July2015

Star wars theme features at New Jersey ballooning festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on July 30, 2015

This year’s ‘Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning’ featured a (more…)

Preparations under way for Great Texas Balloon Race

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on July 23, 2015

Over 60 balloon pilots and their teams are making final preparations for the Great Texas Balloon Race, which starts this (more…)

Enjoy an invigorating hot air balloon ride in Staffordshire

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Barry on July 22, 2015

Staffordshire is a county in the West Midlands that is completely landlocked. It is also one of the best places to take a hot air balloon ride in the UK, thanks in large part to its section of the stunning National Forest, which stretches across the county’s boundary.

If you are thinking about exploring Staffordshire, which is home to (more…)

Hot air ballooning in Cheshire

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Susan on July 20, 2015

Cheshire is without a doubt one of the best places to take a hot air balloon ride in the UK. Not only is the northern county home to some wonderful sites of natural beauty itself, but it also shares borders with a number of equally picturesque areas, including Shropshire, Merseyside and Wales, which means that you can see a wide variety of sights when taking a hot air balloon ride in Cheshire, depending on which way the wind blows.

Taking a hot air balloon ride in Cheshire

If you want to see the Tudor buildings of Nantwich High Street, the Cheshire Plains, or the Neolithic burial grounds in Congleton from a rather unique vantage point, you can book a hot air balloon ride in Cheshire.

Typically, hot air balloon flying season in the UK is from March to October, so you will need to plan accordingly, and because hot air balloons can only fly in good weather, it is important to try and book when the weather in Cheshire is likely to be good, and to prepare for possibly having a flight moved if necessary.

In most cases, you can simply by a voucher for hot air balloon flights n Cheshire, which will enable you to take your flight when conditions are right.

Things to look out for

Although it is hard to predict where exactly your hot air balloon flight will take you, you should always do some research on the area you will be flying, so that you can look out for sites of any particular interest.

When flying in Cheshire, some of the things you may want to look out for include: Chester Cathedral, Beeston Castle, Little Moreton Hall, Shining Tor and Walton Hall Gardens amongst many others.

The main thing is to ensure you enjoy your leisurely balloon ride, by taking in everything the journey has to offer you and the people you choose to share your balloon ride with.

The health benefits of hot air balloon rides in Shropshire

Filed under: Balloon flight benefits — Posted by: Mark Smith on July 18, 2015

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands, which is home to some of the most stunning landscapes and intriguing attractions in the country. This is why it is one of the best places to go for a hot air balloon ride in the UK.

Some of the main attractions in the county include (more…)

Former pro rugby player pops the question on a hot air balloon ride

Filed under: Celebrities — Posted by: Barry on July 16, 2015

Former Leicester Tigers rugby player, Darren Grewcock recently made a hot air balloon trip with his (more…)

Surprise your partner with a romantic balloon ride in Herefordshire

Filed under: Romantic flights — Posted by: Susan on

If you are looking for a unique way to show your love and appreciation to your partner in Herefordshire, there can be few better than surprising them with a romantic hot air balloon ride across the county.

Hot air balloons have a long history as being one of the most (more…)

West Country prepares for Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on July 9, 2015

Preparations are well under way for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, to take place this August at Ashton Court, the stately home which has traditionally hosted the event. Some (more…)

Hot air balloons play a colourful role in new Perrier ad

Filed under: Balloons on TV — Posted by: Susan on July 2, 2015
A mineral water company has turned to hot air balloons rides as inspiration for a new ad campaign.

The film was created using (more…)