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Reviews: Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021 | Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham  | Fri 23rd July 2021

Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021 tickets

Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th July 2021

Fri 11:00am til Sun 8:00pm (last entry 10:00pm)

No age restrictions

A fun-filled weekend of live entertainment, Hot Air Balloons, Giant Funfair, Fireworks, Food and Drink, Local Traders and much more!

 
Rescheduled event: This event was previously scheduled to happen on Friday 21st August 2020 - Sunday 23rd Aug 2020.

Customer reviews of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

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36%

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

No actual balloons to look at!!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Real shame that air balloons were cancelled due to being windy

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 1 Verified review

total rip off and trying to get a refund...contacted trading standards

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

No balloons were launched so it was a bit of a waste of time!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Appalling

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

No balloons didnâ??t put it on the site just one big fun fair
Ripp off

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

No balloon's

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Very poor overall

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

There were no balloons blown up as promised

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Went to it and no f**king balloons set up, fuming

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Live events was spa**e as was sat around waiting hour at a time for something to happen, Good choice of traders! but like at every event the food options were too expensive like having to pay £5 for 5 haribo sweets!!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Couldnâ??t hear any music!!!!
Fair n food ridiculous priced!
Obviously cannot blame weather but something as a back up needs sorting.
It was a ballon festival with no balloons
GLow event- what was the point? It was
Just fire blasting as no coordination or music to it.. could see how it would work with balloons but doesnâ??t work without!!!
Fireworks luckily made up for it-

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Walked miles and too windy for air balloons. Didnâ??t even see one blown up Food very expensive

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

slightly disappointed that the balloons didn't fly but clearly stated on advertising that it was weather permitting . atmosphere and fireworks were great x

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

No balloons due to weather and delay in fireworks till 10.30 - this was much too late. No social precautions on rides and hand sanitizer not generally available. Pleased I took my own. Generally very disappointed in the whole thing. Also parking was too far away from venue

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

no balloon ð??? in balloon ð??? festival.f

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

i spent £100 in an hour on food and rides but the event was over 3 days, the balloons were unable to fly because of the wind. it would be better to have a wristband for rides or some free entertainment incase of balloons not flying and children needing entertainment for a number of hours.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Ballooons only appearing at 5am and 6pm is disappointing as we could only be there from lunchtime until 5pm. Calling it a balloon fiesta is misleading! We didnâ??t see a single balloon!! Would not recommend. It was just a fairground we needed to pay to get into!!!! Terrible event!!!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Absolutely shocking no balloons which was understandable due to weather conditions, poor entertainment, same thing on repeat, over priced fayre ground with lots of food stalls, nothing more than market stalls not local trades nothing balloon related at all was pretty boring could of be so good be really wasnâ??t. So disappointed

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

understand is all about weather but balloon fiesta with only 5 balloons is bit poor

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

We went 2 years ago & was a lovely evening but this year was very different ( possibly due to Covid) as there wasnâ??t many people there & the balloons werenâ??t flying due to being windy. A little disappointing but hoping next year will be better

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Very disappointing as there were no balloons!!

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Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

well there would be nice to see baloon in baloon fiesta

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Just felt it was a glorified fair.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Despite the name of the event there were no balloons. The weather was nice but they said it was the weather. We stayed about 2 hours instead of the planned 4-5 . Very disappointed as took my grandson.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

a ballon fiesta with no balloons that you paid to get in with an over priced fair ended up being very expensive disappointment

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Balloon festival. Not 1 Balloon to look at. Extortionate rip off stalls & rides. Just food stalls. It should've just stated funfair. Can't believe you charged people to enter.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Expected and charged for balloon fiesta but no balloons inflated and information was very poor

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

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Overall rating: 1 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

so many thing were cancelled, which is understandable, however, none of the officials knew what was going on and yet we still had to pay full price. I would not recommend as its terribly expensive for very little even if all events were on.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

travelled from Devon to not see balloons. Prices on all stalls were grossly inflated, no policing of shuttle bus, no masks. no disabled parking, no lighting back to car park. very disappointing overall.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

We didn't see any balloons as the weren't due to go up until 7pm. Would have been nice if this had been on the info and possibly have 1 or 2 there to see

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

event canceled with no notice

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Worst thing I have ever taken my family to my 3 children was sooo disappointed include myself and my partner there was nothing there soo empty the balloon didnâ??t even go up once didnâ??t see anything of the poster false advertisement and a complete rip £4.00 for a kids ride or £3.50 MUGGY NEVER AGAIN .!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

No balloons

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Poor arena entertainment as we got there early, nothing on at all, only handful of stalls, went early before fireworks as we were bored. Bad advertising as not as described! Would be OK for maybe 2 or 3hrs visit if something was happening there. Good job it was only a fiver to get in! Many other people had left, or were leaving early too.

