Tractor Driving Wiltshire

Devizes, Wiltshire
REF: ROWTW1
Rated Based On 95 Reviews

• Drive tractors on a farm near Devizes
• The legendary Case International 1455XL
• And the high-tech John Deere 6R195
• See just how powerful these workhorses are!


 

What's Included

• Drive your choice of a 2022 John Deere or 1988 Case International tractor
• Safety briefing including an introduction to the tractor and its controls
• Practice basic manouvres in the tractor
• Familiarisation of the driving course
• Drive the course in the tractor including some reversing
• Allow 45 minutes for this experience with around 25 minutes drive time
• If opting for the John Deere tractor you will also experience GPS guided steering

Old vs New Tractor Experience
• Drive both the 2022 John Deere and 1988 Case International tractor
• 25 minutes driving each tractor (50 minutes total drive time)
• Allow one and a half hours on site for this experience


The Tractors
• John Deere 6R195 2022 Model
• 195hp modern tractor with auto gear box, electric controls and touch screen set up including GPS guided steering

• Case International 1455 XL 1988 Model
• 145hp 30 year old tractor with manual gear box and manual lever controls

What Can I Expect

Want to go tractor driving in Wiltshire? You've come to the right place. Tractors are the workhorses of the land and we salute them with these brilliant tractor driving experiences on a working farm and agricultural training centre in Wiltshire

The land on and around Rowdefield has been farmed by the Butler family since 1860. Today there are around 500 acres, with a trio of tractors working the land. But farmer John (the current Butler in charge!) also has a decade of experience teaching agriculture and business, which is why he decided to offer training courses in all things agriculture (from tree felling to tractor driving) at his Wiltshire farm.

We have put together these tractor driving experiences so you can have go at driving these amazing vehicles. And what a pair of tractors we've got lined up for you. In the 80s when most of us were watching the A Team and Grange Hill, the Case International 1455XL was out in the fields smashing it. This German-built tractor was legendary in farming circles. Rugged, pretty much bullet-proof and powerful enough to pull a house down they used to say!

Fast forward to present day farm machinery and the John Deere 6 series is the shining star of ploughing, drilling, bailing, shifting, lifting - whatever you want it do. This green giant of a tractor is the powerful 195bhp (yes, we know that IS a lot more than you'd think for a tractor isn't it?), 6.8l engine 6R195 model. Inside the cab is high-tech, with automatic gears, electronic controls and even GPS guided steering.

And don't forget, this is a training farm, so you will be experiencing at first hand the natural habitat of these impressive machines, with an experienced teacher guiding you as you go.

Whilst we might not fancy getting up at 4am at harvest time, we have to admit that the idea of being able to drive a proper tractor on a proper farm is an opportunity we couldn't miss and we think you'll love it too. Book your tractor driving experience in Wiltshire at this Devizes farm and see for yourself just how big, capable and fun to drive these tractors are.

Availability

  • Selected weekdays throughout the year (excluding August-October during the harvest and planting season)
  • Occasional weekend dates are available for a £20 charge payable when booking your date (subject to availability)
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability
  • Due to popularity it is recommended you book well in advance to avoid disappointment

Location

• Devizes, Wiltshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age 16
• Under 18s must be accompanied on site by an adult

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome
  • Please note: dogs are not permitted on site

Anything Else

• Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn
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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4.9
Total Reviews: 95

Find out what other customers think of the experience

 

Reviews

  based on 94 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Sue Pope
2 days ago
Excellent experience which was a surprise present for my partner Tony. Gemma and Trevor were very f...
Rating: 5 stars
Really Fun
2 days ago
Today’s tractor driving experience with Luke was absolutely fabulous. I am a 67-year-old lady never...
Rating: 5 stars
A Trusted Customer
2 days ago
I had an amazing time for a big birthday. Definitely preferred the old tractor. The instructor was ...
Rating: 5 stars
CathB
9 days ago
Really enjoyed driving the tractor. Very friendly instructor. Learnt lots about the farm too. A rea...
Rating: 5 stars
John R Money
9 days ago
An absolutely awesome adventure, tractor driving at its best. I can certainly see why Clarkson is h...
Rating: 3 stars
Claire Shucksmith
1 Months ago
The idea of it is quite good but to be honest, it definitely isn’t worth the money. It was good to ...
Rating: 5 stars
Chris Oram
1 Months ago
I was really looking forward to taking this experience, but it exceeded all expectations. A lovely ...
Rating: 5 stars
Janice Evans
2 Months ago
A very nice welcome awaited us the moment we turned up. The safety briefing and tractor informatio...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul & Phily
2 Months ago
This was utterly brilliant. Both me and my wife had a fantastic time. The atmosphere created was a ...
Rating: 5 stars
don
4 Months ago
exactly as I expected and wanted
Rating: 5 stars
Scott
4 Months ago
I had been looking forward to this all year, and on a chilly November morning, I spent some time wi...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Duffy
4 Months ago
Had a great time, the chap who did the experience with us had worked on the farm all his life and w...
Rating: 5 stars
John Lamb
9 Months ago
Rating: 5 stars
Timothy Duggan
10 Months ago
My wife bought me the Old vs New tractor driving experience for my birthday last year.  My son had ...
Rating: 5 stars
Abbie Lifton
10 Months ago
Fabulous tractor driving experience with the new John Deere. From the health and safety talk to the...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark
Great !
Rating: 5 stars
Nicki foster

