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Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Weekday Morning

£169
£149
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Weekday Morning Or Evening

£189
£169
Per Person

Any Day Morning or Evening ( including weekends )

£209
£189
Per Person
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The Highlights

  • Hot air balloon ride over stunning UK landscapes
  • We offer the LARGEST choice of locations in the UK!
  • You won't find a bigger choice of locations across England, Scotland & Wales anywhere else
  • 3-4 hour total experience (approx 1 hour in the air)
  • Available for up to 12-16 people to fly together ( subject to availability and location )
  • Prosecco toast after the flight
  • Exchangeable Experience Gift

100+ Locations To Choose From

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  • Alton
  • Ashbourne
  • Attleborough
  • Bakewell
  • Bath
  • Berkhamsted
  • Biggar
  • Biggleswade
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Bourne
  • Brentwood
  • Bristol
  • Buxton
  • Cambridge (Little Gransden)
  • Canterbury
  • Carlisle
  • Chelmsford
  • Cheltenham
  • Colchester
  • Coventry
  • Evesham
  • Exeter
  • Eye
  • Feering (Essex)
  • Fernhurst
  • Glastonbury
  • Grantham
  • Grantham (Stoke Rochford)
  • Guildford
  • Harrogate
  • Hatfield
  • Headcorn
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Hollingbourne (nr Leeds Castle)
  • Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Lake District
  • Lancaster
  • Launceston
  • Leeds
  • Ludlow
  • Lutterworth
  • Macclesfield
  • Market Harborough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Nantwich
  • Newark
  • Newbury
  • Northampton
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oakham
  • Okehampton
  • Oswestry
  • Oxford
  • Peterborough
  • Raglan
  • Rugby
  • Sheffield
  • Sherborne
  • Shipston-on-Stour
  • Shrewsbury
  • Stafford
  • Stamford
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Stone
  • Stowmarket
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Swindon
  • Taunton
  • Telford
  • Tewkesbury
  • Tibshelf
  • Tiverton
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Wadhurst
  • Warwick
  • Whitchurch
  • Worcester
  • Wrexham
  • York
  • York Racecourse

The Main Event

Join the 70% of people that buy a hot air balloon ride as a gift and win the best gift giver award! 

Find yourself on cloud nine as you enjoy breath-taking panoramic views as far as the horizon from up to 5,000 feet in the air, the only sounds are those of nature and the occasional blast of the burners as you float almost silently and imperceptibly over the land below.

Is there a hot air balloon ride near me, you might ask? There definitely will be as we have the largest choice of locations in the UK market with more than 100 stunning launch sites to choose from across England, Scotland and Wales!

Once you come back down to earth, it's time to toast the hot air balloon experience of a lifetime with your fellow passengers and a celebratory glass of Prosecco and a presentation of certificate signed by your pilot.

Important Bits

Start Time

  • AM - As early as 5am or as late as 8.30am, depending on sunrise times
  • PM - As early as 4pm or as late as 6.30pm, depending on sunset times
  • Day - Anytime between 8am and 3.30pm (selected times of the year)

Hot air balloon rides are scheduled morning and evening, seven days a week during the UK ballooning season, which is March to October. This does vary in some areas and in late October some flights will take place during the day due to limited daylight hours.

When

You get the same hot air balloon ride experience of a lifetime no matter which voucher you buy - the difference between the three options is when you can use them.

  • Weekday Morning - Morning Flights, Monday to Friday
  • Weekday Morning Or Evening - Morning or Evening Flights, Monday to Friday
  • Any Day Morning Or Evening - Morning or Evening Flights, Monday to Sunday

All bookings are subject to availability and should be made around 6-8 weeks in advance.

Hot air balloon rides are fully weather dependent. If the provider has to cancel your booked flight for this reason, your vouchers are automatically extended to allow enough time to book again. Vouchers are non refundable should the ride be cancelled due to bad weather.

Validity

Your voucher is valid for 12 Months from the date of issue.

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.

Who Can Go

  • Weight supplements apply for those over 20 stone in weight or those over 18 stone and under 6ft tall.
  • Anyone aged 7 or over and at least 4ft 6in tall can fly.
  • Those aged under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18+.
  • If you're pregnant or have recently undergone major surgery, you can't fly in a hot air balloon but the provider will extend vouchers free of charge until you are able to do so.

