Launch Site Address

The Renaissance at Kelham Hall, Kelham
NG23 5QX

Newark-On-Trent Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Former sixties pop idol, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, lived at Winthorpe Hall in the village of Winthorpe, just outside Newark during the 1980s.


Experience the skies on a Newark hot air balloon ride adventure and make memories to last a lifetime.

Take life higher with a majestic flight over seemingly endless and beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside .

With spectacular views stretching out in every direction, going up, up and away in our iconic big red balloon is an experience you will never forget.

Hop on board and fly from The Renaissance at Kelham Hall, a picturesque, gothic-style mansion set in gorgeous grounds just outside Newark-On-Trent itself, for a unique flying adventure.

With beautiful nature reserves to the north and gorgeous rolling countryside all around, a clear day and the right wind could even offer views as far as Sherwood Forest.

Lying on the ancient Roman road known as the Fosse Way, Newark used to be known as ‘the key to the north’.

Its crown jewel – the spectacular remains of the 12th century castle alongside the winding River Trent – may even pass below your basket.

Join Virgin Balloon Flights on a Newark hot air balloon ride and experience an airborne adventure like no other.


The Renaissance at Kelham Hall is situated on the A617, just to the West of Newark and within a few minutes’ drive from the A1 and A46 trunk routes.

If travelling from Newark on the A617, continue over the narrow bridge and past the next entrance into the new houses. The main drive is signposted Newark and Sherwood District Council offices.

Use the parking spaces outside the main building and walk over to the balloon, which launches from the main field adjacent to this building and the A617.

The Renaissance at Kelham Hall’s toilets are available for passenger use if required.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01476 855660 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Rebecca Cains

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