Braintree Ballooning

Braintree Hot Air Ballooning

Braintree Hot Air Balloon Rides

Surrender to the beauty of Essex with a ballooning adventure over Braintree. Rising gently aloft take in this ancient market town on the old Roman Road that has been a busy and important hub since being bestowed its market charter in 1199 by King John. With the breeze as your guide, let the tapestry unfold below you. Perhaps it will be Wivenhoe that sails into view with its quaint quayside, olde worlde charm and quintessential English inns.

Whichever direction the wind leads you, the gentle charm of Essex windmills will captivate you, with Thaxed, the famous subject of John Webb’s masterpiece of the same name. Thaxed must inspire creativity as Gustav Holst of The Planet Suite fame lived here. Less serene is the accompanying history of Thaxed and its having been home to the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin. Whichever way you float, you can rest assured that this will be one of the country’s finest ballooning experiences that will create memories that last a lifetime…

Braintree Ballooning Options:

Virgin Balloon Flights Braintree
Flexible bookings, champagne toasts, the option to assist them in inflating and deflating the balloon and a luxury gift voucher are just a few reasons to consider Virgin. And the best bit? Despite being a large company, each flight is intimate and made to feel special just for you…

Weekday AM

£99person
£99person
  • Choice of locations
  • Fly weekday A.M

Weekday Any

£119person
£119person
  • Choice of locations
  • Anytime weekdays

7 Day Any

£139person
£139person
  • Choice of locations
  • Fly any day & time

7 Day Any Plus

£189person
£189person
  • Choice of locations
  • Multiple options

Whether you’re arranging a flight for yourself or as a gift, buying a gift certificate can add a layer of security. Unfortunately a lot of balloon operators are finding things financially difficult and some do not last. However, if you’ve bought a voucher then they are exchangeable and in many instances refundable. We think they’re a really smart option.

Wish
  • Wish.co.uk
  • £169 upwards
  • 2 Ticket Options
  • 98 Locations
  • Exchangeable
  • Valid for 10 months
  • Activity Gifts
  • £110 upwards
  • 10 Ticket Options
  • 100+ Locations
  • Exchangeable
  • Valid for 12 months
Wish
  • Buy A Gift
  • £120 upwards
  • 9 Ticket Options
  • 100+ Locations
  • Exchangeable
  • Valid for 10 months

At present we are still finalising the framework of the website. Over time we will be adding all balloon operators, but we haven’t got round to this page just yet. Therefore there may be more options that we have been able to present. If you’re looking for a ballooning gift or treat for yourself then Virgin offer fantastic flight options and are well worth considering.

Braintree and Local Attractions

North Essex is steeped in History and no more so than in Braintree. Take some time to learn a bit more about the town and its interesting past. First stop for a local insight is to head to the Braintree District Museum. Their main exhibitions guide you through the development of the area from prehistory to the modern day.

For a more focused look at the region’s textile heritage, the Warner Textile Archive at Warner’s Mill documents the manufacture and design of woven and printed fabrics produced by the company. It also shows some examples of commissioned fabrics that adorn and furnish stately homes, palaces, hotels and even cruise liners!

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Surrender to the romance of it all…

Even if you’re a local, why not make the most of an unforgettable day by relaxing that evening on a romantic getaway. Let someone else do the cooking and the washing up. Instead, recline back into the afterglow of a hot air ballooning experience that sets the mood quite like nothing else…

Our favourite post ballooning idea: an intimate and charming guesthouse & a bottle or two of fine wine.

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