars
Nick thake
Had a really good afternoon in the tank experience, it was a nice sunny day and the track was dust...
Rating: 5 stars
JD
Excellent process. I went tank driving & had a fantastic time. It was easy to use the voucher and a...
Rating: 5 stars
Jane Sancto
Excellent experience, highly recommend it.
Rating: 5 stars
George
calling it a tank driving taster/experience is stretching things as it is not tanks that are used, ...
Rating: 5 stars
Karen Reeve
Fabulous couple of hours. Good instruction and 2 laps driving - one with head sticking out and the...
Rating: 5 stars
Mike jones
Terrific fun
Rating: 5 stars
andrew potter
great day out and another method of transport ticked off the 'to do' list.
Rating: 5 stars
Ian Cooper
We both had an excellent time our instructor was brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed the tank driving ex...
Rating: 5 stars
G Baker
Brilliant experience! Friendly staff! Well worth doing!
Rating: 5 stars
Keith Hancox
Absolutely fantastic Helpful and very pleasant.Gona do it again.
Rating: 5 stars
Eleanor Cole
Great experience for someone who had serviced tanks but had never driven one.
Rating: 5 stars
David wignall
It was a very enjoyable day, and I would love to do it again. The staff there was very helpful , ca...
Rating: 5 stars
Kirsty
I was given my voucher as a Christmas present and it was so worth the wait. It was an amazing exper...
Rating: 5 stars
Mike Cooper
Brilliant experience enjoyed every minute of the tank driving. Instructor was most helpful and the...
Rating: 5 stars
alex smith
Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Brought out the boy in me! Would recommend armmagedon to anyone i...
Rating: 5 stars
TREVOR
Wife loved the experience. Very professional. Very helpful staff. Only complaint. You should onl...
Rating: 5 stars
Lucy Brown
A fantastic day! My instructor, Dave, was really nice - calm and encouraging. It was one of the b...
Rating: 5 stars
Stephen Phillips
Prompt and efficient very slick and friendly operation. I would not hesitate to recommend this expe...
Rating: 5 stars
Toni Woodward
It was a fantastic experience, I just wish it had been a little longer. The instructor was supporti...
Rating: 5 stars
Clive Frear
Excellent warm welcome, clear and concise instructions and a stunning experience in these fabulous ...
Rating: 5 stars
John Griffiths
Great day out, great fun driving a tank
Rating: 5 stars
DARREN CORBETT
I had a brilliant tank driving at Armourgeddon great team and place the booking process was really ...
Rating: 5 stars
m seager
Amazing Really enjoyed it. Would recommend it ,one of the best things I've ever done,well worth ...
Rating: 5 stars
Linda DaVolls
My tank driving experience was fantastic. It was excellent fun and the instructor (Shane) was bril...
Rating: 5 stars
Colin Harris
Fabulous experience and our trainer, Louis, was exceptional - fun and very friendly. An unforgettab...
Rating: 5 stars
Colin Robinson
Great fun would definitely recommend .
Rating: 5 stars
Roger Craig
Great day. Good fun. Very friendly staff.
Rating: 5 stars
Dee Foley
It was a lovely relaxing environment. I did 45 minute taster with the tank. I had opportunity to dr...
Rating: 5 stars
Geoff Morris
Really great experience. Pity I waited until my 70t birthday to do it. Need to do it again! Dan Dan...
Rating: 5 stars
Brett Craig
Top experience all round, Jack new his stuff with his tank and made it run smoothly as can be, "bou...
Rating: 5 stars
Richard Folkes
A brilliant experience!
Rating: 5 stars
Laura
Jack, the trainer, was brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed the tank driving experience
Rating: 5 stars
Chris Williams
a brilliant experience, they were excellent and so friendly. My daughter came along as a passenger...
Rating: 5 stars
Jon
My wife bought a tank driving taster experience for my son and I and we really enjoyed it. Location...
Rating: 5 stars
paul clifford
excellent from booking to finishing the experience
Rating: 5 stars
Alison East
Thoroughly enjoyed the tank driving experience. Well organised, instructive and helpful staff.
Rating: 5 stars
Kevin Bishop
A great experience, made even more authentic by the driving rain and deep mud. Craig, the instructo...
Rating: 5 stars
Debbie Smyth
I bought this for my husband for his 60th birthday. He decided to take my Grandson with him as a p...
Rating: 5 stars
Mike Stevenson
Great experience! The instructor, Luke, got the right balance between firmness and fun. Never havin...
Rating: 5 stars
Jeremy Holmes
It was a great experience, especially discovering how cramped and difficult the conditions are insi...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark Palin
Now i've had the taster tank driving experience would love to have a go at the bigger experience. I...
Rating: 5 stars
alan green
Really different day out experience and the staff were great
Rating: 5 stars
Charlotte haynes
Brought as a gift for my fiancé. He drove the tank with our 2 children as passengers the whole expe...
