We all love celebrating an occasion and marking a milestone with something special. But with so many birthdays and anniversaries to keep track of it can get hard to keep thinking of unique activities. Every balloon ride with Fly Away Ballooning is a celebration but this year a whopping 70% of our flights were celebrating birthdays or anniversaries.
So why is a hot air balloon ride the perfect way to celebrate a birthday?
Whether it's a milestone birthday for yourself or a surprise birthday gift, Fly Away Ballooning will make it extra special. This lighter than air experience can be enjoyed as a private hot air balloon flight with friends and family in multiple locations across the south west or for you and your closest partner in crime on a shared Taunton, Bath or Exeter hot air balloon ride. The whole experience will take your breath away with memories lasting a lifetime.
On our sunrise flights you can expect birds calling and soft hues across the sky, don’t forget to toast with our new morning tipple Ice Cider from the amazing Somerset Cider Brandy or a soft drink for those inclined. Our sunset flights are a wonderful way to end the evening in style, witness the sunset across the south west landscape, finished off with one of our signature G&Ts (or champagne if you are feeling extra boojie).
Our passengers know best why this is such a special activity to mark a birthday and show someone how much they mean to you! This is what they had to say about their birthday balloon rides:
Teresa was surprised for her 30th birthday with the ultimate hot air balloon experience
“It was so amazing, I'm already planning my next! Don't hesitate in booking this today!! You will not be disappointed!! Thank you Hugo and Team again for making my 30th so special.”
Apple Campers celebrated their 50th with a hot air balloon gift
“We booked a surprise balloon flight for our 50th birthday. Hugo and Sam were so much help all the way through and the flight itself was perfect. Would definitely (and have been since) recommend to anyone looking for a great experience! Thanks.”
Lindsay booked to celebrate her mums 70th with a private hot air balloon ride
“Wow, what an incredible experience. I cannot recommend Hugo and fly away ballooning high enough. Hugo is a superb pilot and created a wonderful experience for my Mom's 70th. The option to help out during the evening added to the experience.The whole process from booking to the actual day was smooth and professional and we landed having a superb evening to enjoy the flight. Hugo found a gorgeous location to land where we were treated to GNT's with a sunset. Can't wait to book again.”
Pete celebrated his wife's birthday with a family hot air balloon ride
“I purchased a flight for my wife’s birthday as she has always wanted a balloon flight. After searching & reviewing several sites & companies I chose Fly Away Ballooning. A quick chat with Hugo & it was all sorted. I was surprised to learn we could take our 8 year daughter on the delightful evening private flight. Launching from Haselbury Mill we had an amazing flight over Ham Hill & surrounding area landing just as the sun was setting. I would highly recommend Hugo & Fly Away Ballooning for a super balloon flight & experience that you will never forget.”
Jon flew from his own land for his birthday with a hot air balloon ride for 2
“Amazing trip tonight, thank you Hugo and team, to be able to take off from our land in Curry Rivel and end by Glastonbury tor was brilliant, best birthday prezzie I could have, and the gin after landing was an added bonus.”
Celebrating your anniversary with a hot air balloon ride
Whether you are marking that first year together or 10th let us help you celebrate an anniversary as special as the love you have for one another. Full privacy for the lovebirds can be obtained by booking a private hot air balloon flight (of course the pilot will be there also!) On our sunrise flights you will receive our new tipple, Ice Cider from The Somerset Cider Brandy Company or on our evening flights you can enjoy one of our G&Ts. A bottle of bubbles can be supplied on request.
Perhaps it's time to pop the question? If so check out our blog about hot air balloon proposals.
If you aren’t fussed to be on your own then our shared hot air balloon rides are another way to enjoy a flight, book a ticket for 2 and get ready for your adventure in the skies, each flight also includes our tipples.
We have plenty of options to celebrate as a couple or with friends and family, our private balloon flights are available for up to 8 passengers. For those that aren’t flying but want to celebrate with you, they are more than welcome to watch and wave you off as you float away.
It's hard to explain just how wonderful a balloon flight is and we might be a little bit biased, so here is what our great passengers had to say about their anniversary balloon rides:
Tim got hot air balloon vouchers to surprise his wife for their anniversary
“I was looking for a balloon ride for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I asked around for a balloon company to use and everyone said talk to Hugo! So we contacted Hugo and he advised us when to go based on the best weather. Showed us how to book and hand delivered the surprise tickets to our door. We opted to help get the balloon ready (although you don't have to), we found it added to the whole experience. The balloon ride itself, what can I say! Breath-taking. Got a free gin on landing too! Fabulous flight!”
Amal and his partner celebrated their 1st year anniversary with a private flight for 2
“Such an amazing experience with Fly Away Ballooning, a great team and fantastic atmosphere with Hugo and his crew. We hired the balloon for our First anniversary and it was really Fantastic, can't praise the team enough. Brilliant communication, stunning launch and Hugo was an excellent pilot explaining what was happening, things to look out for and how the balloon operated. Such a beautiful way to travel and see the countryside and we hope to repeat the experience another time. Never ceases to bring a smile when you see a balloon from the ground but even more so when you are the participants. Thank you all.”
Liz and husband celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a hot air balloon experience
“I surprised my husband with a balloon trip for our 10th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time with Fly Away Ballooning. Hugo was friendly, knowledgeable and a very safe and professional pilot and the ground crew were great too. It was an amazing experience and one I very highly recommend.”
Got something to celebrate?
So if it’s your birthday or anniversary coming up, drop some hints to your nearest and dearest and create memories to last a lifetime. Save disappointment with other large scale balloon operators with waiting lists of years! Fly local with Fly Away Ballooning.