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Tank Battles in Leicestershire

Near Market Harborough

  • 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

What's Included

  • Go head to head against another tank with the UK's only Tank Paintball Experience
  • Learn how to Drive a 17.5 Tonne FV432 turreted Tank
  • Load, Aim and fire the 40mm paintball cannon on the range
  • Experience driving using the Periscope
  • Be part of a three person Tank crew plus an on-board instructor 
  • You will be issued with radio headsets, Kevlar helmets and tank suits
  • You will get the chance to drive the tank, aim the turret and fire the cannon at the opposing team
  • FREE entry to the on site museum displaying a large military vehicle collection
  • Tank battle experiences last approximately two hours

What Can I Expect

Attention - take part in our Tank Battles in Leicestershire! Tank driving in itself is good fun, but with this battle experience you'll actually take part in full on combat kicking off in the heart of Leicestershire, as your team of three crews a tank to attack the enemy - too much fun!

That's right, you'll be going into a military warzone (albeit with paintball gear!) using 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carriers to battle against one another. This venue has an amazing 15 of these sturdy army APCs and all have specially modified cannons capable of firing 40mm paint rounds. In essence, you'll be testing your driving and shooting skills to the max.

You will be working as a team of three commandos with a mission. Each person will learn how to drive, aim the cannon and load the breach. Getting all the appropriate gear on is very much part of the war game, so you'll be wearing your military uniform and kevlar helmet, as well as being fitted with a radio headset so you can talk tactics with your tank crew before you go on the offensive.

As you are learning on the specially built obstacle course, you'll soon appreciate just how agile these fully tracked machines are. Whilst you and the troops are training you will drive the FV432 with the hatch open, so you can literally see where you're going as your head is outside the vehicles. But when it comes to getting into full operational mode, the hatch closes and it's communication by headset and driving using the periscope - a whole different battle game!

Once you are able to successfully operate the FV432 APC tank, it's time to let the tank battles in Leicestershire begin. Your trio will engage in full on armoured paintball warfare against an opposing team. It's all about settling your nerves to work together to drive, load and fire. So who will drive, who will load and who will fire? Just one gift idea from over 1000 gift ideas brought to you by IntotheBlue.


  • Tank battles take place from April to October
  • Weekday vouchers valid Wednesday to Friday
  • Anytime vouchers valid Wednesday to Sunday
  • Single tank battles are only available on Wednesday
Into The Blue caters for a variety of all year round tank driving activities, see details on our main tank driving page


  • Leicestershire/ Northants border near Market Harborough

Suitable For

  • You must be at least 16 years old to drive the vehicles
  • If taller than 6'4" or heavier than 22 stone you may find it difficult to drive as access to some vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces
  • If group size is over 15, please call us for details
  • No driving licence is required


  • 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
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Passenger places are available to purchase for a fee of £25 per person (subject to availability and one per driver) which also includes entry to the vehicle collection when making your booking


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 29
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 28 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Chris ward
Excellent day
Rating: 5 stars
Rob Searle
My partner bought me a "Tank Paintball Battle" as a Birthday present. I had checked out the Armou...
Rating: 5 stars
A great couple of hours in the tank, thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would happily recommend ...
Rating: 5 stars
Mrs Pauline Vardy
All family went on beautiful sunny day. It was absolutely brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed by particip...
Rating: 5 stars
Adam Matthews
Absolutely fantastic day!! Have already recommended to friends and family!
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Beattie
Fantastic time, I loved every second. Friendly staff and a cuppa halfway through. You feel very saf...
Rating: 5 stars
Lawrence O'Neil
A truly great experience! Muddy, cramped, smelly and noisy inside the tank. Just like the real thi...
Rating: 5 stars
Carl Schmidt
Good fun. Time flew by
Rating: 5 stars
Carl Schmidy
Good fun. Time flew by
Rating: 5 stars
teresa prestedge
we had a great day the instructors we brill and we were made to feel like one of the family thank y...
Rating: 5 stars
Very good day. Staff are wounderful. Hada brill time. Crossed off my bucket list
Rating: 5 stars
Colin Macdonald
Brilliant day. All the instructors were very friendly and professional and added to the experience ...
Rating: 5 stars
Matt Ball
Absolutely fantastic day. The instructor was excellent, explained everything and with his enthusias...
Rating: 5 stars
Valerie Edwards
This was a really fun afternoon. Went with my two sons aged 23 and 21 and we all loved it. The in...
Rating: 5 stars
David Howlett
I thought I'd have trouble getting in a tank. Being an old pensioner and overweight, I did, but it ...
Rating: 5 stars
Mel Ellis
A great afternoon out. The guys really looked after us, good jokes and plenty of light hearted fun....
Rating: 5 stars
Robert Matthews
Great experience something I always wanted to do and so glad I did,the guys are great and very frie...
Rating: 5 stars
jeanette smith
an excellent choice a surprise birthday present for my husband a great experience .Would recommen...
Rating: 5 stars
Chris Taylor
Brilliant fun, instructor was a great laugh, best way to spend two hours of your time. Paint balli...
Rating: 5 stars
Nick Martin
This experience far exceeded my expectations - a full 2 hours of tank driving and paint ball battli...
Rating: 5 stars
Noel Parkin
Very welcoming and the staff great fun. Had a wonderful day with both the tank experience and look...
Rating: 5 stars
Good all round laugh.
Rating: 5 stars
francesco b
Great experience, great instructors and great location. 10/10
Rating: 5 stars
Vince Adams
A gift for my nephew's 16th. Unfortunately I couldn't join him but he called me to say what a fanta...
Rating: 5 stars
Jenny Williams
I bought a tank driving voucher for my son's 30th birthday. He had a great day and said it was abso...
Rating: 5 stars
Lyn Howard
I would like to say how much we enjoyed our experience and with the instructor Kenny, he was great,...
Rating: 5 stars
kirk mallett
It was a great day out. The people were very friendly, professional and competent and one felt at e...
Rating: 5 stars
Andy Roberts
It was a really good day and worth the drive up. The Mr's was able to come along for the ride for j...