We really like this Experience near Oxford, Oxfordshire.
On television shows, in documentary footage, many of us have wondered what it would be like to be driven in a tank. Huge, intimidating and unstoppable from the outside, they’re very different inside, and now there’s a chance to find out exactly what being a passenger is like. Be met, welcomed and introduced to the mighty GKN Sankey FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier, a 15-tonne tank complete with turret, machine gun and designed to hold a 12 man crew. Then slide into this mighty beast and get ready to be driven around a purpose built off road course for 20 minutes. Running on caterpillar treads rather than wheels, it’s certainly different to being chauffered in a car!
At least one weekday or weekend date a month throughout the year.
Lasts for up to an hour, with around 20 minutes in total in the tank as a passenger.
Briefings are held in groups. There may be another passenger sharing the tank, as well as the instructor.
Unlimited numbers of spectators are welcome. Please note that animals are not allowed at the site, with the exception of guide dogs.
Dress comfortably and wear trainers or flat-soled shoes.
Minumum age five, those aged under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
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.