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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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“free event”(16 reviews)
“night glow”(33 reviews)
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Nightglows, Firework Displays and Mass Balloon Launches are just some of the spectacular events that you can expect during the four days of free, family-friendly fun that make up the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Founded more than thirty...more
Avon, Bristol BS41 9JN, Bristol, England
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All reviews free event night glow food stalls main arena fair rides the hot air balloons food stands balloons fly ashton court wonderful spectacle parking arrangements picnic rug camping chairs life experience disabled parking chicken club amazing sight
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended magical experience to watch...... worth getting up early for on Saturday morning..... great atmosphere!

2  Thank lidarw
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were up at 4.00am on Friday August 10th, to arrive at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at 5.30am when the gates opened. We were staying in Bath, so the journey to the Balloon site took about half-an-hour. The Balloons were supposed to fly at...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Almost did not see any at all as it rained on the Thursday and was too windy on the Friday. Managed to drag ourselves out of bed at 6am on Saturday to see the balloons rise over the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Memorable and highly recommended.

1  Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience! We were lucky that the air was still and the sky was blue.. we watched from the golf course near the general admission parking, where the balloons flew directly overhead and many touched down. Only pitfall was the queue to park which was...More

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We came especially from The Netherlands and were very disappointed about this event. First of all there was no shuttle bus at the station (because we were there at around 11:00h and they only started service after 12:00h). We then took the ferry to get...More

Thank Dick H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great few days to plan a meet up with friends.we camp in long Ashton for £15 per night.only toilets provided.however the location is fantastic and about a 1 minute walk to the entrance.the fiesta itself was not as good as previous years...More

1  Thank Jill W
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I've wanted to visit the fiesta for a while, we paid for parking online beforehand and this was quite well organised on the way in. The event was great with so many stalls and things to buy and do. We attended on the opening afternoon...More

1  Thank rainbowbirko87
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We have been here for many a year but this year we were disappointed. Not with regard the weather but the organisation of parking. Lots of stalls and different areas to explore and experience. The balloons are amazing on the ground and in the air....More

1  Thank BristolDawn1
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We was lucky enough to see the hot air balloons take off Saturday 6am which was absolutely fantastic, such an amazing show but the weather later on that day was terrible so they didn't launch at 6pm & couldn't teather the balloons. We always stay...More

1  Thank Lucytvic
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Park the car on the other side of the bridge and walk across to see the festival didn't realize bridge is closed to the public from 18.00 - 00.00 and made us walk downhill like 1 hour in pitch dark to get to the bottom...More

1  Thank Chaminga M
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kirsty n
23 September 2018|
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Response from pauline c | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know where you will see them. You might see one go over your house occasionally if you are lucky - and that is the best you can hope for. Bristol was an expensive funfair - an absolute con !
christine w
12 August 2018|
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Response from MalcolmPG | Reviewed this property |
possibly go to the high point above clifton gorge probably get a good view from there. the event on the field is rubbish
Rachel J
10 August 2018|
Response from Lynda D |
Hasn't happened any day so far!