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Located just 10 miles northeast of Chelmsford, placed in the iconic county of Essex, Braintree offers views of Witham, the River Brain, Home Counties and the outskirts of London offering you a one in a lifetime experience rife with history and...more
Blake End | Blake House Craft Centre, Braintree CM77 6RA, England
+44 1952 212750
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Our journey was due to start at Blake End, as the wind was in the wrong direction we started at Prested Hall, there were slight breeze at ground level, Our pilot Tim Parker introduced himself and explained all that was due to take place and...More

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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Braintree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi welcomehome98! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so happy to hear you had an amazing balloon ride with us! We'd love to fly you again in the future :) Kind regards, The Virgin Balloon Flights Team

Reviewed 21 August 2018

The balloon ride at Blake End was a birthday present, and I was delighted that the early morning flight went ahead on my first booking. The weather conditions were perfect, a clear blue sky and a gentle breeze. The pre-flight instructions from our pilot Tim...More

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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - Braintree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Eric, Thank you for feedback. So glad you had a wonderful balloon ride with us and on your first booking too! Sounds like it was a very relaxing experience and Tim helped to ensure you got the most out of the flight. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

pretty organised and easily accessible. the flight captain could have been more cheerful and receptive of questions from the guests. do not bother paying twenty pounds for the pictures/ videos for which there are no previews available ( a pure sales gimmick) as it is...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Waited ages! And well worth it! Views are beautiful and Tim the pilot was so good, pointed out land marks and made you feel at ease, and the champagne at the end perfect finisher.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I had always wanted to do a balloon flight. Watching them float across the sky just fascinated me. So my daughter bought this flight for my 60th birthday, but it was 3 years before I managed to get on a flight. After numerous bookings being...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This was a birthday present from my wife for my fiftieth birthday, despite booking over a dozen times over four and a half years (all cancelled due to weather), we finally managed to take off. The day started with Tim and the ground crew preparing...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Trip was a birthday present from my husband.It was a morning flight and thoroughly enjoyable.A serene and quiet experience.Watched the balloon being blown up and helped to pack it away at the end of the flight.This was my second flight and I would definately go...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Balloon flight was a retirement gift from my place of work. I've always wanted to do this. We flew over Essex, from Blake House Craft Centre, Braintree. The whole experience was absolutely brilliant, great views, and weather couldn't have been better. 1000 feet up and...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took a morning flight which was quite early but it was worth the early morning alarm. We watched the balloon being prepared for the flight and were amazed how quickly it was inflated. Tim the pilot gave us instructions on how to get into...More

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