Hot air balloons have been a regular feature on the York skyline for a number of years. 2018 sees the second Balloon Fiesta taking place in York from the 28th September to the 30th September. With around 50 balloons participating this event is not to be missed.
Hot air balloons and pilots from all corners of the UK will be in attendance, creating a stunning spectacle over the historic city of York.
The event is completely free of charge to attend over the 3 days (though car parking if required is £6 per car) To accompany the breath-taking sight of so many hot air balloons emblazoned across the sky, there will also be a range of attractions and food available including fairground rides, live music and other entertainment.
Bring along a breakfast picnic or enjoy breakfast from one of the many hot food outlets to enjoy the launch. Plan your journey well as there will be an abundance of visitors around the Knavesmire.
For anyone interested in participating in their own balloon ride, there are several companies that offer balloon rides in York throughout the year. With prices starting at £112 per person, Virgin offer a 3-4 hour balloon experience flying out in the morning. Even flights are also available at different prices. See https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/york-racecourse/ for more details.
Alternatively, try https://www.balloonridesltd.co.uk/ that also operate hot air balloon rides from York.
The beauty of ballooning is the fact that you never know where you’re going to land! So brace yourself for the experience of a lifetime!