New launch site for hot air balloon rides over Staffordshire and the Potteries
The Staffordshire countryside is an exceptional place of beauty and hot air balloon rides are a sensational way to see it. From the wild moorlands in the north, to the verdant forests of Cannock Chase in the south, you will witness many natural wonders, but man-made treasures can be found too. Castle Stafford (a Norman citadel), the three spired Lichfield Cathedral and the elegant sprawl of Shugborough Hall in its 1,000 acres of parkland are all sights to behold.
What could be finer than drifting peacefully with the breeze and taking in the splendour from a birds-eye view? With at least one hour’s flight time (often closer to an hour and half!), you won’t be rushed as you see spectacular views wherever the wind takes you. Balloon baskets hang motionless once airborne which means there’s no turbulence allowing for one of the most tranquil ways to travel.
[h2]Hot air balloon rides launch from Aston Marina[/h2]
Joining Shugborough Hall and Trentham Gardens, we now have a new launch site within Staffordshire at Aston Marina. During 2018, this venue was one of our backup locations for lift off when weather dictated others weren’t suitable. We are now happy to announce that we’ve been invited to make schedules flights from this outstanding waterside destination. The Marina is situated halfway between our other two Staffordshire sites making it a natural choice for an additional launch point.
A family run business, Aston Marina is an outstanding venue on the Trent and Mersey canal near Stone. The owners have carefully crafted a haven for those mooring their canal boats and lovers of gourmet delight alike. The award winning No. 26 restaurant serves locally sourced delicacies, and The Boat House is a serene and idyllic setting for all kinds of events from weddings to parties.
[h2]Making a day of it[/h2]
Aston Marina has unrivalled amenities, making it a perfect partner for a hot air balloon experience. Why not celebrate your birthday with a balloon ride and top off your trip with drinks in the bar with locally brewed beer and a well-stocked wine list? If you’re planning an anniversary to remember that involves sailing with the wind, you can book The Boat House for an after party or enjoy an intimate dinner at the Bistro. The fresh produce is native to Stafford and is used to create a versatile menu with something sure to suit everyone.
No matter what the occasion, Aston Marina is a welcome addition to our list of launch sites, and we are sure you will have an exceptional experience. Buying a balloon flight is far easier than you might have thought. Unlike many other balloon operators, we are able to fly every day the weather is willing, launching twice daily. This means we are able to offer you the best chance of booking your special day with us. Our flights can be scheduled throughout the year, seven days a week and even on bank holidays