Fun & Interesting Facts
The UK’s first ever public audio broadcast was made from Chelmsford in June 1920. Said to have been received as far away as Newfoundland in Canada, it featured Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.
Beautiful Essex landscapes await when you take to the skies for a stunning Chelmsford hot air balloon ride adventure.
Go up, up and away on the airborne experience of a lifetime and enjoy glorious views of eastern England from on high.
No other experience compares to the unique combination of tranquillity and exhilaration of a balloon flight.
Hop on board our big red balloon and go wherever the wind takes you for a sky-high adventure you will never forget.
Our Chelmsford hot air balloon ride offers gorgeous views stretching out in every direction.
Keep an eye out for the picturesque Hanningfied Reservoir to the south and the historic Hylands House to the west.
Another landmark to look out for is the 15th century Tudor Manor House with its own moat, picturesque gardens, lakes and over 100 acres of grass and woodland.
Paper Mill Lock Meadow sits opposite Paper Mill Lock and Tea Rooms (see their website for details of facilities) along the side of the River Chelmer to the East of Chelmsford.