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Kent Ballooning

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Kent Ballooning
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Lyndhurst School Road, Ashford CT21 4QB, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Bought the flight for my husbands birthday present last year knowing the weather would predict when he would fly. He had his flight on 21st July and loved every minute of it. We experienced outstanding service from Mike and Louisa, from booking and rebooking to...More

2  Thank melanie w
KentBallooning, Owner at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2012

Hi Melanie W Thank you so much for such a lovely review! The weather has really been very special this week and we have had lots of amazing flights and happy passengers! It is so frustrating when the weather isn't suitable for flying but it's...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Where to start? We purchased this as a gift to ourselves, we booked with a rather curt lady over the phone. Curtness aside we waited with anticipation to see if our flight would go ahead..... Alas the night before our morning flight we called "the...More

22  Thank David L
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Wow! This was the best experience my husband and I have had. We didn't know what to expect and we were not nervous in any way. The staff and pilot were just brilliant. Friendly and totally professional in every way and we would recommend this...More

Thank Ann-MarieSadler
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Ann-Marie Thanks for your review and we're stoked that you had a great time. You are right - it is a difficult experience to describe... Are we flying or floating? You can see so much and hear things too. Being 500ft up in a...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Due to weather cancellations this was our fifth attempt to get airborne and it didn’t disappoint. A chilly late September sunrise flight from Etchinghill Golf Club Folkestone. Wind direction took us to Ashford and we even flew over my house so I was chuffed to...More

Thank DeniseTN233NL
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Denise Thanks for your review. How lucky were you to fly over your house?!!! If you come again, I can't guarantee that'll happen again! It was a really fun flight with the school field landing being my highlight, as is was a tight little...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

For people who love flying but not only, this is a great 2 hrs experience! Flying with an hot balloon is something different, and you do get nice panoramas to get along. All well organized, staff is super helpful and there is a good attention...More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi NugheVureva Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience with Kent Ballooning. It's a totally different experience to any other form of transport, because nothing is as quiet and you only travel with the wind - so you never know...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wow... what an experience! This was a ‘bucket list’ trip which exceeded my expectations! Perfect day, great visibility... so good that we could see Essex Kent and France all in a 360! Really well organised ...thank you!More

Thank Peace15
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Peace15 Thanks for your review and we're glad that we could help you tick off a bucket list trip! Ballooning has become one of the top things to do on people's bucket lists and why not?!!! You had great visibility on your flight and...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

From start to finish this was an experience not to be missed. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Kent Balloons.More

Thank sueb230971
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Sue Thanks for your review of Kent Ballooning. The take off from Evegate was a little challenging due to the wind, but once we were up, it was a perfect evening. There haven't been many more evening flights in the last 20 years where...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Brilliant flight, weather was perfect. Could see all the way over to France and all along the coast.Hosts were great and got the group helping out. Great fun.More

Thank Charlie_C081992
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Charlie Thanks for taking the time to review us. You flight had everything - a windy inflation, going a mile high, skimming the trees at the end, being buzzed by microlights and an amazing sunset to finish. Perfect! Thanks for joining in and helping...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

We had a beautiful sunset flight on Tuesday evening, taking off from Saltwood Cricket ground and slowly drifted over the beautiful Saltwood Castle towards Elham and beyond. Lovely clear views over the whole of the South East Kent countryside and seeing as far as France,...More

Thank hkmaryreid
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

HI Mary Thanks for taking the time to review us. Well what a flight!!! As we live in the same village it made sense to use local connections and getting permission to take off from he cricket pitch seemed like a great idea. The flights...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Many thanks to Kent ballooning for a most fantastic sunset flight in amazing conditions: gentle wind, incredible visibility stretching from the Isle of Sheppey to Dover, Dungeness and beyond, with a classic golden red sunset as a backdrop. Really impressed with the pilot's expertise in...More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

HI Richard Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with Kent Ballooning. It was great to meet you both I'm glad we could give you such a fun flight. There's always so much to see going on when we take off from Headcorn...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Very enjoyable, from inflating the balloon to landing and packing away. KB are totally professional and good hosts.Bucket list stuff!More

1  Thank oliverrimmer
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Oliver Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us from start to finish. Taking off from Broome Park is a wonderful experience in itself. The mist added a magical element to the flight which revealed the beautiful countryside below as...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Absolutely marvellous experience I had waited about 65 years for the experience and to do so with my granddaughter was doubly rewarding.The friendly atmosphere and the weather combined to perfection.Many thanks.More

Thank micksnellgrove
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Mick It was great to meet you and chat with you. Your story of seeing a balloon in a movie 65 years ago and wanting to go up in one ever since was fantastic. I'm so happy to have been part of your lifelong...More

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Asawala
27 January 2017|
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Response from MichaelSpice | Property representative |
Hi Asawala Our prices range from £109 per person to £149 per person depending on when you wanted to fly with us. If you visit our website using the link on our Trip Advisor page you can see all of our prices. I am afraid... More
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Asawala
27 January 2017|
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Response from jones3667 | Reviewed this property |
We took off from Canterbury but there are six sites around Kent and it does depend on wind direction and weather, you will be notified day before where you need to be, morning flights are early! Be prepared for flight to be... More
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Loz2205
14 March 2016|
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Response from MichaelSpice | Property representative |
Hi Loz2205 Thanks for your message. A balloon is certainly an excellent introduction to flying! Unlike a plane or a helicopter we are completely open so you aren't restricted by glass for your views. In a balloon you... More
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Chie24
26 July 2015|
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Response from MichaelSpice | Property representative |
Hi Chie24 Our launch sites are chosen based upon the wind direction on the day of the flight so they do vary. You can find maps for their locations on the launch sites page of our website. If you are looking to stay in... More
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Trishwkinghorn
20 May 2015|
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Response from MichaelSpice | Property representative |
Thanks for your message. Our flights start from £109 per person for a weekday morning flight. You can find out more information about our prices and what's included on our website which you can link to from the top of our... More
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