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Whirlow's Virtual Balloon Race


Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - Tuesday 9th June 2020

While all our events on the farm have currently been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus, we have been working on other ways to raise funds for Whirlow Hall Farm Trust so we bring you Whirlow’s Virtual Balloon Race!

The event is a 7 day event starting on 2nd June. All balloons must be purchased and activated before the launch.

Balloons cost just £3 each and can be purchased here where you will be asked to create an account.

Once you have purchased your balloon(s) you can log into your account and edit your balloon. You can also purchase balloons as gifts.

Once the balloons are virtually launched they are subject to a simulated flight pattern based on the actual weather conditions such as the prevailing wind speed and current temperature. You can watch your balloon’s journey via the race event page:


The race is 7 days in duration and the winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest in a straight line from the launch location. Note that a popped / burst balloon can still win if the wind direction changes and sends the still-flying balloons backwards in a reverse direction.
The winner will be emailed with confirmation that they have won the race and with details of how to contact the organiser to arrange receiving their prize. To further comply with Gambling Commission rules, the winner will be asked a difficult question not readily ‘Googled’.

Prizes are provided by Ecoracing and are open to all causes taking part in the event. Prizes for each race are publicised on the website homepage.

Race prizes are strictly not negotiable, may vary without notice, and no correspondence will be entered regarding them. However, if a winner is from another country, Ecoracing management will make efforts to send over a cash equivalent in their local currency by electronic transfer.

Whirlow is providing additional prizes for the three Whirlow balloons which travel the furthest:Whirlow is providing additional prizes for the five Whirlow balloons which travel the furthest:
1. £20 voucher for the farm shop
2. Family ticket to the Christmas Fayre*
3. Whirlow Cookbook
4. Copper electroformed citrine necklace from Lyon and Feather 
5. Gold leafed Smokey quartz necklace from Lyon and Feather

*Please note, if the 2020 Christmas Fayre event cannot go ahead, this ticket will be transfered to another event

Buy your balloon(s) here

For further information or any questions, please email Ruth: 


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