Join the race from Santa’s Grotto in Lapland!

Picture the scene: it’s Christmas Day, you’ve opened your fabulous presents, eaten a wonderful Christmas lunch and are settling down for a film with your family and friends.

You could also be checking how far your balloon has got in our Virtual Balloon Race! Balloons will be launched at 12.01am on Christmas morning when you’ll be fast asleep and looking forward to the day ahead.

Thousands of balloons will take off from Santa’s Grotto in Lapland and will race in real time and real weather. There will be prizes for the balloons which reach the furthest point

A virtual balloon race is a 100% eco-friendly simulation where everything about the race is real except the balloon, so no birds or animals are harmed during the race!

To take part all you have to do is: 

  • Buy a virtual balloon. Virtual balloons cost £3. You can buy as many as you like! The more you buy, the more you increase your chance of winning!
  • Build it. You can customise your virtual balloons shape, size and composition to increase your chance of winning. The race company, Eco racing, use real life weather tracking, so make sure your virtual balloon is built for all weathers!
  • Track it. Track your virtual balloon over the 24-hour race period- LIVE

The winning virtual balloon is the balloon that travels the further distance from Santa’s Grotto.

Prizes for overall winners of the race
1. £500 Cash
2. Apple iPad
3. 10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens

The prize for the Allsorts winning balloon is a £50 voucher for Smyths Toys.

To buy balloons for yourself or for loved ones, click here!

For any questions, please contact Rachael Fletcher on 01453 750474 or email [email protected].