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Tick off something from your bucket list or simply experience the thrill of being sky-high whilst you soar through the skies for an epic hot air balloon ride, where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne on landing.
With over a hundred hot air balloon centres located across the country, you’re sure to find somewhere to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience together. Whether you decide to sweep over the beautiful Lake District, the stunning Yorkshire countryside or somewhere that exudes a bit more hustle and bustle, this hot air balloon ride will provide a fresh perspective on the area you drift over. This enthralling journey can be enjoyed amidst a serene sunrise setting, or in the early evening where the fading sunlight and gentle breeze will easily transport you to an oasis of tranquillity. If you’re looking for a way to treat the one you love to something romantic, or a family member or friend for a special occasion, this hot air balloon experience is sure to be a special one.
Before you hop into the basket, you’ll help with the inflation of the hot air balloon. Then it’ll be ready, set and take-off into the skies for an hour where the picturesque sights will amaze you. After landing, you’ll receive a refreshing glass of prosecco each along with a certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson, the perfect way to mark the end of this unforgettable sky-high experience.
* Please note, locations are subject to change.
Hot air balloon flights are available every day of the week, April to October.
Your flight will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour but allow 3 hours in total.
There'll be a maximum of 14 other people in the basket.
You're welcome to bring family and friends along to watch you take to the sky.
The minimum age is18 years old.
Minimum height is 1.4m (4ft 6). 7yr olds need to be at least 1.4m. A supplement applies to those weighing over 20st or if between 18-20st & are under 6ft tall. The flight is not suitable for those who are pregnant, recently undergone major surgery.
No previous experience or qualifications are required to take part in this activity.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Munya from Purchasing, July 2018
This was my first time flying in a hot air balloon and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it! We arrived at the crack of dawn and were welcomed by the friendly team at Virgin Balloon flights.
As part of my experience I helped them to inflate the balloon which was quite exciting, believe it or not! Before we took off, we were given a safety briefing and then our flight commenced. Once we were in the air, everything on the ground became smaller and the views we had were breathtaking! We had the sun rising in the background as well to add to what was a beautiful day.
During the flight, our pilot provided us with a guide tour from above which I thought was educational and went hand in hand with the experience. When we landed, we were treated to a nice chilled glass of champagne which went down a treat!
Overall I would recommend this experience for everyone, especially couples because the memories you take away are unforgettable. I certainly would want to do this again!
Depending on what the weather is like on the day, try not to wear too many layers because the burners in the balloon will certainly keep you warm!