Reading Hot Air Balloon Rides

Witness Panoramic Vistas from the Skies Near Reading

Reading, a vibrant and historic town in Berkshire, boasts a rich cultural heritage and a lively atmosphere. Known for its annual Reading Festival, one of the UK's most famous music festivals, the town is also home to the stunning ruins of Reading Abbey and the beautiful Forbury Gardens. Its excellent shopping and dining options, combined with a bustling arts scene, make Reading a truly special place to explore.

Hot Air Balloon Experiences in Reading

Balloon Rides Near Reading

Though there’s no launch site in Reading itself, there are plenty of spectacular hot air balloon rides available nearby. From Henley-On-Thames, enjoy views of the River Thames and picturesque countryside. Launch from Newbury to see the stunning North Wessex Downs. High Wycombe offers beautiful vistas over the Chiltern Hills, while Alton provides views of Jane Austen’s Hampshire. In Guildford, marvel at the rolling Surrey Hills.

These nearby launch sites offer unforgettable landscapes, with even more unexpected sights near Reading waiting to be discovered.


Go up, up and away and experience a truly unforgettable Henley-On-Thames hot air balloon ride. The glorious Oxfordshire landscape stretches out in every direction as you drift gently…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Henley on Thames


A spectacular Newbury hot air balloon ride is the experience that puts the beautiful Berkshire landscape at your feet. Take to the skies in our iconic big red balloon from Victoria Park in…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Newbury

High Wycombe (Great Missenden)

The skies of Buckinghamshire are the limit when you go up, up and away on a stunning High Wycombe hot air balloon ride. Launching from the heart of the stunning Chiltern Hills, your…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Great Missenden


The unforgettable adventure on board a Hampshire hot air balloon ride is the perfect opportunity to see one of England’s prettiest counties from the air. Take to the skies from the…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Alton


Take the experience of a lifetime and go up, up and away on a magnificent Surrey hot air balloon ride. Breath-taking panoramic views await as you launch into seemingly endless blue skies on…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Guildford


Experience breath-taking views of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ as you go up, up and away on an unforgettable Oxford hot air balloon ride. Take to the skies for an unforgettable airborne…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Oxford


An airborne adventure across the heart of Roald Dahl country awaits when you go up, up and away for an amazing Aylesbury hot air balloon ride. Whichever way the wind takes you, enjoy…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Aylesbury


An unforgettable Hertfordshire hot air balloon ride adventure awaits when you go up, up and away from our beautiful Berkhamsted launch site. Take life higher on the flying experience of a…

Learn more about a hot air balloon ride Cow Roast

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the Reading 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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