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Come ballooning over Bath and see the city from above!
The flight will last about an hour but you will be with us for 3-4 hours and includes Champagne and a flight certificate.
On arrival at Royal Victoria Park, 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 us with vehicles and trailers and they will meet us and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! You will then be served chilled Champagne, beers & soft drinks before returning you to the launch site. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
You will fly at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. For a morning flight you meet at 6-6.30am am and in the evening, usually 2-3 hours before sunset.
It's recommended that you dress for a 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.
If you’ve ever fancied seeing Bath 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 Royal Victoria Park, next to the impressive Royal Crescent – a must see from the air. Enjoy drifting over the beautiful Somerset countryside, and views of many of Bath’s famous attractions such as Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and The Circus.
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