Tank Driving Thrill
Usually despatched within 4 working days
4 instalments of £40.00 with clearpay
6 weekly payments from £26.66 with laybuy
Average connection time 25 secs
Average connection time 25 secs
If you’ve ever wanted to get behind the controls of an armoured tank, this is the way to do it: a one-on-one session bombing around a track in a 17-tonne behemoth with this Tank Driving Thrill.
Three laps in a supercar this ain’t – this is a driving experience for those who like to give themselves a challenge and drive a vehicle about as far removed from your day-to-day car as you can get. 17-and-a-half tonnes of hardened steel, where you can only see where you’re going half of the time as you make your way around the course looking through the tank’s periscope. You’ll be heading out onto a field once visited by old war heroes themselves, as the course is made from a former WWII bombing range.
Lap one is a demonstration by your instructor as they show you how to handle the controls and show you the route to take, and then from there it’s all up to you to get your tank around the course. A lap with the hatches open, a lap with the hatches closed, and a final lap of your choosing – whichever way you go, this isn’t a drive you’re going to forget.
- Three laps driving a 17-tonne tank
- An expert instructor to guide you through the course
- Drive with hatches open or guided by the periscope, each with their own challenges
- Free entry into the onsite military museum and collection
- Experience gift pack
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
After arriving at least 15 minutes before your experience is scheduled to start, you’ll check in at the tank driving reception before being equipped with a tank suit and Kevlar helmet.
Once you’re beside your vehicle your tank driving instructor will give you a detailed safety briefing before securing you in your seat and taking you around the track to familiarise you with the course. After that you’ll move into the driver’s position to take the tank around for three laps, one with the hatches open, one looking through the periscope and one more lap of your preference. The instructor will guide you through from start to finish, and at the end you’ll have free entry into the onsite military collection.
- Minimum age: 16
- Maximum weight: 22 stone
- Maximum height: 6ft 4in
- Participants must be medically fit to take part
- No driving licence is required
- Spectators are welcome. A fee per spectator will be charged. This includes admission to view the Tank and Military Vehicle Collection. Please check the fees when booking
- No dogs allowed on site
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
This experience is available April to October on Saturdays, Sundays and selected Wednesdays between 09.00 and 17.00.
We recommend you book at least four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 45 minutes for the driving plus additional time to visit the museum.
What should I wear?
Please wear casual clothing and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. We recommend you bring a change of wellies/shoes in the event of muddy conditions. You will be provided with a tank suit, Kevlar helmet and radio headset.
What about the weather?
Bad weather may affect your experience. If your experience cannot take place due to the weather an alternative date will be offered to you. You are advised to contact the location the day before your experience.
Passengers are welcome. A fee for passengers will be charged. There is a maximum of 4 passengers ( minimum age 8) allowed on this activity. This includes admission to view the Tank and Military Vehicle collection. Please check fees when booking
This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
The operator reserves the right to substitute any vehicle due to unforeseen circumstances such as mechanical failure.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Leicestershire - Lutterworth
Please Note: If you’re purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.
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