Launch Site Address

Wharf Farm, Tibshelf Wharf, Mansfield Road
DE55 5NG

Derbyshire Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Fun Fact: Tibshelf was the site of Britain’s first ever inland oil well. Between 1919 and 1945, around 30,000 barrels came from the village before production ceased more than 70 years ago.


A fabulous airborne adventure awaits when you take to the skies for a Derbyshire hot air balloon ride.

Go up, up and away in our iconic big red balloon from the pretty village of Tibshelf, near Mansfield.

Fly wherever the wind takes you on the unforgettable flying adventure of a lifetime.

Right on the edge of Peak District, stunning views await you whichever direction you fly.

Keep an eye out for the majestic Hardwick Hall to the north, while to the east lies the picturesque wildlife haven of Brierley Forest Park.

And should the wind take you westward, the dramatic Ogston reservoir may come into view below.

The perfect gift for a special someone (or even yourself!), make memories to last a lifetime on our majestic Derbyshire hot air balloon ride.


From the M1, exit at junction 28 and take the A38 Alfreton Road towards Mansfield/Matlock. After approximately 1.5 miles, use the left hand lane to turn into thw B6027 Common Road, signposted Huthwaite. Follow this road all the way to Huthwaite and at the T-junction at the end of the road, turn left onto the B6014, signposted Tibshelf. After a quarter of a mile, turn right on Wharf Lane, where you will pass kennels on the right immediately after the turning. Continue to the end of the road and into the grounds of Wharf Farm.

Sat Nav Note: If you do use a sat nav, please do not rely on the postcode alone to get you there, as this may take you to the next road along.

Your pilot and crew will meet you immediately within the farm grounds.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01158 224905 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Thomas Hook

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