Fun & Interesting Facts
Hickstead is known as the 'home of British showjumping', with the All England Jumping Course celebrating more than 60 years hosting the greatest show jumpers in the world.
Take flight on a West Sussex balloon ride for an experience day you will never forget.
Our beautiful big red balloon in West Sussex takes you up, up and away from the iconic Hickstead Showground, home of the All England Jumping Course and one of the world's most famous equestrian venues.
First opened in 1960, in 2021 it celebrated hosting the famous Al Shira'aa Derby for the 60th time.
Our closest launch site for those looking for Brighton hot air balloon rides, whichever way the wind takes you brings gorgeous views across beautiful English countryside.
If you look towards the South, the right wind on a very clear day could even bring views of the coast.
Take life higher with Virgin Balloon flights on a West Sussex hot air balloon flight.