With five hundred acres of glorious countryside on offer we’ve found another fantastic launch site for Virgin Balloon Flights combining beautiful scenery with a sense of history at Coombe Country Park.

A truly beautiful setting with extensive parkland, formal gardens and tranquil lake mean this will quickly become one of our most popular launch sites.

Balloon rides from the former Cistercian Abbey, built in the 12th Century, will let you explore all over the heartland of Warwickshire from the bustling city of Coventry to the ruins of the home of Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I.

Our lovely pilot Russell Collins will be taking passengers to the skies in his big-red Virgin hot air balloon and pointing out all sorts of landmarks on the way.

“We should be able to see back across to Birmingham and see all the tall buildings and then across to Northamptonshire and all of south Warwickshire and across the whole of the Midlands plain and north to the Cotswolds and then the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. “It all just depends which way you look,” he said. “Coombe Country Park offers a very grand start to our balloon rides and it will be a fantastic experience.”

And of course you can relax at the four star Coombe Abbey Hotel after your flight or enjoy the hospitality of the Heron’s Cafe at the park visitor centre. Afternoon tea anyone?

Fancy a ride from our latest Virgin Balloon launch site?

Hot air balloon rides from Coombe Country Park start from as little as £117 per person. Simply visit our website or give us a call on 01952 212750.

We also offer Warwickshire hot air balloon rides from Warwick, launching directly opposite Warwick Castle from St Nicholas Park, and the home of Shakespeare Stratford-Upon-Avon.