2020 sees the addition of our Rugby launch site. Perfectly placed to discover the Warwickshire skies aboard one of our fabulous balloon rides, it proudly sits among our over 100 existing launch sites.
A balloon flight over Rugby will launch near the shoreline of the beautiful Draycote Water nature reserve which rests between Rugby and Daventry. At the heart of the reserve is the Draycote reservoir, constructed in the late 1960's to meet the demand for water from south and east Warwickshire. For those with a love of the great outdoors, cycling, bird watching, walking, watersports and fishing are available at the reserve. If time allows, why not take advantage of the peace and quiet of this lovely area after you've enjoyed the thrill of your balloon ride.
Float Over Towns & Villages
North east of the reserve lies the historic town of Rugby. As you float up, up and away on your balloon ride, the 2021 City of Culture will be on the horizon no matter which direction the wind takes you. The second largest town in Warwickshire, Rugby offers everything you'd expect such as quality independent shopping, cafes and restaurants.
It is probably most well known as the birthplace of the game of Rugby itself. Any fan is sure to relish the chance to visit the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Here, they can explore the history of the game from its humble beginnings to the global influence it has today.
Should your Rugby balloon ride take you south west, you may catch a glimpse one of Warwickshire's most impressive buildings, Bourton Hall. This striking 18th century Italian Renaissance style country mansion in now a popular wedding venue, not surprising given the 15 acres of picturesque gardens and woodland that surround it.
Travelling south east, you may happen upon the village of Braunston which lies at the junction of the Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal. This pretty village along with the canal boats is sure to provide plenty of good photo opportunities.
The Perfect Gift
A Rugby balloon ride is the ideal way to take in all the Warwickshire countryside has to offer and it couldn't be easier to start your ballooning adventure. Whether you're interested in a morning or evening flight or maybe a flight on a weekend, we have the vouchers to suit. And with prices starting from £117pp, your dream of floating through the skies is more affordable than you may think.
Why not treat someone special to the ultimate birthday gift? They can choose their flight location (we have over 100!) and then celebrate in style with a glass of Prosecco once back on solid ground. It's guaranteed to be gift they won't forget in a hurry.
We may be biased but whatever the occasion or reason, a stunning hot air balloon ride is always the perfect choice!