Take to the skies for a 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 stunning parkland of Coombe Abbey Country Park is an experience not to be missed.
Originally built as a Cistercian Abbey in the 12th Century and now a hotel, it is the perfect spot to start your Coventry hot air balloon ride adventure.
Float in an iconic Virgin balloon over the 500 acres of parkland, formal gardens and tranquil lake for an experience that will stay with you forever.
Landscaped by the renowned 18th Century architect Lancelot “Capability” Brown, a Coventry hot air balloon ride over this Warwickshire landmark offers a stunning view of the countryside.
The wind may take you over Coventry itself, a city made up of medieval monuments and modern landmarks.
Its heritage includes impressive structures such as St. Michael’s Cathedral.
Built between the 14th and 15th centuries, much of the grand building was destroyed during the Second World War, however alongside these ruins is the new cathedral designed by Basil Spence after the war.
A more modern but equally impressive sight may include a glimpse of Millennium Place, which displays a number of public art works.
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, home to a herd of more than 200 alpacas.
After landing, why not reflect on your unique experience by enjoying a delicious afternoon tea in the hotel’s Garden Room Restaurant or a hot breakfast in the Heron’s Cafe at the Visitor Centre.
Our Warwickshire balloon pilot is Russell Collins.
From The North:
Ml 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:
Ml 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 Center (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.