York is a truly magnificent city that can be truly appreciated from the air, so why not indulge in one of our hot air balloon rides? Experience York like never before as you take in the landscape from a unique vantage point, as the breathtaking sights beneath your feet will truly help you understand the wonder of this historic city.
A hot air 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 so you can celebrate with your loved one and 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 champagne toast and a fully endorsed certificate you’ll have memories that will last a lifetime, with your hot air balloon ride bringing you an experience that you will cherish forever.
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.