The origins of Nantwich date to Roman times when its salt was used by the Roman garrisons at Chester and Stoke-on-Trent as both a preservative and a condiment. Salt has been used in the manufacture of Cheshire cheeses and also in the tanning industry, two products that result from the dairy farming based on the Cheshire plain.
Flying over this region of Cheshire you will appreciate how the county has become famous for its milk production. Almost every farm is a dairy unit, and cows stretch from horizon to horizon! This is a beautiful rural landscape, managed to a very high standard by the farming community.
Its heritage proven by the many half-timbered buildings that make up this ancient market town.
Few can resist the attraction as one hundred feet of wispy nylon majestically rises with the dragon-like roar of the burners. As you take off you'll be more aware of the ground dropping away than any sensation of movement or rising. The feeling of peace and tranquillity is heightened by the apparent lack of wind - because you're moving with it.
Once in the air, your balloon travels up to heights of several thousand feet, allowing you to gaze down upon villages, towns and the countryside. The 'miniature' people and cars scattered seemingly at random across the ground below look as if they've fallen from a toy box.
The supremely steady balloon basket provides an excellent vantage point for aerial photography - the pilot can turn the balloon using the 'rotation vents' - thus providing you with a truly panoramic view as you float through the air.
You'll also have a good chance of spotting wildlife, particularly on morning flights.Views depend entirely on the wind direction on the day, which means every flight is unique.
We round off each flight with a champagne toast and a commemorative flight certificate presentation, making the occasion an even more memorable experience.
Each voucher entitles
to participate in this experience. The voucher is
transferable, which means that anyone can use it.
The voucher remains valid for bookings for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for
Maximum weight 18 stones.
Minimum 'unaccompanied' age 16 years.
Although we can accomodate passengers with a variety of disabilities, we cannot accomodate wheelchairs.
We cannot fly passengers while pregnant.
Passengers should have a reasonable degree of mobility as access into the passenger basket is via steps in the wickerwork.
Stapeley Water gardens is is a well-known and prestigious venue, located on the outskirts of Nantwich. Nantwich benefits by its proximity to so many major routes. Ten minutes from the M6, and on the junction of the A51, A500, A529, A530 and A534, this is certainly an easy place to reach for your flight.
Meeting locations/launchsites may be subject to change for operational reasons, eg) breeze direction.
Booking your event
We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event
at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important
for weekend events.