Hot air balloon rides in Kent are an experience you will never forget. The reason this beautiful county is known as the ‘Garden of England’ quickly becomes apparent as you drift with the wind over picturesque orchards, hop gardens and farmland. Your Kent ballooning adventure in our iconic balloon starts from a choice of six wonderful launch sites spread across the county from Maidstone to Canterbury.

Ballooning In Kent

In Tonbridge, not far from Royal Tunbridge Wells, we launch from The Hop Farm. This hugely popular county attraction for the whole family at a 450-year-old former hop farm has the largest collection of oast houses in the world. [caption id="attachment_7908" align="aligncenter" width="525"]hot air balloon rides in kent A beautiful Kent sunset from our hot air balloon.[/caption] Just a stone’s throw from Leeds Castle, hot air balloon rides from our Hollingbourne launch site give you amazing views of this beautiful building with its grand moat. Or if the wind is on your side, a hot air balloon ride over Canterbury could bring the famous Canterbury Cathedral, the Roman city walls and castle into view. Whichever location you choose for hot air balloon rides in Kent, you will enjoy the world at your feet like never before, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. Headcorn Aerodrome is another of our popular launch sites for balloon rides in Kent and is surrounded by a wonderful tapestry of pretty villages and oast house dotted countryside.

Our Pilot's A Local

[caption id="attachment_7907" align="alignright" width="300"]The Garden of England from above. The Garden of England from above.[/caption] Despite having flown all over the world during his career, Kent has always been our pilot Damon Bridger’s favourite place to fly. A Kent local through and through, Damon has been flying with us here at Virgin Balloon Flights for more than 20 years and is our longest serving pilot. His unparalleled knowledge of the county’s famous sights and glorious landscapes means you won’t find a better Kent ballooning experience. The season for our ballooning in Kent adventures run from March to October, with flights sometimes scheduled into November if the weather is on our side. The perfect present for any special occasion, a balloon ride over Kent is the gift of flight they will still be talking about for years to come. To find out more visit our website or call our team on 01952 212750. See you in the sky!