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Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Disorganised and staff often confused and giving wrong directions particularly when the toilets near the field were closed they did not direct me and my little girl to any nearby causing much distress after she didnâ??t hold herself long enough to find them ourselves

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

We didnâ??t go as the weather wasnâ??t good enough to put the balloons up. I think in cases like this refunds should be offered. Esp as I was travelling 2hours with children

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

I paid for a weekend ticket and only used it for 1 day due to how expensive everything was. I feel like I have paid a lot of money for the privilege of going to an overpriced fair. The advertisement made it out to be a huge fair with thrill rides when in fact it was just a small child fair with every ride costing £3.00 per person or more. I appreciate the balloons could not go up due to weather but if you take that away I have paid a lot of money to go to a fair. Unfortunately, I would not recommend and I would not attend again. Lesson learnt!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5

The tickets weren't very expensive and I suppose we got what we paid for!
No balloons to be seen anywhere, people chasing for updates on Facebook but organisers seemed reluctant to say anything in a desperate bit to keep people coming, almost leaving it until the last minute to post that the flights weren't happening.

Almost felt like the whole event relied on the balloons because apart from that there wasn't much going on, stunt men every hour dressed as super heroes, of course if your little one wanted pictures taken with their favourite one there was a cost.
Spent a small fortune in the fair ground to keep my 2 year old entertained, had there been balloons I don't even think he'd have noticed the fair. Just glad we didn't tell him or we'd have had a very disappointed child.

All in all it just felt like a desperate money grab, cheap entry fee but the real cost is incurred when you walk through the gates.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Funfair and fireworks were great.
Pity weather didn't allow for the balloons to be set off.

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

This was a very poor quality event. I understand that balloons cannot fly due to weather conditions but what was left over once you take the balloons out of the equation was absolute trash. I won’t be back.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Good funfair for the children and variety of arena shows. Same about weather not enabling balloons to fly/glow which was what I wanted to see but appreciate not in your control.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Poor - no balloon launch due to weather. Entertainment was ok for kids but once paid for the tickets everything inside was additional cost so it felt like an expensive day out given there were no balloons and this was the reason we booked our tickets

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Pretty poor.
No balloons.
Shows were very amateur.
Not enough to keep us there for more than 2 hours.
Would not attend again, or recommend.

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We were unable to attend because of family reasons but unable to have refund !

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Rubbish. Loud shouty music and not a lot too do except spend loads of money on rides that I refuse to do.

Stall holders packed up by 2pm moaning how bored they were.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

I cannot review the Balloon Festival because I couldn't access the event. The system of parking and then use of buses or walking to the site was not suitable for me with my disability. I was shocked when one of the staff asked how disabled was I?
The other 3 guests had to leave the Racecourse with me too.


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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

No balloons. Car stunts was best part.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

I brought 2 weekends family tickets which cost me nearly 90 pound .. there was no live music same shows all weekend even tho sunday was suppose to be a family fun day shut early on the 24th and 24th 24th was my birthday and my plan was to enjoy the fair in the evening but they even shut the fair early was very disappointing for the children.. prices where disgusting rides where 3 4 pound each food was really expensive it cost me 10 pound for a sausage bap tiny chips ... I think for a family planned weekend it was a flop to the point where the kids entertained themselves .. the best thing about it all was the staff where really polite and helpful..

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Rather flat. Not all events on Ok for one afternoon. Not 3 day pass

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Baloon fiesta with no baloons , no need to say more .

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

I know weather dependant, but to have no entertainment from 4.30pm until 10pm when the Glow started and then fireworks.

