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Armourgeddon will look to re-open in early July

Photo: Photo: ANDREW STONE


Armourgeddon, the family owned ‘tank battle’ business in Leicestershire, said it could potentially re-open in July.

In a statement posted on it’s website on June 4, the company said: “The Government Recovery Plan indicates we can potentially re-open on 4 July 2020 and we are therefore taking bookings for dates after (that). When we re-open we shall of course continue to adhere to government advice and will be implementing a range of procedures to help keep you and our staff safe.”

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

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

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.

The company further said in the statement that it had ‘temporarily relaxed our cancellation policies’.

“If you have an activity booked with us prior to 3 July 2020 it will not be going ahead due to current restrictions. We ask that you look to re-book the activity with us for a date after 4 July 2020. Please contact us by email via the website to re-book your activity quoting your existing booking ID reference number and preferred date.

“Rest assured that we shall hold any payments made towards an existing booking as a credit voucher towards a future event.”

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.

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