Tanks-Alot
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tanks A Lot - Amazing 100 acre venue with over 100 tanks and military vehicles and your chance to drive rather than look. Private car crushes available any time. The Full Monty driving day on last Saturday of most months. Large corporate themed events to tiny birthday parties. 25 years experience, 100's of television and film appearances. Huge Armoury with professional stripper! Home of the worlds only stretch Tank Limo, Tank Hearse and Pink Tank - all for hire!
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Stuart H
2 contributions
Sep 2021
Utterly brilliant, about the best day out I've ever had and I was only a spectator! I got the Full Monty for my girlfriend and she said it was the best present she's had. The Tanks a Lot team were simply wonderful and so much fun. We can't fault one moment of the day and were simply lost in the experience without a care in the world. This company do not take a penny more from their customers than the cost of the day, which I now think is a bargain! Lunch laid on, snacks and drinks throughout the day, no in your face gift shop, or parking extra's etc. As a spectator I had a wonderful time, ferried about in an armoured personnel carrier (be first into the back and you'll get to be up front with your top half through the roof!), I rode outside on top of the big Russian tank as my missus drove it around the site and also took part in the survival skills. We got there at 8.30, it started at 9 with a hilarious introduction by the company boss (he's brilliant) and lasted right through until 6.30. If you don't have a sense of adventure or sense of humour, don't go. If you do, do yourself a favour and do it!
Written October 4, 2021
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Jon S
31 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Absolute cracking day at #tanksalotltd, drove a few big boys toys and learnt a bit of gun technology from the armourer.
Well worth a visit.

Professionally looked after at every stage. Refreshments on tap at the mess house, really knowledgeable staff, that explained the vehicles and how to drive them.
Plus all the other random questions thrown at them, which they had time to engage with all that wanted to ask and learn.

The site is awash with military vehicles of varying sizes, each more interesting than the last, loved the chance to get up close to some of the biggest armoured vehicles in the country. The car crush was epic. I need to get me one of those tanks for parking on our street.

... and then to top it all they have got a Tardis!! (Which would look amazing in my garden, but the Mrs objected, might have to have a chat with Nick)

These guys are also helping the Ukrainian war effort by supplying refurbished tanks, armoured vehicles and machine guns.

The vehicles we drove were under test for refurbing and then sending over for service in the Ukraine.

Feeling quite proud that I have done my little bit to stick two fingers up to Putin.
Cheers guys keep up the fantastic work.
We will be returning and bringing a few friends.
Written September 17, 2022
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Kate J
8 contributions
Aug 2022
What a fantastic day at the "Full Monty" on Saturday
Can't recommend this highly enough, Absolutely Brillant
Got to drive three tracked vehicles/tanks and an ATV.
To say i enjoyed them is an understatement
Also got to experience clay pigeon shooting, Mortar and flintlock firing, survival training and a tour of the armoury.
And if my day could get any better i won the driver of the day WEYHEY
My reward was to do a car crush in the Chieftain tank from the film "Fast and Furious 6" what an experience 100%
Many many thanks to all the instructors and staff at Tanks a lot for an incredible day
Will i be back???? YOU BET I WILL
Written August 31, 2022
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Chris J
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
What an absolutely amazing day on the “Full Monty” tank driving experience . Can’t recommend this highly enough 💯👍👍
Got to drive three different types of tank along with an ATV vehicle. AWESOME. Also got to experience clay pigeon shooting, flintlock and Mortar firing, survival training, And an Armoury tour. Brilliant
And to cap the day off I won driver of the day 👍👍. My reward to do a car crush with the chieftain tank from the film “ Fast and Furious 6” oh WOW
Thanks so much to the incredible instructors and staff for what is an experience I will never forget
Will I go back?? You bet I will 💯👍
Written August 31, 2022
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karl
Maghull, UK3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
From the minute you arrive until the moment you leave you’ll have the time of your live…..from the owner to all of the instructors, they’re there to help you enjoy the experience…. And my word what an experience! I would highly recommend this to anyone that remotely considers driving a tank. The welcome is great, the food through the day is brilliant, and the way the team make you feel special, especially to my daughter, is to be commended. Highly recommended!!
Written August 29, 2021
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Martin Clarke
8 contributions
Sep 2022
The tank driving instruction was excellent, and my grandsons picked it up very quickly, only one of whom had a driving licence!
The whole day was filled with fun in a hospitable and safe manner.
My wife and I were so pleased with the whole day that in a few years our next set of Grandsons will receive the same treat.
The ancillary activities plus the food and beverage were of a high standard.
We will be back!
Written September 26, 2022
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Josh W
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Coming here was a surprise birthday gift from my fiancé and I couldn’t believe it.

I had a fantastic day getting to drive 4 different tanks which was incredible. Todd helped teach me to pick up the driving really fast and he had great banter the whole time.

The armoury was amazing, it was filled with 100s of real weapons from all over the ages that we got to hold and get to know, and Todd was great to answer questions about so many of them.

Finally driving the mark 10 chieftain to crush a car was intense and was Todd’s last crush which we felt honour to be part of. It was insane how effortlessly the 60ton beast completely smushed the car into pieces and caught it all on camera!

Overall 11/10 would do again and recommend to anyone!
Written July 17, 2021
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Igor Toujilov
London, UK2 contributions
Aug 2021
This was a present from my wife last year and I was so thrilled that we were able to do it finally this year. Tank driving was absolutely brilliant - really out of this world. I also drove other armoured vehicles, as well as clay pigeon shooting. It was also interesting to learn about different weaponry. All in all it was a fantastic day. I almost forgot to mention the food - it was was delicious, so much so that I felt like asking for a second helping.

My wife came with me as a spectator. She also thoroughly enjoyed the whole day too as she and other spectators were allowed to sit in for the talks.

Tanks Alot have the most friendly and helpful staff, and in particular Venessa who tirelessly helped to ensure that my wife had all the information she needed. We would recommend this experience to any adult.
Written September 5, 2021
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Gill & Chris
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Wow, what an experience and what fantastic guys and gals here. Decided on a leap year proposal to my bf (he said yes) after a tank driving experience. It was booked and arranged well in advance with "secret squirrel" mission accomplished right up to the last minute when my other half was suddenly wondering why he was climbing into a tank. I was initially going to another provide but went here just based on how wonderful the people where in organising everything. The venue is spot on, we will definitely be back! Can't speak highly enough of Vanessa, Nigel and Rob for making this such a very special day. xxx
Written March 30, 2020
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Tasha H
5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
My boyfriend brought me the private car crush experience for my birthday and it was awesome. Nigel was welcoming from the start. I drove 3 different tanks that were all great fun. And of course crushing a car will always put a smile on your face. My boyfriend was able to join in the fun and come round on the tanks as well as watch me driving them. It wasn’t at all rushed to get you in and out so that made it even betters.
Written October 9, 2021
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