I got this as a birthday present from my parents when I was 12 or 13. My Auntie Jen had been given a hot air balloon ride as a present for her 40th and they thought it would be nice if she had someone to go with so that was me!
We all went to Bewl Water in Kent which was the take off site. It took ages for the balloon to be inflated as it was so huge.
When you are up in the air even though you are so high up, it is so quiet I could hear a dog barking and could even hear a garden gate closing. We were up for about an hour and the desent into a quite narrow field was quite scary actually having to take the "brace" position incase the basket tipped over. All was ok though and in the field we got a glass of bucks fizz and a certificate. It was a fabulous experience that I would definitely recommend to do once, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to do it again