At the 2012 Bristol Balloon Fiesta as part of the Olympics we flew many top International journalists. A Japanese journalist Kazuyo Yasuda O'Neill wrote about her experiences with us on her blog - it is in Japanese! http://kressroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/1-bristol-international-balloon-fiesta.html
Discover the magic of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta held each August at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol. Go ballooning with Bailey Balloons as part of a spectacular mass ascent with up to 150 other unique balloons gathered from all over the world for this magical balloon bonanza!
With Bailey Balloons you can take to the skies alongside some of the most incredible special shaped hot air balloons, such as the Piper, the Monster, the Tesco shopping trolley and many, many others. When you buy a champagne flight voucher to fly at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta you will receive a special launch site pass and you will be able to take pictures of the hot air balloons close up and take off as part of the mass ascent. buy a voucher click here.
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has been running for 35 years and is the largest balloon Fiesta in Europe and one of the largest outdoor events in the UK with over half a million visitors attending over the four day festival. Every morning and evening (weather permitting of course) there will be a tremendous mass ascent with up to 150 beautiful hot air balloons taking to the sky creating an awesome sight both from the basket and for those waving at you from below.
Enjoy the view of the Fiesta from the air, looking down upon all the hustle and bustle of the activities on the ground and wave to those looking in awe as you pass overhead. Admire the beautiful Ashton Court Mansion and its surrounding estate as you rise above the funfair, food and laughter, before floating away to brighten up the skies of Bristol with a magical pallet of colour. Be one of the few who get the opportunity to capture on film the spectacular ascent with ballooning memories that will last forever.
Clive, our Chief Pilot, has been Flight Director for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta for 10 years, and with his inside knowledge and expertise Bailey Balloons can make your Fiesta Flight an extra special occasion.
Got a question that you are itching to ask about ballooning? Want to find out more about hot air balloon flights, gift vouchers or purchase a piece of Bailey Balloons merchandise to take home?? We would love to meet you so pop along to the Bailey Balloons Stand at the Fiesta. We will not only be flying at the fiesta but will have a team of dedicated and knowledgeable employees on site at the Bailey Balloons Stand.
To keep you entertained whilst on the ground a full schedule of Arena Entertainment and many things of interest to suit all ages.
Also during the weekend usually on the Thursday and Saturday evenings there will be spectacular Night Glows and Fireworks. Approximately 30 tethered balloons illuminate the night sky, choreographed sequences are set to music. Finally ending with a magnificent firework display. A fantastic way to remember your weekend!!
You can book a flight Online or telephone us on 01275 375300.