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Bristol Balloons

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Address: 23-51 Winterstoke Road | Ashton, Bristol BS3 2NP, England
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+44 117 963 7858
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bristol's longest established balloon flight operator. A small family owned...

Bristol's longest established balloon flight operator. A small family owned business, operating usually from the Ashton Court Estate. Flights afford a magnificent view of the city (depending upon the wind direction), possibly flying past The Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain and the city docks and central area.

Morning, Weekday and Weekend flight voucher options are available, plus flights from the annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

NB: Balloon Flight times do vary due to changing daylight hours. 'Hours' given on this listing are 'office hours' excluding public holidays.

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Amazing Flight.

We finally took off at our 4th attempt. Balloon flights are very dependant on weather conditions,when booking,you have to be fairly flexible when booking a date. We flew on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret S
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally took off at our 4th attempt. Balloon flights are very dependant on weather conditions,when booking,you have to be fairly flexible when booking a date. We flew on Friday evening.From Ashton Court It was warm and dry, even but not much wind.Our flight took us across Bristol looking down and waving to people on the ground sitting in pub... More 

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Thank Margaret S
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience, yes sometimes it can take several attempts to fly, however, we do hope you agree it was worth the wait. I expect landing in your old school field brought back a few memories to add to the new ones made on your flight, which hopefully the photos will remind you of.... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 16, 2016

I planned a proposal in a hot air balloon in the dead of England's winter - a tall and difficult task. I approached Nic (the boss of Bristol Balloons) and he agreed to help me. With ballooning being a very weather dependent activity, with flight cancellations due to weather - you need the type of ballooning provider that will look... More 

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Thank beeta8
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

There is not a lot I can say except are really big 'Thank You' for your very kind (and detailed) review, it is our intention to provide the highest standards of service and we hope we fulfilled your aspirations especailly as you used your flight for a very special reason, thank you too for your patience. Yes, the British weather... More 

1 review
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I booked a flight for a Ballon Fiesta 2016 for a price 199£ per person, we was 2 flying, me and my mum. Due to weather we did not take off, they said that we cant fly on a Ballon Fiesta event, so they offered us normal flight with is much cheeper! So I'm paying that much for a take... More 

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Thank Kateřina D
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

With reference to your review, the specific details regarding flying from this event are clearly stated, in fact at the time of your voucher purchase you were offered a refundable option, you could have also cancelled your order with the cooling off period if you did not wish to proceed with a non-refundable voucher, you chose not to take up... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2016

A great group experience, helping with the preparation and packing, friendly and experienced crew and the pilot Steve dispelled any lingering nervousness with his matter of fact briefing. My girlfriend and I loved it.

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Thank Graham W
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, getting passengers 'hands on' really does help to bring the whole thing to life rather than just it being just 'a ride'. Best regards from Steve, the crew and all at Bristol Balloons. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

I booked 2 tickets at just under £400 for my girlfriends 30th to fly in the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. I understand Bristol balloon fiesta charge the company, which is passed on to customers. I thought that this extra change would be worth it,given the circumstances. The flight was cancelled, understandable-we live in England after all. The second flight was also... More 

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Thank Tom S
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you actually enjoyed the flight itself. Initially gaining altitude and coming down again could searching for suitable winds or indicate a lack of consistent wind in one direction or in a direction e.g. toward the airport, that we cannot proceed towards. The resulting landing site chosen because of access and other... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic experience, myself and my girl friend loved every second of it! Would recommend Bristol Balloons to anyone! Can't wait to go again!

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Thank Jon B
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for that wonderful photo you posted, it really sums up the atmosphere of the early morning flight that you took, really glad you enjoyed the whole experience and would love to see you again. With many thanks from all at Bristol Balloons. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Don't bother with this awful company, go with a professional company that know how to do web commerce and won't just take your money and provide nothing in return. Booking system is essentially just an email that they will reply to when they can be bothered. The customer service is awful they just hang up the phone if they don't... More 

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Thank Revo_j
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you fell this way about your experience with us and I would like to investigate this occurrence personally. Please forward your voucher number to us via the 'contact' button on our website. I can only honestly say I've never heard or seen anyone 'hang up' on anybody, I agree that would be downright rude and of course... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely incredible experience to be in a balloon during the mass ascent at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. The crew that briefed us and set up the balloon were all excellent - very knowledgeable and made us feel safe and relaxed (despite the high winds throughout the weekend!). Our pilot - Ally - was absolutely amazing and really knew her stuff!... More 

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Thank Chrisi_08
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for your Balloon Fiesta flight review, we are glad you enjoyed the whole experience. Your kind comments have been passed onto Ally and her crew. Yes, the Champagne does round off nicely what seems like a perfect flight (and landing in this instance). With best regards from all at Bristol Balloons. More 

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Attended an work networking event this week with Bristol balloons. We had a fantastic evening and the weather was beautiful. The crew were fun, helpful and informative, especially our pilot Mike. Would recommend to anyone. Due to wind we took off from Victoria park in bath and flew to Bristol. Can't wait to go again!

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6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, flying with a group of colleagues or fiends can add a whole new dimension to a balloon flight, glad you enjoyed it so much. The wind direction can mean you do the flight 'in reverse' to probably what you expected, all adding to the experience. Do come again. With best regards from all at... More 

Somerset, England
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Very professional crew, safety first... we all mucked in and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would do it over and over again - definitely the way to travel - loved it!

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Thank JoMerritt
6024edward, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this review

We all love your photos, thank you for sharing these. Glad that you liked the 'hands on' experience as well, you are welcome back anytime. Best regards from all at Bristol Balloons. More 

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