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Tank Driving Experience

Product code: 1023022 5 out of 5 (based on 79 reviews) Write a review »
5 out of 5 – 79 reviews
  • For One
  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Hampshire
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Declare war on boring walks in the countryside! This is an incredible opportunity to take control of an Abbot self-propelled gun, an FV432 armoured personnel carrier and a Chieftain main battle tank. The Chieftain weighs in at 55 tons and can crush a car like a Matchbox toy, so you should probably keep out of its way. You’re better off inside the tank, where your guide will show you how to control this most notorious of military vehicles. Some of the instructors have seen action in the Falklands and Gulf wars, so they are highly experienced and will be sure to have many a story to share. For a change of pace, you also have the chance to ride on the quad bikes at the specially designed track to top off a fantastic day. At the end of the day you will leave with a certificate of achievement to commemorate the experience.
What's included?
  • Full safety briefing
  • Driving session in a Chieftain tank
  • Driving session in an Abbot self propelled field gun
  • Driving session in an FV432 armoured personnel carrier
  • Quad bike riding
  • A certificate of achievement
  • Complimentary refreshments
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • You must pre-book a date for your experience
  • This experience runs on Saturdays only
  • Due to weather conditions the season starts in February and runs until the end of October (although bookings can be made all year round)
  • If you have a chest size of over 50"/127cm it may be difficult for you to get into some of the vehicles
  • Minimum age is 16 years
What do I need to know?
  • Please dress comfortably and warmly. Sturdy boots are advisable, as are waterproofs during wet weather
  • Spectators are welcome at a fee of £10.00, payable on the day. Children under 10 years can watch free of charge
  • The spectator entrance fee includes a ride on a tank and tea and coffee
This experience is available at
Tank Driving Experience - £195

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 79 out of 79 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Brilliant day out

5 out of 5 09 August 2015
JAG190
Location: Bath Age: 45-54 Bought For Husband Occasion: Christmas
Four activitys covering half a day - not completely as advertised, but all great! Didn't feel like I were waiting around for my go - there was lots of other things to do. Well organised and great staff
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Unforgettable gift from my partner

5 out of 5 03 August 2015
bellringingkate
Location: Caterham, Surrey Age: 55-64 Bought For Partner Occasion: Christmas
This was absolutely brilliant! We were divided into groups of 6, and friends and family came along for the ride on top of the tank (specially converted to accommodate around 16 people). The instructor was very clear in his guidance on how to drive. Everybody who had a go had no apparent problem with the controls, and I think that secretly we all became quite competative to see who could drive the fastest. It was over only too quickly - more time in the tank would be good,although it was quite sufficient to get an idea of how powerful a chieftan tank is. We drove down a fairly steep slope and up the other side as fast as possible, stopped, and then reversed back rather more sedately. Driving the Armoured Personnel Carrier and the Abbot self-propelled gun was next for my group, and we did that individually with an instructor sitting up top. We had a much longer go in each of these and it was exhilarating driving a 15 and 17 ton tracked vehicle. I would recommed this as a gift for anybody who is quite "hands on". An absolutely unforgettable day!
What would you improve for next time? Longer driving the tank please!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Fantastic day out

5 out of 5 11 July 2015
Dan
Location: Berkshire Age: 25-34 Bought For Brother Occasion: Christmas
This was a fantastic day out. Very enjoyable. The staff/instructors were very friendly and welcoming to me and my spectators. I would definitely recommend this experience.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Tank Day

5 out of 5 11 July 2015
Tanked up
Location: North Essex Age: 55-64 Bought For Daughter Occasion: Birthday
If you like big machines I would thoroughly recommend the Tank Day experience, this has got to be the ultimate day out, well worth the visit just for driving the Chieftain alone, every single member of staff were very helpful and friendly, can't fault anything. One of the most enjoyable days ever.
What would you improve for next time? The only thing I could think of was perhaps with regards to the chieftain it would be nice to do a couple of laps round the circuit instead of just going back and forward in a straight line.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Tank experience

5 out of 5 08 July 2015
Baconcakes
Location: West Sussex Age: 35-44 Bought For Wife Occasion: Christmas
It was a fantastic day. Very well organised. As a spectator I had to pay £10 to stay on site, but there were free refreshments and nibbles and we got to have a ride on the tanks. A great day for everyone.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Tank Driving Experience

5 out of 5 03 July 2015
The Frenchman
Location: SW London Age: 45-54 Bought For Sister Occasion: Birthday
A fantastic afternoon driving various armoured vehicles! The instructions was very clear and all the staff very friendly. The free coffee and homemade cakes was a nice touch.
What would you improve for next time? N/A
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Fantastic!

5 out of 5 31 May 2015
Helen
Location: Kent Age: 35-44 Bought For Relative Occasion: Birthday
Brilliant afternoon, well organised, great for spectators(children and adults) as well as the drivers. Thank you! Would highly recommend it.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great fun

5 out of 5 16 May 2015
PWel88
Location: Surrey Age: 55-64 Bought For Colleague Occasion: Birthday
a very friendly team and great fun driving the various vehicles. Well worth a visit...you'll enjoy it!
What would you improve for next time? Can't really think of anything.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

great gift

5 out of 5 02 May 2015
marko
Location: waterlooville Age: 45-54 Bought For Son Occasion: Birthday
Firtst time on quad bikes - absolutely amazing experience. All the tanks and vehicles were brilliant. Very friendly staff. Spectators also had a great time. Definitely recommend this experience to anyone.
What would you improve for next time? Nothing to improve
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great gift

5 out of 5 26 April 2015
Shergar61
Location: Bournemouth Age: 45-54 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
This experience was awesome, not only by the fact that you get to drive and ride on the tanks, but the staff were brilliant and made sure that whilst enjoying your day, they ensured you and your guests were safe at all times, and they did this with fun and humour. They were knowledgeable about the tanks and were happy to spend time and answer any questions. A very we'll set up and run day but in a relaxed manner. Thank you
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Tank Driving Experience - £195