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Launch Site Address

The Mansion House, Old Warden Park
SG18 9EJ

Biggleswade Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Biggleswade was the home of cyclist and inventor Daniel Albone, who invented the ‘Ivel Safety Bicycle’ – the first pedal cycle with two equal-sized wheels we know today rather than the original penny-farthing.


Take life higher with a stunning Bedfordshire hot air balloon ride and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

As you drift up, up and away from Biggleswade over the picturesque countryside, you can take in the sites of beautiful surrounding villages like Sutton, Sandy and Potton.

Depending on which way the wind takes your adventure, you may even float over Woburn Abbey - this stunning estate with its gardens and deer park is truly best appreciated from the skies.

Appreciate the beauty of eastern England on your unforgettable Bedfordshire hot air balloon ride.

You could even spot the historic city of Cambridge in the distance.

Reach new heights and take in the incredible landscape views at sunrise or sunset as you take life higher in our iconic big red balloon.


Shuttleworth Mansion is part of Old Warden Aerodrome and Museum which is sign posted from A1(T) by Biggleswade.

Please enter through the main entrance in Old Warden and park in the Tavern car park to the right of The Mansion House.

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Please call 01234 867737 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Martin Collinson

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet

Last Minute Availability

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