*** 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!
|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
- All major credit cards accepted
- Special group rates
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good16
- Mushy1975Trip Type:Solo travelFantastic balloon flightSunday, 8th September 2019Had 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
- CanadianPollyTrip Type:CouplesIncredible!!!Wednesday, 4th November 2020This experience was on my bucket list and it way excelled my expectations! Visiting my home country from Canada, and wanting to fly in a balloon for decades, I felt my dreams had come true! The... Read full review
- 991melissabTrip Type:Friends getawayA fabulous experience.Monday, 23rd November 2020Thank you for a truly wonderful and unforgettable experience. From the moment we arrived we were given the most professional care and attention. The pilot made us all feel extremely relaxed and was... Read full review