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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

waste of time and money

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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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5 Verified review

Had a great day

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Would you recommended: Yes

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: 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: 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 Verified review

Not what expected and there wasn’t any ballon.

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Review of Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Very good

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

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

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: 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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