Fans of military-themed activities and paintball veterans alike are flocking to Armourgeddon in Leicestershire, known as ‘The Home of Tank Paintball Battles’! Set in the rolling acres of an old World War II bombing range near Lutterworth, it’s also home to a Military Museum full of educational exhibits and war-themed movie props.
Here’s our pick of the fun adventures you can get up to, starting with the mad activity that Armourgeddon is best known for…
Tank Paintball Battles
Think you’ve tried it all when it comes to paintball? Done the whole ‘chase the zombie’ thing? Well here’s something you’ve probably not done before: Tank Paintball! It’s the most popular activity at Armourgeddon and with good reason – you go out in teams of 3 with an instructor and everyone has a go at driving the tank and aiming the huge paintball cannon. Experience life in a FV432 tank, hone your skills with some target practice then take on your enemy in a Tank Paintball Battle!
The Military Museum at Armourgeddon is jam-packed full of wartime artefacts, from tanks, guns and cannons to interactive exhibits. They also have an enviable collection of movie memorabilia, including the M4 105 Sherman tank that featured alongside Brad Pitt in the film Fury. Relax in the onsite café and you might be lucky enough to see tanks on manoeuvres as you’re enjoying a cake and a cuppa! If you’re visiting in a group, you can arrange for a guided tour
Tank Driving Experiences
If you like the idea of being in a tank but not so keen on the idea of taking part in a paintball battle, Armourgeddon also offer more straightforward Tank Driving Experiences. Once you’re kitted out in your tank suit and helmet, you’ll feel ready to play the part of tank commander! This experience is one-to-one, so you’ll get the full attention of your instructor. You’ll drive with the hatch open while you get your bearings, but then you’ll be given the chance to drive in real battlefield conditions: hatch closed and looking through the periscope!
Archery and Air Rifle Shooting
Armourgeddon have got expert Archery instructors on site to coach you in either 30- or 60-minute sessions – can you hit the bullseye? Or head to the bunker to try your shooting skills using the latest bolt-action, pre-charged Air Rifles. You’ll need the steady aim of a sniper to hit the target, get the best score and beat your opponent. The two activities are available as a combination package. If you book any of the activities above, you’ll also be entitled to free museum entry, so you can plan a really fun-packed day. Perfect for birthday parties, stag or hen dos and team building days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Is there free parking at Armourgeddon?
Armourgeddon has loads of free parking all on site. Armourgeddon also ask for you to arrive 30 minutes before any activities that you have booked so that you have time to complete any paper work that is needed before doing the activity, plus to check in any extra passengers or spectators that have joined you
- Is there Food & Drink available to buy on-site?
Armourgeddon has a limited supply of food and drink available for you to order at their cafe with sitting. if you are part of a larger group, then we recommend that you call Armourgeddon ahead of the activity to arrange food & drink to make sure they have enough in for you
- How much does it cost to look about the Military Museum?
- What is the minimum age for the driving experience of the tanks and military vehicles, and do I need a driving license?
There is a minimum age to drive the tanks of 16 and you do not need a driving license for this experience. For the military vehicle driving experience there is a minimum age of 17, and it is recommended to have a driving license, or at least to be able to drive a manual gearbox before doing this activity
- What should I wear
Armourgeddon will provide you with overalls and helmet for the driving experiences, and overalls for some of the other activities including paintball etc. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easy as getting in and out of the tanks you will need to get down low, with regards to footwear it is recommended that you wear either wellies or walking boots that can handle lots of mud
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