COVID-19 Info

Dear Wickers World Balloonists,

Update 8th November 2020.

Back to flying! Since August we’ve had a DfT (Department for Transport) Exemption which allows us to operate our passenger balloons as normal (with passengers wearing the obligatory face masks, using copious hand sanitiser, and with all of our balloon equipment disinfected between flights!). We’ve already managed to fly about 500 passengers since restarting, so get booked in!

However, as we now enter another (hopefully short!) period of lockdown, we cannot fly until after the 4th of December. If you wish to fly on a specific date in December or January please contact our office team to discuss the arrangements and we’ll be happy to help.

We managed to fly right up until the day before lockdown – the 4th of November – and look forward to some more frosty winter’s day flights in the coming months.

What will happen to my vouchers and expiry date if I wish to delay my flight?

We are keen to ensure you are not missing out as a result of the Covid impact. Therefore, if your vouchers have recently expired, or are about to, we will extend your flight vouchers into the 2021 flying season. Furthermore, a number of passengers have contacted us to ask whether they could delay their flights until next year because they are still shielding themselves (or family) or simply feel anxious about being with others at this time, and of course we will be pleased to accommodate these requests.

Can I book my flight date?

Yes! We worked hard to get our flying schedule together for October/November and also for the beginning of the 2021 season. Please schedule your balloon flight by visiting the redeem voucher section of this website.

What if I’m buying a new voucher?

We have increased the validity of all of our vouchers from 12 months to 18 months, just to give passengers added flexibility and more time in which to book.

As we get through this unprecedented crisis together, we thank you for supporting our small family business and we hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well. We look forward to meeting you all in a field someday soon to embark on an exciting adventure into the sky.

Kind regards,

The Wickers World Team


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