Thank you so so much for such a wonderful experience driving my first tractors

Rating: 5 stars
T. Rowe
I booked this for my friend's birthday as he loves tractors and really wanted to drive one. He tho...
Rating: 5 stars
jennifer bixley
It was brillant . My partner loved it . Good fun and very Interesting . Trevor was a lovely guy tha...
Rating: 5 stars
Helen Stanfield
A lovely morning spent with Luke learning about the latest in tractors- amazing technology. Chattin...
Rating: 5 stars
Julie Jenner
Really enjoyed the experience. My husband bought it for a birthday present and then I was offered ...
Rating: 5 stars
Alan Daffern
An excellent experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable experience provider
Rating: 5 stars
Al Jackson
The farm was easy to get to, reception was very friendly. Luke was in charge of our day, again, ver...
Rating: 5 stars
Trish Buckland
Bought for my 40th birthday, it was an amazing experience driving tractors old vs new model. John...
Rating: 5 stars
Alistair
Fantastic experience. John was great and explained everything not only about the tractors but farmi...
Rating: 5 stars
Carol Poulton
What an amazing morning I had! I can honestly say it was fabulous. John at the farm was so lovely a...
Rating: 5 stars
Debbie walford
Value for money .. sun was shining beautiful setting . John gave a great knowledgeable account of t...
Rating: 5 stars
Lesley
Fantastic experience. Great location and instructor. Would thoroughly recommend.
Rating: 5 stars
Ian Bovis
Had a great time learning about the tractors and farming. A great way to start getting to grips wit...
Rating: 5 stars
Leanne Ward

It was a dream come true

Rating: 5 stars
Annette Tedore
My husband loved this gift. It was delayed due to COVID, but Gemma was lovely to deal with and we g...
Rating: 5 stars
Jane Crossman
Great experience driving two tractors, one old one new. John the instructor was very informative an...
Rating: 5 stars
Helen Caffrey
Fabulous experience, small friendly family team who went above and beyond to make it special. Excel...
Rating: 5 stars
Mandy
Absolutely loved my experience learning about, and driving, the tractors. Would like to try the ...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark Packer
Had a great time was greeted by John who explained what was going to happen and about the tractors ...
Rating: 5 stars
Tony Conlon
I had a great time on my tractor driving experience. Luke the instructor was very personable and in...
Rating: 5 stars
Vanessa
So good. I love tractors. It was just amazing. Learnt so much about the different tractors. It wa...
Rating: 5 stars
Vanessa
So much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 5 stars
John Oram
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Two iconic tractors - a short introduction, lots of driving and ...
Rating: 5 stars
Alan
A great experience, it was good to compare the old with the new. Although the technology has change...
Rating: 5 stars
Steven Wilkinson
Excellent Day out Instructor was very informative and the tractor were awesome
Rating: 5 stars
Scott Clarke
Fabulous experience, led by an experienced driver! Highly recommend
Rating: 5 stars
Robert Wykes
Everything was well organised, with a good safety brief before hand. The trainer was friendly and ...
Rating: 5 stars
Jason
Such a fantastic experience! The instructor was also lovely and friendly, like what he said “no pre...
Rating: 5 stars
Pasquale Cappetta

Absolutely brilliant!. Quality experience with excellent service.. can't wait to do it again

