Enjoy the creative county from 2,000ft up with Staffordshire hot air balloon rides. Our newest launch site just outside Stafford is at the fabulous Amerton Railway attraction in Stowe-by-Chartley. [caption id="attachment_7808" align="alignright" width="300"]It's a fabric, hot air and wickers world on Staffordshire hot air balloon rides with Virgin Balloon Flights There's always big smiles on our Staffordshire hot air balloon rides.[/caption] Just a few miles away is the magnificent Shugborough Hall, recently returned to the care of the National Trust. Our local pilot Graham, who has been flying hot air balloons since 1978, is thrilled to have added the south of the county to his list of Staffordshire hot air balloon rides. Further north, we also fly from Uttoxeter Racecourse, right on the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Amerton Railway itself is a great family attraction and the perfect spot to start Staffordshire hot air balloon rides. The Amerton Santa Special trains run every weekend in December, plus Christmas Eve, giving children the chance to meet the jolly man in red himself. Right next door is Amerton Farm, with a host of fabulous family attractions. They include a fantastic indoor play barn and chance to meet real farm yard animals to a lovely tea room and great shops filled with local products.

Amazing Staffordshire Hot Air Balloon Rides

[caption id="attachment_8085" align="alignleft" width="300"]Staffordshire hot air balloon rides Above beautiful Staffordshire in our big red balloon.[/caption] With the right wind, you could find yourself looking down on the historic Shugborough Estate and manor house. The estate reopens to the public in March 2017 following a large scale maintenance and improvement project by the National Trust. When you fly from from Uttoxeter, you could even incorporate a visit to the historic Potteries of Stoke-On-Trent into your day, or an afternoon at the Trentham Estate, as both are just a half an hour’s drive away. Whether you choose the north or the south of the country, Staffordshire hot air balloon rides leave you with incredible memories you will never forget. Virgin Balloon Flights has been taking passengers up, up and away on spectacular flying experiences for more than 22 years. We're the only national passenger-carrying hot air balloon company in the UK, with hugely experienced pilots local to the areas they fly who are truly passionate about what they do. Your Staffordshire hot air balloon adventure with our wonderful pilot Graham (and his famous red braces!) is just a few clicks away when you visit our website, or call our team on 01952 212750. See you in the skies!