Launch Site Address

Chilton Fields Sports Club, Chilton Way
IP14 1SZ

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Stowmarket Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The tonic sol-fa musical notation system (or ‘doe, ray, me, far, so, la, tee, doe’), most memorably demonstrated in the famous Sound Of Music film, was devised around 1841 by John Curwen, minister of Stowmarket Congregational Church.


Experience the beauty of East Anglia from on high with a stunning Suffolk hot air balloon ride from Stowmarket.

Take life higher for the airborne adventure of a lifetime on board our iconic big red balloon.

Relax and take in miles of glorious countryside stretching out in every direction as you go up, up and away from this quintessential Suffolk town.

Drifting majestically wherever the wind takes you, breathtaking vistas across this beautiful part of England await.

With the right winds on a very clear day, you might even see the beautiful Suffolk Coast and Heaths or the Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the far distance.

An experience you will be talking about for years to come, a Suffolk hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights is certainly one for the bucket list.


Chilton Fields Sports Club is within easy reach of the A14.

Leave the A14 at junction 49 and follow the signs for Stowmarket. As you enter the town on the first roundabout follow the signs for Leisure Centre, then Chilton Fields.

Drive up through the housing estate for approximately one mile and you will see the sports centre and Chilton Fields on your right, which is well sign posted.

Leave your car in the car park and you will see the Virgin Balloon Flights crew on the sports field directly in front of you.

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Please call 01603 957715 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Robert Keron

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