Launch Site Address

Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road
GL50 4SH

Cheltenham Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

It is thanks to pigeons that Cheltenham became a spa town. The town’s mineral spring was discovered in the early 1700s after locals noticed flocks gathering in the field that turned out to be its source. Pigeons even appear on the town crest as a ‘thank you’.


Take to the skies for the experience of a lifetime when you hop on board our Cheltenham hot air balloon ride.

Glorious views stretching towards the horizon in every direction provide a truly breath-taking panorama as you drift majestically through the skies.

Depending on which way the wind takes you, see if you can spot Sudeley Castle or the beautiful Royal Forest Of Dean.

To the south west lies the cathedral city of Gloucester, overlooked by the Cotswold Hills in the lush Severn Valley, while the medieval gem of Tewkesbury with its famous timer-framed buildings lies to the north.

Admire the stunning Gloucestershire countryside as it passes by almost silently beneath the basket of our iconic big red balloon.


Please follow the signs to Cheltenham Racecourse.
Drive through the main entrance, keep left and follow the road all the way past the main buildings towards the Heritage Railway Centre.
The balloon launches on the grass alongside the old railway station building.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01608 692588 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Russell Collins

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