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Balloon Flight Launch Sites in the UK

All of hot air balloon rides are now facilitated by Virgin Balloon Flights, which means there may be some changes to our launch site locations.

Virgin has flown alongside British School of Ballooning in Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, West Sussex and East Sussex for many years now.

Some of the specific launch locations may vary slightly from the below, so please visit the Virgin Balloon Flights website for an up to date list of locations to book from.

If you already have a British School Of Ballooning hot air balloon ride voucher, visit our Dates page to log in to your account and find out how to transfer your existing voucher to a Virgin Balloon Flights voucher.

If you don’t already have a balloon ride voucher, you can purchase directly through Virgin Balloon Flights here.


Hot air ballooning in the home counties of Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent has enjoyed increasing popularity over recent years, but techniques have changed slightly since the first adventurers braved the elements and scaled the heights.

With today's busy lifestyle, hot air ballooning is a past time that can truly take you away from it all. There are many enthusiasts the world over that partake in hot air ballooning events and to watch one of these events, with their many colourful balloons, is truly a magnificent sight, like no other

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Beat the sun to the sky

Weekday Morning Voucher

£ 135 pp
Mon - Fri Morning

Anytime Voucher

£ 165 pp
Mon - Sun Anytime

VIP Balloon Flight for two

£ 795
Mon - Sun Anytime
Small lake from the air
Balloon taking off
Balloon at dawn
VIP Passengers in the basket
Balloon in flight from below
Aerial photo of a farm
Balloon burner
Land Rover setting up balloon
School of ballooning balloon
Burner with VIP Passengers