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Bailey Balloons

Ashton Court, Bristol BS20 0HA, England
01275 375 300
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Ranked #5 of 56 Activities in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Pencoed, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I booked a trip as a treat for my boyfriend and I and I'm not going to lie- I was utterly terrified. From the moment we got there the staff were friendly and jokey and really help put me at ease! We flew over the Chew Valley and our pilot Clive kept us entertained with stories, jokes and commentary the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We flew from Victoria Park in Bath this morning after a couple of cancellations and had an amazing flight. Both a bit nervous but didn't need to be, as soon as you lift off Clive our pilot was filling us with interesting facts and stories, and the views were amazing. All the crew were so friendly from the minute we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had a wonderful experience flying with Bailey Balloons, the team were very friendly and helpful from the start. Our pilot was Clive who was very professional but also interesting with his stories and jokes, he also answered all questions about ballon flight ,will definitely recommend them and go again,Thankyou to the team:)

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