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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2015

Hot air baloons flying over Clifton Suspension bridge

About

Bristol plays host to Europe’s largest ballooning event; an amazing spectacle and FREE event for the whole family. Over 150 hot air balloons will take off from Ashton Court Estate at dawn and light up the skies at night with evening glows with fun activities on the ground to keep the family entertained.

The event features four days of extravagant hot-air balloon displays with half a million visitors gathering in the gorgeous grounds of Ashton Court to watch balloons of all shapes and sizes lift off over the City of Bristol. Entertainment for all the family includes fairground rides, delicious food stalls and bars, face painting and acoustic music areas.

Balloon ascents
6am and 6pm daily (weather dependent)

Visit the festival each morning at 6am for ‘Breakfast and Balloons’, watching the hot air balloons take to the sky as the sun rises with a morning coffee and bacon sandwich. For the evening ascents visitors are encouraged to arrive early to get a good spot to watch the mass ascent at 6pm.

Nightglow and Fireworks Finale
The famous nightglow is a stunning sight with 30 ballooning teams lighting up their balloon as night falls at 9.00pm on Thursday and Saturday to a backdrop of spectacular fireworks.

To find out more about this year’s festival, please visit http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk

Extras

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Event

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (charge)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info
Ashton Court Estate
Long Ashton
Bristol
BS41 9JN

Tel: +44 (0)117 904 6509

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Opening Times

Date (6 Aug 2015 - 9 Aug 2015)

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