About Bath Balloons

About Bath Balloons

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Bath Balloons have been flying from Royal Victoria Park since 1988. We now work alongside Bristol Balloons and Ballooning Network.

The Bath Balloons ride company was initially formed in the early 1980’s the main competitor during the 80’s and 90’s was Bristol Balloons (which had set up in 1978). Both owners decided to come together and created a parent company called Ballooning Network Ltd and worked together for many years, expanding the company to other launch sites around the South West and South Wales.

At that time, the current owner was working as Operations Manager for Bristol Balloons so along with his wife took the opportunity to purchase the company in July 2008 and we have been running the business since.

So we truly are a family run business which is CAA Approved and has a great reputation for quality of service and we use the best staff, pilots and ground crew available. We are also very proud to be able to work in partnership with Bath Independent Building Society who sponsor our Bath Balloon. Why not come flying with our great team and enjoy a toast with glass or two of complimentary champagne or orange juice!

Bath Balloons is also a member of BABO (The British Association of Balloon Operators), if the company you are thinking of booking with is not a BABO member, think again!

Although ballooning in the UK has one of the best safety records in the world and is one of the safest forms of aviation; it is prudent to always check you are using a properly licensed operator when you purchase a balloon flight.

All BABO members are current holders of an Air Operators Certificate and have signed up to a Code of Conduct to ensure the very highest of standard are met. As a result, all BABO members will strive to provide excellent customer service and care, and use national terms and conditions of sale which are registered with the Office of Fair Trading.


Here are some of our customer comments on our hot air balloon flights.

"I flew from Bath last night and wanted to tell you what an amazing time me and my partner had. I was extremely nervous beforehand but felt very safe throughout and the height wasn't even an issue, it was just beautiful, peaceful and calming.  My partner proposed too which made it all the more special. Thank you to everyone involved who helped to make last night one of the best nights of my life."

Hannah & Andy


"I just wanted to say thank you for a marvelous flight  over Bath last night. Mike was a great pilot and we were very impressed that he kept very close tabs on the weather to enable us to fly in perfect conditions. It was a great experience and it was a marvelous surprise to my wife on her 60th birthday. Thanks you all once again."



"On Monday evening I had my first hot air balloon ride and I am writing to say what a great experience it was. The pilot instructions were clear and precise, and although we were all a bit apprehensive he gave us confidence."

Mrs W.


"It was a wonderful experience, the team were great. I would thoroughly recommend that ballooning is a must for everyone, you will not be disappointed."



"We were celebrating an 18th Birthday, a 21st Birthday and a Silver Wedding Anniversary so the whole family were involved. The team showed great professionalism and need to be highly commended for their contribution to the whole fantastic experience. I will certainly recommend your company in the light of our experience."

Morgan Family


"On behalf of everyone on our flight I would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience that we shall never forget."

Mrs Y.


"I am writing to say how much I enjoyed my flight we had an excellent pilot both reassuring and informative. The administration staff were also helpful and efficient. I would certainly recommend your company to others."



Bath Balloons is part of Ballooning Network Ltd Registered in England and Wales No 4129672