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Black Friday Discount Code 2021

05/11/2021 Jo Bailey General

Our Bailey Balloons popular Black Friday discount offer is back for 2021.  On Friday 26th November 2021, you can use the code emailed out to you for a HUGE discount on our Gold ‘Anytime’ Champagne Balloon Flight Voucher- valid for the first 50 people to use it.  If you are…

Chance to Fly Around the world with Bailey Balloons & Yuup!

31/03/2021 Jo Bailey Competitions, General, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Records, Hot Air Balloon Stories

Bailey Balloons and Yuup announce around the world balloon adventure! Bristol-based Bailey Balloons and experiences company Yuup today announced plans to circumnavigate the world in a balloon – the Yuup Flyer – promoting Bristol on the world stage and providing a unique opportunity for two Bristol residents to join the…

Jo Bailey our MD and pilot for Bailey Balloons

07/03/2021 Jo Bailey Features, General, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Stories

Jo Bailey set up Bailey Balloons over 25 years ago along with her hsuband Clive Bailey and they are both Commercial balloon pilots and qualified instructors. Jo was one of four women in the U.K. to fly the larger balloons. Clive and Jo hold the altitude record from the Bristol International…

Facts About Ballooning

18/02/2021 Jo Bailey General, Hot Air Balloon Manufacture, News

Hot Air Ballooning Facts… Some quick and simple facts about ballooning! Where and when was the first hot air balloon made? In Paris, France, the Montgolfier brothers built the first balloon made out of paper and light material in June 1783. Who were the first hot air balloon passengers? A…

21st November – Happy Montgolfier Day! 236 Years since first balloon flight!

21/11/2019 Jo Bailey General, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Rides, News

The 21st November marks the 236th Anniversary for the first untethered hot air balloon flight.  François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent, marquis d’ Arlandes flew for approximately 5.5 miles over Paris on 21st November 1783.  Their balloon was made from cloth by two brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier – inventors…

Counting Down to Christmas 2018

10/12/2018 Jo Bailey General

The countdown to Christmas is on! [wpdevart_countdown text_for_day=”Days” text_for_hour=”Hours” text_for_minut=”Minutes” text_for_second=”Seconds” countdown_end_type=”date” end_date=”25-12-2018 00:59″ start_time=”1542203225″ end_time=”0,1,1″ action_end_time=”hide” content_position=”center” top_ditance=”10″ bottom_distance=”10″ ][/wpdevart_countdown] If you haven’t found the right gift for that special person and want to avoid the last-minute crowds, our team is still hard at work in the office taking Champagne…

Inflating a Hot Air Balloon

07/04/2018 Jo Bailey General, News, Uncategorised

Hot air Balloons are a mysterious wonder that many people don’t know much about.  You may be thinking of going on a balloon ride, have been given a voucher for a special occasion or seen the balloons floating peacefully by on a sunny day and it might have you thinking,…

Top Sights to see on a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Bristol

27/03/2018 Jo Bailey General, News

Bristol is well known for being the home of ballooning in the UK and it is for a very good reason – the views and scenery you see from a balloon over Bristol are amazing and no matter how many times you fly over Bristol, you will see something new…

Top 10 ballooning spots worldwide

08/03/2018 Jo Bailey General, News

Here at Bailey Balloons, we enjoy many flights over Bristol, Bath and South Wales throughout the flying season but you’d be surprised at all the other locations across the world you can go ballooning.  Here’s our top 10 picks based on locations we have flown in and places we would love…

Proposing in a Hot Air Balloon

25/01/2018 Jo Bailey General, News

When you’re in love it’s like floating on air! You’ll know that they are the right one for you if they can make you feel like you’re weightless again and again. Making that next step – asking that special someone to marry you can be stressful… If you are looking…