Someone looking up with wonder on their face as they take a hot air balloon ride

Welcome Virgin Family

This One’s on Us

This code is only valid for Virgin Family members. Access via the Virgin Family Portal.

Climb aboard fellow explorer and let us take you higher, on an adventure of a lifetime!

As a valued member of the Virgin Family, you can save £20 per voucher and experience the wonder of life above the clouds.

You don’t need wings to fly, but a hot air balloon always helps, so grab your boarding pass, your sunnies and camera, because if there’s ever a way to travel in style, this is it!

Take Off

Feel weightless as we gently rise from the ground for around an hour's flight, drifting across the beautiful British countryside.

The Landing

Whether it’s the excitement of a drag landing or a gentle upright descent, every flight has its own unique adventure.


A Quintessentially Virgin Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does a Hot Air Balloon Ride Cost?

Our standard price for a hot air balloon ride voucher starts at £169 for a Weekday Morning voucher, £189 for a Weekday Morning and Evening voucher, or £209 for an Any day Morning and Evening voucher.

What's the Minimum Flying Age?

Passengers must be aged 7 or above and at least 4ft 6 inches tall.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

When is the Flying Season?

Flying season is March – October with some regional variations.

How Long Does a Hot Air Balloon Flight Last?

Our hot air balloon rides usually last about an hour, depending on the weather and landing options. Plan for at least four hours in total, including safety instructions, balloon setup and takedown, the flight, a toast with Prosecco, and return to the launch site.

What Should I Wear For a Balloon Flight?

For your comfort, we recommend dressing as if you were going for a pleasant countryside stroll, taking into account the weather and the season. Think cosy layers and maybe a hat to keep your head protected from the warmth of the burners. Sensible shoes are a must, especially if we're walking in fields that might be a bit damp or muddy. We love it when passengers join in to help inflate and deflate the balloon – it makes things quicker for everyone! Just wear something you don't mind getting a tad dirty. Oh, and leave the fancy gear and high heels at home – we wouldn't want any mishaps!

Things to Know

  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Hot air ballooning is a weather dependent activity.
  • Flight vouchers are valid for either 12 or 18 months, depending on the voucher type.
  • Flight vouchers are non refundable unless otherwise stated.
  • Full Virgin Balloon Flights terms and conditions can be found here.

Choose Your Voucher Type

When Can You Fly?

Weekday Morning

Monday - Friday

  • 3-4 hour experience with about an hour in the air
  • Open voucher – choose your own flight date
  • Fly from any of our locations nationwide
  • 18 months to book
  • Non-refundable
Non-refundable

*Within 90 days of purchase. See paragraph 8.4 of our T&Cs

£169

per person

How many passengers?

Weekday Morning Or Evening

Monday - Friday

  • 3-4 hour experience with about an hour in the air
  • Open voucher – choose your own flight date
  • Fly from any of our locations nationwide
  • 18 months to book
  • Non-refundable
Non-refundable

*Within 90 days of purchase. See paragraph 8.4 of our T&Cs

£189

per person

How many passengers?

Any Day Morning Or Evening

Monday - Sunday

  • 3-4 hour experience with about an hour in the air
  • Open voucher – choose your own flight date
  • Fly from any of our locations nationwide
  • 18 months to book
  • Non-refundable
Non-refundable
Make me weather refundable

*Within 90 days of purchase. See paragraph 8.4 of our T&Cs

£209

per person

How many passengers?