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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…

We’ve Been Awarded An AA Covid Confident Accreditation

05/08/2020 Billy Rooney News

Bailey Balloons are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an AA Covid Confident accreditation. We hope that this award will give those flying with us that extra little bit of peace of mind, to know that they will be able to enjoy the dizzying heights of a private…

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…

Valentine’s Day – A romantic champagne balloon flight

06/02/2019 Jo Bailey Features, Hot Air Balloon Manufacture, News

Love is in the air! It’s the romantic’s favourite time of year – Valentine’s day, and it is fast approaching!  It’s time to start thinking about what gift(s) to buy and how to spoil your Valentine this year. Escape for a romantic break in Bath One of the best ways…

Bailey Balloons Black Friday Offer

06/11/2018 Jo Bailey News

After huge demand over the past few years, Bailey Balloons are offering another Black Friday Mega Deal for 2018!  50 lucky people will get a HUGE discount on our Hot Air Balloon Flight Vouchers as part of our amazing Black Friday deal.

Inflating a Hot Air Balloon

07/04/2018 Jo Bailey General, News

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…