We’re always searching for perfect launch sites for our balloon rides and here in Nottingham we have landed another superb spot at Nottingham Racecourse in Colwick Park. Situated to the west of the city centre you’ll rise above Colwick Country Park and Marina and the spectacular National Water Sports Centre where elite athletes are selected for the Olympics. There’s no denying, it is an excellent choice to begin your hot air balloon adventure.
To the west you’ll get a birds-eye’s view of the modern cityscape – you may be lucky enough to spot your favourite places, where you work, or maybe even your home.
As the River Trent, adjacent to the racecourse, winds its way beneath, sports fans will relish the chance to view Nottingham Forest FC’s home, The City Ground, along with the Trent Bridge cricket stadium from the air just to the east of the launch site.
Every hot air balloon ride is different so it’s impossible to say exactly what will pass below the basket during your hour-long flight above the East Midlands, however we’re confident you’ll love every minute of it and treasure the memories for a lifetime.
Nottingham Racecourse is situated just 2 miles from the city centre within the 280 acres of Colwick Park. It has ample free parking and is easily accessible.
From the north
Follow the A60 or A612
From the south
Follow the A60 and A453
From the east or west
Follow the A52
Once in Nottingham, follow the brown signs or yellow Park & Ride signs to Nottingham Racecourse.
*Please do not enter the Racecourse*
Passengers should park and meet the balloon team opposite the entrance to The Colwick Hall Hotel.
Do not park in the car park at the end of this road as the barriers are closed early evening.