South West Hot Air Balloon Rides

Discover the UK’s Home of Hot Air Ballooning

Welcome, budding balloonist, to the South West of England. This beautiful corner of the UK is home to some of the most well known areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as the Cotswolds. There are plenty of things to do in the South West and a lot of culture to absorb in this lively corner of the country.

With many breathtaking locations to fly from you'll be sure to have an unforgettable experience with a friend, loved one or even as a treat for yourself!

South West Hot Air Balloon Experiences

Why Choose a South West Hot Air Balloon Ride

The South West is a vibrant hub of hot air ballooning activity, including hosting the UKs largest Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which attracts crowds of over 100,000 people per day. The Bristol skyline is often associated with hot air ballooning, with large passenger operators, such as your very own Virgin Balloon Flights and many local enthusiasts taking flight over this beautiful port city.

There is, however, a lot more beauty to discover from up on high throughout the South West of England. Let’s explore the many options for your hot air balloon experience that this region has to offer.

Somerset Hot Air Balloon Rides

We can't talk about hot air balloon rides in the UK without talking about Bristol. It's known as the birthplace of modern hot air ballooning and has remained a booming hub for this unique past-time.

Ashton Court (Bristol)

Home to the world famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court could well lay claim to the title of…

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The UK balloon festival scene has gained popularity over the past few decades. If you've never attended such a magnificent event then we would highly recommend the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Take life higher at Europe's biggest hot air balloon festival and go up, up and away for a Bristol balloon ride you will never forget. Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is back for 2024 and set…

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Bath

Take flight over one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the UK when you go up, up and away on a magnificent

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Glastonbury

Take life higher with a stunning Somerset hot air balloon ride and experience breathtaking views of this glorious county. Hop on board our iconic big red Virgin balloon for the airborne…

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Taunton

For miles of unspoilt countryside, choose one of our fabulous Somerset hot air balloon rides. Enjoy this stunning county from on high as you drift serenely through the sky in our beautiful…

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Shaftesbury

Experience the airborne adventure of a lifetime on a spectacular Dorset hot air balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights. Go up, up and away from our beautiful

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Gloucestershire Hot Air Balloon Rides

Cheltenham

Take to the skies for the experience of a lifetime when you hop on board our Cheltenham hot air balloon ride. Glorious views stretching towards the horizon in every direction provide a…

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Wiltshire Hot Air Balloon Rides

Swindon

A sky-high adventure awaits on a stunning Swindon hot air balloon ride from the beautiful Lydiard Park. Go up, up and away in our big red balloon and experience breath-taking views you will…

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Dorset Hot Air Balloon Rides

Dorset (Folke)

Stunning views over delightful Dorset await when you take to the skies with Virgin Balloon Flights over this beautiful county. Unforgettable vistas await as you go up, up and away from the…

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Gillingham Rugby Club Dorset

The history of Gillingham dates back to ancient times, with evidence of a stone age barrow and Roman settlement in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. However, the town was established by the Saxons. The…

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Devon Hot Air Balloon Rides

Exeter (Cullompton)

Experience the skies over the land of cream teas with a spectacular Exeter hot air balloon ride. Go up, up and away over beautiful Devon when you hop on board our iconic big red Virgin…

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Tiverton

Adventure awaits when you go up, up and away for an unforgettable Devon hot air balloon experience. Take to the skies from the beautiful market down of Tiverton and enjoy breath-takingly…

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Okehampton

Go up, up and away on an unforgettable Devon hot air balloon ride for an airborne adventure like no other. Marvel at the beautiful and dramatic landscape of

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Cornwall Hot Air Balloon Rides

Launceston

Join us for a spectacular Cornwall hot air balloon ride experience of a lifetime. Take to the skies in our majestic big red balloon from Launceston, the ancient capital of…

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South West Hot Air Balloon Rides FAQs

Are these flight vouchers only valid for the South West 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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