Need to have a back up if too windy for balloons to go up, long time to entertain kids.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Shame that the balloons couldn't go up but the rest of the event was certainly worth it and good fun.

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Poor service and lack of communication. We travelled 40 minutes to see the balloons, to arrive at the gate and find out they had been cancelled. I emailed to question this and I received an extremely rude email back from a David Bailey.
I appreciate weather is completely out of anyones hands, but to not notify or email customers that the main attraction will be cancelled is terrible.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

It was OK but on Saturday because of the weather we couldn't see the balloons at all:-(
I wasn't bather to come on Sunday again

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Didn’t get to see the balloons, spent a fortune on rides and over priced food and drink!!
Kids were happy!! ????

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Shame no balloons but not their fault. They closed early on Sunday so we didn’t get to maximise the cost of our tickets, which I thought was a bit naughty.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Majority of the venue was food and drink stalls the entertainment was very poor had the balloons been allowed to go up the quantity would have been poor three balloons were visible
It is a venue I shall not be wasting my money on again

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

We attended it on Friday for air balloons but unfortunately the air balloon activity did not take off due to very windy weather. But we enjoyed overall atmosphere, the food, the local shops, the rides etc with our 5 years old.
We just wish there were more rides for adults to enjoy the event.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Boring time

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

There were no balloons all weekend!!The fair was ridiculously expensive AND about 17 miles from the actual racecourse. Should have been advertised.
Also Sunday was advertised as being until 8. My son turned up and EVERYTHING was gone!

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Wasnt too pleased that the balloons couldnt take off, that's the whole reason we booked the tickets. I saw somewhere that the event would be cancelled if it was heavy rain but didnt mention anything about a slight breeze!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

One of the most boring overpriced days out, it was just like a fun fair, entertainment was the same over and over and what was there was overpriced.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

No balloons as weather not good. Still have to pay full price for a Fiesta without balloons! Has to be another option or money back. Wouldn’t recommend this next year. Very poor information about what was happening on the night.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Utter rubbish. Never again.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Useless stewards who had no idea where we were supposed to park. The event was tacky food, funfair and terrible entertainment. Won’t be returning as extremely expensive day out for no balloons

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Went on the Saturday mainly for the balloons know this is all weather dependent thought they would be on the ground for people to see.We went to one at Bristol years ago &although they could not lift off they were on the ground .This fiesta was all about food outlets never seen so many in one place no wonder we have obesity problems in this country so no we would not go again.

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Was a bit disappointed as was on foot so was a very very very long walk to the venue

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Wasn't happy, everything was too expensive.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Huge organisation problems, absolutely no direction how to get there, spend one hour of trying to locate the place. And in the end no balloons. Highly disappointed.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

The weather was perfect - rain was forecast but none came - but the balloons did not fly or even tether so we could see them. All we saw was the baskets for 15 min at 9.30 pm when they did some kind of fire display.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Prices of attractions were quite expensive. Food was good quality and reasonably priced.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

No balloons in a balloon festival.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Extremely disappointed that the balloons did not go off. We paid to get in to then pay to go on rides and buy food so got nothing for the amount paid for our tickets.

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

It was disappointing that the Balloon festival had no balloons… The night glow could of been a lot shorter as once we had seen the first 5 minutes, it was the exact same for 15 minutes…. Not a lot to do, more fair ground then anything. It was ok for what it was, definitely don’t recommend the weekend pass, as it was small and not a lot on.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

There were no balloons at the ‘Cheltenham Balloon Festival’ on Friday or Saturday night. We were told this was due to weather but the weather was fine. Other balloons were seen in the area. This was just a cheap fair which we paid £15 to get in to for 2 of us. We were in and out in half and hour. The quality of the food stalls was cheap and nasty.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Good night glow and fireworks display. Unfortunately no hot air balloons but children had a good time.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

A balloon fiesta with no balloons! I do understand that the balloons were always subject to weather conditions, but without them there was nothing else to do. The rides were overpriced, as was the food. More stalls needed and a wider variety of entertainment.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

I paid to take my family to this event purely to see the balloons and we saw exactly none!!
It was nothing more than an over priced fun fair
I appreciate that the weather was not great but this being the case the organisers should have cancelled and refunded all ticket holders
I was left with very disappointed children & will never go again

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Thought it was quite an expensive ticket price , considering once you got in there wasn’t a lot to see or do . Very disappointed that there were not even any balloons inflated and tethered to the ground during the day . The food and drink prices were overly inflated !!

