The beautiful heart of Kent countryside awaits you on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride from The Hop Farm, near Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Whichever way the wind takes you, Kent hot air balloons rides guarantee a truly unique flying experience over some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.
A south westerly breeze could take you over Tudeley Woods nature reserve and the beautiful town of Royal Tunbridge Wells itself, while to the north and east lies swathes of glorious Kent countryside to admire as you float through the skies.
Also keep an eye out for meandering River Medway, which winds its way from north of our launch site down towards the east of it, before curving around and flowing through the nearby town of Tonbridge to the West.
Our launch site at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge is just a few miles north east of Royal Tunbridge Wells itself and is one of Kent’s most iconic historic landmarks and a hugely popular visitor attraction. Open from 10am to 5pm, you could even make a day of it and enjoy the wide range of family-friendly fun on offer either before or after your hot air balloon ride, from meeting majestic Shire horses and other animals to a range of outdoor and indoor play areas and attractions.
There are also lots of eateries to choose from, from a traditional pub food or local seafood to American diner classics and ice-cream.
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.