Unforgettable views of Withan, the River Brain and the iconic windmills that dot this extraordinary county await you on an Essex hot air balloon ride. Launching from Braintree, depending on which way the wind takes your adventure you could spot Braintree golf club or take in some awesome aerial views of the town centre. As with all our Essex balloon flights, picturesque views of the rolling countryside are guaranteed. Drift over incredible landscapes for approximately one hour.
Just 10 miles northeast of Chelmsford, appreciate the beauty of South East England on this once-in-a-lifetime experience day, as you take in the views over the Home Counties and outskirts of London.
This Essex hot air balloon launch site is located at the Blake House Craft Centre, three miles from the centre of Braintree and within easy access of all major transport links. As well as the craft outlets, it also also a family maze and a licensed restaurant on site for those after or pre-flight refreshments.
Blake House Craft Centre is situated approximately 3 miles Stansted side of Braintree, well sign posted off of the A120 with brown tourist signs. If gates are closed please wait in small un-gated car park, otherwise proceed straight through the gates and straight through the farmyard. The launch field will be found on your left, park against the fence.
Coming from the Braintree direction using the A120 Take the Felsted B1417 and Stebbing (B1256) exit approximately 2.5 miles from the A131 interchange. Then follow the brown tourist signs over the A120 the Craft Centre.
Coming from the M11 and Stansted direction. At Gt, Dunmow take the old A120 now B1256 for about 4 miles and turn left at the Palm Trees restaurant (previously known as The Saling Oak) direction Gt Saling. Half a mile on the right you will find the Craft Centre.