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Top animal-spotting activities in Bristol

16/05/2021 Mark Features

With the roadmap out of lockdown underway, the opportunity to emerge from our homes and explore the world once more will no doubt be a welcome one. If you’re based in Bristol or dropping by for a city break, make sure you take some time to visit and view some…

Uttoxeter prepares to welcome back balloons this summer

10/05/2021 amy Hot Air Balloons at Events

This week saw the announcement that the previously cancelled Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta would be back for July 2021 in the grounds of Uttoxeter Racecourse. The fiesta hopes to attract balloons from around the country and to delight thousands of visitors over the two days of

Yorkshire prepares for return of annual balloon fiesta

23/04/2021 Mark Hot Air Balloons at Events

Organisers of the North of England’s largest balloon festival announced last month that the much-anticipated Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta would take to the skies again this

Exploring Bristol harbour from above and below

20/04/2021 amy Features

Although it really took shape in the 1800s, Bristol Harbour was operating as far back as the 13th century. Often referred to as the “Floating Harbour” due to its constant water level, today it is a

Guide to Bristol’s tallest buildings

17/04/2021 Mark Features

If you take a ride by hot air balloon over Bristol, there are many famous landmarks to spot, from the structural genius of the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the

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…

Canberran skies light up in hot air balloon bonanza

24/03/2021 Mark Hot Air Balloons at Events

The first week of March saw the launch of the eight-day long Annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular. This fiesta has been held annually since 1987 and offers a great way for local crowds to explore the

Why is Bristol famous for hot air balloons?

18/03/2021 amy Features

Today, Bristol has become synonymous with hot air ballooning, from its celebrated balloon manufacturers to its world-renowned fiesta event, but every legend has a story behind it. For Bristol, the celebrated relationship with balloon travel began over half a century ago, although its first recorded flight actually took place even…

Revellers delight as Florida balloon glow returns

10/03/2021 Mark Hot Air Balloons at Events

The Space Coast Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival is returning to Florida just months after it wowed crowds with a balloon glow before