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North Somerset to host UK’s biggest hot air balloon race

12/07/2021 amy Hot Air Balloon News

The west of England has long been associated with hot air ballooning prowess. The Exclusive Cup Balloon Race is set to consolidate this reputation this summer by hosting its iconic event in the skies of

Hot air balloon set to help save Welsh hospice

09/04/2021 amy Hot Air Balloon News

The difficulty of the past year has caused some financial difficulties for charities associated with supporting society’s most vulnerable. For one hospice charity in North Wales, the solution to its funding crisis is coming from an unusual source

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…

Hot air ballooning starts return across Europe

16/06/2020 Mark Hot Air Balloon News

The recent lockdown has presented a challenging obstacle to hot air balloon enthusiasts across the world.

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…

Bailey Balloons Black Friday Discount Code

01/11/2019 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon News, News

Bailey Balloons popular Black Friday discount offer is back for 2019.  On 29th November 2019, the code will be sent out for a HUGE discount on our Gold ‘Anytime’ Champagne Balloon Flight Voucher for the first 50 people to use it.  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift or fancy a treat…

Information and Directions for Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2019

30/07/2019 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloons at Events, News

With Bailey Balloons you will take to the skies with up to 120 balloons and some of the most incredible special shaped hot air balloons. 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…

Xbox hot air balloon stunt sets new world record

25/10/2017 Mark Hot Air Balloon News

A hot air balloon world record was recently set at this month’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta by Xbox in an attempt to promote a new game.

Bailey Balloons take part in BBC Children in Need Countryfile Ramble in Bristol

18/10/2017 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloons and Celebrities, Hot Air Balloons at Events

Clive, Jo and the team had a great day at Ashton Court on Sunday with the Belvoir Balloon taking part in a special episode for the BBC television programme Countryfile – the Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children In Need. The Belvoir balloon along with a few other local Bristol balloons…