Book your very own balloon flight

One of the biggest attractions at the Northampton Town Festival is the amazing hot air balloons. What’s better than seeing the balloons in all their glory? Having a flight of course! Virgin Balloon Flights will be there over the weekend with scheduled balloon rides for those who want something a little extra from their festival experience.

The best thing about booking with Virgin is if the weather isn’t suitable to fly, you can re-book for another date at another location to suit you.

How to book

If you’re ready for adventure, booking a balloon flight is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Visit the Virgin website or phone the main telephone number on 01952 212750 to purchase a voucher
  2. Choose your voucher. As the festival is at a weekend, the best voucher is the 7 Day Anytime national voucher at £164.00. These let you book Monday-Sunday for Sunrise or Sunset flights. (There is no extra charge for booking the festival compared to the normal operational flights). This voucher can be used for any of our 100+ launch sites across the UK, so is ideal for anyone who might be travelling in for the event from another area to fly again closer to home if it’s cancelled. You can also buy a regional version of the voucher which costs £157pp but can only be used from launch sites in the East Midlands.
  3. Once you’ve got your voucher simply use the details to book a flight* we recommend phoning the number above and explaining it is for the Northampton Town Festival.

What to expect from a balloon flight

For those who have never had a balloon flight before here are some things you can expect from the experience:

Greeting, registration and pilot briefing

Invitation to help with the inflation & deflation of the balloon

An hour’s (approx.) flight in a Virgin balloon (10-16 people)

Traditional champagne toast after landing (or soft drink alternative)

A certificate signed by your pilot and endorsed by Sir Richard Branson

Retrieval service back to your original launch site

Are you ready now for an amazing flight? Don’t delay, book yours today and experience just how amazing it is to be up, up and away in a hot air balloon!

Northampton Town Festival

*As a general rule, you can book 4-6 weeks ahead. Flights are twice daily (weather dependent) and are Sunrise and Sunset flights. The approximate meeting times are 6am and 6.30pm for this time of year.