Very disappointed as after 1hr we had practically seen everything.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Really great event. Plenty of food, drink and entertainment choices. Admission price was very reasonable for the event!

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

The event should have been cancelled and monies should have been refunded the event was unable to go ahead due to weather conditions which is understandable however no other provisions were taken in the form of entertainment.
I unfortunately won’t be booking again which is shame

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Announced! Hot air balloon festival but there wern't balloon ! bulls**t!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

All subject to weather, which on an exposed ridge at the foot or many hills and on the edge of the racecourse basically meant it was never going to happen

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Very misleading inaccurate advertising which missold a tatty funfair as a balloon fiesta - not a balloon in sight and no apology or explanation as to why this was the case. We are expecting a refund an explanation and an apology for wasting the journey from Staffordshire .

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Perfect family day out. There is a bit for all age groups.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

I much enjoyed the stalls there and the food and drink. However the balloon launching was a slight disappointment as the winds were too strong. I found what was on offer interesting.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

There were no balloons! :(

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Only three balloons on Friday, no balloon launch complete waste of time. No point on staying for the balloon glow due to only having 3 and they could not inflate the balloons due to the cross wind. Anyone in Cheltenham can tell you that would be an issue at the racecourse. So perhaps a less windy venue would be appropriate so people can get their money’s worth?!?

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Ballon festival with no ballons

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Sadly, due to weather there was no balloons to be seen, our soul reason for going. Rest of the set up was too much like a travelling carnival crossed with a car boot/tacky market stall. Not what we'd hoped for but probably someone else's cup of team...maybe.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Very little entertainment for adults and the actual inflation of the hot air balloons started far too late into the event. Not nearly enough activities to fill the 7 hour event.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

All was fine, only whether was not good for balloons. Too windy.

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Terrible. There was no balloons at a balloon festival!!! Paid £30 for tickets to go and pay more money for fair ground rides and food!! Nothing else to do there. Spent a fortune to keep the kids happy as there was no balloons to look at so what was the point in going! Better off spending the £30 tickets on a day out somewhere fun with free things to do than paying it for the privilege to enter and then just spend more money on fair ground rides in a field.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

If you are going to have a Balloon event with no Balloons, you really need to provide some high class alternative entertainment. Entertainment was just so bad, food prices were crazy, the stalls at the show were of an awful low quality, the staff were non existent, signs into event were terrible.
Just so bad - I go to many events and am qualified in event management, I know what I'm talking about!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

For the cost of entry into the festival the level of entertainment was poor considering the length of the overall day with not enough variety to warrant entry fee.
No plan was put into place for alternative activities if balloons could not go up.
Fair ground rides and food pricing excessive for day out and quality.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Was very boring and advertising was misleading

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Entry price was great. Rides were overpriced. I understand that balloons can't go up if it's too windy however there was no plan in place if it was too windy. Balloons were supposed to be setting off at 6pm. 6.10pm and there were no balloons even setting up in an attempt to take off. Rather disappointing.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

The site was about 1km away from the parking - they did put a bus on which was nice for those that needed it. The stools and rides were more geared towards children - which is great if you have children, but we didn’t. We walked the site within 10 minutes. We sat on the grass and waited for the balloon glow, after about 30mins a family walked past and said that they were using the balloons - this had not been communicated by the site team. Which was disappointing.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Just terrible

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

There were no hot air balloons on due to
The weather there was no refund offered or discount, rides for the fair were over priced at £3.50 per childs ride.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

No balloons took flight

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Think it was awful that had to pay to get in??? Then it was expensive inside and also no balloons at a balloon festival extremely disappointed

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Not much there for £30 for a family and no balloons. Won’t be returning . The price of sweets and food was appalling and should be checked.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Very enjoyable day, pity the wind stopped the balloon spectacular. The only negative, maybe the club could have something to entertain the crowd in the "non balloon flying" time.

