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Bristolians set to be serenaded from the skies by hot air balloons

14/07/2020 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

The ballooning capital of the UK is getting ready to live up to its reputation this month as local artists and musicians take their music to the skies to create an immersive soundscape for the people of

York balloon festival gives innovative response to COVID-19 shutdown

02/06/2020 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Lockdown has seen many get-togethers and festivals cancelled – and ballooning events are no exception – but the intrepid organisers of a balloon festival in North Yorkshire have come up with an innovative solution to

Hot air balloon flights during COVID-19

16/04/2020 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

During this period of national lockdown, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all Bailey Balloon flights until it is safe to take to the

Woman, 30, smashes altitude record

11/02/2020 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Fashion consultant one day, intrepid aeronautical pioneer the next – this month saw Alicia Hempleman-Adams secure the women’s world record for altitude in a small hot air balloon in Calgary, Canada. For the

Marine conservation society takes its message to the skies

23/12/2019 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society last week unveiled the newest addition to its campaigning toolkit: a dramatic hot air balloon emblazoned with their iconic take on the skull and crossbows flag. It may seem

Wiltshire sky safari festival to return for triumphant fourth year

13/09/2019 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

This weekend, visitors to the world-renowned Longleat Safari Park can look forward to experiencing an alternative animal encounter on a

Hot air balloons go back to school

21/03/2019 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Pupils at a Bolton primary school received some schooling from an unlikely source this month, as a local hardware company used its promotional balloon to take children up into the air over the school in Smithills as part of their lessons. The pupils, who are in Year 1, were studying…

Wildlife takes to the skies in amazing hot air balloon display

01/10/2018 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Last month, the 9,000-acre grounds of Longleat Safari Park played host to a spectacular aerial display of balloons attempting to break the UK record for

Air ballooning adventures in Gloucester get the Hollywood treatment

18/09/2018 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Gloucester residents were treated to a taste of hot air ballooning movie magic last week, as filming for the new Amazon movie unfolded above their heads. Movie stars

Fiesta balloons take off despite weather

13/08/2018 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta took place over the weekend and saw more than 100 hot air balloons take to the skies to celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary.