Experience the skies with our once-in-a-lifetime Essex hot air balloon rides.
There is no better way to take life higher than going up, up and away in the basket of our big red balloon in Essex.
With more than 14,000 listed buildings nestled around its rolling green fields and bustling towns and cities, it’s easy to see why Essex is such a popular place to fly with Virgin Balloon Flights.
We have five fabulous launch sites across the county to choose from, meaning Essex also has some of our closest flights to the capital for those looking to fly in one of our balloons near London.
Our big red balloons go up, up and away from Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree and other great spots around the county.
Home of the hit ITV reality show The Only Way Is Essex, the county is a wonderful mix of old and new.
Ballooning In Essex
From historic National Trust estates, Colchester Castle and Rayleigh Windmill to more modern landmarks such as the Firstsite building and the beautiful RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, the county has everything for perfect Essex hot air balloon rides.
The flat landscapes that make up much of the county offer seemingly endless views on a clear day, stretching right to the distant horizon.
The cost of an Essex hot air balloon ride with Virgin starts from just £112 per person with our regional flight vouchers.