EVESHAM BALLOON RIDES
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER EVESHAM!
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER EVESHAM!
To take flight in a hot air balloon in the skies near Evesham we recommend Virgin Balloon’s West Midlands regional vouchers. Covering all launch locations across the West Midlands these luxury gift vouchers include flexible booking options, champagne toasts, return transport and more!
Let an Evesham hot air balloon ride unfold the beauty of Worcestershire before you, as you rise up over the patchwork quilt landscape. You’ll be captivated as the River Avon, on whose banks Evesham is settled, winds its way in a horseshoe bend through the town. To the north of Evesham you might spot the Evesham Vale Light Railway, whilst slap bang in the heart of town sits the proud clock tower of Evesham Abbey. Once an imposing building that covered circa 90,000 square foot and boasting a 300 foot spire, the abbey possesses an ancient and sacred past and an integral importance in English history. Try to imagine the scale of the original abbey on your balloon ride overhead!
With a favourable wind, your balloon flight might track the Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail that will introduce you to many of the nearby villages. Starting at Evesham, the Blossom Trail drifts through scenic and historic including Fladbury with its old mill on the River Avon, The Lenches and the windswept Bredon Hill, atop which stands a squat iron age fort. If your balloon journey happens to have taken you south-easterly, be on the lookout for Broadway Tower, a three floor Georgian folly by Capability Brown, that now houses exhibitions relating to arts and crafts. No matter what the whim of the wind, the picturesque landscapes and intriguing history will make your Evesham hot air ballooning experience one to remember.
Evesham prides itself on being a small town with a big heart, and it’s not hard to see why if you spend your ballooning day in the town. To learn more about Evesham, head straight to the Almonry Museum, which also doubles as the Tourist Information Centre. The Almonry, which dates from the 14thcentury is a fascinating Grade I building that has developed over a period of at least 700 years, resulting in an eclectic and intriguing architectural ensemble. Since 1957 it has served as the town’s museum and it’s where you can learn not just about the building’s history, but also enjoy exhibitions and artefacts that include stunning Saxon grave goods, the 14thcentury Abbot’s chair, manuscripts, fossils, a Crimean cannon and more.
If you’ve decided to stop over for a night or two, check out what’s going on at the Evesham Arts Centre, the town’s venue for all sorts of live entertainment – ballet to pantomime, stand-up comedy to classical quartets and Shakespeare to tribute bands – there’s something for every taste and mood. For another take on classical travel, consider a visit to The Evesham Vale Light Railway. Open during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year, the trains are usually steam hauled and journey for over a mile through scenic surrounds that, like your balloon ride overhead, brings a welcome calm to the day. Let a ballooning adventure set the scene for a wonderful visit to Evesham, this captivating little town with its big heart.
• A luxury gift voucher valid for 12 months
• A 60 minute flight over Worcestershire
• Passenger insurance
• Traditional champagne toast
• Presentation of flight certificate
• Return transport to the launch site
• Magical memories you’ll treasure forever
The main departure point is from Crown Meadow, near Evesham. There are also always other sites nearby in Worcestershire that can be used to get you aloft though if you need them. Always make sure that you check your voucher details and again when you book in, for the latest launch site details, as they can change depending on weather and site suitability. The good news is, that your voucher is valid for all launch locations in the West Midlands and you can leave your car at the launch site as this is where your ballooning experience will also finish.
Your unforgettable balloon ride will start with a full safety briefing, after which you you can help the team with the the inflating of the balloon if you wish – or kick back, soak up the atmosphere and let others do the hard work. But when it’s time, there is no escaping the collective excitement as the burners fire up and the balloon starts to prepare itself for taking you up, up and away on a ballooning adventure over Worcestershire!
As you drift gently over the Worcestershire countryside near Evesham, 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.
After an unforgettable hour ballooning your pilot will begin your descent 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).
With the balloon all packed away, 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 Worcestershire.