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Virgin Balloon Flights - Colchester

Virgin Balloon Flights - Colchester
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  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
22 Oct 2018
“Definitely something to do again”
13 Sep 2018
“Birthday surprise”
Claimed to be the oldest Roman town in Britain, Colchester offers ample views over Coggeshall and the market town of nearby Braintree as well as views over the Home Counties, stretching towards the outskirts of London, to ensure flyers have an...more
Old Ipswich Road | Ardleigh Showground, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7QR, England
+44 844 576 7522
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

After the weather caused our first two attempts to be cancelled, the third attempt was absolutely perfect. Everything, including helping to get the balloon up, and pack it away again, went smoothly. Our pilot (Tim) explained everything, pointed out local landmarks and got us back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EatingAndWalking
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi EatingAndWalking (Good name!) Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear you had an amazing time on your hot air balloon ride with us. Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip, so calm and peaceful in the air, had my granddaughter with me who was terribly nervous but even she thoroughly enjoyed it, smooth landing too, thanks to Tim our pilot, definitely recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karenmeakins
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

this was a fantastic time just looking at the world below si calming and relaxing would highly recommend forgive the pun. went with my partner and had a fantastic time and experience the pilot was great. dont think about it do it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic morning flight , beautiful thing to do , very easy to book online and arrange date - absolutely brilliant .More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank chris27116
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Chris Great to hear you had such a fabulous time on your flight. :-) Thanks for taking the time to leave us your lovely feedback, which we will certainly pass on to our pilot and his crew down in Essex. Maybe we'll see you...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing trip on Virgin Hot AirBalloon Rides, with these kinds of adventures you have to keep in mind things can be cancelled for help & safety reasons for everyone! Our Pilot Tim was amazing! Had an amazing experience!More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Crazy P
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Colchester, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Crazy P (loving the stage name!) 'Amazing experience' is one of our favourite things to hear from passengers. Glad you had such a fabulous time and thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind feedback. We'll definitely pass on your compliments...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Ive lost count of the amount of cancellations we've had. This was a birthday present from my son for last year. A whole year of trying. One time we actually got to site for it to be cancelled at the last minute. I get the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The flight was booked by our loving daughter, it was easy to arrange, only a few weather changes, no problems, worth the wait and thrilling. An excellent job by Virgin Balloons in Essex. We would do it again.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Glen D
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Avoid booking as it is proving to be impossible to do. Is there even a balloon ? I'm beginning to doubt it. I booked this for what was my husband (we have since split up) we also bought extra vouchers for my son and step...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Helbemato
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Really dissapointed as my husband booked up for our ten year anniversary and was cancelled when we phoned on the day and unable to fit us in colchester for another 6 weeks! Weren't very helpful on phone and nothing they can do as stated in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Serena n Lee J
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