Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

We attend some of the most prestigious hot air balloon events in the UK, including The Exclusive Cup #SkySafari in Longleat. Recently, though, we were invited to attend one of Europe’s biggest international annual balloon fiestas in Bristol.

It was such a fantastic weekend! Spreading across four days, we launched our balloons into the skies above Bristol for the locals to admire.

Tens of thousands of visitors went to Ashton Court Estate to see the majestic sight of balloons floating through the clouds. It really was a great turnout!

On Friday, there was a mass ascent of 100 balloons, all launching into the morning sun. Exclusive Ballooning were on site for the whole event with five of our balloons: the RICOH special shape cube, the Longleat Lion, the bespoke Fortnum & Mason, Renishaw and Keltbray.

Members of the press were on site throughout the event and our teams worked with BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain, broadcasting live all morning from our balloons. It was such a brilliant atmosphere and it was so exciting to share the event with the rest of the nation.

The famous night glow lit up the night sky on both Thursday and Saturday evenings. 20 hot air balloons lined the arena and burned in time to music to the delight of the crowds.

On the final day, we saw the best weather of the event with mass ascents in both the morning and evening and calm winds allowing the balloons to float over the crowds before heading off into the distance.

We’d highly recommend coming along to the next international balloon fiesta; it’s great for the whole family and provides the most perfect photo opportunities! You can find out more about the events we attend here – you won’t miss our colourful and quirky balloons – from lions to penguins, we pride ourselves on creativity! Can’t wait to see you there!