Let loose and fly sky high with our Hot Air Balloon Ride for the ultimate uplifting experience. Be swept of your feet as one hundred feet of weightless nylon royally rises with a dragon-like roar of the burners for that luxurious experience.
As one hundred feet of the ultimate extravagance, embraces from the horizon we are sure you will blown away with this breathtaking journey that will take you to a whole new world, passing clouds and awe-inspiring panoramic views from your basket; perfect for capturing aerial photography at it’s best!
With this fascinating experience we assure you, this remarkable flight will remain topical in many years to come with calming ambience and a light gush of fresh breeze that will lift you into a feeling of peace and tranquillity for that experience beyond words.
Your exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride finishes with a luscious champagne toast and a personalised commemorative flight certificate signed by the pilot so that your can relive this remember able experience in many years to come.
Views depend entirely on the wind direction on the day, which means every flight is a unique experience!
- Call the day before for a weather check and confirmation of the launch site address
- Registration, meet the pilot and crew, and prepare and inflate the balloon
- Boarding and launch
- Landing and champagne celebration & certificate presentation
- Help pack balloon away
You must be sufficiently agile to climb in and out of the basket, which is about 42 inches (1.1 m) high and stand for around an hour. Children must be at least 8 years old, and over 4'6" high (1.4m). A child under the age of 16 years will only be flown if accompanied by a responsible adult appointed by the parent(s) or guardian. Maximum weight is 18 stone (114kg). You should not fly if you are suffering from any significant medical condition, or have recently undergone surgery. You may be asked to provide a certificate of your fitness to fly from your doctor or specialist. You must not fly if you are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
All locations are subject to change.
The Hot Air Balloon Ride is very weather dependent. You will be asked to phone the location prior to the flight to check the weather. If it is unsuitable, you simply rebook for another convenient day.
The Hot Air Balloon Ride lasts approximately one hour. It is very important that you arrive at the meeting point at the correct time. It will sometimes be necessary to transport you a short distance from the meeting point to an alternative launch site, owing to the wind direction or local conditions. At the end of the flight you will be returned to the original meeting point. For this reason you must allow at least four hours for the complete experience.
You will be with up to 16 other people inside the balloon.
Spectators are welcome to watch the balloon launch although, If alternative launch site is used, they are expected to make their own way there and back.
You should wear clothing suitable for a country walk appropriate to the time of year, preferably of natural fibres. A hat or cap may be useful to protect your head from the heat of the burners. Ladies please wear trousers. Sensible walking shoes or boots are recommended, preferably ones that are waterproof. Space is restricted in the basket, so please avoid bringing large rucksacks and bags.
These flights are available on weekday mornings (excl. Bank Holidays). The main flying season is from mid March to the end of October.
- Cornwall : Bodmin, Launceston
- Devon : Exeter, Plymouth
- Dorset : Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Blandford
- Essex : Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford
- Gloucestershire : Cheltenham, Stow on the Wold
- Hampshire : Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, Old Basing
- Hertfordshire : Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage
- Kent : Leeds Castle, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks
- Norfolk : Norwich
- Northamptonshire : Northampton
- Oxfordshire : Banbury
- Somerset : Yeovil, Castle Cary, Taunton
- Staffordshire : Stafford
- Sussex : Uckfield
- Warwickshire : Stratford upon Avon
- Wiltshire : Salisbury
- Worcestershire : Worcester, Evesham
- Scotland : Edinburgh
- Wales : Tintern, Usk Valley, Wye Valley