Chirstmas Deal - 2 Anytime Vouchers and Balloon in a box £270.

 
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balloon in flight

Balloon Flight Locations

We fly from five fantastic balloon locations, all easily accessible from London or from the south coast, Hastings - Southampton.
Surrey balloon map
Surrey - Guildford
Surrey - Guildford
Our Milford balloon flight launch site is just south of Guildford and offers stunning views of Hascombe & Haslemere.
EXPLORE LOCATION
West Sussex balloon map
West Sussex - Petworth
West Sussex - Petworth
Join us for a flight in West Sussex over the south downs National Park. flying through this valley at the foot of the downs, you have the chance to experience jaw - dropping national vistas of England's finest countryside.
EXPLORE LOCATION
West Sussex balloon map
West Sussex - Hickstead
West Sussex - Hickstead
Hickstead Showground is one of our main West Sussex balloon ride launch sites. It is set conveniently in the heart of the Sussex countryside there are glorious views every way you look.
EXPLORE LOCATION
East Sussex map
East Sussex - Uckfield
East Sussex - Uckfield
On your balloon flight you’ll witness the majesty of the East Sussex countryside and catch awesome glimpses of the outskirts of London to the coast of Brighton on a clear day.
EXPLORE LOCATION
Kent balloon map
Kent - Maidstone
Kent - Maidstone
Our Paddock Wood launch site will ensure a tranquil balloon ride over the Weald of Kent.
EXPLORE LOCATION
Hampshire balloon flight map
Hampshire - West Meon
Hampshire - West Meon
This part of the South Downs close to the launch site has a fascinating history with ancient hill forts and burial mounds peppering the hillsides.
EXPLORE LOCATION
Hot Air Balloon Rides: Recognised For Over 25 years
Taking a hot air balloon ride over the countryside will leave you in awe.  Our sunrise balloon flights and sunset hot air
balloon rides
are some of the most breathtaking of all, where you will see the light change and the whole landscape take on a completely different aura.

Share this experience with a loved one for a truly romantic champagne flight, celebrating an anniversary or birthday with a bubbly celebration and make it an experience you will never forget. Treat family, friends or yourself to the indulgence of a local hot air balloon ride over your nearby countryside spotting sights of nature that are normally hidden from view.
Hot Air Balloon Flights: Fully Licensed
We are licensed by the CAA No:BL006 - one of the first commercial licences issued. Our hot air balloon experience is extensive and we use the latest equipment, all meticulously maintained and designed especially for your safety and comfort. The British School of Ballooning operate twelve passenger carrying balloons capable of carrying from two to sixteen passengers.
Hot Air Balloon Rides With A Professional Service
Due to our large fleet of balloons, passengers do not have to wait very long to be booked onto sunrise, sunset or anytime hot air balloon flights and only a very short time to be re-booked should they be cancelled due to poor weather conditions. This factor becomes a distinct advantage over smaller companies. 
Facts About & Pictures of Hot air Balloons on our Blog
It's incredible to believe it's been 26 years since Graeme first began hot air ballooning; an experience that led to the founding of the British School of Ballooning in 1987 with Brian Smith.  Now - after 26 years of flying over 80,000 happy customers - here at the British School of Ballooning we thought it was about time we begin to share our experience and joy of ballooning with other hot air balloon ride enthusiasts online.

Visit our blog for all the latest news and updates as well as facts about hot air balloons and view our gallery of beautiful pictures of hot air balloon flights.
""The Pilot, Richard, was so reassuring, knowledgeable of the near and far areas, and kept us informed of speed, height, land marks, as well as excellent instruction when taking off and landing. Fantastic!""
""…we thouroughly enjoyed the sociable chats and celebratory champers afterwards. Robin and his crew were both very professional and friendly and as everyone says, it “ticked all the boxes”. Any complaints? Only like all good things, it had to end.""
"“…I arranged my son & brother to ride in your balloon. When they landed and walked in to the reception area at the hotel, their eyes shone and their grins spread from ear to ear. Very satisfying result, well worth it. Especially when birthday boy presented me with their mounted photograph.”"
"Thank you. We had no idea how complex Ballooning really is. We have learnt a lot and really enjoyed the experience. You really are at the mercy of the weather which can be very frustrating. It was marvellous to see you in action and very professional. We cannot describe how exhilarating the flight was. It was a great bunch of fellow passengers and crew, superbly organised and we have no hesitation in recommending a BSB balloon trip. I think you spotted how nervous Christine was at the beginning, I can tell you she was not alone. Gradually we became more confident, so much so that we did not want the low flight at the end to finish. Christine was especially proud to win that mini-race and really enjoyed the team participation thing. Thank you for a truly memorable flight."

A great selection of balloon flight vouchers

Choose your voucher type
Beat the sun to the sky

Sunrise Voucher

£ 105 pp
WAS 110 (£6 off)
Beat the sun to the sky with this unique and incredible value voucher. Imagine drifting slowly up over the dark trees and catching the sun as it rises. Then float gently back to reality in the cool morning light. There really is no better way to start the day than with our Sunrise Balloon Flights. If you can make it to one of our launch sites in East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire midweek, from Monday to Friday, then you're in for an experience that will literally leave you breathless! Got a question? Find out more about how it works and FAQ’s here.
 
