We are the UK’s leading hot air balloon ride business, providing champagne ballooning experiences from over 100 locations throughout England, Scotland & Wales.
Thousands of people enjoy the trip of a lifetime with us each year thanks to our flexible range of flight vouchers and gift packages. Each of them enjoys about an hour’s flight in an iconic Virgin red balloons, a champagne toast and a certificate endorsed by Sir Richard Branson.
What we do is about fun, adventure, romance and seeing the world from an amazing new perspective. Thanks to our wonderful brand, we’re in a unique position to assist other businesses in reaching their goals and nothing makes us happier.
Our corporate services & solutions include:
- Corporate Gifts
- Competition Prizes & Promotions
- Benefits, Rewards & Incentives
- PR Events & Photography/Filming
- Advertising Balloons
We work with major brands and leading publishers on a daily basis, so you can be sure we know what it takes to deliver at the highest level – at about 5,000ft to be exact.
We are a certified air operator with the Civil Aviation Authority, a member of both the British Balloon & Airship Club and the British Association of Balloon Operators. As well as an impeccable safety record, we also have public and third party liability insurance up to £10million per passenger. So you’re in the safest of hands.
If you’re looking for a unique corporate gift to impress a key client or partner, you’ve landed in the right place. There isn’t much that can compete with the gift of a hot air balloon ride.
So say goodbye to dull branded pens, unimaginative bottles of wine and same-old retailer gift vouchers and hello spectacular views, once-in-a-life-time experiences and incredible memories!
Our nationwide reach of over 100 launch sites in England, Scotland and Wales means wherever you send the gift, the lucky recipient shouldn’t have to travel far for their airborne adventure. Our vouchers are valid for 12 or 18 months so they can take their time to decide when and where they wish to fly.
Our luxury flight vouchers are beautifully presented in an embossed, sleek white gift wallet within a quality red envelope.
We also offer a range of gift packages with additional products to make the present even more special – including champagne, sunglasses, chocolates or titles from Virgin Books.
Our standard delivery is free and we also have an Express Delivery ‘Next Day’ option so, even if you’ve left it a bit late, you can be sure your unique gift will arrive on time.
We offer a range of rates for larger orders depending on your requirements, so please call our sales team on 01952 212750 or email us for more information.
Prizes & Promotions
Hundreds of businesses from major brands to leading publishers have chosen Virgin Balloon Flights to create promotions which really fly. These have included print, online and on-pack campaigns.
We’ve provided prizes for Disney, BP, NPower, the Automobile Association, Virgin Money, Phileas Fogg Crisps, Channel 4 Online, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, Lexus Magazine, Scrumpy Jack cider, ITV’s Tipping Point quiz show, Heidseck Monopole champagne and many more.
Virgin Balloon Flights prizes always attract attention and generate excellent responses.
So whether your aim is to drive sales, to capture data, or just to be associated with Virgin – the most admired brand in the UK – we can help you to hit your targets.
We will provide prize details, brand assets and relevant terms and conditions as soon as you need them. We also take the hassle out of fulfilment; just send us the winner’s details and we’ll take it from there.
And if you wanted to run a two-tiered promotion with free flights for winners and a strong discount for everyone else, we can do this too.
We offer special rates which are negotiable depending on the brand fit and media value and we will always beat experience companies and agencies on price as we do the flying ourselves!
If all this has suitably peaked your interest, call our marketing team on 01952 212750 or email us for more information.
Benefits, Rewards & Incentives
A discount on Virgin Balloon Flights is a sought after saving and we provide offers for some of the UK’s largest benefits and reward schemes.
If you’re looking to include a unique experience and a famous brand to your portfolio of member benefits or staff incentives, we’ll provide you with an offer which is sure to be popular and add value.
We all value our employees and how better to show them how much than with the gift of flight to mark workplace milestones – whether they be long service awards, retirements or even just a special thank you for a job well done.
Just call our marketing team on 01952 212750 or email us to find out more.
PR Events & Filming
Ever wondered if you can fit a double bass and a drum kit in a hot air balloon? Well, you can and we’ve done it.
If you’re looking for a PR event which is truly out of this world (well almost!), you’ve landed in the right place. Our balloons are the perfect platform for a unique press or media event.
We’ve done everything in our balloons from world-record breaking concerts at 5,000ft to fashion photo-shoots. We’re the biggest commercial hot air balloon ride company in the UK so if it’s possible to do it in a balloon, then we’ll make it happen.
We’ve organised events for Virgin Radio & Sony BMG, Radio 1 and Future Music Magazine.
The likes of the BBC, ITV and the Discovery Channel have filmed from our hot air balloons because of the fantastic perspective it offers. English Heritage once even let us fly a Virgin balloon over Stonehenge!
Call our marketing team on 01952 212750 or email us for more information.
Quite simply, nothing grabs more attention, more cost-effectively than an advertising hot air balloon. That’s why so many major brands use them as a key part of their promotional strategies every year.
We have commissioned and managed advertising balloons for clients such as Harvey’s Bristol Cream for which we secured national & regional TV, radio and press coverage at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
We provide and manage the Virgin Money balloon each year at the Virgin Money London Marathon, seen by tens of thousands of runners and spectators. We also work with the UK’s leading specialist in running advertising balloons who manage balloons for the likes of Pimms, Nokia, Volvo and Holiday Inn.
As we buy more hot air balloons than anyone else in the UK, we have a unique relationship with the major balloon manufacturers and can negotiate excellent rates on your behalf. We have the best partners, pilots, crews and contacts in the industry and the infrastructure to fly, manage and store your balloon.
So, whether you want to use a balloon as part of an above-the-line ad campaign or for the ultimate in branded corporate hospitality, we’ll be your authority on how to harness the potential of advertising balloons.
Call our marketing team on 01952 212750 or email us to discuss the opportunities.