Make your own way to Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, where the Bristol Balloon Fiesta is held, and relax in the exclusive ballooning arena before your flight. After a safety briefing from your pilot, you’ll be escorted to the launch area to watch your balloon being inflated.
Once your balloon is ready, hop aboard your hot air balloon and hold on tight as you take to the skies in an unforgettable mass ascent. Marvel at the sight of almost 130 balloons floating up into the sky as you cuddle up in your private balloon, exclusively for the two of you (plus your pilot, of course!).
Sip a complimentary glass of Champagne as you admire the sea of colorful balloons all around you, then listen as your pilot points out landmarks like Bristol Cathedral, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Harbour.
After an exhilarating 1-hour flight, your return transfers will be waiting for you as you come in to land, and you can choose to watch or help as your balloon is folded and packed away. Finally, return to the Fiesta site to collect your personalized flight certificate – the perfect souvenir to show off to friends and family back home.
Please note: the balloon flight takes approximately 1 hour, but the whole experience lasts 3-4 hours. Morning flights require an arrival time of around 5.30-5.45am, or for evening flights, around 5.30pm. It’s recommended that you dress for a walk at the time of year and you may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners.
In case of bad weather, balloon flights will be cancelled. If your Fiesta flight is cancelled due to unsuitable weather, you will be able to reschedule your flight for another time from our launch site in Bristol, Bath or South Wales (Fiesta vouchers are non-refundable and are not valid for the following year's Fiesta).