Tunbridge Wells


Launch Site Address

The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood
TN12 6PY

Tunbridge Wells Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The UK’s first ever motor show, the ‘Horseless Carriage Exhibition’, was held in Tunbridge Wells way back in 1895. Five exhibits went on display, including a fire engine consisting of a Daimler engine mounted on a horse wagon, a motor tricycle and two motorcars made from horse carriages converted to hold an engine.


Sky high views across the stunning ‘Garden of England’ await when you go up, up and away on an unforgettable Kent hot air balloon ride.

Whichever way the wind takes you, breath-taking views across some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes await.

Our iconic big red balloon launches from The Hop Farm, a few miles from Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, where you will enjoy seemingly endless countryside stretching out in every direction.

Keep an eye out for the meandering River Medway or the picturesque Tudeley Woods nature reserve.

Or you may even find yourself drifting majestically over the famous spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells itself.

The experience of a lifetime awaits when you take to the skies for the unique airborne adventure that is a Kent hot air balloon ride.


From The North:
Exit the M40 at Junction 4 and take the A228 south towards Tunbridge Wells. Travel for approximately eight miles south on the A228, where you will see brown tourist signs for The Hop Farm. At the roundabout where the A228 meets the B2160, take the third exit into The Hop Farm.

From The South:
From the A21, exit north onto the A228 signposted Maidstone and Pembury. Continue along the A228 for just over four miles until you reach the roundabout with the B2160. Take the first exit at the roundabout into The Hop Farm.

Please park in the car park signposted ‘A’ immediately on the left as you enter The Hop Farm and your balloon crew, where you balloon crew will meet you beneath the ‘A’ sign.

Note: Due to the opening hours of The Hop Farm, access to any toilets is only likely to be available before evening flights.

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