Bailey Balloons has resumed shared passenger balloon flights, subject to Government restrictions. They are very much looking forward to welcoming back all of their passengers. Please check website and social media feeds for details of how to book.
Clive and Jo Bailey at Bailey Balloons would love to share their passion for ballooning with you and have special offers on their balloon rides over Bristol.
Flights are available through the summer April through to October and flight vouchers are available all year round making fantastic presents whatever time of year! Bailey Balloons have enjoyed many flights already this year including wedding parties, proposals, celebrations and visitors to Bristol looking for a unique way to see the city.
If you have just arrived in Bristol, or are planning a trip and would like a flight, give them a call on 01275 375300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org! Sometimes they do have last minute spaces!
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The Ballooning Experience
Your magical champagne balloon ride over Bristol begins at the fabulous Ashton Court Estate. Carefully selected for its close proximity to the centre of the Bristol and the breath-taking views of the city that it offers - a view that can only be truly appreciated whilst gently drifting above in a hot air balloon. Passengers can be involved helping set the balloon up, before enjoying approximately a one hour flight. Chilled champagne is served after the flight to celebrate before returning to the launch site, where each passenger is presented with a commemorative flight certificate.
The whole experience takes between three and four hours. The meeting times vary throughout the year as balloon flights take place a couple of hours after sunrise and before sunset when the winds are at their calmest.
What you’ll see
As you peacefully float above the city, you will view some of Bristol’s best-known landmarks from a very special perspective. These could include Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge, as well as views of the historic Bristol Docks and Brunel’s impressive ss Great Britain. The replica of John Cabot’s famous ship, The Matthew, can also be seen moored up alongside, when not sailing.
With the wind as your guide, your balloon ride may also take you above Temple Meads Station, the stunning St. Mary Redcliffe Church or Bristol Cathedral… or in a different direction you may hear the roaring of lions and monkeys calling as you drift over Bristol Zoo. You may also be lucky enough to fly over the Victorian Country House, Tyntesfield, in Wraxall. On a clear day, there may also be the chance for a spectacular view over the West Country Bridges and the new Severn Crossing.
The Bailey Balloons Flight Package includes:
• up to an hour’s balloon flight, chilled champagne, beer or soft drinks on touch down
• a flight certificate & transport back to the launch site
• in-flight photos can be purchased as a memento of your flight
• they can also arrange transport to the site including by helicopter, or arrange VIP parking, meals, hotels, corporate hospitality packages; just ask & they can arrange it for you
Bailey Balloons specialise in offering flights for any size group from 1- 100 people with their fleet of various sized balloons. A family fun day? Are you organising a Stag or Hen party? An extra special birthday treat for family and friends? Whether it is for 2, 4, 6, 12 or 100 people, Bailey Balloons are able to accommodate your group whatever the size and provide a tailor made, interactive and exhilarating ballooning experience to exceed your expectations. Group discounts are available on selected packages for groups of two or more – call Bailey Balloons to discuss your requirements and get a quote.
Bristol Balloon Fiesta Flights
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta is organising mass launches over the 2 – 15 August from different locations in Bristol, the fiesta is still going ahead but in a different format than a normal year. Bailey Balloons are very excited to still be able to offer you the experience of a mass launch, flying with 50-60 other balloons, a truly unique spectacle and a once in a lifetime experience!
Fly with Bailey Balloons and have a memory of Bristol that will last forever.
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|Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.
Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit
- Bristol Tourism & Hospitality Award Access for All Winner 2013 2014
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2021
- AA Awards AA COVID Confident Scheme 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Facilities for the Disabled
- Cater for groups
- Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
- Special group rates