Available Monday to Friday for sunrise flights only
Exclusive to four people and a pilot, drift at heights of 3,000 feet
Travel from a launch site in Somerset, Bristol, Monmouthshire, Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire or Shropshire
All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators
Share an incredible aerial adventure with a hot air balloon flight which is exclusive to four people. On arrival, meet an experienced pilot for a safety briefing before all helping to inflate and set-up the balloon for its voyage. Then, it's time to take to the skies. Ascend to amazing heights of up to 3,000 feet and take in unique birds-eye views of the countryside below as the balloon peacefully cuts through the clouds. Upon returning to the ground, it's all hands on deck - help the crew to pack the balloon away being taken back to the original launch site to be presented with a commemorative flight certificate each. Balloon operators vary, with some offering a slightly longer flight and others a glass of champagne on landing.
Weekday mornings (excluding bank holidays) from March/April to October/November. Flights take place at dawn, when the air is at its most stable. Dates fill very quickly, so book at least four weeks in advance.
Maximum weight 18 stone. Minimum height 4'6''. Minimum age is 8. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Ballooning isn't suitable for pregnant women. 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 the 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.
Numbers on the Day
Exclusive to four people plus a pilot.
Spectators are welcome to watch the launch and wave you off. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Wear trousers, long sleeves and sensible footwear (no high heels please). Please avoid loose scarves or jewellery. Bring a hat - the heat from the burner overhead can be intense. Launch and landing sites can be muddy.