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

A Balloon festival with no Balloons. Totally inadequate parking control /signage /staff. All in all a total waste of time. Basically you are paying to get into a fair for little children and four shows (repeated) in the arena

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

No balloons. Ring entertainment lacked any sparkle. The wheel of death was not very deathly. Just four men walking round hamster wheels. Np music. Really disappointed…..especially at the price!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

No balloons went up, food and drink was extortionate, venue was 1km from the car park up and down hills.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Over priced, 2 children at £3 each a ride and when did hook the duck cost £3.50? for a toy that I could of brought from a store for £2.00Also £3.00 for 3 goes down the bouncy castle slide? Also never seen any balloons. Not what I expected as it was my first time of going and I was very disappointed, not much going on and spent a fortune on top of the entry fee!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

I was not able to go because I couldn’t download my tickets on my I pad even though I paid for them I’ll never look at skiddel again for anything very dissapointed

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Very good

Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Not what expected and there wasn’t any ballon.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Venue itself lovely, we arrived about 230pm to meet friends to then spend another £50 on rides to then have to ask a event Marshall about 610pm where the hot air balloons were as couldn't see anywhere, we were told they had been cancelled about 530.... None of our group heard a announcement but this could of been missed due to the music from rides. Between 4 adults and 3 kids we spent £140+ 2x fuels and 4 hours travel each!!!!! Could of spent less staying in our own town for the fair.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Not really a Balloon fiesta! They should have had a back up if weather wasn’t good for flying?! Glow & Fireworks too late for young children :( People were also getting far too close to each! The threat of Covid still exists?!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

The only air balloon to be seen was on the flyer advertising the event. Not a single sight on anything related to air ballons (until 7pm) arrived 11am, thought there would of been some form of information, a basket or two, with a notice board though someone offering information about air ballons, but nothing, paid to enter a fun fair, thats it!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Had a great day

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Terrible event! Advertised as I big thing, matched by the transport and staff, only to find a couple of rubbish stalls in a field with a tiny fun fair (could have just gone to over farm) and some pretty lame acts throughout the day. Icing on the cake was no balloon in sight! Took 20 minutes for us to walk around and leave, even the security guard said it was rubbish. Very disappointing, we won’t be back.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Was the same as last time except no balloons. I understand the weather permitting but wasn’t much going on apart from the shows which were there last time so had already seen it. Rides were very expensive, not much going on, not much to do so left disappointed and felt waste of money and still long walk from where the town bus drops you to the bus to take you to the event. Won’t be going back in a hurry.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Well I paid for the hot air balloons and never saw one. I

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Didn't see a single Hot air balloon, thought we would stay and wait for the balloon glow, yet again no actual balloons just a few flames in the air, complete waste of time, money and petrol.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

The weather was not great but we would have had to stop until 9.30 to see one single balloon. We didn"t expect to see a take off but there was no sign of even a single balloon which makes it into a summer show or fete,which was sort of okay but not what we expected.
E.Cicuttin.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Rubbish I won't be going again. What balloon festival lol

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Really disappointed with this event. I understand balloons can't be flown in the bad weather however there wasn't even a balloon in sight!!! It was as if everyone had packed up and gone home. I won't be wasting my money here again!! Was really looking forward to the event!

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

It did not cost much to attend. We drove to the free car park where there was a shuttle bus. We joined others in walking to the site. It was a long way. Better to have the car park next to the Fiesta site- or move the Fiesta to next to the car park.That is a major issue.
No balloons were able to be inflated. It was difficult to hear the PA which only served part of the site. Relays and an LED display screen to give up to the minute info would be good. No balloons= no Night Glow. As the sun went down it began to get cold. So we had to walk back to our car. As there was nothing happening for hours - the fireworks at 10.30 we decided we could not be bothered to walk all the way back and wait for 1.5 hours
So we called it a day and went home.
It was not worth going and we will not go again or recommend.
Shame.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

waste of time and money

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

It would have been useful if we had known that the balloons were not there on the saturday .

We arrived at 11.30 am (event opened at 11.00 - 23.00) to hear that the balloons were taking off at 18.00

we left at 13.30 as there was not much to keep us there. If we had known about the balloons we would not have booked.

we left after a drink and something to eat. (Food selection and bars were good)

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

The event was advertised as a hot air balloon festival, but it is more of a fun fair with expensive food.

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