Hot Air Balloon Flights in Basingstoke
Take a hot air balloon ride with Southern Flight and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Hot air ballooning gives one a sense of real adventure. Flying high above Reading you will find yourself on an aerial safari, with a bird's eye view of the towns and beautiful countryside below.
Incredible hot air balloon flight experiences close to Reading. Drift to the skies in the basket of one of our balloons. A truly unforgettable experience day.
Hot Air Balloon flights near Reading is an unforgettable experience. During the balloon flight your pilot will be in contact with the ground crew, who will follow a similar course as the balloon in the recovery vehicles which pick up the hot air balloon and its passengers once the balloon ride is over. Hot air balloons don't have set landing places as the course is determined by the wind direction on the day.
During the balloon ride you may see large country houses along the Thames such as Mapledurham and Hardwick House; small towns such as Henley on Thames, Wokingham, Streatley and Goring; boats or rowers on the Thames.
Close to the town centre are The Hexagon Centre and of course the new Oracle shopping centre. Slightly further out from the centre are the Madjeski Football Stadium, The Courage Brewery, and of course the fields alongside the Thames that are the venue for The Reading Festival. Close to the M4 is Readings most recent landmark, the wind turbine at Green Park.
Adventure Balloons has been flying from Reading since 1990 and is the only balloon company flying from Reading's Parks. We have launch sites at Prospect Park and Kings Meadow in Basingstoke and for some wind directions we use an alternative site at Padworth Village west of Reading on the A4.
Our Berkshire balloon flights are primarily flown launch sites in the Reading area, mainly due to having to avoid the flight paths of Heathrow airport. Our flights normally take place in the morning or early evening, which give the best conditions for flying a balloon and flights are likely to take you over many famous Berkshire landmarks including parts of the River Thames.
Fly in a hot air balloon for a truly unforgettable experience like no other. Enjoy breathtaking views, landmarks and the wonder of nature from a new and unique perspective as you take to the skies in one of our iconic red Virgin hot air balloons.