Durham Hot Air Balloon Rides

Experience Durham's Skyline Like Never Before

Discover Durham from a whole new perspective with a hot air balloon ride. With its cultural richness, historic charm, and scenic countryside, Durham is a visual feast from above. Whether it's the vibrant hues of autumn or the fresh greens of spring, every season paints Durham in breathtaking colours providing a mesmerising view from up in the clouds. Join us for an unforgettable airborne adventure in this idyllic corner of Britain.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Durham

Why Choose A Durham Hot Air Balloon Ride

A hot air balloon ride over Durham County is the perfect gift for any occasion. Gift your loved ones the perfect birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or bucket list day out with a chance to soar above Durhams historic landmarks, picturesque countryside, and the winding River Wear. Plus, our nationwide vouchers make it simple to give this unforgettable adventure, allowing the recipients to choose their perfect launch site and time.

Durham Hot Air Balloon Launch Sites

Durham's landscape is a breathtaking blend of rolling hills, lush countryside, and historic landmarks. Take off from our launch sites in Durham and Bishop Auckland for a chance to view stunning landmarks of Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, and the winding River Wear, and the beautiful Tees Valley from up in the clouds.


Get ready for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride as we take off from Poplar Tree Garden Centre in Durham. Nestled in a charming setting, this lovely spot is the perfect starting point for your…

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Bishop Auckland

Experience the North East’s captivating and rugged landscape as you go up, up and away on an unforgettable County Durham hot air balloon ride. Take to the skies for the flying experience…

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Balloon Rides Near Durham

A short drive from our Durham launch sites, the Northumberland Balloon Festival is a spectacular event featuring vibrant hot air balloons filling the skies. Held annually, it offers stunning mass ascents, night glows, and family-friendly activities. Experience the magic of Northumberland’s landscapes from above and enjoy a fun-filled day with entertainment, food stalls, and live music.

Northumberland Balloon Festival (2025)

The Northumberland Balloon Festival is a magical experience for everyone. See colourful balloons float gracefully over the beautiful Northumberland landscape. With exciting activities,…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Durham region?

No, Virgin Balloon Flights Vouchers are valid nationwide – simply purchase your balloon ride vouchers and you will be able to book at over 100 launch sites nationwide.

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