Ride in a Balloon at Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2022

Have you always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you to do so along with between 25-40 other balloons (number to be confirmed).

Virgin Balloon Flights will be the only passenger flights taking place during the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta and if you want to reserve your spot in the famous big red balloon, read on…

Virgin Balloon Flights has one passenger flight scheduled on Friday evening and two scheduled on Saturday, with one in the morning and one in the evening.

Why not discover this glorious part of the country from the skies and experience stunning views, with the added thrill of taking part in a ‘mass launch’ of multiple balloons?


Like all Virgin flights, a ride in our big red balloon from the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta must be booked in advance. Spaces fill up fast too, so be sure to book your place before they sell out. There are only 16 passengers per flight.

If you already have a valid flight voucher, you can book online to fly from the fiesta today.

If you do not have a flight voucher already and want to experience the Cheltenham skies like never before, you can buy online here or call our team on 01952 212750.

Entry information:

Only passengers booked onto a flight will be allowed in the balloon arena. All passengers must wait at the security control until they are collected by our balloon crew for their flight. No family or friends of passengers are allowed to enter the balloon arena at any time.

Virgin Balloon Flights passengers have free entry to the event and will need to show their flight booking confirmation documents to security on entry. Any friends or family who are not booked onto a flight will need to pay the entry fee.

Hot air balloon flights are weather dependent.

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