9 Aug 2015

Balloon Bonanza

As I said in one of my earlier posts this week, we really want to make the most out of this summer and make some lovely memories as a family, so yesterday we travelled to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, a renowned extravaganza for hot air balloon enthusiasts and everybody else, really.

And it didn’t disappoint. Set in the vast and beautiful grounds of Ashton Court overlooking the city of Bristol, it was not just a hot air balloon showcase, but also a huge fun fair with a great festival vibe.

We had a great time. We had a picnic, Alex enjoyed crawling round the huge lawn while Becky went on various rides and bouncy castles, we had nice food and drink and towards the evening watched an array of colourful hot air balloons ascend into the blue sky.

We also stayed for the nightglow, whereby the hot air balloon pilots lightened up the night by igniting their burners, making the balloons look like giant light bulbs in the sky, all synchronised to the sound of some great tunes. 

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  1. That looks like such a great family day out, lovely photos x #sharewithme

  2. Thank you! It was a lovely day and all of us had so much fun (even Alex, though it doesn't look it in some pictures!) :-). x

  3. Wow this looks awesome!!!! Must see if there is anything like this near me. #sharewithme

    1. Yes, it's really worth visiting. A lovely day out for kids and adults, even if you're not really a balloon enthusiast. :-) x

  4. Oh this looks and sounds absolutely amazing for families and that you all really enjoyed it. So fun. Thank you for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme


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