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Bristol Balloons

23 - 51 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2NP

Tel: +44 (0)117 947 1030

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Bristol Balloons


*** Due to the ongoing developments with Covid-19, Bristol Balloons have scaled back flying big balloons. They are still operating small balloons for those who wish to fly. Read the full company policy here ***


With Bristol Balloons, you're unlikely to get a better perspective of the Clifton Suspension Bridge than when taking off from Ashton Court Mansion and floating gently away to reveal a panoramic view of the bridge spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge.

Their aim is to give everyone a pleasant, enjoyable and safe flight. Ballooning is an adventure, a magic carpet ride, something not to be rushed. The flight will last for about one hour, the whole outing usually takes between 3 and 4 hours.

Age is no barrier to enjoying this spectacular journey, our passengers ages range from nine to ninety plus! A balloon basket is a brilliant platform for photography, so bring a camera, but don’t miss the wonderful views as you sky-soar on high.

When the balloon rides head out over the Bristol Harbourside, you can think back on Brunel's fifteen year contribution to Bristol's historic waterways, which included the introduction of a new dredging and sluicing system, an enlarged and improved entrance lock, a tubular wrought iron footbridge and the engine house for the Black Rock water pumping station.

Most notable, and as the largest and most powerful ship of her time you're unlikely to miss her, is Brunel's SS Great Britain, now restored in her Harbourside dock in Bristol. Brunel's pioneering steamship was the forerunner of modern passenger liners and made regular voyages around the world to Australia and the USA.

Then, if the wind is with you, your ride with Bristol Balloons will take you over the top of Bristol Temple Meads railway station, which was (you guessed it) built by Brunel as the passenger terminal for his Paddington to Bristol Great Western Railway… or if not, you may experience some animal magic, peeping down from above over the exotic inhabitants of Bristol Zoo.

A flight from Bristol may also give you a spectacular view of two other famous West bridges, the Severn Bridge and the Severn Crossing. You can do all of this with Bristol Balloons.

A Champagne toast or juice is served with their compliments. Each passenger receives a commemorative flight certificate signed by the pilot. Vouchers for the flying season (March – October) are on sale, online. If you would like an exclusive flight for two or three persons give them a call.

It is never too early to start thinking about flying there or that other special date in the year ahead. Enquire or book via the Bristol Balloons website. As Bristol’s longest established commercial balloon flight provider they look forward to taking you on a memorable experience.

Corporate Group Balloon Flights
Bristol Balloons can cater for small or large corporate groups. Their fleet of four balloons offers a range of options with one for 2, 3 or 4 passengers, one that takes up to 12 and two that take up to 15. If the location is suitable and there is enough space, they can sometimes fly from private property to make your flight even more special!


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Special Offers

  • Special and Seasonal Offers

    The offer:Throughout the year Bristol Balloons are pleased to be able to offer a changing variety of offers and special deals across many of their flight voucher options or for specific events, such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. New products will also be placed in the ‘offers’ section of the Bristol Balloons website for introductory periods. If you are planning to visit Bristol just for a short period, as ballooning is a weather dependent activity we suggest you contact us first via so we can advise on schedules and availability.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Balloons website.

    Offer link: Things to do

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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

Further Information

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Special group rates



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Becky R
      Worcester, England, United Kingdom
      Disappointed in the extreme. Fuming in fact.
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 31st August 2019
      We bought a voucher for two for my daughter's Christmas present in 2017. The season runs March to October. During this period in 2018 she and her boyfriend attempted three times to take a flight, all... Read full review
    • Paul E
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Excellent Flight
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th September 2019
      We went up on Thursday evening, we were a bit late going up, but it was well worth the wait. Ali the pilot was brilliant, briefing us fully before we took off and at regular intervals, keeping us... Read full review
    • Mushy1975
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Fantastic balloon flight
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 8th September 2019
      Had an amazing flight (finally) after Mother Nature decided I should fly (at the 7th attempt). Pilot Mike and his crew did an amazing job in involving not just myself, but my fellow passengers, in... Read full review

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