If you're looking for a gift that's a little bit extra special then perhaps a champagne hot air balloon flight is something you should consider, especially as this offer from Groupon reduces the price by £100 - champagne balloon flights with Virgin usually cost £199 per person, with this deal you'll only be paying £99.
When the weather is calm and still, lots of hot air balloons fly around my little part of the country - I always love to see the evening flights, the burners illuminating the balloon is just wonderful.
We bought my dad a champagne hot air balloon flight for his 40th birthday (lots of years ago!) and he said it was fabulous - definitely something to put on a bucket list methinks.
There are a fair few rules and regulations you need to be aware of before you book your chamapagne hot air balloon flight (you can have a soft drink, if you prefer), the most important ones are these:
- The minimum passenger age is seven years old
- Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- The minimum height is 4ft 6in
- You'll need to REGISTER BEFORE 28 February 2013 and wait for your voucher from Virgin
- Once you have your voucher, you must book your flight before 15 April 2014 - the flying seasons are between March and October each year, and are weather dependent (for obvious reasons!)
There are 96 take-off sites dotted around the country; you can choose early morning or evening flights seven days a week and you'll be able to help with the inflation and deflation of the balloon you'll be flying in and you'll get a certificate to take home with you when you've completed your flight, which lasts for an hour.
This offer expires at 11.59pm this coming Thursday - that's the 18 October.
Happy hot air ballooning!