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Virgin Balloon Flights - Bakewell

| Bakewell Showground, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1AQ, England
+44 844 576 7532
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70+ year old put in basket on back of trailer!!!

Please read to the end! We bought my 70+ year old mother a balloon ride for Mother's Day one less... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kerry G
via mobile
Early morning beauty

Arrived for 6am as requested. This was a sunrise flight but the sun had already risen by the time... read more

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Reviewed 20 May 2017
jbpb2016
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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A balloon ride over Bakewell will offer you the perfect panoramic views of the beautiful Peak District. You will be able to follow the paths of the River Derwent and the River Wye which wind their way through the Derbyshire countryside, ensuring the idyllic balloon ride with a superb taster of the Derbyshire scenery.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible40%
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| Bakewell Showground, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Please read to the end! We bought my 70+ year old mother a balloon ride for Mother's Day one less thing on her bucket list! Firstly the recorded message said to be at the launch site at 7pm not a second later..this had already been...More

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Arrived for 6am as requested. This was a sunrise flight but the sun had already risen by the time we flew.. pilot friendly and pleasant, gave clear instructions.. Wonderful views and very tranquil. If there was a downside it was waiting for return transport by...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. It felt really special and we were treated very well! I would love to do this again with friends and hire out the whole basket! My sister and I did this in March and it was such a gorgeous...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have been trying to book a Virgin balloon flight for 3 years now. Without fail, when calling the night before to confirm, they have all been cancelled due to bad weather, even when the next day the weather looks fine! Emailed them to enquire...More

1  Thank ms1232014
VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Bakewell, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hello there We're sorry to hear you haven't yet been able to enjoy your balloon flight but we promise that it will have been worth the wait when you do fly. Ballooning is a fully weather dependent activity and this is something that we make...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well after 12 months of trying to book our #balloon flight - it was booked, on my calendar for tomorrow. With all the #stress and #disruption the last few weeks have brought - I had put the wrong date down! It should have been today!...More

3  Thank Ann_and_Paul2006
Reviewed 27 October 2016

OUr ballon flight was wonderfull what an experiance would definatly do it again only thing was disappointed with is we didnt get the certificate at the end like we were suppose to

Thank debo154
Reviewed 13 September 2016

....they still cancelled the am flight. I have the met office reports and we actually went out walking near Bakewell (we live 10 mins away). The weather was glorious and there was no wind at 1500 ft. Just seen that the pm flight is cancelled...More

3  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Absolutely shocking service, booked on several balloon flights which were all subsequently cancelled due to the weather. I paid extra to have the tickets extended for 6 months and change to include weekends but the tickets have now expired without actually having the experience. Virgin...More

Thank simonpjwhelan
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Poor Poor Poor We tried unsuccessfully on numerous occassions but the company kept cancelling due to weather conditions on glorious sunny days. For 2, yes 2 year they failed to fly. The flight line was not up to date as stated and on one occasion...More

3  Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time i was brought this as a gift from my partner for my 30th bday, from speaking to other people we were very lucky with the weather as ppl had previously been cancelled up to 8 times. But annoying you have to...More

Thank AnneMarie90
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