SHEFFORD BALLOON FLIGHTS
The world from a hot air balloon basket: this is an experience that you or a lucky recipient will treasure for a lifetime. From the young to the young at heart, from long term local through to weekend visitor; let the Bedfordshire towns, villages and countryside unfold before you in all their glory!
With 360 degree views, changing vistas and a wonderful sense of freedom, allow a ballooning adventure near Shefford to ignite the senses… For groups, couples and singles, we have have found the following ticket options from Virgin and independent gift certificate companies.
With gorgeous views as the Bedfordshire countryside unfolds before you, you can rest assured that the magical views, sense of freedom and sheer joy at escaping the mundane combine to create an unforgettable experience drifting effortlessly over the Shefford region.
nb: due to the free natured spirit of ballooning, you will need a level of flexibility on where you travel to for your flight – thankfully your launch site will never be very far away!
WHAT YOU GET FROM YOUR BALLOONING GIFT VOUCHER
• A luxury gift voucher valid for 12 months
• A 60 minute flight over or near Shefford
• Passenger insurance
• Traditional champagne toast
• Presentation of flight certificate (Virgin ones are signed by Sir Richard Branson)
• Return transport to the launch site
• Memories to last a lifetime
WHAT TO EXPECT BALLOONING OVER SHEFFORD
Whether you are buying the flight for yourself or as an amazing gift for someone else, it’s good to know what to expect from your purchase. So we’ve outlined what you can expect on the day. Every flight is different, every memory unique, but as a rough guide:
SHEFFORD BALLOONING LAUNCH SITE
On the day your balloon ride may depart from a number of launch sites dependent on the weather and forecasted wind directions. You will be kept fully informed so that there are no surprises!
Leaving your vehicle at the take off point will be no problem as you will be returned here after your flight.
Your captivating and memorable flight of freedom will start with a full safety briefing, after which you you can elect to assist in the inflating of the balloon if you wish, or sit back and relax and watch others do it for you!
DURING YOUR SHEFFORD BALLOON RIDE
As you drift gently over Shefford and the Bedfordshire countryside there will be ample opportunity to take photographs from this unique vantage point. During your flight you are free to discuss how the balloon works with the pilot, who will also be pointing out the many points of interest that drift below you or rest gently on the horizon. No two flights are the same, and as such any number of towns, villages and important landmarks could come into view – all of which create talking points for years to come.
YOUR SHEFFORD BALLOON FLIGHT LANDING
After an unforgettable hour ballooning your pilot will begin your decent towards a gentle landing. Once back on the ground, and should you wish, you can help in packing away the envelope (that’s the official name for the fabric canopy that has been filled with hot air during your balloon ride over Shefford).
Your champagne toast may be presented at this point, or if the setting is not quite romantic enough, you will be transferred back to your launch site where you can sip on the fine stuff and raise a toast to an unforgettable adventure hot air ballooning over Bedfordshire.