Balloon Information

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If you are coming by car there are several car parks within walking distance of the Bournemouth Balloon. The closest is the Exeter Road NCP Car Park BH2 5AF adjacent to Debenhams. For information on all car parks in Bournemouth: Click here


Public toilets, including disabled, facilities are available within 50 meters of the Balloon Ticket Office in The Lower Gardens.


The Bournemouth Balloon is accessible to persons of all ages and abilities including wheelchairs, we can accommodate three wheelchairs per flight. However please be aware there are no seats in the balloon gondola and for safety reasons all persons flying, who are not in wheelchairs, must be able to stand for the duration of the flight which can last for 15 minutes.

The Health & Safety Executive has advised that it is not discrimination to refuse admission to the attraction on the grounds of health & safety.


A trip on the Bournemouth Balloon is a truly educational experience for all ages. From how the balloon works, to the history of ballooning. From the pioneering days of the 1800’s through to how weather effects the balloon and facts about the geographical features and historic sights below when seen from the air are all covered in our Airborne Commentary and on our Information Boards positioned around the balloon site. School parties are welcome.

For more comprehensive educational information on ballooning see our Information Boards PDF:

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Not Flying

What does this mean?
Due to adverse weather conditions the balloon is not currently flying, existing ticket holders please call to arrange another booking.

S & D Leisure Ltd reserve the right to suspend or cancel flying at any time for operational or safety reasons


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