Coventry Hot Air Balloon Ride – Virgin Balloon Flights
Virgin Balloon Flights

Coventry

Launch Site Address

The Visitor Centre Coombe Country Park, Brinklow Road
nr Coventry
Warwickshire
CV32AB

Coventry Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Singer Chuck Berry recorded his number one hit single, a cover of the 1950s novelty song ‘My Ding-A-Ling’, at a dance hall in Coventry in 1972. Its cheeky innuendo was too much for some at the time, including morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse, who tried to get the song banned.

About

Take to the skies for a stunning Coventry hot air balloon ride and fly up, up and away over some of Warwickshire’s most spectacular scenery.

Our closest hot air balloon to Birmingham, your flight from the glorious parkland of Coombe Abbey Country Park is an experience not to be missed.

Find the world at your feet when you go up, up and away wherever the wind takes you in our iconic red Virgin balloon.

If the wind takes you south, keep an eye out for Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, best known as the home of the great love of Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley.

To the east lies the beautiful Draycote Water reservoir and nature reserve, with the city of Coventry itself a dramatic modern sight should you fly overhead.

No other airborne experience comes close to the flight of a lifetime in our Coventry hot air balloon.


Directions

From The North:

M1 Southbound - Leave at J21 and join the M69, following signs for Coventry and the A46. At the end of the motorway ignore exits for M6 and follow lanes for A46. At the first main roundabout on the A46 take the second exit to the right (signed Walsgrave, Coombe Park) turn left at the next roundabout (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic lights turn left again onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey Country Park is one mile on the left.

M6 Southbound - Leave at J2. Follow signs for M40 Warwick, Coventry S&E. After joining the A46 (dual carriage way) at the first main roundabout take the second exit to the right (signed Walsgrave Coombe Park). At the next roundabout turn left (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic lights turn left onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey Country Park is one mile on the left.

From The South:

M1 Northbound - Leave at J19 and join the M6. Leave M6 at J2, following signs for M40 Warwick, Coventry S&E. After joining the A46 (dual carriageway), at the first main roundabout take the second exit to the right (signed Coombe Park). At the next roundabout turn left (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic turn left onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey Country Park is one mile on the left.

M40 - Leave at J15. Follow signs for Coventry and the A46. Continue following signs for the A46 Leicester (you will temporarily leave A46 for A45). At this roundabout take the third exit following signs for the M69. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow signs for the M6 & M69 (you are now back on the A46). At the next roundabout filter left (TGI Fridays and Morrisons food store will be on your right). Carry straight on going across three roundabouts (following signs for the city centre) until you reach the traffic lights. Turn right (signed Lutterworth) at the next set of traffic lights follow the road round to the right, the B4027 to Lutterworth. Coombe Abbey Country Park is one mile on the left.

Passengers should park in the car park on the right of the main drive/ entrance and then proceed on foot to the Coombe Country Park Visitor Centre (red brick building) on the opposite side of the main entrance drive way to the car park where they will be met by the balloon team. Please note this is a pay and display car park.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01604 215944 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Peter Philpott

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