Over the weekend we are anticipating up to 50 classic rainbow coloured round balloons from all over the UK plus some exciting and rare special shapes. These special shapes are massive character balloons and are coming from all over the world. Several of them have never been seen flying in the UK including from New Zealand, IWI the KIWI and from the USA Angry Birds and from Star Wars the amazing Yoda balloon, plus some of our European shapes too. There are a few that are still on the secret list, so you will have to check back soon. We also have some old favourite special shapes, some that will fly and some that will just inflate and be tethered to allow better photographic opportunities. Over the coming weeks we will post the pictures of the confirmed balloons.
In the UK, balloons only fly early in the morning and in the evening. This is when the weather and wind conditions are usually at their best, with calmer wind and no thermal activity from the sun. Why not brave the early start and come for breakfast with the balloons? Gates will open at 05.00 and if the weather is OK balloons could start to take off from around 06.00. We have to be flexible with balloons as there are quite a few variable factors that affect hot air balloons. We also plan to fly them again in the evening after the air display is finished again subject to the weather. If we cant fly then we will do our best to put on a tethered display or burner display. Balloon pilots and crews love to show off!!