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Kent Ballooning

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Address: Ashford CT21 4QB, England
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+44 1303 812812
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10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kent Ballooning operates premium champagne hot air balloon flights &...

Kent Ballooning operates premium champagne hot air balloon flights & rides in Kent. As a local, family run business we still believe that quality of service is of the utmost importance, as is value for money. With Flight Voucher prices starting from just £109, we have a flight to suit everyone, from early risers to romantic proposals

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This was given to me as a surprise for my birthday. It was a great experience. The first date was postponed due to the weather but this can't be helped. Information was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
C1917DRsarah
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was given to me as a surprise for my birthday. It was a great experience. The first date was postponed due to the weather but this can't be helped. Information was communicate well

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KentBallooning, Owner at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi C1917DRsarah Thanks for your lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed your flight with us. Maybe we might see you in the skies of Kent again soon. Louisa, Kent Ballooning More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

a flight from headcorn of around ten miles....certainly worth doing....wear a hat if u balding!! heat from burners is uncomfortable...

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KentBallooning, Owner at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi rossoandy Thanks for your review of your flight with us. We do suggest that passengers bring a cap or hat with them in the information we supply prior to the flight, particularly if you are tall as the burners can feel warm. However, this is usually only at the start of the flight when the Pilot uses them to... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The trip was given to me as a birthday present and I really enjoyed it!! Staff at Kent Ballooning were absolutely fantastic. Everybody was really friendly and all was explained to us, from preparing the balloon, the flight itself and packing up. I am usually a bit scared of heights, but the basket was split in compartments and it was... More 

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KentBallooning, Manager at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi PetAndDog Thanks for your review. We have always had great fun loving staff and their enthusiasm for their job tends to rub off on the passengers. I'm glad you felt safe. Michael is a great Pilot and I'm pleased that his professionalism helped to reassure you. The more relaxed you are, the more you can enjoy your experience! We'd... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Efficient operators and a wonderful experience. Aglass of champagne at the end of the flight is also very welcome. Just do it!

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KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi David Thanks for your review. I'm sure I've heard that strap-line somewhere before! However it is just as applicable to ballooning! I love flying out of Canterbury. The Cathedral, the City Walls, the ruins of the Abbey, the St Lawrence Cricket Ground, but above all, the hustle and bustle while we serenely float away! It's what ballooning is all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A truly wonderful experience and only made better by a real Spitfire coming to visit us mid-flight!!

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KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi timmiemills Thanks for your review It was a great flight with us travelling a mile high and then landing in the field that we had nominated pre-flight. The crew were there to greet us with champagne and you're right, normally that would've been a "wonderful experience". To have a dual seat Spitfire fly over to us and orbit the... More 

Upchurch
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The best morning ever! Brilliant weather, lovely people on board, staff so friendly and sociable. Can't recommend enough.👍🏻

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KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi Ann P Thanks for your review. I can't agree more! It was a lovely bunch of people and we were all treated to the best visibility possible. Being able to see past Beachy Head, buildings in London, France and Southend Pier in Essex was amazing. The variation of winds at different altitudes meant that we were able to steer... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Within minutes of leaving the ground at Etchinghill,we could see Dover,France,Beachyhead and the Thames Barrier! How awesome is that? The most incredible sunset, probably last clear evening that we are likely to have. Photos couldn't do it justice. Ready to go again!

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KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi Toby C Thanks for your review. Recently we have been treated to some amazing views on our flights and your experience was right up there! It was one of the fastest flights of the year with 29kts at 3500ft, but it meant that we travelled quite a distance. A fun drag landing (with a bit of show boating up... More 

Godstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Ballooning in Britain is very dependent on the weather, so you don't necessarily get to fly when you first schedule it. Have patience and you will get a great trip.

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KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi p_j_brownsell Thanks for your review. Whilst the weather can be frustrating it is worth the wait - and in the end you got two flights for the price of one! Sometime accessing the balloons landing spot for the retrieve crew can be difficult, but taking off again into the second field was a good option and the crew eventually... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Couldn't have been a better trip - great weather - spectacular views. Landed on a sixpence. Champagne was chilled and re-filled!! All the crew were fantastic. Everything we hoped it would be.

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KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi Michael G Thanks for your review. You are right, it couldn't have been a better trip, from a passenger, pilot, crew or landowner perspective! Personally, for me it was the perfect flight. I called the landing site the day before to Ian (our crew chief) and the forecast stayed true. I had different directions of winds at different altitudes,... More 

Cranbrook
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Exceeded expectations in every respect. Thoroughly professional and very enjoyable. A gift we'll never forget.

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Thank 11rhb
KentBallooning, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this review

Hi 11rhb Thanks for your review which is succinct and poignant. We love what we do and comments like "a gift we'll never forget", give us great motivation to be the best at what we do, so thank you for taking the time to write about Kent Ballooning. All the best Michael More 

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