What about Insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it Works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

Launch Sites To Choose From

view from a shrewsbury hot air balloon ride in shropshire

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Welcome to the launch site of Battlefield Farm in Shrewsbury, Shropshire – a location that promises not just a hot air balloon ride, but an unforgettable journey through the skies above one of the most picturesque regions in the UK.

Location: Battlefield Farm, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB

At WonderDays, we take pride in offering you the chance to soar into the skies from this Midlands location, surrounded by the charm and beauty of Shropshire. Battlefield Farm is not just a launch site, it's a gateway to an airborne adventure that will leave you with plenty of wonderful memories.

Local Landmarks

As you ascend into the skies, let the panorama unfold beneath you, revealing the glorious Shropshire landscape. Look to the north, and you might catch a glimpse of the iconic Haughmond Hill, a forested haven with its walking trails and panoramic views. To the east, the historic town of Shrewsbury lies nestled along the River Severn, its medieval architecture blending seamlessly with the modern.

Venture south, and you'll be treated to the sight of Wroxeter Roman City ruins, a testament to Shropshire's deep-rooted history. Turn westward, and the Shropshire Hills paint a breathtaking backdrop, with their undulating greenery and quaint villages.

The Adventure Unveiled

Picture yourself gently ascending from Battlefield Farm, the hot air balloon carrying you with grace into the boundless skies. As you drift, you'll witness the rural charm of Shropshire unfold beneath you. Glide over vast expanses of farmland, patchwork fields, and winding rivers, all bathed in the golden glow of the rising or setting sun.

The immersive experience is not just about the sights; it's about the serenity of floating on air, feeling the gentle breeze and hearing nothing but the occasional whisper of the wind. Whether you choose a private ride for an intimate gathering or a larger group, the shared joy of this adventure is unparalleled.

Why Battlefield Farm?

With over 100 launch sites across the UK, WonderDays proudly boasts Battlefield Farm as a gem in its collection. The ample space and strategic location offer a perfect starting point for an expedition into the skies, ensuring a flight filled with wonder and delight.

At Battlefield Farm, we invite you to embrace the magic of flight, where the landscape transforms into a canvas of nature's finest strokes. Let the sense of freedom and awe inspire you as you embark on a hot air balloon ride adventure that transcends the ordinary.

Book Your Flight

Ready to take flight from Battlefield Farm? Secure your spot now and embark on an experience that transcends the ordinary. Whether it's a romantic escapade for two or a grand adventure for a group, WonderDays ensures that your hot air balloon ride is not just a journey; it's a memory in the making. Book today and explore the skies above Shropshire.

view of red hot air balloon against a blue sky for a hot air balloon ride from telford in shropshire

Telford

Telford

Soar Above Shropshire's Splendor: A Hot Air Balloon Adventure from Telford Golf & Spa Hotel

Welcome to Telford Golf & Spa Hotel, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Sutton Heights, Shropshire. This easily accessible launch site, located at Great Hay Drive, TF7 4DT, offers you a ticket to the skies, where the magic of hot air ballooning meets the breathtaking landscapes of the UK.

Unveiling the Skies of Shropshire

As you ascend into the skies from Telford Golf & Spa Hotel, prepare to be captivated by the unique blend of urban landscapes and natural beauty that defines the Shropshire landscape. Your adventure begins with the thrill of lift-off, where the expansive grounds of the hotel give way to the sprawling wonders of Sutton Heights.

Local Landmarks: A Guided Tour from Above

From the moment your hot air balloon takes flight, you'll witness the iconic landmarks that make Shropshire a visual marvel. Picture drifting gracefully over The Iron Bridge, a symbol of the Industrial Revolution, its majestic arch spanning the River Severn, creating a timeless silhouette against the horizon.

As you glide over the Shropshire Hills, catch glimpses of the Wrekin, an ancient hill with a distinctive summit, providing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Spot the charming towns and villages dotting the landscape, each with its own story to tell.

Imagine sharing the exhilarating feeling of floating above Shropshire with your closest companions, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

passengers enjoying a hot air balloon ride from launceston in cornwall

Launceston

Launceston

Embark on an unforgettable skyward journey with WonderDays from the launch site of Launceston Rugby Club, Polson Bridge, PL15 9QT 

As you take off from this location, you're not just embarking on an ordinary flight; you're embarking on a magical adventure in the heart of Cornwall.

