A spectacular Newbury hot air balloon ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that puts the beautiful Berkshire landscape at your feet.
Launching from the picturesque Victoria Park, you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of Newbury’s many 17th century buildings. Keep an eye out for the medieval Cloth Hall with enjoining half-timbered granary.
A westerly wind will take you towards the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
To the south is Greenham Common, home to a Cold War nuclear bunker, air base and even a cruise missile shelter complex.
You may also see the ‘real’ Downton Abbey, better known as Highclere Castle. ITV’s surprise hit historical drama filmed here for six full series.
An amazing experience anyone age seven and older can enjoy, hot air balloon rides from Newbury really will let you take life higher over the south of England.
Your pilot is for Newbury is UK and world ballooning record holder Mark Shemilt, who looks forward to seeing you in the Berkshire skies.
Whichever way the wind takes you on our Newbury balloon flights, you will enjoy spectacular scenery and make memories to last a lifetime.
Bucklebury Farm Park is only a short drive outside Newbury and offers a great family day out either after or before your balloon flight.
The Nature Discovery Centre at nearby Thatcham is a beautiful spot to get up close with local wildlife.
Our South West regional flight vouchers can also be used across more than a dozen counties, including Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
The post code for the meeting place for this launch site is RG14 1DN.
Victoria Park is located right in the middle of town. There is no parking at the park itself but there are two public car parks a short walk away at Wharf Street (RG14 5AS) and Bear Lane. Both car parks are located just south of the river, therefore passengers will need to walk over the bridge into Victoria Park.
We launch from the football pitch/ area in the northern end of the park.
Passengers are requested to meet the balloon team in front of the park pavilion.
Please allow at least half an hour to park your vehicle and walk over the bridge to the pavilion.