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Balloon Flights in Kent

7 Launch Locations Kent
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    • Weekday dawn & dusk or anytime vouchers
    • Go hot air ballooning over the Garden of England
    • Several different launch sites around Kent offered
    • Champagne or Spitfire Ale toast after the ride
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  • 365 Day Exchange
  • Free Online Evoucher
  • 60 day refunds available
  • Delivery Options
    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
    Evoucher Instantaneous Free

    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

    * 93% delivered next working day

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  • Valid For 12 Months
Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Enjoy the magic of being on these superb hot air balloon flights over Kent! We have a variety of Kent ballooning options for you, so whether you fancy taking flight around Kent in a fabulous hot air balloon on a weekday or weekend, we've got early morning and evening departures on offer throughout the season between May and October.

Sure, it's an early start, but here's nothing quite so serene as a hot air balloon flight floating through the clear Kentish morning air over the magnificent countryside of the Garden of England. As the sunshine rises over the horizon you'll be floating up, up and away over Kent for a truly unforgettable ballooning experience. On the other hand, setting off late afternoon to watch the sun slowly set in the sky is also a breathtaking moment - so we'll leave the choice of when you want to go hot air ballooning over this lovely part of Kent to you!

Your hot air adventure starts with meeting the Kent balloon flight crew and what a truly delightful bunch they are at this family-run concern! Just watching how the team works together to inflate the balloon ready for take-off is fascinating. As the burners slowly and gracefully inflate the balloon and basket upright, you then climb aboard for balloon ride of your life.

A few more blasts of the burners and the ground is slipping away, roads shrink, houses become dolls houses and the colours of the fields and Kent countryside come to the fore as you rise up into the air in your balloon. Chief Pilot Michael has been flying over Kent since he first became a hot air balloon pilot in 1998 and with his excellent knowledge of the area and informative in-basket commentary, he will regale you with some superb anecdotes during your trip.

What we love most about these balloon rides is where you might go. Of course, there's a certain amount of navigation involved, but essentially it's all about where the wind blows. The team carefully plots all that before you take off and this influences which of the seven available launch sites around Kent that will be used on the day. You might float gracefully past Leeds Castle, or head over the majestic Canterbury Cathedral. If it's a clear day you can even see over the Kent coast towards France, or to the city of London.

Once back on Terra Firma after these hot air balloon flights from Kent, you'll gather to enjoy a champagne toast.  You can also opt for a cold glass of Spitfire ale, as the Kent-based brewery sponsors the biggest hot air balloon this operator flies. You can even volunteer to help pack away the balloon with the team or just enjoy the champagne and chat about all that you've just seen on your wonderful Kent ballooning experience. There's even ample time to take photos and videos before being driven back to the launch site in the minibus.

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What's included in this experience?

A 3-4 hour ballooning experience including:
• Greeting & passenger registration
• Full Pilot briefing, learn how the balloon works and is inflated
• Unforgettable flight across the Kent countryside, lasting approximately 1 hour
• Opportunity to join in the fun packing the balloon away
• Champagne celebration (or Spitfire Ale) with nibbles
• Personalised certificate signed by your pilot
• Return transfers to the launch site in fully licenced minibus
• Free weather Insurance*
• You'll usually be in a basket carrying 8 or 16 passengers and travel between 5 - 25 miles

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When is it available?

• Flights operate from April to October and are weather dependent

Weekday Balloon Flight
• Valid for weekdays (Monday to Friday) morning or evening flights
• Meeting times for evening flights are usually 2 hours before sunset

Anytime Balloon Flight
• Valid for flights 7 days a week on both morning or evening flights

If conditions are not suitable on the day then your flight can be rescheduled to a later date. *Weather insurance is offered as standard so if you are unlucky enough to have your flight cancelled on 5 occasions due to unsuitable weather conditions your Flight Voucher will be extended for a further period of 3 months by the operator.

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Where can I do this experience?

There are 7 launch sites across Kent including:
• Kingsmead Leisure Centre , Canterbury
• Broome Park Country Club, Barham
• Etchinghill Golf Club near Folkestone
• Evegate Craft Centre, Ashford
• Great Chart Golf and Leisure, Ashford
• Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn
• Ramada Hotel & Resort, Hollingbourne (near Leeds Castle)


Please note that the launch site will be chosen by your pilot on the day of the flight according to the wind direction.  All launch sites are easy to get to and most are within 3 miles of a motorway junction.

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Who is it suitable for?

• Children over the age of 7 are welcome but must be over 1.4m / 4'6" tall
• Under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
• There are no upper age limits however passengers need to be fit enough to climb into the basket and stand for an hour
• This experience is not suiable if you are suffering from any serious medical condition or are pregnant

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• You are welcome to bring family and friends to watch the launch
• If you have a large group of spectators we would recommend they stay behind for a picnic or visit the nearest pub, as congestion can often be caused on narrow country roads with a long queue of vehicles following the balloon! Please note that we only have space for passengers in the retrieve vehicles. Sometimes the champagne celebration will be held back at the launch site to allow friends and family to join in with the experience.

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Anything else I need to know?

• Camera's and binoculars are a good idea however personal possessions are carried at your own risk.

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