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 25th, 26th and 27th June.

🕚 What time does it open?
Friday 4 pm-11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm.

🎟 Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at Skiddle:skiddle.com/e/35786991

Friday – Balloon & Fireworks 16:00-23:00
Adult £5 plus booking fee
Children £3 plus booking fee

Saturday- Big Balloon Fiesta 11:00-23:00
Adult £7 plus booking fee
Children £5 plus booking fee

Sunday- Family Fun Day 11:00- 20:00
Adult £6 plus booking fee
Children £4 plus booking fee

Please note, there will not be any balloons at the event on Sunday. 

3 Day Pass
Adult £12 plus booking fee
Children £8 plus booking fee

3 Day Family Pass – Entry for 2 Adults over 16 – 2 Children under 16
£40 plus booking fee

🎟 Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, you can buy tickets on the gate, we do recommend purchasing the tickets in advance.

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 stamp or reshow your ticket.

🎈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://booking.virginballoonflights.co.uk/book/

🐕 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 and we will be offering a shuttle bus service. 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?

If you would like to see the Saturday and Sunday early morning balloon flights, it’s free to come and see the wonderful balloons take to the skies.
🎈Gates open from 6am to 8am, but we request that everyone has vacated the grounds by 8am.

Friday 25th June
🎈 BALLOONS & FIREWORKS 🎆

GATES OPEN 16:00 / EVENTS CLOSES 23:00

18:00-19:00 Balloons Launch

22:00-22:30 Night Glow
22:30-22:45 Firework Display

Saturday 26th June
THE BIG BALLOON FIESTA DAY 🎈 🎈 🎈

GATES OPEN 11:00 / EVENT CLOSES 23:00

12:00 Upshot Silks 🤸‍♂️
13:00 Jason Smyth – Adrenaline Junkies 🏍
14:00 Paws for Thoughts – Dog Agility 🐕
15:00 Stannage Stunt Team 🔥
16:00 Upshot Silks 🤸‍♂️
17:00 Jason Smyth – Adrenaline Junkies 🏍
18:00 Paws for Thoughts – Dog Agility 🐕

19:00 Stannage Stunt Team 🔥

 

Throughout the day you will find:
🦉 Birds Of Prey,
🎪 Circus Workshop,
🍔 Street Food
🎡 Funfair,
🍻 Bars

⛺️ Trade Stands

As the day turns into the evening we have:
18:00-19:00 Balloons Launch 🎈
22:00-22:30 Night Glow 🔥
22:30-22:45 Firework Display 🎆

 

 

Sunday 27TH June – Family Fun Day

GATES OPEN 11:00 / EVENT CLOSES 20:00

12:00 Paws for Thoughts – Dog Agility 🐕
13:00 Stannage Stunt Team 🔥
14:00 Upshot Silks 🤸‍♂️
15:00 Jason Smyth – Adrenaline Junkies 🏍
16:00 Paws for Thoughts – Dog Agility 🐕
17:00 Stannage Stunt Team 🔥
18:00 Upshot Silks 🤸‍♂️

19:00 Jason Smyth – Adrenaline Junkies 🏍

 

In between entertainment, there are so many other things to enjoy throughout the day.
🦉 Birds Of Prey,
🎪 Circus Workshop,
🍔 Street Food
🎡 Funfair,
🍻 Bars

⛺️ Trade Stands

⚠️PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BALLOONS AT THE SUNDAY EVENT ⚠️

 

Hot air balloon flights, tethering and night glow are weather dependent.
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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