Adventure Balloons from Virgin Balloon Flights

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Yes, this is Virgin Balloon Flights but if you’re looking for a hot air balloon ride with Adventure Balloons, rest assured you have come to the right place!

As the premier operator of hot air balloon rides in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and beyond, Virgin Balloon Flights is delighted to take you up, up and away.

Our big red balloons flew alongside Adventure Balloons for decades and in December 2022, we also took over their big passenger balloon service when the company's owners retired.

They chose Virgin Balloon Flights to take on their passengers due to our excellent reputation and impeccably high standard of service, with more than 28 years of taking you up, up and away under our ballooning belts.

If you have come to us from the Adventure Balloons website to buy a balloon ride, you can find our range of flight voucher options below. Starting from just £129 per person, we have more than 100 launch sites to choose from across the UK - almost 10x that of any other operator and the only company to operate nationwide.

Ready to buy a balloon ride with the UK's number one? Click below to take life higher with Virgin Balloon Flights.

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A collage of over 30 'FloatFace' Selfies of people on our hot air balloons!

We've taken almost a million people up, up and away since 1994 - you don't get smiles in the skies like this with any other flying experience.

I Already Have A Valid Flight Voucher With Adventure Balloons

Your details should be in our system to transfer your voucher. Please do so through this redemption portal BEFORE 14th December 2023.

Once you've transferred and received your new Virgin Balloon Flights voucher, you can book a flight from any of our 100+ locations nationwide across England, Scotland and Wales.

Why Did Adventure Balloons Choose Virgin Balloon Flights?

Our iconic red Virgin hot air balloons have flown alongside Adventure Balloons in the area for many years now, even sharing some of the same launch sites.

Several pilots and crew from Adventure Balloons have also chosen to join the Virgin Balloon Flights team in the South East, where they will fly alongside our existing highly skilled passenger balloonists to bring you the very best airborne adventure.

Virgin brings the same high quality, personalised balloon flight experience, with a Prosecco toast on landing, some of the best pilots in the world and more launch sites than anybody else not just in the South East, but across the whole country.

Does Virgin Offer Balloon Rides Over London?

We used to but Virgin Balloon Flights chose to stop balloon flights over London itself due to the high cancellation rate as a result of all the strict air space restrictions.

While Adventure Balloons remained the only operator in the UK to still offer flights over London, these were only in a very limited time period and rarely took place, due continued increased restrictions. 2022 would have been their last year of offering the experience, due to how few flights could actually go ahead.

You can enjoy views of the London skyline with Virgin Balloon Flights, as we have several launch sites on the edges of the capital. Our Hatfield House site in particular has the best chance of seeing the city with the right wind on a clear day.

Ready to take life higher with Virgin Balloon Flights? Click below for our full range of vouchers .

If you need any help, our customer service team is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on our website live chat, email at or on the phone at 01952 212750.

See you in the skies!

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