Kent Hot Air Balloon Rides

Embark on a Breathtaking Kent Ballooning Adventure

Discover the magic of Kent from an unparalleled perspective with Virgin Balloon Flights. This is your comprehensive guide to our Kent hot air balloon rides. A beautiful region, Kent boasts iconic white cliffs to the historic castles, lush vineyards and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Learn about the various launch sites and flight packages available, ensuring you have all the information you need to plan a memorable sky-high adventure.

Kent Hot Air Balloon Experiences

Why Choose A Kent Hot Air Balloon Ride

You can explore the skies of Kent with Virgin Balloon Flights from several of our picturesque launch sites. Each offers a unique view of the county's stunning landscapes and historic landmarks. Here’s your guide to where you can lift off and what you might see during your journey:

Tunbridge Wells Hot Air Balloon Ride

Lift off from the spa town of Tunbridge Wells and drift over the scenic High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty. As you ascend, you may catch a glimpse of the sprawling woodlands and open heaths that make this region so special.

Headcorn Hot Air Balloon Ride

Headcorn, in the heart of the Kent Downs, offers spectacular views of this rolling landscape. From this vantage point, the panoramic sights might include the meandering River Medway and the historic town of Maidstone. On a clear day, the distant North Downs provides a stunning backdrop to your flight.

Hollingbourne (Near Leeds Castle) Hot Air Balloon Ride

Launching near Leeds Castle, often referred to as 'the loveliest castle in the world', this flight provides an unrivalled opportunity to view the castle from above. Set on two islands on the River Len, the castle and its lush gardens are a sight to behold from the skies.

Canterbury Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take off from the historic city of Canterbury and enjoy aerial views of its famous cathedral and the ancient city walls. As you float higher, the countryside opens up around you, offering a splendid vista of both the city and the surrounding Kent Downs.

Wadhurst Hot Air Balloon Ride

Although slightly outside Kent, this launch site offers a unique perspective on the Kentish landscape from the west. Soar above the border areas and look east to see the Kent Downs and, possibly, the High Weald stretching out towards the horizon.

Each flight path promises breathtaking views and the opportunity to see Kent's most cherished landscapes and landmarks from a new perspective. Whether you’re soaring near the historical sites or over the natural beauty of the countryside, a hot air balloon ride in Kent is an unforgettable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are launch sites chosen by the pilot?

As hot air balloons are considered un-powered aircraft, we’re at the whims of the prevailing winds. ‘The last thing we want to happen on your Kent ballooning adventure is to end up in the sea. Depending on your flight time, you’ll be notified in your ‘flight called on’ update of any launch site changes prior to your Kent hot air balloon ride.

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Kent region?

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

Kent Ballooning Launch Sites

Ready to soar? Choose the perfect flight voucher with Virgin Balloon Flights and fly from your preferred location in Kent. Experience the beauty of Kent’s landscapes like never before. A hot air balloon ride is the luxury bucket list item waiting for you on your doorstep.

This bucket list experience is ideal for treating yourself or as the perfectly unique gift. Our hot air balloon rides for two are our most popular option – the only regret you’ll have is wishing you’d done it sooner. Book your Kent balloon adventure with us today!

Tunbridge Wells

Sky high views across the stunning ‘Garden of England’ await when you go up, up and away on an unforgettable Kent hot air balloon ride. Whichever way the wind takes you, breath-taking views…

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Hollingbourne (nr Leeds Castle)

Take flight for an unforgettable adventure with a Hollingbourne, near Leeds Castle hot air balloon ride. Admire the stunning ‘Garden of England’ from on high as you drift serenely wherever…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Hollingbourne


Experience the majestic beauty of the Garden of England when you take to the skies for an unforgettable Kent hot air balloon ride. Go up, up and away to enjoy 360 degree views of unspoilt…

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Canterbury, Kent

See this stunning cathedral city from on high as you take to the skies for a spectacular Canterbury hot air balloon ride. Go up, up and away on the experience of a lifetime as you float…

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East Sussex (Wadhurst)

An unforgettable experience awaits when you go up, up and away on our spectacular East Sussex hot air balloon ride. Launching from the pretty market town of Wadhurst, enjoy stunning views…

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