Take to the skies for a Champagne Balloon Flight from Ashton Court in Bristol. Enjoy fabulous scenery as you float effortlessly over the beautiful city taking in the sites of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Queens Square and other famous landmarks. Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk and the whole experience lasts around 3-4 hours. Meet at Ashton Court Mansion house where your Pilot will give you a full safety briefing before inflating the balloon and asking you enter the basket. The flight lasts for around an hour gently floating over beautiful cities, towns and countryside before landing and enjoying a glass of chilled Champagne to toast your flight. The crew will collect you in the Land Rovers and take you back to the park, where you will be presented with a personalised flight certificate signed by your Pilot.
Come ballooning over Bristol and see the city from above!
The flight will last about an hour but you will be with us for 3-4 hours, the experience includes Champagne and a flight certificate.
On arrival at Ashton Court, you will be greeted by the pilot and crew and you can be involved on setting up the balloon or just watch. After a briefing from your pilot, you will take to the air and you will drift over villages and countryside.
On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! Chilled Champagne, beers & soft drinks are then served before returning you to the launch site. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Flights are at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. Morning flights meet at 6-6.30am and in the evening, usually 2-3 hours before sunset.
You will need to dress suitably for a countryside walk for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note ballooning is weather dependent. Small and large groups, both personal and corporate are catered for as well as organising amazing corporate events. Flights available at short notice or as gift vouchers.
If you have ever fancied seeing Bristol from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the city from above. Bailey Balloons offers magical flight experiences taking off from Ashton Court, near to the impressive Clifton Suspension Bridge – a must see from the air. Enjoy drifting over the beautiful surrounding countryside, and view many of Bristol’s famous Landmarks such as the SS Great Britain, St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol University, Park Street and Bristol Cathedral.