Fire Engine Driving

A great Experience available in Oxford, Oxfordshire.

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Fulfil a childhood dream with this fire engine driving experience! Savour the chance to learn to manoeuvre and drive a fully functioning Dennis RS fire engine with the lights flashing. Start with a briefing before jumping behind the wheel of the V8, 200bhp beast which has a top speed of 80mph. Under the guidance of an instructor experienced in driving colossal, heavy vehicles, drive this monster for 25 minutes around the site’s perimeter, even getting a chance to try and parallel park!


At least one weekday or weekend date a month throughout the year.


Driving is only ever cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow or ice) which would make driving at speed dangerous.

How long does the experience last?

Lasts for up to an hour and a half, with around 25 minutes of driving in total.

How many other people?

Briefings are held in groups. All driving tuition is on a one to one basis.

Can I take people to watch?

Unlimited numbers of spectators are welcome. Please note that animals are not allowed at the site, with the exception of guide dogs.

What do I wear?

Dress comfortably and wear trainers or flat-soled shoes.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age is 18 and maximum weight is 18 stone. Minimum height is 5′, maximum is 6’4”. A full British or international manual driving licence must be held for over 12 months and be produced on the day in order to participate.

Anything Else?

When booking expect to be offered the choice of buying a collision damage waiver at £20 to £40 additional charge. Please note there is no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.

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