Bailey Balloons take corporate entertainment to another level our champagne hot air balloon flights provide an extremely unique and exciting way to recognise your workforce, maintain and build upon existing customer relations and help to draw more customers to your business. Book a flight with us and give your clients and employees an experience they'll never forget.
As well as hot air balloon flights Bailey Balloons also specialise in tethered balloons, these have proven hugely successful for companies launching new products and those holding large promotional events. We are able to organise a whole range of activities for large or small groups which include model balloon making exercises, indoor airship racing and team-talk lectures.
Once we know your objectives we can put together a tailor-made events package - and arrange everything from catering and pub visits to collecting your clients and hiring a professional photographer.
Bailey Balloons offers you a lot more than just a balloon ride our balloon crew will invite you to help us prepare the balloon for take-off, once airborne you'll have the opportunity to ask the pilot any questions you may have and find out how the balloon works. The next hour will be spent enjoying, and capturing on film, the breathtaking views as you float across the rolling patchwork of countryside. Upon landing everybody will enjoy a glass of chilled champagne, beer or a soft drink as we toast to a wonderful flight, it is here where everybody is presented with their signed flight certificate from the pilot. We can fly in small, intimate groups as well as cater for larger numbers. We can also fly two or three balloons alongside each other so colleagues and clients can enjoy watching and taking pictures of other balloons as they fly, you can even take part in your very own balloon race!
The actual flight lasts about an hour, but the whole experience, from setting up the balloon to the celebratory champagne toast on landing and returning you to the launch site, takes approximately three to four hours. We usually like to meet our passengers an hour after sunrise and three hours before sunset when the winds are calmest, but we will confirm these times with you when you book your flight.
You can fly from one of our specially selected launch sites in Bristol - the balloon capital of the world - Bath or South Wales, over views of some of the most beautiful towns and countryside in Britain. If you have your own launch site in mind, maybe a large playing field or the grounds of a local hotel then we would be happy to discuss this with you and see if it would be possible. Bailey Balloons also offer flights that are available nationwide. Please contact us for details.
If you are keen to fly on a specific date this can be arranged, however, if the weather is unsuitable you will be able to reschedule your flight for another convenient date. We fly up to 14 times a week so there are plenty of flights to choose from.
If you're not accompanying your clients on their balloon flight, we can arrange to welcome them on their arrival and even organise collecting and returning them after they have enjoyed their flight. We can make restaurant reservations and find accommodation if this is required.
Whether you want to book a traditional pub or a gourmet meal, hire professional photographer or a limousine, we can make all the necessary arrangements.
To book a flight, simply fill in our booking form or email or call us on 01275 375 300.
As well as balloon flights and tethered balloons, Bailey Balloons can organise a whole range of both indoor and outdoor corporate activities to help make your event one to remember. As highly experienced balloonists we use our knowledge to help you help your business. Whether you are planning a conference, organising a team-building weekend, or simply entertaining clients for the day - we can fit in with your plans. Read on to find out how we can meet your corporate entertainment needs; just let us know what you're looking for. Please contact us or telephone us on 01275 375300 for details.
Tethered balloons are ideal for corporate events or product launches - you can advertise your company using a banner attached to the basket and you can offer short rides to visitors. See our Tethers page for more information.
We can offer you advice on buying your own company balloon. We can operate the balloon on your behalf to generate publicity, business and entertain your clients and employees. The balloon acts as a cost effective giant floating billboard, an excellent way to advertise your business. See the Sponsorship page for more information.
Bring ballooning indoors with our model airship racing activity. Using the latest technology, your guests can take part in races using radio-controlled airships. These are great fun to fly after dinner or as part of an event. Teams are allowed to practice for a short while before embarking on a series of races. We have successfully used these at many conferences, large-scale dinners and balls and in some cases helped to raise money for charity. Please contact us or telephone 01275 375300 for details.
Set your staff the challenge of designing, building and flying their own model balloon - it's the perfect way to encourage teamwork and boost morale. This exercise is suitable for small or large numbers of people, with participants divided into small groups to assemble a balloon. Participants are given some basic advice and guidelines and then each team has to discuss and build a model balloon that flies. We have provided this event to numerous companies, who have been delighted with the results of the exercise and the participant's feedback. Please contact us or telephone 01275 375300 for details.
Get the inside story on David Hempleman-Adams' record-breaking balloon flight to the North Pole. This historic flight was organised and co-ordinated by Clive Bailey, the Flight Director, who ran the Flight Control Centre. Clive will talk and present a slide show about David's journey, covering relevant issues such as teamwork, communication and logistics. Clive has lectured to both small and large groups of up to 600 people. He is an inspirational speaker who has been sought after for both conferences and after dinner talks. Other lectures are available on request. Please contact us or telephone 01275 375300 for details.
Thanks so much for our unforgettable flight on Friday evening. We finally cashed in our gift from our daughters and their husbands! Thanks also to the entire team at Bailey Balloons, for your patience and enthusiasm. We will remember Friday for a long, long time.
Mike and Nat Nixon