About Balloons UK

Balloons UK Ltd

Balloons UK have been operating hot air balloon rides from ‘The Trentham Estate’ (formerly Trentham Gardens) since 1990. We are a dedicated local family business with some 20 years of commercial flying experience who can justly boast a reputation for ‘a friendly and professional service’. We specialise in offering the best hot air balloon flying experience whether you are flying from the award winning Trentham Estate in Staffordshire or from one of our sites in Shropshire, Cheshire or the Midlands

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We specialise in flying our customers in style, with more space per passenger than any other balloon operator in the county! A large majority of Balloons UK bookings comes from recommendation and repeat passengers, which is testimony indeed to the friendly and flexible service we offer to all our customers.

Balloons UK hold an Air Operators Certificate Licence No BL. 027. This licence is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT for all commercial air transport operations. Our pilots are fully qualified commercial pilots licensed by the CAA and with thousands of hours of flying experience. Our ground crew are equally well qualified in our operations so whether you're in the air or on the ground you know you are in the safest of hands.

We are large enough to cope but small enough to care.

We are members of the British Association of Balloon Operators (BABO), and the British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC).

The team in a ballonThe Team

Our pilots are commercial pilots with at least 1000 hours flying experience, and the flight crew are fully trained members of staff.

We are proud of the reputation we have achieved over the years, this is a tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the whole team.