Our hot air balloon flights launch from more than locations across the UK. We are the country's only national passenger hot air balloon ride company, meaning your unforgettable Virgin Balloon Flights adventure is never too far away. Enter your town, postcode or county below and choose how far you are able to travel to find your closest hot air balloon ride launch site.
We booked more than eight times but they were all cancelled due to bad weather. I tried on several occasions to contact Virgin to get a refund. Every time it has been a frustrating experience.
My wife and I were bought the balloon flight for Christmas 2 years ago. After many cancellations, I think it amounted to 10, we eventually got the right conditions and were able to take to the air. We understood why there were so many cancellations
In the hands of a responsible pilot, yes. If you're flying with a reputable company, there should be nothing to worry about. Accidents do occur, but they're very rare, especially in the UK where the pilots have to undergo rigorous training.
A beautiful day for the flight, only had the flight cancelled once due to winds. Helped to put the balloon together. We travelled to Elvington.
Only a small proportion of hot air balloon flights in Scotland actually take off, according to data compiled by a disgruntled customer. Entrepreneur Ian Wittet, whose wife was gifted a voucher for a flight by his daughter, started to note the number of flights that left after having booked excursions with Virgin Balloon Flights cancelled due to bad weather and finding himself unable to book another date. He found only 7 per cent of flights from Perthshire actually took off.
We are a family run business and we take pride in good professional customer service. A hot air balloon flight is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we can make it a reality for you. Balloon flights are scheduled 7 days a week between April and October. Your balloon ride will be truly magical as you fly over some of the most beautiful scenery in the Garden of England, including the Weald of Kent, with the views of the South East coast.
Let me narrate the positives first- Superb ride - the wind was just right and we covered almost If you work full time i strongly recommend that you do NOT buy a voucher. I have booked a flight 5 times and on 5 occassions it has been cancelled.
Our national balloon flight vouchers offer the most flexibility making them the ideal last minute gift. Please select an area on the map where you would like to fly from or choose from our full list of regions with our selector below. Our flights are scheduled for the early morning and early evening, seven days a week from March — October. During October we fly once a day due to the limited daylight hours.