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Armourgeddon ready to open once Covid-19 restrictions lifted

Photo: Photo: ANDREW STONE


Armourgeddon, the family owned ‘tank battle’ business in Leicestershire, said it was ready to re-open and would add more dates to its operating schedule as soon as government restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic were lifted.

Stuart and Tracy Garner with their fleet of FV432s. Photo: ANDREW STONE

The business, which is owned by Stuart and Tracy Garner, usually operates from April to October, but like many others has closed during the crisis.

Armourgeddon runs a fleet of FV432s which have been fitted with compressed air cannons able to fire a 40mm paintball. Visitors taking part in the ‘tank battles’ are divided into teams of three and assigned an instructor. Each member then gets an opportunity to be the loader, gunner and driver during a practice session. Once the best person for each position is established, they go to battle’ against another crew.

In a statement posted on the website, Tracy said they had ‘relaxed’ their cancellation policies and would look to look to increase the number of days they would open this year once allowed.

Armourgeddon’s FV432s have been fitted with a compressed air cannon able to fire a 40mm paintball. Photo: ANDREW STONE

“Being in the Tourism and Leisure industry our operating months are limited to April-Oct each year,” she said. “We shall therefore be adding more dates to the operating schedule as well as operating with more vehicles on each day. We ask customers to work with us to re-book their activity with us the minute the restriction is lifted, to enable us to accommodate everyone before the end of our operating season.”

Anyone who already has an activity booked has been asked to re-book as soon as it is safe to do so through the Armourgeddon website and quoting your existing booking ID reference number.

Customers who have a booking that originated from a Virgin Experience Days gift voucher will be contacted directly by Virgin Experience Days.

Meanwhile, customers who have purchased a gift voucher directly from Armourgeddon between the April 1, 2019 and March 23, 2020 will automatically receive a FOC extension to their existing voucher.

“We aim to add an extra three operating month’s validity to each voucher,” said Tracy. “For example a voucher expiring 01/12/2020 will expire 30/06/2021 a voucher expiring 01/07/2020 will expire 01/10/2020. This will be reviewed as the situation unfolds.”


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