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Champagne Hot Air Balloon flights

What better way to see the arboretum and the surrounding countryside by taking a hot air balloon flight from Westonbirt Arboretum’s Downs?

Balloon flight from WestonbirtFlights are scheduled regularly from March until October, however, if you want the peace and tranquillity of the balloon basket all to yourself (plus the pilot of course), two or three person flights can be taken on practically any day of the week at any time of year, weather dependent.

See or email if you have a specific date in mind for a flight to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just a few hours away from the children!

Flights are usually scheduled 3 to 5 weeks in advance of the flight date, go online at to check or request a date from

Meeting times vary due to changes in daylight hours. PM flight meeting times can vary from 1pm to 6pm (fly for approx 1 hour, however allow 3½ hours for the whole experience).

A selection of different flight packages are available. Please visit for further information.

We suggest long legs and sleeves suitable for the time of year, full details are in the booking and meeting arrangements sent in the booking and meeting arrangements. Flight vouchers can be e-mailed or sent Royal Mail 1st class.

Full details are sent with booking confirmation. The postcode is GL8 8QS for satnav users. If barriers or gates are closed please wait for pilot and crew.

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on flights.

Last updated: 10th July 2017

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