You couldn’t ask for a better hot air balloon launch site than the multi-award winning Plassey Leisure Park, Wrexham, set in 247 acres of magnificent park and woodland. A balloon flight over Wrexham will take you above the meandering lower Dee Valley Rivers with sights of the rolling hills of North Wales and the beautiful Cheshire plains of England.
Your hot air balloon may travel over the picturesque village of Overton situated on the edge of an escarpment which curves its way around the course of the River Dee; this historic village has been designated as a Conservation Area and is home to many 18th century buildings which are protected for their beauty and interest. Westerly winds will take your hot air balloon flight over the glorious countryside of Bangor-On-Dee overlooking the Welsh hills.
When hot air ballooning in Wrexham, a likely sight from the sky is World’s End and The Panorama which lay at the head of Eglwuseg Valley, enclosed by the cliffs of Craig y Forwyn, you’ll have a unique view of the frost eroded limestone mountain that is beautifully littered with coral and sea shell fossils, a stunning sight that will be sure to leave a lasting impression.
Following your balloon ride above Wrexham, you could take advantage of the warm coffee shop and restaurant within the Plassey complex to reflect on your adventure. If you’re still feeling full of energy, you could enjoy a gentle stroll along the 2 miles of nature trail walks, taking in the beautiful Welsh sights.
From the North: M56 heading to Chester to pick up A55. Take turning onto A483 (signposted for Wrexham), approx. 4 miles past Wrexham, take the B5426 Bangor-on-Dee exit. Travel along B5426 towards Bangor-on-Dee for approx. 2½ miles.
The Plassey is situated on the left hand side. The launch field can be seen on the right hand side of the drive way leading up to the Plassey Centre. Please drive up to the Plassey Craft centre and park your car then walk down to the launch field where a Virgin Balloon Flights representative will meet you.