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Celebrate Retirement With the Gift of Adventure

So you know someone who’s waved goodbye to the nine-to-five grind? What’s in store for them next? Is it a life of leisure, a chance to unwind, or the thrilling promise of new adventures?

In life’s grand story, retirement marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter — filled with endless possibilities and the freedom to turn your wildest dreams into the most amazing reality. It's a time to trade daily routine for the thrill of the unknown, the serenity of breathtaking locations, and the joy of making memories that will last a lifetime.

Finding retirement gift ideas worthy of such a momentous occasion can be a challenge. A bucket list experience is one of the most common retirement gift ideas. Alongside luxurious travel destinations, one of the highest rated bucket list ideas of all-time is the unforgettable experience of a hot air balloon ride.

This retirement gift not only encapsulates the spirit of adventure, allows your loved one to rise above the mundane and embrace the extraordinary, but can be right on your doorstep.

Whether it’s the magic of sunrise or the enchantment of sunset, our hot air balloon flights offer an exceptional escape from the ordinary, a chance to leave the stress of the working world behind and see the world from a whole new perspective.

So, let us take you on a journey through the skies, where retirement isn't about slowing down but about embracing the thrill of new adventures.

Why a Hot Air Balloon Flight is the Perfect Retirement Gift

Embarking on a hot air balloon flight is like stepping into a world of wonder and serenity. It's one of those adventure gift experiences that transcends the ordinary and makes for one of the most unique retirement gifts imaginable.

Picture this: as the sun begins to cast its gentle glow on the horizon, you and your loved one lift gently into the sky, leaving the cares of the working world far behind. The hot air balloon drifts silently amongst the clouds, offering a sense of tranquillity and freedom that's unlike any other adventure day out. To top it all off, upon landing, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a prosecco toast and raise a glass to the retiree in question.

For both men and women approaching retirement, the gift of a hot air balloon flight is a retirement present that appeals to the adventurous spirit within us all. What makes a hot air balloon experience an even more exceptional retirement gift is the profound sense of liberation it brings. Not only does it symbolise the newfound freedom that retirement offers, it provides an opportunity to rise above the mundane and embrace the extraordinary.

So, whether you're searching for retirement gift ideas for women or retirement gift ideas for men, consider the timeless allure of a hot air balloon experience, where the sky becomes the canvas for an unforgettable story.

Send Your Well Wishes With Our Free Gift Card

With each balloon flight voucher, we provide the option of including a complimentary gift card, giving you the perfect opportunity to send your well wishes and congratulations, to make your retirement gift not only memorable but deeply meaningful.

Nationwide Flights Across the UK

For nationwide flights, make sure to explore our selection of Hot air balloon rides near me, as we offer a diverse range of scenic launch sites across the UK. No matter where you're located, our extensive network of locations guarantees the opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of hot air ballooning from a plethora of captivating spots. From the idyllic countryside to captivating coastal areas and charming historic towns, each of our launch sites presents a distinct and breathtaking backdrop for your ballooning adventure.

Why Fly With Virgin Balloon Flights?

Explore Sunrise and Sunset Adventures with Our Balloon Flight Vouchers

Whether you’re looking to show a retiring colleague how much they’ve been appreciated, or you’re planning a family day out to congratulate someone special on their upcoming retirement, our hot air balloon flights make the perfect retirement gifts, guaranteed to create cherished memories for many years to come.

As expressed in one of our wonderful hot air balloon reviews from a passenger, our hot air balloon flights offer “'A trip of a lifetime” making for a truly “great retirement present.” This sentiment beautifully mirrors what we offer at Virgin Balloon Flights—an unforgettable adventure. 

Retirement is all about embracing new journeys, and our hot air balloon flights provide the perfect way to celebrate a lifetime of hard work. With the sky as the limit, our hot air balloon rides are the perfect retirement gift to commemorate this special moment and create memories to cherish forever.

Weekday Morning

Monday - Friday

  • 3-4 hour experience with about an hour in the air
  • Open voucher – choose your own flight date
  • Fly from any of our locations nationwide
  • 18 months to book
  • Non-refundable
Non-refundable

*Within 90 days of purchase. See paragraph 8.4 of our T&Cs

£169

per person

How many passengers?

Weekday Morning Or Evening

Monday - Friday

  • 3-4 hour experience with about an hour in the air
  • Open voucher – choose your own flight date
  • Fly from any of our locations nationwide
  • 18 months to book
  • Non-refundable
Non-refundable

*Within 90 days of purchase. See paragraph 8.4 of our T&Cs

£189

per person

How many passengers?

Any Day Morning Or Evening

Monday - Sunday

  • 3-4 hour experience with about an hour in the air
  • Open voucher – choose your own flight date
  • Fly from any of our locations nationwide
  • 18 months to book
  • Non-refundable
Non-refundable
Make me weather refundable

*Within 90 days of purchase. See paragraph 8.4 of our T&Cs

£209

per person

How many passengers?

Last Minute Availability

Flexible On When You Can Fly?