Weekday Hot Air Balloon Ride
See the world from 2000 feet and enjoy the ultimate luxury flying experience in a hot air balloon – a dream for any true aviation fan. Ponder over glistening rivers, rolling hills and take in the character-rich villages as they glide past slowly a dusk or dawn. Choose from a delightful selection of conveniently located sites up and down the country, to cast away into the clouds and create memories to treasure. Don’t forget to capture the moment with a camera. With a sparkling glass of Champagne after landing, you can toast to an experiences that is sure to be remembered for years to come.
- Take to the skies with a hot air balloon ride for one
- Available Monday to Friday for dusk or dawn flights
- Toast the occasion with a glass of bubbles after landing
- Travel from a choice of launch sites throughout the UK
- All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators
- Availability Description
Available Monday - Friday from April to October, excluding bank holidays.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum weight 18 stone. Minimum height 4'6''. Minimum age is 8. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Those who are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to fly. Any medical conditions must be declared in advance.
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 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.
- Numbers on the Day
Share the balloon with between 8-16 other flyers, plus a qualified pilot.
- Dress Code
Wear trousers, long sleeves and sensible footwear (no high heels please). Please avoid loose scarves or jewellery. Bring a hat - heat from the burner overhead can be intense. Launch and landing sites can be muddy.