Hot Air Balloon Experience




Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Experience in many locations across the UK.

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Your Hot Air Balloon Experience is a chance to have an aerial thrill like nothing before. While your feet are still firmly on the ground, you will have a chance to meet the pilot and get a flight safety briefing before you help prepare for the flight and inflate the hot air balloon. After everything is set up and ready to go, all the flyers climb into the basket for the launch. The hot air balloon fly to heights of up to 3,000 feet, basking in the exceptional views of the countryside. Enjoy the serene tranquil air and clouds flying with no wind resistance. 


After your Hot Air Balloon Experience has landed back on the ground, help the crew pack the balloon away before going back to the launch site for the presentation of a commemorative flight certificate. All balloon operators vary with what they provide, some offer a slightly longer flight while others provide a glass of champagne on landing. This is the most serene way to fly and enjoy the view.


All flights take place at dawn or dusk, as this is when the air is at its most stable. Your Hot Air Balloon Experience will be available weekdays and weekends from March/April to October/November, dates do fill very quickly so get this amazing experience quick.


Your amazing day will include:

An Unforgettable Experience...

  • Welcome and full safety briefing
  • Invitation to help inflate the balloon
  • A stuning flight in a hot air balloon
  • Help pack the balloon away
  • Be presented a commemorative flight certificate

Things to Remember

  • Available between March/April and October/November
  • Choose to fly any day of the week, morning or evening at heights of up to 3,000 feet
  • Travel from any number of launch sites across the country
  • The experience will last a total for 3 hours
  • All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators


Flights Available from:

Central England:

  • Berkshire
  • South Buckinghamshire
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Surrey
  • Essex
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk

South West:

  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • South Somerset
  • Wiltshire

South East:

  • Kent
  • West Sussex
  • East Sussex

North East:

  • Yorkshire


  • Derbyshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Cheshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Lincolnshire

South West:

  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • North Somerset


  • South Wales


Berkshire Berkshire is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.

South Buckinghamshire

South Buckinghamshire South Bucks is one of four local government districts in the non-metropolitan county of Buckinghamshire, in South East England.


Hampshire Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.


Hertfordshire Hertfordshire is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire.


Oxfordshire Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.


Surrey Surrey is a county in southeast England, bordering London.


essex Essex is a county in southeast England, between London and the North Sea.


Norfolk Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south.


Suffolk Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south.


Cornwall Cornwall is a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip.


Devon Devon is a county in southwest England. It encompasses sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks.


Dorset Dorset is a county in southwest England.

South Somerset

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Wiltshire Wiltshire is a county in South West England


Kent Kent is a county in southeastern England.

West Sussex

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East Sussex

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Yorkshire Yorkshire is a historic county in northern England

South Wales

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Bath Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England


Bristol Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history

North Somerset

North Somerset North Somerset is a unitary authority area in England


Derbyshire Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.


Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a county in South West England


Warwickshire Warwickshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.


Worcestershire Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England


Cheshire Cheshire is a county in northwest England


Herefordshire Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England


Shropshire Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands of England


Staffordshire Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England


Lincolnshire Lincolnshire is a county in east central England


Weekdays and weekends from March/April to October/November. Flights take place at dawn and dusk, 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 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. Share the balloon with between 8 -16 other flyers, plus a qualified 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 - heat from the burner overhead can be intense. Launch and landing sites can be muddy.