Bailey Balloons
Bailey Balloons
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Bailey Balloons offers Champagne balloon rides from stunning locations in Bristol, Bath, South Wales, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon & Cornwall. Flights are either early morning and early evening when the winds are most suitable for ballooning. The flight is about an hour but you will need to leave about 3-4 hours due to setting up the balloon, the flight, then packing away and return to the launch site. Bailey Balloons have run balloon flights for over 20 years and it is a family company run Jo and Clive Bailey. Clive is a director of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and has flown many celebrities including Ant and Dec and Jamie Oliver. He has received an award from HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace for his services to Aviation. Clive and Jo look forward to sharing their passion for ballooning with you!
Bristol, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Stay590246
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Rip off.
Took the money, never provided a flight
BEWARE of this Company
Booked 5 flights, none of which ever occurred.
Should Not be trading
Written 9 August 2023
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LoveTravel426928
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I booked a family flight for my Dads 80th Birthday Just before COViD. After lockdown I tried to reorganise a flight but Baileys balloons said the time had run out on the booking. They refused to honour the booking and did not refund my £495. I think they are heartless, immoral and greedy. I would never recommend using them.
Written 26 March 2023
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Phil H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What a wonderful way to celebrate my 60th birthday, an early morning start but worth it, we had a very informative safety briefing fist then all aboard, very spacious and comfortable then a gentle lift off, up up and away it was so quiet and peaceful, the pilot was so informative and pointed out all the sites as we flew quite and far across bath, then a very easy decent… the landing was just as the pilot described at the morning briefing, then were all out helping to pack the ballon away which also was quite fun. All done, nope a glass of champagne and chatting after all that we are driven back to the departure point. What a great experience we will do it again.thank you
Written 10 December 2022
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Thank you for your review, Phil. We are so glad to see you had a fantastic experience with us, and we will pass your comments on to the pilot. What an incredible way to celebrate your 60th birthday!
Written 13 December 2022
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Rosie H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
An entertaining and very safety- conscious pilot. Good idea to be there from the very beginning (set up) to the champagne conclusion.
Written 2 December 2022
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Thank you for your review, Rosie! We are happy to see you have enjoyed the whole experience with us.
Written 5 December 2022
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PandyDrummer
Pandy, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Enjoyed a great day out with Bailey Ballon’s, this was our second attempt at a flight as the first was called off on the day as the Pilot judged the weather conditions at the time were not suitable, safety was obviously in his decision, the second attempt was made on a beautiful morning which led to a wonderful experience, full marks to all the pilot and ground crew for making a fabulous day, would recommend Bailey Ballon’s to anyone wishing to experience a balloon flight
Written 2 December 2022
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Thank you for your review. We will pass your comments on to the crew and pilot. We are glad to see you were well looked after by our team and enjoyed a fabulous experience!
Written 5 December 2022
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Dave H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic balloon ride with a very professional company we originally booked Bristol but the weather wasn’t suitable on the day so we were driven over to Bath (later driven back ) where we got hands on at inflating the balloon then a fantastic flight on a weather perfect day enjoyed the views with a friendly pilot who massively added to the whole experience,we landed in a field where again we were hands on at deflating the balloon and packing it away , then on the side of a hill with the sun shining away we enjoyed champagne with the whole group , a perfect experience very well organised a must if you’ve ever wanted to try hot air ballooning 10/10
Written 29 November 2022
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Thank you for your review, Dave! We are glad to see you have enjoyed your flight with us and the entire experience. A lovely way to end a fantastic experience, with a glass of champagne and the sunset! We will pass your comments on to the crew and pilot.
Written 30 November 2022
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Bridgwit
Barry, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Worth getting up at 4:30am to see the stunning sunrise, then float around the Monmouthshire countryside with views from the Bristol Channel to the Blorenge. The crew were professional & I felt safe at all times. Packing the balloon away at the end was all part of the fun. Definitely recommended.
Written 23 November 2022
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Thank you for you review, Bridget! Morning flights are beautiful and definitely worth the early start! We are very happy to see you have enjoyed your flight with us.
Written 24 November 2022
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julie m
Penzance, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Being up in the air so quiet and could hear the hoofs of a dear far below - a magical experience.
Our daughter treated us for my husbands 70 birthday in July to a balloon ride. The whole family came up including 2 excitable grandsons. Although we should have taken of at Ashton Court we were taken to a field near Bath. We all worked together to get the balloon up. The pilot was excellent and made our flight so smooth and enjoyabe. The whole experience was fantastic.
Written 22 November 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review, Julie. We are happy to see you had a wonderful experience and the whole family had the chance to share this with you!
Written 22 November 2022
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Brizzle Bee
Bristol, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I didn't really know what to expect and I'm afraid of heights so was a bit worried! I needn't have been as it was simply amazing. Bailey Balloons made everything easy, got us involved, explained what was going on and made us laugh. It was incredible to drift so quietly and see so much - I especially liked waving to people in their gardens and finding out about the first balloon flights. I think it is really good value and would recommend it to anyone.
Written 21 November 2022
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Thank you for your review. We are happy to see you have enjoyed your experience and that our crew made you feel at ease!
Written 22 November 2022
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Kim G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
An amazing experience. I've always wanted to see the world from above and Bailey Balloons made that possible. I didn't want to come down.
Written 18 November 2022
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Thank you for your review! We are glad to see you had an amazing experience with us.
Written 22 November 2022
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