Northumberland Balloon Festival


Launch Site Address

Tynedale Rugby Football Club, Station Road
NE45 5AY

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Northumberland Balloon Festival Hot Air Balloon Rides


The Northumberland Balloon Festival is a magical experience for everyone. See colourful balloons float gracefully over the beautiful Northumberland landscape. With exciting activities, mouth-watering food, and a friendly vibe, this festival is the ideal spot to make lasting memories with loved ones.

🟢 Dates have been confirmed for the next Northumberland Balloon Festival.

Northumberland Balloon Festival Information

🎈 Will Virgin Balloon Flights be at the Northumberland Balloon Festival this year?

Yes! Virgin Balloon Flights will be at the Northumberland Balloon Festival.

🗓️ When is the Northumberland Balloon Festival?

Friday 12th July, 2024 - Sunday 14th July, 2024

🎪What’s on at the Northumberland Balloon Festival?

  • Up to 25 hot air balloons dotting the sky

  • Live entertainment for all ages

  • Captivating event performers

  • Derek the Dinosaur Walkabout

  • Thrilling funfair rides

Flying with Virgin Balloon Flights at Northumberland Balloon Festival

When Will Virgin Balloon Flights Be Flying at The Northumberland Balloon Festival?

Friday 12th July: PM

Saturday 13th July: AM & PM

Sunday 14th July: AM

Meet Times

Morning Flights - 6am approx.

Evening Flights - 6pm approx.

Please note: These times are approximate and may vary by up to an hour due to weather conditions. You will receive your exact meeting time when you call to check your flight status.

You must arrive at the meeting point for your flight on time to complete check-in and receive the required safety briefing. If you miss this briefing by arriving late, you may not be allowed to fly. Plan your route in advance and allow ample time for travel, considering the heavy traffic expected for the event.

If you miss your flight due to lateness or non-attendance, your voucher will become invalid.

Call Your Flight Information Line

The Flight Information Line for your Pilot is 01388217808.

You will need to call this number to find out if your flight is going ahead and if so, where and when you will need to meet your balloon flight crew. Make sure you listen very carefully to the entire message.

Morning Flights - Call the flight information line at 11pm the night before.

Evening Flights - Call the flight information line at 2pm the same day as your flight.

Who Will My Pilot Be?

As per your booking confirmation, your pilot will be Alex Harvey.

What Do I need To Bring?

Your booking confirmation, flight vouchers, camera, a bit of cash (in case you want to buy the in-flight photographs) and a spirit for adventure!

What Should I Wear?

We suggest dressing appropriately for a country walk, taking into account the weather on your flight day. Comfortable layers and a cap or headwear to shield you from the burners' heat are recommended. As the fields may be wet, muddy, or dewy, sturdy shoes or trainers are a must.

Passengers are invited to help with the balloon's inflation and deflation. While this is optional, many find it enjoyable, so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty (avoid designer outfits, flip flops, or high heels).

Other Hot Air Balloon Festivals

We are taking part in many hot air balloon festivals this year. If you are keen to take to the skies with us at another balloon fiesta, or you're searching for ideas on the perfect family day out, check out our ultimate guide to UK hot air balloon festivals.

If the dates for this festival don’t quite work for you and you're looking to plan the dates for a memorable balloon packed weekend outing, check out our quick guide to the UK balloon festival calendar and explore fiestas happening throughout the year.


By Public Transport:

Train: The nearest train station to Tynedale Rugby Club is Corbridge Station. From the station, it’s a short taxi ride or a pleasant 20-minute walk to the club.

Bus: Regular bus services operate to Corbridge from nearby towns and cities. Check the local bus schedules for routes that stop near Tynedale Rugby Club.

By Car:

From Newcastle: Take the A69 westbound towards Carlisle. Exit at the Corbridge roundabout and follow signs for Corbridge. Continue on Station Road, then turn left onto Tinkler's Bank. Tynedale Rugby Club will be on your right.

From Carlisle: Head east on the A69 towards Newcastle. Exit at the Corbridge roundabout and follow signs for Corbridge. Proceed on Station Road, turn left onto Tinkler's Bank, and the club will be on your right.

Parking: Car parking is available at the club. You can purchase parking when you buy your tickets for the event.

Get Directions

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01388 217808 to confirm the status of your flight.

Hints & Tips:

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Alex Harvey

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