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Virgin Balloon Flights - Northampton, Hanging Houghton

Houghton Crossing | Manor Road, Hanging Houghton, Northampton NN6 9ES, England
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Family balloon ride.

After waiting for the right weather conditions that fitted in with our party of sixteens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernard P
Up and away!

The flight was purchased as a birthday present as most people's in our group and I must admit to... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Mike F
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Appreciate the lovely views over neighboring counties Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire on your flight from Hanging Houghton with views over nearby Lamport and Brixworth. Prepare for a journey of unforgettable ballooning memories as you drift serenely over this beautiful area.
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Houghton Crossing | Manor Road, Hanging Houghton, Northampton NN6 9ES, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After waiting for the right weather conditions that fitted in with our party of sixteens' availability Pete the pilot gave us a wonderful evening floating high above Leicestershire looking down on Maidwell Hall and all the animals and fields below. A great time was had...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The flight was purchased as a birthday present as most people's in our group and I must admit to having mixed feelings about it. A very early start on a cold Saturday morning in September. Once we were there our pilot, Pete put everyone at...More

1  Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went for a flight yesterday evening, worth the wait trying to book on. Pete our pilot and Andy were great. A really relaxing evening, highly reccomended.

1  Thank Carrie B
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Took 9 attempts over about 18months, but the flight was absolutely fantastic. So gentle and amazing views and sunrise. Highly recommend. Flew from hanging houghton over the villages and to Wellingborough. Take off and landing were surprisingly steady. Sadly couldn't give 5 stars, because of...More

2  Thank marmaduke17
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

After just 2 cancellations we got up 3rd time lucky I had purchased the flight for my daughters 21st birthday but had been on my bucket list since before I had her. The voucher for my daughter was delivered the day after I ordered it...More

Thank Man72
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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Northampton, Hanging Houghton, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hello Man72 We're absolutely thrilled that we were able to both help you tick balloon ride off your bucket list and make your daughter's extended 21st birthday celebrations so special. Thank you for your kind comments about our pilot Pete and his team, which we...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Wow! Just had the most exciting evening, sailing smoothly over Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. The whole experience was so well managed, and helping to deflate and pack away the enormous red balloon afterwards was great fun too. The champagne was well deserved by all.More

1  Thank 00Susanna00
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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Northampton, Hanging Houghton, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi Susanna Great to hear you had such a wonderful time on your balloon ride! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback and we look forward to maybe seeing you in the skies with us again one day. :-) Kind...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great fun working as a group to get the balloon upright before setting up up away into the sunrise. A magical experience gliding across the skies. A great landing and fantastic toast of champagne at the end with the group. A great morning with plenty...More

1  Thank Grace3291
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Well, where do we start. My wife and I arrived at the Hanging Houghton location with trepidation. The balloon pilot, Peter, put us at ease with his informative pre flight brief. We had a beautiful clear bright September morning, which gave us amazing views over...More

1  Thank scarff2412
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fantastic flight from Hanging Houghton. Pete, the pilot, was excellent, pointing out places of interest, very informative. The weather conditions were very good so had wonderful views. Very gentle landing followed by a champagne/orange juice toast after the balloon had been safely stowed onto the...More

Thank Madeline H
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I was bought this as a 21st birthday present from my boyfriend and after 2 years of weather cancellations and some on our part we finally got the go-ahead message. We were supposed fly from Lutterworth but it had been moved to the more sheltered...More

Thank Annie W
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