York is a magnificent city and our York balloon rides allow you to truly appreciate it in all its glory.
Experience York like never before as you take in the landscape from the unique vantage point of your balloon basket. The breathtaking sights beneath your feet will help you understand the wonder of this historic city and why it’s popularity has remained constant for balloon rides over the years.
A York balloon ride puts you at one with the wind, so you never can tell where you will end up. But your adventure begins at our York Racecourse launch site, from which the county is your oyster.
Balloon rides in York are meant to be shared, making them ideal for special occasions you can celebrate with your loved one.
Here at Virgin Balloon Flights we want to help make your special day even more memorable. With a full briefing, plenty of flight time, a celebratory toast and a fully endorsed certificate you’ll have memories that will last a lifetime.
Our pilot Dave Sutcliffe, or Sutty as he’s known, flies our big red balloon from York racecourse. His varied flying career, including many world and UK championships, means you’ll be in safe hands for your York balloon ride.
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
If you are using a sat nav to get here, please use postcode YO23 1ET and please do not head to the grandstands.
Exit the A64 onto the A1036 and follow York centre signs for about 1.5 miles until you see the racecourse on your right. Please do not follow the brown signs for the racecourse, as these will take you a mile out of your way to the wrong side of the grounds.
Turn right at the junction and drive down the tree lined avenue for about 500 yards. Park up near the three double gates on the right hand side of the road and walk over on the racecourse side of the park to meet your crew.
A reminder again – please do not go to the grandstands themselves.