Launch Site Address

Lotherton Hall, off Collier Lane, Aberford
West Yorkshire
LS25 3EB

Leeds Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

Leeds gave the world one of the most famous board games in history – Cluedo. Its inventor, Anthony E Pratt, took his idea for a game called ‘Murder’ to Waddington’s Games in Leeds back in 1944. The team loved but couldn’t put it into production until after the Second World War, when it was finally released in 1945.


Take flight on a truly unforgettable Leeds hot air balloon ride for a spectacular airborne adventure.

With the stunning city skyline of Leeds to the west and glorious open countryside to the east, a balloon flight from Lotherton Hall offers the best of both worlds.

Admire sweeping views across gorgeous landscapes as you go up, up and away on the experience of a lifetime.

If the wind takes you south, keep an eye out for sights such as the River Aire and the Aire and Calder Navigation canal.

To the east lies a pretty patchwork of woods and farmland, with views over Castleford and even, if it’s a very clear day, as far as the North Sea and the River Humber.

A Leeds hot air balloon ride over beautiful West Yorkshire really will leave you on cloud nine, long after you come back down to earth.


From the South/West, exit the M1 at junction 47 and take the B1217 towards Aberford and follow the brown tourist signs. After approximately two miles, the entrance to Lotherton Hall is on your Right.

From the North exit the A1(M) at junction 44 and at the roundabout, take the third exit towards Aberford. After two miles and before leaving Aberford, turn left onto Lotherton Lane, following the brown tourist signs. At the end of the road, the entrance to the park is opposite.

Morning flights: Please wait on the drive by the locked gates.
Evening flights - Show your flight tickets at the entrance pay gate and you will be allowed in 20 minutes before the scheduled meeting time free of charge. Please note if you arrive more than 20 minutes before your flight meeting time, you will be charged an entrance fee by the venue. If an evening fight is scheduled outside of the park opening hours, please wait by the locked gates.
Please ensure you are on time, as the gates will be locked once we have entered and you wont be able to get in.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01904 238545 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Dave Sutcliffe

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet