34% off Weekday Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning in East Anglia
A nice little Experience within easy reach of Norwich, Norfolk.
Hot air ballooning offers a flying sensation unlike any other and the views from the basket are simply sensational. On arrival, meet a professional hot air balloon pilot for a safety briefing and (with feet still firmly on the ground), help to prepare and inflate the balloon for its aerial adventure. Once ready, soar to incredible heights of up to 3,000 feet and soak in bird’s-eye views of some of the East Anglia’s most beautiful countryside and landmarks, from the sanctuary of the hot air balloon. Return to earth and help the crew pack the kit away before being chauffeured back to the original launch site. Take home a commemorative flight certificate.
Weekday mornings (excluding bank holidays) from March/April to October/November. Flights take place at dawn, when the air is at its most stable. Dates fill very quickly, so book at least four weeks in advance.
Ballooning is extremely weather dependent – it is crucial to call the venue before the flight. If postponed, an alternative date and location can be arranged (please contact the operator for information).
Actual flight length is determined by conditions on the day. The experience normally lasts around three hours, including one hour for inflating the balloon and one hour for packing the balloon away and returning to the launch site.
Share the balloon with between 8 – 16 other flyers, plus a qualified pilot.
Spectators are welcome to watch the launch and wave you off. A pair of binoculars or a camera will come in handy.
Wear trousers, long sleeves and sensible footwear (no high heels please). Please avoid loose scarves or jewellery. Bring a hat – the heat from the burner overhead can be intense. Launch and landing sites can be muddy.
Maximum weight 18 stone. Minimum height 4’6”. Minimum age is 8. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Ballooning isn’t suitable for pregnant women. Any medical conditions must be declared in advance.