AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR PASSENGERS
After many years taking passengers on unforgettable balloon flights, I, along with other senior operational staff at Ballooning Network Ltd (also trading as Bath Balloons and Bristol Balloons) have made the decision to retire ahead of the 2022 flying season.
To ensure that you still enjoy the flight you have been looking forward to, all valid Bath Balloons, Bristol Balloons and Ballooning Network flight vouchers will be fulfilled by Virgin Balloon Flights.
The UK’s largest balloon operator, Virgin Balloon Flights is a family run business and highly respected business which has flown its big red balloons alongside me in the area for many years.
They are keen to preserve Bristol Balloons local heritage wherever possible. Their head pilot in the area, Mark ‘Nobby’ Simmons, has flown in the area for more than 25 years.
Launching from many of the same launch sites we have used, all Virgin pilots down here are truly 'local' and very much looking forward to taking you up, up and away on an unforgettable ballooning adventure.
To register your flight voucher with Virgin Balloon Flights, please contact them one of the ways below:
Phone: 01952 212750 (Open 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri)
They will need your voucher reference number(s), passenger names and full contact details.
Once your voucher has been verified, they will issue you with a brand new Virgin Balloon Flights voucher and security code, valid for 18 months and with full instructions on how to book your next flight.
Please note that passengers who had booked an exclusive balloon ride with us have not been transferred to Virgin and will be contacted directly regarding their flight.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, whether you have flown with me before or are waiting to fly for the first time, for all your support over the years and especially the past 18 months.
I will very much miss flying over our two stunning cities and beautiful countryside and will be sure to give you a wave when I see the iconic red Virgin balloon above.
Ballooning Network Ltd
Book with confidence with a long established, family run, Bristol based company striving to deliver the best experience and customer service. See our Trip Advisor reviews via the link above, look at other companies reviews before you buy! Also, we do not pass on credit card or similar transaction charges as additional extras.
We schedule flights from the Ashton Court estate in Bristol nearly every day during our flying season - can nationally based companies say this? Flights can generally booked at short notice, if you'd like to fly with us, you won't need to wait months to book your flight! Our flying season runs from March to October.
If you would like to fly at any time of year (including the winter months) our Exclusive Flights are available all year round, please click the 'Prices and Buy' button above or give us a call for more information. You don't have to book a flight date whilst purchasing.
Treat your partner, family or a friend (or yourself!) to a fabulous champagne hot air balloon flight. It’s a superb experience away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, eagerly awaited and always remembered. If you would like to fly somewhere other than Bristol look at our other launch areas, click on the 'We fly from other locations' button above.
Need your gift voucher in a hurry? Using our online booking system you can have your gift voucher and paperwork (once you've printed it) within minutes, or you can choose to email the voucher direct to the passenger together with a personalised message. If you would prefer to speak to somebody, or you have a question, please give us a call.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on ballooning (including meeting times).
Only visiting the area on a short break? Please give us a call, or complete an online enquiry form, to discuss the options we have available for you.
If you are booked onto a flight but don't have access to your Booking and Meeting Arrangements please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you will find the contact number for each flight area.
If you're looking for hot air balloon rides, head over to our friends at Virgin Balloon Flights, who took on our passengers when we closed in 2021.
If it's another unforgettable experience day you might be interested in, visit our other good friends over at WonderDays, where you can find everything from driving days and afternoon tea to family days out and bungee jumping.
And if you're buying a gift for someone else but really can't decide what they would like most, an experience day gift card that can be used for any WonderDays experience is just the ticket.