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Bailey Balloons

Address: Ashton Court, Bristol BS20 0HA, England
Phone Number: 01275 375 300
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Ranked #5 of 131 Activities in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Balloon rides, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bailey Balloons offer Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights and have an excellent reputation. They have...
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Type: Balloon rides, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Owner description: Bailey Balloons offer Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights and have an excellent reputation. They have launch sites in Bristol, Bath & South Wales with other launch sites on request- and they can come to you! Balloon rides are available at short notice and as gift vouchers. Clive Bailey, Director and Chief Pilot has just received an award for ballooning from HRH Duke of Windsor. The whole experience lasts 3-4 hours with helping to set up the balloon if you wish, a pilot's briefing and flying for about an hour with chilled champagne on landing and a flight certificate to take home with you. In-flight photos are available.Bailey Balloons is a well established family run company. They also do a lot of film work with the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to name but a few. Clive Bailey flew Ant & Dec for the opening sequence to Britain's Got Talent and Jamie Oliver as well as for the BBC One Show.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After multiple re-bookings due to weather, finally we booked an evening flight from Bristol Ashton court. The whole experience was amazing and one which everyone should try at-least once in their life time. Take off was smooth and u wouldn’t realize u are off the feet until Clive told us we are in sky! Clive and the crew are so... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a great experience. Weather was great and seeing the centre of Bristol in the evening light was magical. Every one involved were very helpful. It was good to see the camaraderie between the different balloon teams. We were the last to leave and members of the other teams came to help. We were lucky it was our first attempt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Amazing experience! It took us 5 attempts at booking a flight which was acceptable as this is a weather dependent activity. We flew from Monmouth,South Wales, the scenery was stunning and the whole experience was enhanced by the friendly,entertaining but professional Pilot and Ground Crew. It was fun helping to set up/pack away all topped off with the customary glass... More 

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Pencoed, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What an exhilerating experience! The crew were tremendous and most informative. Being involved in the whole experience was great, from setting up the balloon and assisting to put it away was good fun. An hour's ride over scenic Monmouthshire was a lifetime's ambition.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Clearly a weather dependent activity and we were lucky, our first choice date and it was a gorgeous September morning, a little hazy perhaps but other than that perfect conditions. The experience was enhanced further by the pilot, Clive and the support crew Chris and Shirley.The information flowed throughout, local history, geography, geology and technical ballooning details, all punctuated with... More 

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chalfont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a great way to experience a flight when you are frightened of heights, i was given the chance of a free tethered flight at my village show and it was great big thank you to all staff.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Poor reviews for this company seem to be deleted, funnily enough, but I don't mind another go. Read the contract very carefully as I have spent £250.00 and after 5 attempts have not flown. There is no refund option. Normally you only pay for a service you get, but with these you can pay a lot and never get a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was totally worth the wait. My husband and I found the flight experience with Bailey Balloons absolutely fabulous and the staff was super friendly, professional and full of jokes. They get pretty cheeky! Don't let it fool you, however. They take their flying and safety seriously. Clive was our pilot. Very nice guy and clearly knows his stuff! We... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My son and I were lucky enough to go on a flight during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta which was absolutely amazing. Our pilot, Mike was very professional and friendly and made us all feel very safe and secure during the flight, as well as being entertaining! The views were spectacular, the weather was perfect and I cannot fault this experience... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a wonderful trip to 3,000 ft this morning with a really great and interesting mix of people. A great friendly atmosphere! The views over Bath were superb and the city looked even better from on high. The architecture and rolling hills made beautiful photos. All topped off with glass of champers and a cheeky Buck's Fizz! Dave, our pilot,... More 

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