The beautiful county of Kent
, often referred to as the 'Garden Of England', fully deserves its compliment of our Virgin Balloon Flights launch sites. Pilot Damon Bridger
is lucky enough to regularly
fly over Kent, taking our passengers on champagne balloon rides over the tranquil countryside. Lying to the east of our site at Paddock Wood is the second of our most northerly launch sites, Headcorn.
Exciting from the get go, the meeting point is at Headcorn Aerodrome itself, a fantastic site giving you the opportunity to witness all forms of small private aircraft as they take off and land. Its likely you’ll float over the elegant spa town of Tunbridge Wells offering some fascinating landmarks that you may be fortunate enough to fly over.
When you land, you can continue the adventure and explore the ‘The Seven Wonders of the Weald’
; a set of unique places to visit from gardens to forests to castles, all just a short drive from one another. Being the true garden of England, you will enjoy magnificent sights of the many gardens surrounding Tunbridge Wells. Wind-willing you’ll be sure to spot many different shapes, sizes and a rainbow of colours blossoming from Marle Place, Hever Castle and Penshurst Place. Kent boasts an abundance of excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes so you will be spoilt for choice should you be a little thirsty post-flight.
With its gently rolling hills and sloping vales, villages and hidden history, the whole county of Kent offers the balloonist a first-class area to explore. You can choose from the small vibrant village of Headcorn
or any of our other fantastic Kent sites; Maidstone, Wadhurst
or Hollingbourne (Nr Leeds Castle).
You can enjoy a flight with us over Kent or choose from over 100 of our other sites
across England, Scotland and Wales. Begin your ballooning adventure for as little as £117pp
, simply visit our website or call us on 0844 844 8080 for more information.