Rating: 5 stars
Keith McCully
Marvellous day out, very impressed with the health & safety good tuition & instruction before driv...
Rating: 5 stars
mark
It was a fabulous experience and would do it all again. I was able to take two additional passenger...
Rating: 5 stars
wayne butler
Had a great time very friendly staff good display of military vehicles my instructor was very good ...
Rating: 5 stars
Brendan Cresswell
Great fun. A definite bucket list experience!
Rating: 5 stars
Allan Ratcliffe
Brilliant great experiance
Rating: 5 stars
kelvin gibson
very well organised, friendly helpful staff .good bits of kit to use. the museum was good aswell a ...
Rating: 5 stars
Lee Fisher
Thoroughly enjoyable day. Great location. Friendly staff. Good tuition/instruction given before...
Rating: 5 stars
david bird
Armageddon Husbands Bosworth Leics On a cold spring day on sunday I thoroughly enjoyed my ...
Rating: 5 stars
Liz Todd
My boys loved the tank experience and will be going again.
Rating: 5 stars
Paula Creaney
I enjoyed my experience, I had always wanted to drive a tank. Loved it want to do it again
Rating: 5 stars
Teresa Bailey
Very friendly and helpful staff. Good fun.
Rating: 5 stars
John
Brilliant experience.
Rating: 5 stars
Matt Piller
I received a tank driving experience voucher for Christmas,and I have to say that it was a brillian...
Rating: 5 stars
James
Fantastic experience, highly recommended.
Rating: 5 stars
John Greenwood
A really great experience! Enjoyed every minute including the well stocked museum! I echo John's re...
Rating: 5 stars
Hayley
My fiancé and dad loved it! They're already talking about doing it for my fiancé' stag do! Would hi...
Rating: 5 stars
Chris
A great experience, lots to see at the Armourgeddon museum, would recommend it as a great driving e...
Rating: 5 stars
Micheal barber
Really good and enjoyable would recommend it .
Rating: 5 stars
Anthony whitham
Had a great time despite the rain. Did a Tank Driving Taster and took our 12 year old grandson as a...
Rating: 5 stars
Bernard Bourne
It is a day I will not forget, the instructor was very good along with the weather.
Rating: 5 stars
Sue Fisher
My partner really enjoyed himself even though when I booked it had not realised he has already driv...
Rating: 5 stars
Tony
Utterly Brilliant experience. Driving an armoured vehicle was something I've wanted to do for many ...
Rating: 5 stars
paul white
The whole experience was the best ever. Will be remembered for a long time
Rating: 5 stars
Elaine holloway
Brilliant day. Excellent instruction.
Rating: 5 stars
Amy
Awesome!
Rating: 5 stars
Christopher Booth
our son is special needs and the tank experience was his Christmas present the staff were very help...
Rating: 5 stars
Kerry Symons
This was brought for me for my birthday - i had a really great day - the staff were so lovely and h...
Rating: 5 stars
Simon harris
Amazing experience. It was bought it as a Christmas present for my 82 year old mother in law. She h...
Rating: 5 stars
Sandra White
I have wanted to drive a tank for a long long time and for my 70th I was given this amazing present...
Rating: 5 stars
Penny Harding
My family and I had a brilliant day. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I was absolutely thrilled w...
Rating: 5 stars
Lisa shaw
Excellent, really enjoyed, instructor great, fab present
Rating: 5 stars
Harry Haworth
It was a fantastic day, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience although I would have preferred a large...
Rating: 5 stars
trudy purchase
Experience was great but admin from booking was hard work
Rating: 5 stars
Richard Panther
A really good morning out and a thoroughly enjoyable experience despite the rain! Would have prefer...
Rating: 5 stars
Dan
Great fun, excellent instructor, would definitely recommend
Rating: 5 stars
Stephen Jarvis
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon! I didn't want the experience to end.
Rating: 5 stars
Steve Cunningham
Really good day out and the instructors were great. The paintball battle was particularly exciting...
Rating: 5 stars
Andrew Fletcher
Very knowledgeable staff, I would have preferred a more challenging terrain though in hindsight, bu...
Rating: 5 stars
Chris Summerfield
The boys from the Tank centre were great. I had a great day they were very helpful and gave clear ...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Demet
Great fun for me and my family who really enjoyed riding in the AFV while I drove - well run event ...
Rating: 5 stars
mrs denise satley
I carnt think of anything to inprove that fantastic experience we had you made our weekend with you...
Rating: 5 stars
J Mawdsley
Great experience. Would recommend you take passengers and then everyone can enjoy the fun. Our inst...
Rating: 5 stars
John Sleight
Me and my Daughter had a brilliant experience,it was for my daughters birthday and for me it was me...
Rating: 5 stars
Paula Reed
Had a great time, the instructor was very good, knowlegeable and made me feel at ease. Loved every ...
 

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