Ever fancied a hot air balloon experience? Now you and your partner can cross balloon flights off your list of 'things to do before you die'. There are lots of locations that offer these hot air balloon rides, so please check the list below for your nearest place. It's not just a case of jumping into the basket and setting off, you even get to help inflate the balloon! Your flight will last an hour and you even get a complimentary glass of champagne and a signed certificate!
When can you go?
Hot air balloon flights are available every day of the week, usually between April and October.
How long does the activity last?
Your flight will last approximately 45 minutes but please allow 3 hours in total.
You Need to know
Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Minimum height is 1.38m (4ft 6). A supplement may apply to those over 20 stone or those between 18-20 stone in weight who are under 6ft tall. The flight isn’t suitable for those who are pregnant or suffer from medical conditions. Please check on booking. Reasonable agility is required to get into the basket.
No previous experience or qualifications are required to take part in this activity.
You and how many others?
There'll be a maximum of 14 other people in the basket.
Family and friends
You're welcome to bring family and friends along to watch you take to the sky.
We cant control the weather
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions
Launch sites include: ABERDEEN - Castle Fraser; ANGUS - Glamis Castle; BEDFORDSHIRE - Biggleswade; BERKSHIRE- Reading, Woodcote; BUCKINGHAMSHIRE- Aylesbury & Milton Keynes; CAMBRIDGESHIRE- Cambridge, Ketton Park & Peterborough; CHESHIRE- Nantwich, Crewe; CORNWALL - Liskeard, Bolventor; COUNTY DURHAM - Bishop Auckland, Durham (Shincliffe); CUMBRIA - Burton in Lonsdale, Dalemain & Kirkby Lonsdale; DERBYSHIRE- Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Belper (Ambergate); DEVON - South Brent, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Ashburton, Exeter, Broadclyst, Dartmoor, Honiton, Moor-to-Sea, Princetown, Tiverton; DORSET - Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury; ESSEX - Colchester, Feering, Braintree, Chelmsford, Harlow, Brentwood; FIFE - Falkland Palace; GLOUCESTERSHIRE- Cheltenham, Cirencester; HAMPSHIRE - Hartley Wintney, Basingstoke, Alton; HEREFORDSHIRE - Hereford; HERTFORDSHIRE - Knebworth Park, St Albans; KENT- Sutton Valance, Wadhurst, Yalding, Goudhurst, Headcorn, Mote Park; LANARKSHIRE - Biggar; LANCASHIRE - Wray, Garstang, Stoneyhurst; LEICESTERSHIRE - Rutland Water, Stanford Hall; LINCOLNSHIRE - Grantham, Belton Woods, Stamford Meadows, Grimsthorpe Castle; MONMOUTHSHIRE - Pandy, Monmouth; NORFOLK - Wymondham, Norwich; NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - Northampton; NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - Newark; OXFORDSHIRE - Oxford, Henley-on-Thames; PERTHSHIRE - Perth; SHROPSHIRE - Telford, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Hawkestone Park; SOMERSET- Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury, Taunton, Yeovil; STAFFORDSHIRE - Stafford; SUFFOLK - Suffolk Showground, Stowmarket, Ipswich; SURREY - Guildford, Fernhurst; SUSSEX - Crowborough; WILTSHIRE - Marlborough; WORCESTERSHIRE - Evesham, Shelsley Walsh; YORKSHIRE - Harrogate, York, Ripley Castle, Thirsk. Locations are subject to change.
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