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Hot Air Balloon Flights

 Take a hot air balloon flight  and soar over the tips of the treetops, placing a breathtaking spectacle at your feet.

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With flights scehduled throughout the year you can take in the arboretum from on high in every season. Fly with us in the spring and see a carpet of pink and purple Rhododendrons, Magnolias and Azaleas. Take a flight in the summer months on an evening flight and enjoy the tranquility of the flight as you get to see the Arboretum in all it's glory from high above. See Westonbirt explode in a riot of autumn colour when you take off on a morning flight towards the end of our flying season.

Please note: there is restricted availability of flights, please contact us for further information

Morning Flights Available on

Saturday 31 March

Sunday 24 June

Sunday 26 August

Saturday 13 October

Afternoon Flights Available on

Sunday 22 April

Sunday 20 May

Saturday 21 July

Saturday 22 September



Event details

When is the event?

Sunday 26 August 2018 (more dates available)

What time is it on?

AM or PM Flights available

Where to meet?

Downs of Westonbirt Arboretum

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Sunday 26 August 2018
Saturday 22 September 2018
Saturday 13 October 2018

What's Here?

  • Arboreta


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Forest District
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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.