Mon - Fri 6am
How it works
Delivery
  • Sent by Email - FREE
  • UK Standard Delivery (4-5 days) - £2.50
  • UK Next Day Delivery (1 working day) - £6.00
Sunrise Voucher £ 105 pp
Monday - Friday 6am
Beat the sun to the sky with this unique and incredible value voucher. Imagine drifting slowly up over the dark trees and catching the sun as it rises. Then float gently back to reality in the cool morning light. There really is no better way to start the day than with our Sunrise Balloon Flights. If you can make it to one of our launch sites in East Sussex,... read more
A perfect midweek evening flight

Sunset Voucher

£ 125 pp
WAS 130 (£5 off)
Come and join us for a midweek evening flight. It really is the perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work or to simply make the most of your summer evenings. An evening spent flying above the British countryside is one you will truly never forget. With a Sunset Voucher you can fly midweek early evening from Monday through to Friday and from any of our launch sites in stunning East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. Meeting times vary depending on the time of year. Got a question? Find out more about how it works and FAQ’s here.
 
Mon - Fri 6pm
How it works
Delivery
  • Sent by Email - FREE
  • UK Standard Delivery (4-5 days) - £2.50
  • UK Next Day Delivery (1 working day) - £6.00
Sunset Voucher £ 125 pp
Monday - Friday 6pm
Come and join us for a midweek evening flight. It really is the perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work or to simply make the most of your summer evenings. An evening spent flying above the British countryside is one you will truly never forget. With a Sunset Voucher you can fly midweek early evening from Monday through to Friday and from any of o... read more
FLY WHENEVER YOU WANT

Anytime Voucher

£ 145 pp
WAS 155 (£10 off)
With the flexibility of our great Anytime Voucher, you can choose to fly at a variety of times from any of our launch sites in stunning East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You are welcome to take your hot air balloon ride in the morning or evening and any time of the week or weekends including bank holidays (given suitable weather conditions). Meeting times vary depending on the time of year. Please note, this voucher is valid for 12 months and cannot be downgraded if you decide to fly during the week. Got a question? Find out more about how it works and FAQ’s here.

 
Mon - Sun Anytime
How it works
Delivery
  • Sent by Email - FREE
  • UK Standard Delivery (4-5 days) - £2.50
  • UK Next Day Delivery (1 working day) - £6.00
Anytime Voucher £ 145 pp
Monday - Sunday Anytime
With the flexibility of our great Anytime Voucher, you can choose to fly at a variety of times from any of our launch sites in stunning East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You are welcome to take your hot air balloon ride in the morning or evening and any time of the week or weekends including bank holidays (given suitable weather conditions). Me... read more
FLY WHENEVER YOU WANT

VIP Balloon Flight for Two

£ 695
What could be more romantic than an exclusive balloon flight for you and your own very important person? Enjoy the intimacy of drifting through the skies in a private balloon with your special someone. This truly magical experience will make memories that last a lifetime. If you can make it to one of our launch sites in Sussex, Surrey or Hampshire then you're in for a treat that will literally blow you away!
Mon - Sun Anytime
How it works
Delivery
  • Sent by Email - FREE
  • UK Standard Delivery (4-5 days) - £2.50
  • UK Next Day Delivery (1 working day) - £6.00
VIP Balloon Flight for Two £ 695 pp
Monday - Sunday Anytime
What could be more romantic than an exclusive balloon flight for you and your own very important person? Enjoy the intimacy of drifting through the skies in a private balloon with your special someone. This truly magical experience will make memories that last a lifetime. If you can make it to one of our launch sites in Sussex, Surrey or Hampshire then you&#... read more
FLY WHENEVER YOU WANT

VIP Balloon Flight for Four

£ 850
For a once in a lifetime experience, why not book a VIP for 4. Ideal for a family of 4, 2 couples or girls/boys day out. These can be taken from our launch sites in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
Mon - Sun Anytime
How it works
Delivery
  • Sent by Email - FREE
  • UK Standard Delivery (4-5 days) - £2.50
  • UK Next Day Delivery (1 working day) - £6.00
VIP Balloon Flight for Four £ 850 pp
Monday - Sunday Anytime
For a once in a lifetime experience, why not book a VIP for 4. Ideal for a family of 4, 2 couples or girls/boys day out. These can be taken from our launch sites in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
FLY WHENEVER YOU WANT

VIP Balloon Flight for Six

£ 1050
For an exciting adventure that cannot be rivalled why not treat the family to a VIP balloon flight. For five to six people can take to the skies with us in a private balloon with just the pilot for company. Marvel at the English countryside below as you enjoy this extra special experience with your loved ones. If you can make it to one of our launch sites in Sussex, Surrey or Hampshire then you're in for a treat that will literally blow you away!
Mon - Sun Anytime
How it works
Delivery
  • Sent by Email - FREE
  • UK Standard Delivery (4-5 days) - £2.50
  • UK Next Day Delivery (1 working day) - £6.00
VIP Balloon Flight for Six £ 1050 pp
Monday - Sunday Anytime
For an exciting adventure that cannot be rivalled why not treat the family to a VIP balloon flight. For five to six people can take to the skies with us in a private balloon with just the pilot for company. Marvel at the English countryside below as you enjoy this extra special experience with your loved ones. If you can make it to one of our launch sites in... read more
19 February, 2014
Roddy
Hot Air Balloon Training: Learning How To Fly A Hot Air Balloon
Learning to fly a hot air balloon is not straightforward; you really have to commit to the idea of ballooning. There are very few places that you can learn without owning a balloon and when you do get your license without a balloon, there are even less places to rent a balloon from. At British School of Ballooning over the past 27 years we have trained many pilots. The majority of our pilots wh...
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