Hot air balloon rides over the South Downs

From spring to autumn our hot air rides balloon flies just after dawn and before sunset when the winds are light and stable. You can purchase a open dated balloon ride voucher for single or couples online. Call us if you wish to arrange a VIP balloon flight for 2.

Central balloon flights over the South Downs

Our central hot air balloon rides are over Hampshire and West Sussex. Dependant on the wind direction for Hampshire we will choose from one of our launch sites Petersfield, West Meon, Farnham, Fernhurst or Waterlooville which will safely carry us over the South Downs.

Photographs of our four balloons

For West Sussex we fly from Chichester, Worthing, Brighton unless the wind on the day is out to sea in which case we move inland to Fernhurst or Wisborough Green and then fly South towards the sea.

London hot air balloon rides

You can travel from London to most of these sites in just one hour using the A3 or M3 and then cutting through from Aldershot at Junction3.

Photographs of our four balloons

Why should you take your hot air balloon flight with South Downs ballooning?

National hot air balloon rides operators have large marketing budgets and attract a great deal of attention. Some do not offer exclusive two passenger flights at all. Most will accept larger charter flights. Not all hot air balloon flights get away on the first date booked and the Nationals have generated for themselves a large backlog. As a result they may not have re-bookings available for months. Continue to Questions...