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Weekday Virgin Hot Air Ballooning
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Get a slice of the high life from one of over 100 locations nationwide, and see the world from an unforgettable new perspective aboard one of Virgin’s iconic red balloons.
Follow in the footsteps of Sir Richard Branson as you take to the skies on your 60 minute adventure. Breathe in spectacular panoramas and uninhibited views for miles in all directions all the while experiencing a unique sense of freedom. Grab your camera, because no matter where you decide to take your experience, there’s sure to be some sensational photo opportunities.
Once you’ve touched back down on terra firma, you’ll toast your landing in style with a glass of prosecco and a certificate signed by your pilot and endorsed by Sir Richard. You’ll then be collected from your landing spot and whisked back to base to conclude your memorable experience.
- Weekday Virgin Hot Air Balloon Flight for One
- Greeting, registration and pilot briefing
- 60 minute flight in a Virgin balloon (10-16 people)
- Celebratory prosecco toast on landing
- Flight certificate
- Retrieval service back to your take off point
- Personalised voucher and message card
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
What happens on the day?
Take to the skies from one of over 100 locations nationwide for a truly memorable experience. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted, registered and briefed by your pilot. If you wish, you can help with the inflation of the balloon before climbing into your basket and taking to the skies.
You’ll enjoy a 60 minute balloon flight before touching back down and partaking in a celebratory prosecco toast. You will then be presented with a flight certificate and collected from your landing spot to be transported back to your take off point.
- Minimum age: 7 (under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult)
- Minimum height: 4ft 6in
- Maximum weight: 18 stone (Anyone who is over 20 stone will be required to pay a supplement, this may also apply to anyone over 18 stone and under 6ft tall)
- Passengers must be physically able to climb into the basket using foot holes provided, stand unassisted for 1 hour and adopt the seated landing position
- Please note: you will be part of a small group of 10 to 16 passengers
- Those who are pregnant or have recently undergone major surgery are unable to fly
- Spectators are welcome to watch the preparation and take-off, but we do not recommend that they follow the balloon by road in the interests of safety. Please note that most launch sites do not have toilets or other amenities
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location
This experience is available Monday to Friday from March to October with some regional variations. Please note that in October, the scheduling starts for the following March. All bookings are subject to suitable weather conditions.
We recommend you book 10 to 12 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 3 to 4 hours for the whole experience. The balloon flight itself will last around 60 minutes depending on weather conditions on the day. Actual flight times vary depending on the time of year.
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.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
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.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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