Robin Hill goes SKY HIGH at Mayflower Park, Southampton

April 17, 2019

On the 12th April the team from Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight and Red Funnel teamed up to take a hot air balloon sky high from Mayflower Park, Southampton, just meters away from the Red Funnel Ferry Terminal.

Guests joined the team to enjoy this exciting new aerial spectacular. They had the opportunity to meet the pilots and experience one of the remarkable hot air balloons, which tethered from Southampton’s coastline.

James Crofts, Park Manager of Robin Hill said:
‘It was a fantastic morning; the weather was perfect! We are really excited to be bringing a brand-new event, Sky High to the Isle of Wight this May. Huge thank you to the team from Robin Hill, Red Funnel and Bloon for delivering a fantastic experience for the guests that attended. Tune in to ITV Meridian tonight at 6pm to watch it all unfold.’

Sky High is a brand-new event that will see over 40 hot air balloons take to the skies over Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight this May half term.

Sky High will take place at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight from 27th – 30th May (10am – 10pm). In partnership with Red Funnel Ferries, visitors can set sail to the Isle of Wight from Southampton
and marvel at the sight of over 40 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, taking flight from and tethered in the Lower Valley of Robin Hill Country Park.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the pilots, walk inside the balloons and possibly even win the chance to take flight*. There will also be kite making and flying workshops for the kids.
A special twilight event, Night Glow will also take place on the 27th May and 29th May, where visitors will have the opportunity to see the balloons at nightfall, lit up in all their glory, together with incredible sound and light production. Refreshments and live music will also be available throughout the evening.

Join us as we take to the sky! To find out more, visit

Save 20% off ferry travel when you book Sky High tickets with Red Funnel. Simply add your Robin Hill admission tickets for Sky High, then add a ferry booking to your basket before you checkout at