Launch Site Address

Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn
TN27 9HX

Headcorn Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The remains of a giant oak tree, known as the Headcorn Oak, were once thought to be 1,200 years old and said to have been where King John would have his lunch and watch bull baiting. More recent studies suggest it is closer to 500 years old.


Experience the majestic beauty of the Garden of England when you take to the skies for an unforgettable Kent hot air balloon ride.

Go up, up and away to enjoy 360 degree views of unspoilt countryside, dotted here and there with the odd oast house for which Kent is famous.

Launching from the pretty village of Headcorn, nothing compares to the unique feeling of floating almost soundlessly upwards before going wherever the wind takes you.

Keep an eye out for the winding River Beult and the majestic felines of The Big Cat Sanctuary.

Our Kent hot air balloon ride experience begins at Headcorn Aerodrome, where you could be lucky enough to take off surrounded by vintage Spitfires and De Havilland aeroplanes.


From Maidstone, travel south on the A274. Travel through Headcorn, across the railway bridge (still on the A274) and turn left approximately half a mile south of Headcorn, signposted Headcorn Aerodrome.
Take the first left into the aerodrome and park in the car park, from where the balloon and crew will be visible and read to greet you once you make your way over.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01233 221565 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Damon Bridger

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