Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride
Elevate the evening to one of new heights with an enchanting hot air balloon flight. On arrival, meet an experienced hot air balloon pilot for an introduction and safety briefing, before helping to prepare the balloon for its voyage. Drink in the amber hues of the sunset as you reach heights of 3,000 feet and soak up the unforgettable bird's-eye view of some of the UK’s most picturesque countryside. The pilot will even point out famous landmarks as the scenery unfolds beneath the balloon. Toast the landing with a sparkling glass of champagne and leave with a signed certificate from the pilot!
- One hour hot air balloon flight for one
- A glass of bubbly or fruit juice to toast your landing
- Receive a flight certificate after your experience, signed by your pilot
- Availability Description
Monday - Friday evenings only in March - October, subject to availability.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age varies by location. Maximum weight is 18st/114kg, minimum height is 4’6”/137cm. Those who are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to fly.
Ballooning is extremely weather dependent - it is crucial to call the venue before the flight. If postponed, an alternative date and location can be arranged (please contact the operator for information).
Actual flight length is determined by conditions on the day. The experience normally lasts around three and a half hours, including one hour for inflating the balloon and one hour for packing the balloon away and returning to the launch site. Please note at the following locations only for Wickers World (Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire or Gloucestershire). They do not offer champagne however the flight time is extended by up to 15 minutes.
- Dress Code
Wear trousers, long sleeves and sensible footwear (no high heels please). Please avoid loose scarves or jewellery. Launch and landing sites can be muddy.