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The Unforgettable Experience: Why a Hot Air Balloon Ride Is the Best Gift You Can Give

23/10/2023 philip News

Traditional gifts like watches, jewellery, or gadgets are all well and good, but they seldom offer an unforgettable experience. A hot air balloon ride, on the other hand, provides an opportunity to create cherished memories that last a lifetime. Floating several hundred metres above the ground offers a unique perspective…

International ballooning competition celebrates 50th anniversary

25/01/2023 philip Hot Air Balloons at Events

Hot air balloon enthusiasts from across the globe are this month celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious hot air balloon competitions.

What do hot air balloon rides feel like?

18/01/2023 philip Features

It would be fair to say that most people feel there is something magical about flying in a hot air balloon. Even those who have never done so before are aware of it, thanks to movies like the Wizard of Oz and Around the World in 80 Days that associate…

Virgin Balloon Flights

11/01/2023 Jo Bailey General

From the 2023 season your hot air balloon flight will now take place with Virgin Balloon Flights who will be taking on our passengers and flight operations in the Southwest including Bristol, Bath & South Wales. Our Bailey Balloons and other balloons flying for Aerosaurus Balloons and South West Balloon…

Luxury Bath hotel to introduce hot air balloon experiences for guests

philip Hot Air Balloon Rides

Visitors to one of the UK’s most elegant cities can add a new experience to their holiday itinerary. This month saw the announcement of a new tourist experience hosted by the luxurious The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa situated in one of the most iconic parts of Bath; the Royal…

Isle of Wight balloon festival scoops industry award

28/12/2022 philip Hot Air Balloon News

2022 ended with a bang for a Gloucester-based hot air balloon brand. Last month, the 2022 National Outdoor Events Association awards took place in Bath and awarded the Event of the Year – Private Sector award to the team behind the Sky Safari that wowed crowds at the Isle of…

Local adventurer breaks hot air ballooning records

14/12/2022 philip Hot Air Balloon Records

Last month saw Bath-based aeronautical adventurer Alicia Hempleman-Adams break not one, but two hot air ballooning records during an attempt in the skies over Canada. At just 33, Hempleman-Adams already holds an array of world records, including one for being the youngest person to reach the north pole, thanks to…

Sustainable ballooning to take tourists up into the stratosphere

23/11/2022 Jo Bailey Balloon Ride Innovation

Soaring 35000 meters into the atmosphere might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but thanks to an innovative collaboration between engineers at Expleo and French aeronauts at Stratoflight, thrill-seeking tourists might soon be heading into space abord a balloon assisted space vessel in as little as three years.

Halloween hot air balloon magic arrives in Arizona

09/11/2022 philip Hot Air Balloon News

Halloween is a big deal over the pond, and in the USA over in Scottsdale, Arizona, this year was no exception.

Black Friday Discount Code 2022

05/11/2022 Jo Bailey General

Our Bailey Balloons popular Black Friday discount offer is back for 2022.  On Friday 25th November 2022, 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…