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Bristol Balloons, Bristol

3.3
#11 of 42 in Outdoors in Bristol
Fulfil the ambition of a lifetime, experiencing a bird's eye view while slowly drifting across the Bristol landscape enjoying the magnificent experience of hot air ballooning. For a unique birthday present, anniversary gift or special treat, rise above it all! Buy one of our flexible vouchers, which are valid for 12 months and book a flight.

Our aim is to give everyone a pleasant, enjoyable and safe flight. Ballooning is an adventure, a magic carpet ride, something not to be rushed. The flight will last for about one hour, the whole outing usually takes between 3 and 4 hours. We fly in the late afternoon or evening and soon after dawn to take advantage of the stable air and light winds found at these times of the day. We do not fly if it is raining or very windy. The main flying season is March to October, however, "Exclusive" flights are available throughout the year. For further information see the website or call us.

Ballooning, like serendipity, is the art of making happy and unexpected discoveries by chance. Where we go is entirely dependent upon the wind. No two flights are the same. The average distance we travel is ten miles, affording you stunning views of the surrounding scenery.

Age is no barrier to enjoying this spectacular journey, our passengers ages range from nine to ninety! We provide a friendly and personal service. Passengers may like to help lay out and launch the balloon or simply leave this to our ground crew. For your safety and comfort we suggest you wear outdoor clothing suitable for the time of year. A balloon basket is a brilliant platform for photography, bring a camera or camcorder, plenty of memory and a spare battery!

Chilled Champagne or orange juice is served with our compliments. Each passenger receives a commemorative flight certificate signed by the pilot. Our experienced retrieve crew, who are in radio contact with the balloon, meet us on landing and will return you to the launch site.
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  • A fantastic experience once I had dragged my sorry carcass from it’s slumber. The team were great getting us involved and being welcoming throughout. Great to meet other people going up on the flight ...  more »
  • We had a really lovely time on our evening flight across Bristol - we were lucky to have perfect weather and great visibility, and the views of the city were fantastic. The pilot and ground crew were ...  more »
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  • You pay almost double for a festival ticket and if cancelled you get a normal one and no refund (yes, it is in the terms and conditions, that does not make it less unfair). They often cancel so it is just a huge waste of money.
  • As seems to be the case for a lot of reviewers I never got my flight(s), which I bought as a birthday present for my husband's 30th birthday! We tried and tried and tried again with no luck and despite having an issue with the booking process and my serial number they never fixed it so I had to do a lengthy email process whenever I wanted to rebook my flight (as by the time we had finished emailing what I wanted was gone, etc) - so I couldn't just keep conveniently booking my flight on the website. The woman just ignored this request for it to be sorted for me on several occasions. I accept the T&Cs stated no refunds after a year - but I am trying to get a refund for a £15 in flight photo I paid for and obviously never got. I have sent two emails about this and am just being ignored, to keep my money for a photo which was never taken adds some serious insult to injury and to not even say they wont do it outright is even ruder. I would avoid at all costs and research it - and maybe recommend trying Virgin. I wish I had!
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