Wetherby Racecourse (Yorkshire)


Launch Site Address

Wetherby Racecourse, The Racecourse, York Road
West Yorkshire
LS22 5EJ

Hot Air Balloon Rides Wetherby Yorkshire

Fun & Interesting Facts

Battle of Britain flying ace, was born in Wetherby. Lacey Grove is named after him.


Discover the stunning landscapes of Wetherby from a new perspective with a hot air balloon ride from the iconic racecourse launch site.

As you soar high above the town, take in breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and marvel at the serene beauty of the region.

Keep an eye out for notable landmarks such as the medieval Wetherby Castle and the historic St. James Church, which dates back to the 12th century. On a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of the nearby Lacey Grove, named after the famous Battle of Britain flying ace who was born in Wetherby.

As you gently float on the breeze, take a moment to appreciate the tranquility and peacefulness of the Yorkshire countryside. With the wind as your guide, your balloon may even take you over the River Wharfe, which meanders its way through the heart of the town.

An unforgettable adventure awaits you on a hot air balloon ride from Wetherby Racecourse - an experience that simply cannot be matched by anything else.


From The A1(M) exit at junction 46 signposted for York, Wetherby and Services, then at the roundabout, take the B1224 towards York. In less than 1 mile at the next round about go straight over for the racecourse.

If the gates are locked, wait outside for the crew to arrive. If the gates are open, drive through and wait just the other side parking consideratly. Do not continue past here as there could be other events taking place

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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