Enjoy the ultimate of all experience days with the world at your feet as you enjoy both beautiful rural views and dramatic city skylines on a hot air balloon ride over Manchester.
Hot air balloon rides are like no other flying experience, as you take in the stunning, seemingly endless 360 views as you see landmarks you know and love from a whole new perspective.
Look out for the winding River Irwell and not one but two golf courses just a stone’s throw from our launch site as you take off.
If the wind takes you to the East towards Manchester city centre and Salford, you could very well find yourself drifting over Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, or the famous Manchester Ship Canal, with the dramatic skyline of the city itself in the distance.
To the North and West lie patchwork fields, while to the South lie Irlam and Altrincham.
Whichever way the wind takes you, you can be sure of an unforgettable experience day as you see Greater Manchester like never before.
One of our newest launch sites, Manchester is the ideal place if you’re for a hot air balloon ride near Blackburn, Liverpool, Southport or any North West location.
Our balloons launch from City Airport and Heliport in Eccles, a small and friendly site with a pleasant restaurant and viewing facilities for those who come along to wave you off on your airborne adventure.
Please note that morning flights only are available from this launch site Monday to Friday. This is at the request of City Airport and Heliport.
Exit the M60 at Junction 11 and follow the A57 Liverpool Road, signposted Irlam. City Airport is less than a mile down the road on the left hand side.
For morning flights, our flight crew will meet you at the main entrance. They will be there up to 15 minutes before the official meet time so please be patient if you arrive any earlier and wait for them by the entrance barrier.