Rating: 5 stars
Scott
Absolutely amazing, great set up and tuition, would throughly recommend this event at this venue 5...
Rating: 5 stars
Andrew
Interesting experience, friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Very enjoyable and highly recommend...
Rating: 5 stars
Victoria Cridland
Absolutely loved every minute!! Luke was fantastic and full of random facts - wish I could have sta...
Rating: 5 stars
Bev Watson
A lovely experience for my husband's 'special' birthday. Luke was extremely knowledgeable and share...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Harrison
A very enjoyable experience, John (an excellent host and instructor).accompanied you on the tract...
Rating: 5 stars
Keith
I had a great tractor driving experience with Luke; he is so knowledgeable and friendly I could hav...
Rating: 5 stars
Julian
Excellent experience
Rating: 5 stars
Graham crane
Very good.Staff friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5 stars
Graham Aldridge
Had a great time. Luke was an excellent instructor, very friendly and explained everything about th...
Rating: 5 stars
Graham
A great gift, thoroughly enjoyed
Rating: 5 stars
David Tilling
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience and learned a lot would recommend it to everyone.
Rating: 5 stars
Mike Griffin
Really enjoyed this experience, I am a tractor fan but have only had experience of old tractors - m...
Rating: 5 stars
joan kennedy
Good fun Short but sweet
Rating: 5 stars
Arnold Beavan
Tractor mad 16 yo Grandson loved every minuute.John was an excellent instructor--Ollie wants anoth...
Rating: 5 stars
Nicola Grimshaw
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Had a tractor ‘old V new’ experience. The team were great to deal with from b...
Rating: 5 stars
Victoria
We had fantastic time, fab experience, brilliant set up! Thank you
Rating: 5 stars
Stuart
These tractor drive experiences were like returning to my childhood - huge smile! Luke was very kno...
Rating: 5 stars
Claire Duckett
My father was over the moon with this. Really lovely people to deal with. Certainly recommend.
Rating: 5 stars
Tom
Had a really good visit to the farm for the Old vs New tractor driving experience. John was fan...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Flavin
I have wanted to drive a large tractor for years, and this experience provided complete satisfactio...
Rating: 5 stars
Sarah Griffin
Excellent experience, thank you! The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient, going into dept...
Rating: 5 stars
Melvin Bagguley
My experience was a day driving 2 tractors The day started with a full safety brief on the farm and...
Rating: 5 stars
Laura
What a great experience, Luke was a great instructor and very informative. My husband completely en...
Rating: 5 stars
Simon Jerrome
The team were excellent and Luke put my son at ease straight away. I would recommend this experienc...
Rating: 5 stars
F Gurney
Great to drive a tractor again .
Rating: 5 stars
Jonathan
Polite and professional staff. Concise health and safety briefing. Info given regarding the 2 tract...
Rating: 5 stars
George White
A really enjoyable experience, the instructor was great with loads of knowledge about the tractors ...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark Hubbard
The old and new tractor experience was bought as gift. The instructor at RTE gave very clear but co...
Rating: 5 stars
Trudy
My sister in law has always wanted to drive a tractor, and a red one at that. We booked to drive bo...
Rating: 5 stars
Nick Garbutt
Brilliant, great fun and a terrific instructor in Luke
Rating: 5 stars
Jayne Carrington
Absolutely brilliant day. Very professional. Lovely working farm and education centre. Could not...
Rating: 5 stars
Anya
A wonderful experience. It was fascinating to learn how tractors and technology have moved on sinc...
Rating: 5 stars
Mark Smith-Thomas
Brilliant experience. Highly recommended. Luke was very informative and great to try both tractors....
Rating: 5 stars
Martin
A great day out, the technology was just amazing. Luke was very knowledgeable and had no problem a...
Rating: 5 stars
Anne Piper
A thoroughly enjoyable time! Luke explained so much about the modern tractor - which I really appre...
Rating: 5 stars
Susan Branch
A totally awesome Tractor experience , friendly instructor. Just incredible and so much fun! Tha...
Rating: 5 stars
John M.
A worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable experience where you learn all about the mechanics and techno...
Rating: 5 stars
Nick Garbutt
I had a really terrific time at RTE, My instructor Luke was extremely knowledgeable and gave me the...
Rating: 5 stars
Alistair Gillies
Excellent experience. Instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable, tractors were very different ...
Rating: 5 stars
Peter
I did the old and new tractor drive. A great facility, very professional, expert instruction and i...
Rating: 5 stars
Amanda Headington
just now I had a really interesting and enjoyable tractor experience on 17th May 21. It was such f...
Rating: 5 stars
Martin ward
Had a really fantastic, fun and informative time with Luke at the tractor new v old experience. Abs...
Rating: 5 stars
Pamela Jones
Loved it! Always wanted to try it and so glad I did!
Rating: 5 stars
Gary Chamberlain
Great fun and very informative. Staff at the farm were very friendly.
Rating: 5 stars
Merv
Fantastic day out. My wife loved the tractor experience day driving an old and new tractor. I def...
Rating: 5 stars
Kevin Trunkfield
Totally recommend the Tractor Experience, getting behind the wheel of the John Deere was fantastic ...
Rating: 5 stars
Harry Reed
Amazing experience Knowledgeable farmer to support your experience Lovely surroundings
Rating: 5 stars
Richard
Really quite impressed. Brought the experience as a humerous gift for my wife and she really enjoye...
Rating: 5 stars
Richard Baggarley
Really good visit Luke was so informative and friendly l would recommend this to anyone,thanks.