Magical Experience

Imagine the thrill as your hot air balloon gently rises, offering you a unique vantage point over Launceston, a town rich in history and bordered by the picturesque Cornish countryside. As you drift serenely in the sky, the majestic Launceston Castle comes into view, standing as a sentinel over the town. Its Norman architecture and historic grandeur are even more striking from above, creating a picture-perfect moment against the backdrop of the rolling hills and lush landscapes that define Cornwall.

But the wonders don't stop there. Depending on the whims of the wind, your journey might take you over the breathtaking Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The mosaic of scenic farmland, ancient woodlands, and meandering rivers seen from the skies paints a living tapestry that captures the essence of Cornwall's natural beauty.

Creating Memories

Each balloon flight from Launceston Rugby Club is more than just a ride; it's an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're soaring with a loved one in a private basket for two or sharing this exhilarating experience with up to 16 fellow adventurers, WonderDays ensures that your hot air balloon ride is nothing short of spectacular.

Book Your Balloon Ride Today

So, why wait? Choose Launceston Rugby Club as your launch site and let WonderDays guide you on a journey where the sky is not the limit but the beginning. It's not just about seeing the sights; it's about experiencing the magic of Cornwall from an unparalleled perspective. Book your flight today and let the adventure begin!

views of countryside seen on a hot air balloon ride from bishop auckland in country durham

Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland

Embark on an enchanting hot air balloon ride from the majestic grounds of Witton Castle Country Park, nestled in the heart of Witton-le-Wear, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. As you gently ascend into the sky, the historic Witton Castle, with its centuries-old architecture, unfolds beneath you, offering a glimpse into a bygone era.

Stunning Views

Imagine drifting serenely over the verdant landscapes of County Durham, where the panoramic views stretch far and wide. To the east, the tapestry of the landscape leads towards the vibrant city of Durham, with its iconic cathedral and castle standing proudly on the horizon—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a sight to behold from the unique vantage point of a hot air balloon.

Turning your gaze to the south, the rolling hills of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beckon, offering a mosaic of moorland, peatlands, and picturesque villages. This natural spectacle provides a tranquil backdrop that contrasts beautifully with the historical landmarks below.

As you float with the breeze, the River Wear meanders gracefully through the landscape, guiding your journey. Flying over this ribbon of water, you'll witness the harmonious blend of nature and history that defines this region.

Experience Of A Lifetime

Each balloon flight from Witton Castle Country Park is a unique adventure, guided by the winds, ensuring that no two experiences are the same. Whether you're soaring with a loved one on a private ride or sharing the exhilaration with a group, the magic of drifting above this stunning part of the UK is an unforgettable experience.

With WonderDays, you're not just taking a hot air balloon ride; you're embarking on an adventure that captures the essence of exploration and the joy of discovery. From the moment you lift off to the gentle touchdown, it's an experience that promises not just breathtaking views but also the exhilaration of flying with the winds.

Book Your Balloon Ride Today

Join us at Witton Castle Country Park and let WonderDays elevate your next special occasion or weekend outing into an extraordinary aerial adventure over County Durham. Book your flight today and let the magic of hot air ballooning carry you away!

view of carlisle castle seen on a hot air balloon ride from carlisle racecourse

Carlisle

Carlisle

Embark on a magical journey above Carlisle from the iconic launch site of Carlisle Racecourse on Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS. 

Imagine the thrill of ascending into the skies from this historic venue, known for its vibrant racing history, now serving as your gateway to an aerial adventure. As your hot air balloon gently rises, the panorama of Carlisle unfolds beneath you, revealing a tapestry of heritage and natural beauty.

Breathtaking Views 

From this unique vantage point, gaze upon the majestic Carlisle Cathedral, a beacon of the city's rich past, its stunning architecture becoming a miniature masterpiece from the skies. Drift leisurely over the imposing Carlisle Castle, a sentinel standing guard over the city for over nine centuries, its storied walls whispering tales of border conflicts and royal visitors.

As the balloon glides further, the picturesque Eden River meanders below, a silver ribbon winding through the landscape, guiding your eyes towards the tranquil beauty of Rickerby Park and the Eden Valley beyond. On a clear day, the distant fells of the Lake District paint a breathtaking backdrop, with peaks like Skiddaw and Helvellyn etching the horizon, inviting dreams of further explorations.

Each flight from Carlisle Racecourse offers a unique adventure, as the winds chart a course of discovery. Whether floating towards the Solway Firth, where the waters meet the sky in a serene embrace, or over the patchwork fields and quaint villages of Cumbria, every moment in the air is a celebration of freedom and wonder.

