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Tank Driving Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage Centre near Oxford   

• Tank & military vehicle driving in Oxfordshire
• Drive an FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier
• Fire Engine & DAF Army truck add-ons available
• A wonderful historic location for your experience

What's Included

Tank Driving Experience
• Welcome and safety briefing on driving techniques
• Drive a FV432 tank for 15-20 minutes on a purpose built multi-terrain track
• Please allow 60-90 minutes for this experience

Ultimate Tank Driving
• In addition to the above you will also drive a Leyland DAF 4x4 Army Truck and a Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine for 15-20 minutes in each
• Allow between 2-2.5 hours on site for this experience

What Can I Expect

Test your mettle with a spot of tank driving in Oxfordshire - and a whole lot more! We are offering two different tank driving packages for you in Oxfordshire. The very wonderful Bicester Heritage is basecamp for your tank, military and emergency services vehicle driving experience. Being a former RAF station packed full of original 1940s features, it's like rolling back time to World War Two days.

All experiences start with a welcome onto this very special ex-RAF site. It is now a mecca for historic and racing vehicles of all ages and kinds, with many specialist operators (including your tank driving hosts) and automotive artisans installed within the Bicester Heritage site. There's literally history all around you, but get ready to make a little bit history for yourself, by driving a genuine ex-Army FV432 APC (that's Armoured Personnel Carrier).

The FV432 tank is the star of the show at Bicester and it's easy to see why. Weighing in at fifteen tons, these GKN Sankey-built APCs are powered by roaring 240hp Rolls Royce engines. Start her up and get ready to make a proper racket, as you power your way around the off road track.

If you choose the ultimate tank driving experience at Bicester Heritage, you can add a 4x4 Army truck and a Dennis RS V8 fire engine to your portfolio of drives. The Leyland Daf truck is genuine ex-Army (who knows what peace keeping missions this boy went on?) and is about as tough and durable as they come. And despite their bulk, they are actually capable of up to 60mph on bumpy off road surfaces.

The fire engine is your classic, big, red Dennis. You see these machines dashing around all over the country fighting fires, rescuing cats from trees and so forth. We're told it comes equipped with fully working 'blues and twos', so yes, you will be nee-nahhing whilst you drive. And it's worth saying that, with a 8.2l turbocharged diesel engine onboard, the Dennis can clock up a nifty flame-busting 0-60mph time of 12 seconds!

Just as we said, this tank driving in Oxfordshire malarky isn't just about driving your favourite fully-tracked vehicle. It's an eclectic mix of military motoring combined with the emergency services, that'll have you enthralled from the moment you arrive at the Bicester Heritage centre!


• Selected weekend and weekdays throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability


• Bicester, Oxfordshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age 18
• Participants must have held a full UK driving licence for over 12 months
• Maximum height 6ft 6ins


• Spectators are welcome
• Passenger rides are available in the tank for £10 per person payable on the day
• Minimum age for passenger rides is 5
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 8
about 3 years ago
The flying was very good but time keeping was bad
P Edmunds
about 3 years ago
Excellent experience , great staff friendly and helpful Thank you
stephen saunders
about 3 years ago
My family described it as “A wonderful family day out” , a present for Grampys 80th Birthday, he loved it. Found out what he was doing when we got there. 11 of us went including him. The passengers enjoyed their ride as well. Thank You, To all concerned.
Barbara Blundell
about 3 years ago
I purchased a voucher for my partner to drive a tank for his birthday which we used today. It was without doubt one of the BEST birthday presents / experiences ever. We both got to ride in the tank and my partner then drove it around this course. His face was a picture. He loved it. Exceptional experience, amazing staff who were super friendly, we will definitely be going back to drive a superspeed tank next time !!
about 3 years ago
Had a great time staff where very friendly and very helpful , would be a pleasure to go back and do it again another time , Enjoyed very much driving the 432 , and the kids enjoyed dressing up and siting in the back and the ride in the fire engine at the end made there day , Thank-You for a great day out with you :)
Steven Gunn
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

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Vouchers are usually valid for 20 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 23 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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Tank Driving Oxfordshire
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Total Price£99.00
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