Bristol Balloons

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If you know when you want to fly, you can buy a voucher and request your flight date. You can check availability or request a specific date.

Select where you would like to fly from
The type of flight you require
Whether it is a morning or afternoon flight
Finally which day you wish to fly on and you are ready!

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Don't know when you want to fly?

We have a variety of different flights available throughout the week.

  • Anytime, Monday to Sunday
  • Midweek, Monday to Friday
  • Sunrise, Tuesday to Friday
  • Special Events
  • Exclusive Flights for 2,3 or 4
  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta
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We fly from other locations
We fly from other locations

We can offer you an extensive choice from our specially selected flight areas. They offer a unique mix of city and country flying with spectacular scenery and landmarks.

  • Bristol
  • Bath
  • South Wales*
  • Somerset*
  • Gloucestershire
  • Westonbirt
  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta
  • * Exclusive 2 to 4 persons only
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Flying since 1978
Buy with confidence

We are passionate about ballooning. In 1978 Bristol Balloons was the first company to be awarded a British Civil Aviation Authority Certificate for passenger flying.

Ever since then, and the launch of our first Champagne passenger flight, we have pushed to go further and aim higher in delivering the best possible passenger ride experience.

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In-flight video
In-flight video

Here you can watch the view as if you were in the basket. Click below to get a taste of what your flight could be like.

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After many years taking passengers on unforgettable balloon flights, the operators of Ballooning Network Ltd (also trading as Bath Balloons and Bristol Balloons) made the decision to retire and ceased balloon operations in November 2021.

To purchase a hot air balloon ride, please visit our recommended operator, Virgin Balloon Flights.

If you would like to purchase a different type of experience here in the South West, visit WonderDays gift experiences.

Our existing customers with valid flight vouchers for Bath Balloons, Bristol Balloons and Ballooning Network were contacted directly in November 2021 and instructed to contact Virgin Balloon Flights to transfer their experience.

All vouchers had to be transferred to Virgin Balloon Flights before their expiry date and over the past year, this process has been completed. All Ballooning Network vouchers have now expired and no further transfers can be accepted by Virgin Balloon Flights as of 5th November 2022.

The UK’s largest balloon operator, Virgin Balloon Flights is a family run business and highly respected business, which has flown its big red balloons in the South West for many years.

They are keen to preserve Bristol Balloons local heritage wherever possible. Their head pilot in the area, Mark ‘Nobby’ Simmons, has flown in the area for more than 25 years.

Launching from many of the same launch sites we have used, all Virgin pilots down here are truly 'local' and very much looking forward to taking you up, up and away on an unforgettable ballooning adventure.

Go wherever the mood takes you, whether it's on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride or another fabulous experience day gift.

Check out a whole range of fantastic things to do at WonderDays, the newest and most exciting name in experience gifts.

Our personal favourites, other than hot air balloon rides of course, are the truck driving experience and delicious range of afternoon teas.