The Perfect Way To Celebrate

WonderDays invites you to seize this opportunity to create unforgettable memories, whether it's a romantic escape for two, a joyous celebration for a group, or a shared experience with fellow adventurers in a larger gathering. The magic of hot air ballooning from Carlisle Racecourse is not just in the breathtaking views but in the stories you'll tell and the smiles you'll share.

Join us at WonderDays for a hot air balloon ride from Carlisle Racecourse, where every ascent is the beginning of a new story, and the sky is not the limit but the beginning of your hot air balloon adventure.

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Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale

Embark on a breathtaking journey from The Whoop Hall launch site, nestled in the picturesque setting of Burrow with Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, LA6 2GY. 

WonderDays invites you to ascend to the skies from this unique vantage point, offering an unrivalled opportunity to experience the grandeur of the English countryside from a hot air balloon.

A Birds Eye Perspective

As you gently lift off from The Whoop Hall, the patchwork fields and rolling hills of Lancashire unfold beneath you, creating a tapestry of natural beauty that's both serene and exhilarating. Gliding through the air, you may catch sight of the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its charming streets and the iconic Devil's Bridge, offering a glimpse into the region's rich heritage from an unparalleled perspective.

To the north, the majestic peaks of the Lake District beckon, offering a stunning backdrop that contrasts beautifully with the tranquillity of your ascent. On a clear day, the panoramic views extend to the Yorkshire Dales, where the natural contours and vibrant greens paint a picture of England's heartland that's simply breathtaking.

Discover Lancashire

WonderDays ensures that every flight from The Whoop Hall is more than just a ride; it's an adventure that combines the magic of hot air ballooning with the distinctive character of Lancashire's landscapes. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking the thrill of flight, our range of experiences caters to groups of all sizes, from intimate rides for two to joyous gatherings of up to 16 like-minded adventurers.

Join us at WonderDays for an unforgettable journey from The Whoop Hall, where every balloon flight is a celebration of the beauty, history, and spirit of Lancashire. Let the adventure begin!

Great Reviews

4.7
  • A once in a lifetime opportunity you won't regret.

    We were lucky enough to do a balloon ride last year and it was an amazing experience so have bought as a gift for a loved one. Yes it can get cancelled due to weather, but you enjoy it even more when it does go ahead. A once in a lifetime opportunity you won't regret.

    5

    Bev|2 Mar 2024

  • The best way to spend a morning!

    Well, it took a few attempts but boy was it worth the wait! Thankfully it was a gorgeous morning and the views were out of this world. Would recommend but be prepared for a wait.

    5

    Wendy|2 Oct 2023

  • Incredible!

    Incredible views, we were lucky with the weather, had a fabulous evening flight.

    5

    Val|30 Sep 2023

  • Fantastic!

    Had this as a birthday gift and even though i had to rebook a few times, i absolutely loved it!

    5

    Peter|30 Sep 2023

  • The best birthday present I've ever received!

    Enjoyed a fabulous evening balloon flight, loved helping with getting the balloon ready too.

    5

    Sam|27 Sep 2023

  • Simply amazing!

    Simply amazing!

    4

    John|22 Sep 2023

  • Has to be done!

    A once in a lifetime experience, just go for it!

    5

    Freya|25 Aug 2023

  • Not just hot air

    We received this a present and while everyone told us it was an amazing experience we always thought it seemed a little boring. Oh boy did our minds change. Seeing that sunset flying floating over the green hills is truly a memory for a life time.

    4

    Claire|12 Jul 2023

  • So glad we did this!

    Had to rebook due to a cancellation but in essence, the wait was absolutely justified! The entirety of the experience was utterly fantastic. From the initial rendezvous at Petworth, the hour-long flight, to the landing and even the post-flight assistance in packing up the balloon, it all contributed to an amazing adventure. Would it give 5 out 5 if it wasn't because of the rebooking. The experience itself was a 5 :)

    4

    Clay|11 Jul 2023

  • Got this as a wedding present

    Well we all know that after a wedding you need a breather so we didn't book for a while but we finally did and went on the ride we were amazed. What a present. Such a lovely experience floating above. Had to get up early but well worth it. The pilot was very professional and nice. He made the experience even better.

    5

    Becky|8 Jul 2023

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