FAQ’s

As we get closer and closer to The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta, we are getting lots of questions related to the weekend.

We’ve tried our best to cover everything here if there is anything else you want to know. Message the Facebook page or email cheltenhamballoonfiesta@gmail.com

🎈When is the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta?
The Balloon Fiesta is Saturday the 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.

🕚 What time does it open?
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm.

🎟Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at Skiddle: https://bit.ly/2YvVyfe
It’s £6 Adults and £4 children when you pre-book. Kids under a meter go free (there’s no need to book for them). 

🎟Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, you can buy tickets on the gate, it’s £7 adults and £5 children on the gate.

Can I leave and come back?
Lots of people have been asking if they can leave and come back later for the balloon glow and fireworks. Yes, you can leave and come back on the day, just make sure you have a wristband.

🎈Can I book a balloon flight?
Virgin Balloon Flights will be operating over the weekend. If you want to book a balloon flight, you can find out more information here: https://bit.ly/2QeqM7n

🐕 Can I bring my dog?
We are a dog-friendly event. Well behaved dogs are welcome, we do ask that you keep them on a lead.

🧺Can I bring food and drink?
You can bring your own picnic, but strictly NO ALCOHOL or GAZEBOS, bag searches will be in place on the day.

🚕 Is there Parking?

If you’re driving, there is a car park located 1000m walk from the event. Disabled parking is available here. However, we do expect a high volume of people.

🚌 Park and Ride
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY IF THE LAST BUS IS MISSED. PLEASE CHECK THE TIMETABLE BEFOREHAND.

For this year’s event, you can use the local park and ride bus service from the Town Centre every 10 minutes on Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday. Here is the timetable link;
https://tis-kml-stagecoach.s3.amazonaws.com/PdfTimetables/XSBD000.pdf

For more information on getting to the Racecourse, have a look here: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/visitor-info/directions-and-parking/

🎈What times do the balloons go up?

The balloons will be taking off between 6:30 and 7:30 am and 6:30 and 7:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday. We cannot confirm the total amount of balloons, unfortunately as it can vary each day depending on the pilots.
All balloon flights are weather dependent, the Facebook page will be updated regularly regarding the weather conditions.

👀Will we be able to watch the balloons?
There will be an option to come and see the balloons in the morning, we will keep the facebook page up to date with information.

SHOWTIMES SATURDAY
MAIN ARENA

🐎12pm Knights of Nottingham (Jousting)
☸️1pm Vander Wheel (Super Heroes Wheel Show)
🔥2pm Stannage International Stunt Team
🏍3pm Jamie Squibb’s (Motorbike Stunts)
☸️4pm Vander Wheel (Super Heroes Wheel Show)
🐎5pm Nights of Nottingham (Jousting)
☸️6pm Vander Wheel (Super Heroes Wheel Show)
🏍7pm Jamie Squibb’s (Motorbike Stunts)
🔥8pm Stannage International Stunt Team( Stuntman Show)

SHOWTIMES SATURDAY
BALLOON ARENA

🎈 6am Morning Balloon Flight
🎶 12pm Rock Choir
🎈 2pm Balloon Tethering and Competitions
🎶 2pm Rock Choir
🎈 6pm Evening Balloon Flight
🔥🎈9: 45pm Hot Air Balloon Glow (Weather Permitting)
🎆10.30pm Firework Display (Balloon Arena)

SHOWTIMES SUNDAY
MAIN ARENA

🏍12pm Knights of Nottingham (Jousting)
☸️1pm Vander Wheel (Super Heroes Wheel Show)
🏍2pm Jamie Squibb’s (Motorbike Stunts)
🔥3pm Stannage International Stunt Team
🐎4pm Knights of Nottingham
☸️5pm Vander Wheel (Super Heroes Wheel Show)
🏍6pm Jamie Squibb’s (Motorbike Stunts)
☸️7pm Vander Wheel (Super Heroes Wheel Show)
🔥8pm Stannage International Stunt Team

SHOWTIMES SUNDAY
BALLOON ARENA

🎈 6am Morning Balloon Flight
🎈 2pm Balloon Tethering and Competitions
🎈 6pm Evening Balloon Flight

Balloon programme times subject to change on the day
due to weather conditions.

Event programme time slots could be subject to change on the day
due to weather conditions.

All balloon flights are weather dependent, keep your eye on the page for updates.

www.facebook.com/CheltenhamBalloonFiesta/

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