Home to the Staffordshire County Show, one of the biggest shows of its type in the country, Stafford is a brilliant backdrop a hot air balloon ride over Staffordshire.
Nestling on the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Stafford is the obvious centre for visiting the whole of Staffordshire and neighbouring counties.
We launch from the popular Amerton Railway family attraction just a few miles outside Stafford itself, where at weekends you could hop aboard one of their locomotives before or after your flight.
Nearby Amerton Farm has a lovely tea room for a bit of breakfast or a teatime treat and alongside the neighbouring steam railway, offer the chance to really make a day of it for the whole family.
Depending on where the wind takes you, a hot air balloon ride over Stafford will allow you to relish in a one-in-a-lifetime view of some of this county’s most iconic landmarks.
Just a few miles to the south, with the right wind you could find yourself enjoying a hot air balloon ride over Shugborough Hall and Estate. This stunning National Trust property is Staffordshire’s most complete working estate and will reopen in March 2017 following a programme of improvements during the winter.
Immerse yourself in the fantastic scenery below when on board your hot air balloon ride in Staffordshire and you never know what you might come across.
Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires and with a southerly wind, its unique architecture can be viewed from an entirely new perspective in a hot air balloon.
If the wind takes you east, keep a watchful eye over the county town of Stafford when on the top of a hill you will find the wonderful Stafford Castle, which has played host to many an outdoor play for decades.
When you finish your hot air balloon ride over Stafford, the day doesn’t have to end. Why not opt for a spot of shopping and a bite to eat after your flight, or venture north to the famous potteries made famous by Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Spode?
On arrival, please park in the car park where you will be met by our balloon team and directed to the designated launch field.