Easily accessible from most parts of the country, our Stafford, Coventry and Warwick launch sites are popular choices for a hot air balloon ride. Offering a mixture of scenic countryside and historic architecture why not explore the West Midlands from the comfort of our balloon baskets?

Stafford

Stafford is a brilliant choice for a hot air balloon ride over Staffordshire. Sitting on the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll launch from the popular family attraction of Amerton Railway. Should the wind take you south, you may find yourself flying over Shugborough Hall and Estate. This stunning National Trust property is Staffordshire’s most complete working estate with all its major buildings including the mansion house, servants’ quarters, working farm and walled garden. [caption id="attachment_9790" align="alignright" width="300"] Shugborough Estate[/caption] Look out for Lichfield Cathedral too, the only medieval English cathedral with 3 spires. When you finish your hot air balloon ride over Stafford, the day doesn’t have to end. Why not opt for a spot of shopping and a bite to eat after your flight, or venture north to the potteries made famous by Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Spode? Our pilot Dom Bareford will be flying you from Stafford.

Warwick

A quintessential English town, Warwick is ideal for a hot air balloon ride. You’ll have the chance to see the imposing medieval Warwick Castle from above as you drift skywards. Our launch site is St Nicolas Park directly opposite the castle allowing you views of the town and the River Avon. [caption id="attachment_9792" align="alignright" width="300"] Warwick Castle[/caption] As you float higher, the wider Warwickshire landscape will come into view, you may see as far as the Malvern Hills and the Northern Cotswolds.

Coventry

Our Coventry launch site offers you the closest hot air balloon ride to Birmingham. Your flight starts from Coombe Abbey Country Park and its stunning parkland. Coombe Abbey was originally built as a Cistercian Abbey in the 12th century and was landscaped in the 18th century by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. Today, it is a luxury hotel. [caption id="attachment_9796" align="alignright" width="300"] Coombe Abbey Hotel[/caption] Should you fly over Coventry itself, you’ll be treated to views of St Michaels Cathedral. Built between the 14th and 15th centuries, much of the grand building was destroyed during the Second World War, however alongside these ruins is the new cathedral designed by Basil Spence after the war. If the wind takes you south, keep an eye out for Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, best known as the home of the great love of Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley. To the east lies the beautiful Draycote Water reservoir and nature reserve, home to a herd of more than 200 alpacas. Flying you from Warwick and Coventry will be our pilot Russell Collins.