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Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall

Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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About Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall
Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the northern tip of Bowland Forest which borders the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park, with views of Lancaster and Morecambe, the sky's the limit when flying in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been seeing the balloon flying over for about 15 years and always wanted a go, today I finally did. It was an unforgettable morning! The pilot and ground crew had every aspect down to a T. The views from the lake District to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic and highly recommended. I didn't realise we would have to all muck in, but it was such fun ! The staff were great.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The virgin balloon has bee a thorn in our side for years. We have complained a few times. The pilots seem to think it is fun going down near ground level to frighten livestock and especially our horses in Tunstall. Virgin have promised to keep...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was bought this as a leaving present from colleagues and what an absolute joy! The weather was beautiful and Chris and the team were simply great. We had an amazing flight from Cark airfield over to near Beetham and could see as far as the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Z8338MYpauls
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your balloon ride experience with us! The views you had sound spectacular! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Met at the Derby Arms, great team of Chris, Rick and Johnny put us all at ease with their wonderful sense of humour. Travelled up to Greythwaite Hall and helped to inflate the balloon, good to get involved in everything. The lift off was quite...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 180simonm
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Hi 180simonm, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a brilliant time on your balloon ride with our pilot Chris! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Met up with the pilot Chris and his cheery team of Rick and Johnny at the Derby Arms Pub which was very easy to find just don't use the post code for directions instead Google the directions for the pub is self. We then got taken to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank DeanS378
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Hi DeanS378, Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your balloon ride with Chris over the Lake District. It sounds like you had amazing views! Yes, patience is needed when booking a balloon ride as it is so weather dependent however...More

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We were extremely lucky to be able to do this the second time round (know of lots of people that tried for ages) and it was definitely a wonderful experience!! Chris the pilot was friendly and funny and the views were just sensational! It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LittleMissScary
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Hi LittleMissScary, Thank you for letting us know you had a wonderful balloon ride with our pilot Chris. We agree, seeing where you live from above really is a special experience! Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed May 26, 2019

Fully enjoyed the trip, at the 3rd attempt (conspiracy theory about first 2 cancellations) and found pilot Chris really enthusiastic. Not sure if 1 hour flight time was enough 2 concerns though 1= this was a birthday treat for me so I did not book...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank george h
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Hi George, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your balloon ride experience with us. With regards to where the balloon flew over, our balloons travel with the wind so whichever direction the wind is blowing, this is where our balloons will...More

Reviewed May 23, 2019

Having had an attempted balloon flight in India cancelled a couple of years ago I booked this in November for my wife's 50th Birthday. We'd let Winter pass and then thought we better book in a date a couple of weeks ago half expecting that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank phil s
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Hi phil s, Thank you for your feedback and for letting us know you and your wife had a wonderful balloon ride experience with us in the Lake District. It really is a stunning area for a balloon ride, it sounds like you had lovely...More

Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Firstly the team were absolutely brilliant. Really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Chris the pilot was excellent. Loads of local knowledge so pointed out lots of local landmarks. Secondly, what an experience!! Breathtaking views, quiet and peaceful floating in the sky and really good fun. All...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ratbag38
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Kirkby Lonsdale near Whoop Hall, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Hi Ratbag38, Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you had a fantastic balloon ride with us! It sounds like you had amazing views. Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

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Response from VirginBalloonFlights | Property representative |
Good morning, Thank you for getting in touch with us. Our flying season runs March to October so we sadly no longer flying this year. However we are now scheduling for 2019. Our voucher prices vary depending on how flexible... More
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