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Bournemouth Balloon - CLOSED

Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 314539
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Doesn't exist anymore!

The Bournemouth balloon hasn't been in operation for a year or more now so should be removed from... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Daren G
,
Poole
As close to the real thing

Had a lovely experience. It was reasonably priced. There was quite a long queue but didn't have to... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
UBrummyZ
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
5 Sep 2017
“Doesn't exist anymore!”
19 May 2017
“As close to the real thing”
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Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, England
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+44 1202 314539
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Bournemouth balloon hasn't been in operation for a year or more now so should be removed from tripadvisor so visitors don't waste their time looking for it...you wouldn't even know it ever existed in the Lower Gardens anymore.

2  Thank Daren G
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely experience. It was reasonably priced. There was quite a long queue but didn't have to wait too long. The views were really good made evan better by the lovely weather. Nice thing to do and something different.

4  Thank UBrummyZ
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Sad to say the balloon has gone....apparently damaged in June 2016 and they have chosen to to repair/replace it so at the time of writting (April 17) they are in the process of digging up the base to return it back to lawn.

1  Thank mphgps
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

OK if you like Balloons! Great if you like seeing bournemouth town and things from above! Fun experience when the weather conditions are suitable.

1  Thank T.J. M
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

No point in trying to book or list as a possible activity if visiting. From their website: 'We apologise that our balloon is not currently flying. The balloon envelope is with the manufacturer undergoing maintenance following indicators of possible issues noted during our routine stringent...More

3  Thank Mac1MBE
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you have ever fancies going in a hot air balloon and want a taster this is the ideal way forward or should I say upward. You pay at the hut and if the wind is favourable you are ready to go. The balloon is...More

1  Thank 722pauline
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I love it a lot!) that makes you feel so little according it's size) park over there is also very nice. You can eat there or just have a rest! My recommendations!

Thank Irina K
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The balloon has been removed having outlived its 'shelf life'. There has been no decision by the company that owns it about a replacement. Never been on it myself but it was a useful marker for visitors looking for the town centre.More

1  Thank mansemum
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BournemouthBalloon, Personal Assistant to Managing Director at Bournemouth Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

We apologise that our balloon is not currently flying. The balloon envelope is with the manufacturer undergoing maintenance. At this point it is unlikely that the balloon will be available this year. We do apologise for any inconvenience however, as always, customers, public and staff...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

My husband and I went on the ballon, was a lovely expirence don't get long (10mins) but was defiantly worth it

2  Thank krystal d
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I was bought tickets as a birthday gift and thankfully had a nice day weather wise to enjoy the views. You're up in the air for about 15-20mins and there's speakers to talk you through what you can see (buildings/areas etc). Would 100% recommend to...More

1  Thank Amy B
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