This is a great opportunity to get behind the wheel of 17 tons of military steel - a FV432 armoured personnel carrier. With the help of supportive instructors, you will soon get to grips with this mean machine. Using your new found skills, you will have to tackle a tricky obstacle course with the hatches open and your head out. This is the simple part! Now it's time to try the same course with hatches closed and navigating using the periscope. With your peripheral vision gone, a sudden realisation of how hard this is gives the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Your experience will start with an introduction and safety briefing given by the friendly instructors who will give an overview of the tank and it's controls. After spending some time getting used to the tank you will be given your first test. Negotiating a tricky tank course set in a World War II bombing range. If your confidence is running high then you'll want to try it again but under more challenging conditions. Hatches down with only your periscope to guide you. Are you up to the challenge?
When can you go?
This experience is available on selected Sundays and Wednesdays, from April to October.
How long does this activity last?
Your experience will last approximately 1 hour.
You need to know
The minimum age is 16 years old.
The maximum height for participants is 1.93m (6ft 4"). The maximum weight is 139kg (22 stone). Please note that accessing the vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces.
You do not require any qualifications to take part in this activity.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be up to 3 other participants in the tank.
Family and friends
You are welcome to bring spectators to watch the battle at a cost of £6 per person which includes entry to both the Collection Building and Spectators Area.
We can’t control the weather!
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.