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Bristol Balloons

23-51 Winterstoke Road | Ashton, Bristol BS3 2NP, England
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Fab flight!

Had a wonderful morning flight for my fiance's 30th. Our flight venue was moved from Bristol to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sam E
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Sunrise spectacle

We had an exclusive flight for my partners BDay it was a morning we wont forgwt fpr all the right... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LauraK8H
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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...more
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23-51 Winterstoke Road | Ashton, Bristol BS3 2NP, England
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"balloon flight"
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"balloon fiesta"
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"ashton court"
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"amazing experience"
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"launch site"
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"fabulous flight"
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"clear skies"
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"hot air balloon"
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"meeting point"
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"treasure forever"
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"poor weather conditions"
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"excellent company"
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a wonderful morning flight for my fiance's 30th. Our flight venue was moved from Bristol to Bath due to weather conditions, but it was totally worth it. A great, unexpectedly hands-on experience. The team as a whole were fantastic - from the receptionist who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an exclusive flight for my partners BDay it was a morning we wont forgwt fpr all the right reasons. Allie & team were highly personable and friendly making the whole flight a very pleasant and memorable experience. Beautiful views over Bristol and a...More

Thank LauraK8H
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, early morning flights have a special magic and for a special occasion doubly so, wonderful that you enjoyed your ballooning experience over Bristol. Many thanks from Allie, the crew and all at Bristol Balloons.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to everyone at Bristol Balloons for the wonderful flight yesterday evening from Bristol’s Ashton Court. We were exceptionally lucky with everything - perfect weather, first time flight time fulfilled, lovely people, beautiful views, a good few laughs, a very informative pilot, nice champagne,...More

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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we could not have put it better ourselves. You really seem to have enjoyed participating in every element of the experience and found it great fun. With best wishes and thanks again from all at Bristol Balloons.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time on a balloon flight for my 40th Birthday. Very experienced pilot and really friendly staff. Great to help with the unfolding and refolding of the balloon and understand more about flying balloons. Couldn’t fault anything about the company, booking online very...More

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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your patience, the weather can defeat our best plans, great you kept trying. So glad to see that you really enjoyed the whole experience. With best regards from all at Bristol Balloons.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought by one of my sons for my 50th last year, and yesterday he decided to book it. Easily booked, automated instructions were good and we turned up 4 hours after confirming it ~ we went up on our first attempt as the weather was...More

Thank TLW_1
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Apologies for the delay in responding to your very kind review, many thanks. We are glad that you enjoyed the overall experience, as you know it is much more than just the flight and hope the landing was not too bumpy, even the weather was...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We managed to have our balloon ride only after the fourth attempt (I realise now that's very lucky) and we could not have had a better day to do it (sunshine and clear skies). The team at Bristol Balloons were very promote when it came...More

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Tony R, General Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review and your patience, really glad you enjoyed your flight, in fact the whole experience. As you say, looking down over the city and countryside does give a whole different perspective even on places you might know very well. Love it...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Due to the vagaries of the British weather this summer it took two months of weekly bookings to finally get our balloon trip at the end of September, but it was well worth persevering. It is a wonderful experience. We booked just for the two...More

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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind review, glad you enjoyed your ‘self-present’, making happy memories we are sure you will remember for a long time. Yes, much of the fun is the unknown, no two flights are ever alike and getting ‘hands on’ is much...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I booked an exclusive flight for January, but due to poor weather conditions, it was cancelled. The company were very proactive in helping me to reschedule the flight. As a stroke of luck, we managed to go during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. One stressful...More

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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, finding your way around the fiesta can be daunting, we have to rely on the information given to us by the organisers and whilst we usually fly from Ashton Court it is not in exactly the same place,...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Purchased two vouchers for the evening flight on the last day of the balloon fiesta as a 60th birthday surprise for my mum. It was very well organised throughout. The team were friendly and helpful right from the passenger meeting point throughout the saftey briefing,...More

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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Wonderful to know that your mum enjoyed her surprise birthday present and to fly from the Balloon Fiesta must have made it that extra bit special. Thank you for your kind comments about the whole process from ‘booking to ballooning’ we do try hard to...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My husband was given a balloon flight voucher for his 60th birthday from his children and very kindly they included me too! From arranging the booking through to the amazing pilot Steve and his crew - the customer experience was excellent. We were so lucky...More

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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad that your enjoyed your flight, yes, a special way to mark a very special birthday. The British weather does sometimes put paid to our plans and necessitate a diversion, happy to see you thought the views we...More

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geraldeneamyhunt
23 January 2017|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
It is really a question of when you wish to fly, the big balloon flying season is 1st March to 31st October. Vouchers valid any day am or pm are currently £135, weekday only Bristol/Bath £125 (non refundable if flight... More
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Claud1a_1
3 May 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, I would suggest you look on our website at the 'flight availability, (early morning or early evening, 'shared basket') pick a date then look at the voucher options. The 'classic' voucher is our most... More
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sakshi15jain
4 April 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
Ballooning is a weather dependant activity, trying to predict stable and calm weather 24hrs in advance is very difficult, let alone a few weeks in advance. We all hope bank holidays will be fine, but what is good on the... More
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