It was a truly ‘epic’ birthday balloon ride when 12-year-old Leoni took to the skies in Berkshire.
Dad Alex had surprised her with two hot air balloon ride vouchers for her birthday and joined her for the flight a few weeks later.
They flew at the end of April on their first booking from our Victoria Park launch site in Newbury.
And Leoni said she couldn’t have had a better present for her last birthday before becoming a teenager.
“It’s the best experience I’ve had in my life so far and I would recommend it to all teenagers,” she said.
“When we took off it felt amazing. The views were fantastic and the experience itself was epic.”
Alex agreed with how wonderful the balloon ride was and was also full of praise for our pilot Mark Shemilt.
Birthday Balloon Ride
“I bought Leoni the vouchers as a birthday surprise – she had no idea she was getting a balloon flight,” he said.
“It all came about because Leoni has a ‘Leg List’, which is the name my partner Katie gave her instead of bucket list as it seemed nicer for young people to have a future list.
“It’s also helpful for me in coming up with things to do with them, like the birthday balloon flight!”
The weather dependency of hot air ballooning does mean it isn’t always possible to fly on your actual birthday – although quite a few passengers have been lucky enough to do so!
But even if you didn’t fly on the day itself, that means you have even more time for the excitement to build until you do take to the skies.
Give The Gift Of Flight
Give the gift of the skies to your loved one with a birthday hot air balloon ride and they will make memories to last a lifetime.
Our balloon ride vouchers start from £112 per person or why not make their day extra special with one of our gift packages with extras such as helium balloons, Prosecco and chocolates, priced from just £124.