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Reviews: Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021 | Uttoxeter Racecourse Uttoxeter  | Fri 17th September 2021

Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021 tickets

Uttoxeter Racecourse in Uttoxeter

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th September 2021

Fri 11:00am til Sun 10:00pm (last entry 9:00pm)

No age restrictions

The very first Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta at Uttoxeter Racecourse. 17th 18th and 19th September 2021.

 

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

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Very well organised and fun for the whole family

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Absolutely brilliant day, ticket prices very good prices when inside the venue were very high

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

no clear information during the day made it difficult to know what was happening

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great event and plenty to do

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Absolute rip off!! What it advertised wasnâ??t what it said! Main arenas running late and the prices of the fun fairs.. which to be honest was the only
Main attraction for the kids was a complete rip off! Ended up spending £200 in 1.5 hours then kids getting bored because we refused to spend anymore money!!

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Wasn't as advertised

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the night glow was a little disappointing would have been better to see more balloons and seeit done to music ,maybe different shaped balloons during the day too.
it was nice to see all the balloons take off during the afternoon

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Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Basically charged to go to a funfair, Which you then had to pay every ride for! Poor entertainment repeated all day. Just awful.

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Overall rating: 2 Verified review

it was basically a glorified fair with extortionate prices for rides and food. we visited in the day thinking that there would be a few balloons tethered but there were none. The shows were also basic that is if you could get near to see! The craft Market was forced in to a small hot tent where I'm surprised the people didn't keel over through heat exhaustion given that it was a hot sunny day. I'm sure that it probably got better when it was dark but I couldn't have done with the extremely loud music any longer.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Really great family day out

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had a fantastic family day out �️ x

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Couldnâ??t easily see the entertainment in the main arena as people standing up against barriers, would of been better to be able to see from all ends. Could of done with more stalls not just overpriced fairground rides. Fireworks were let off too late so could not stay with kids.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Food prices exorbitant

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Saturday was apparently great, lots going on and lots to see. Sunday when I went was a complete joke, no balloons, no crowds, few traders. a complete waste of a day. the weather was good enough but the Sunday itinerary was pathetic

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Absolutely loved the Balloon Launch and the events throughout the day however prices for food and the rides were very overpriced!

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

the venue was good. the vendors were exploiting the price. was a nice experience but was spoilt by high prices

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

I was there all day with my 9 year old son, the "stunts" on the quad bikes wasn't thrilling which meant we didn't watch a second time, we expected the super heros to be walking around in the crowd but they weren't which was disappointing as my lad loves them. This meant all we had as entertainment until it was balloon time was the fair which got very expensive for the two of us and quite repetitive. The timings for the balloon glow and fireworks were off to what was advised on the paper they were handing out at the gate but it turns out were correct to the timings on Facebook, so I found out this morning. I would go again but I wouldn't spend the day there.

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

the event itself was great but the ride prices were quite steep would of bee better offering discount or wristband especially when taking 6 kids

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

not what we expected for a balloon fiesta.
more of a fair with burger vans than balloons and street food

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Brilliant set up,balloons fab, fireworks good but fair rides and refreshments far to expensive

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The event during the day was very expensive but good fun. However we missed the balloon glow and fireworks because they did them an hour before the time they advertised on the itinerary they gave us. We had popped home to give the kids a rest, came back and everyone was leaving. And that was the bit we were most looking forward to. So overall a big disappointment.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Security staff had been very poorly briefed on the Saturday, directing people in different directions. They were unclear whether wristbands should be issued to weekend pass holders meaning the the 4 people in our party were initially refused access on Sunday because we were not issued with one.

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Overall rating: 2 Verified review

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Loved it!

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great fun. Will look forward for next years balloon fiesta.

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Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Couldn’t see the events happening has it was to over crowded, and the fair rides prices were ridiculously expensive!!

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great day out - weather really helped! Many things to do, with a family of 3 it did get very expensive! But the middle ring of events and the balloons helped balance out the rides

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Great day out. We went with our grandkids they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Brilliant day out. More drink and food places needed though.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Beautiful

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Overall rating: 1 Verified review

No because you cancelled the Friday and we were looking forward to it.

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Had a lovely time my children really enjoyed it. Will definitely be coming next year

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great event, especially in the evening watching the balloons take flight. We took our own food to save money and avoid queues. The fairground provided a good atmosphere and opportunity for excitement. A better PA system would enhance the main arena performances and seeing the birds of prey in action would be perfect.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Lovely venue. Shame about the late shower that cut it short. Deciding to do fireworks early was a great idea as people were leaving because of the rain, but we were passing people still coming into the event for the final show. Will definitely be back.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Brilliant day out, weather made it. Would definitely visit again.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

A great evening. Shame the fireworks were on so late as we had to get kids home to bed. But great to see all the balloons.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

My only issue with this event was that the times of everything kept changing. We decided from original listings that we would have time to go for something to eat between balloon ascent and night glow! If you had stuck to original time quoted we would have made it in time but it was brought forward and we missed it ?

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

More bars and food in stalls needed. Wait at the bar was 45 mins which is too long. Also not enough food stalls. More of these and the event will be much better.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Weather was lovely, lovely day out for all ages! Lovely venue too! Definitely recommend

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The balloons were wonderful! It would have been better if they were there both days as it would have pulled in a bigger crowd on Sunday as well. The kids enjoyed the rides and the live shows which were very entertaining. The fireworks were a lovely treat at the end of the day. We would definitely go again!

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Ballon light show disappointing no music and only four ballons

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Food vendors very pricey. Not enough craft stalls.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Amazing day had by the whole family

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

I think the event would be better without having such a big, expensive funfair which was more prominent then the balloons. More shows and stalls to accompany the balloons (which were brilliant), would be great.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day out for everyone. Lots of different stalls available. The balloon & firework show was well organised.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

please work on the timings between events. the evening was disapointing - waiting ages for the night glow and fireworks - could have been earlier and the night glow was not announced and was not worth the wait tbf. fireworks were good but most people had left by then.

try to have more trade stands = not much to keep you occupied for the day and night apart from the fair

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Not enough flying of Balloons.
Food prices were crazy.

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Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

The live entertainment was rather disappointing, the person talking over microphone during the entertainment was hard to hear or understand what was being said, the timing for entainment wasnt on time there were no announcements of delays.
The night glow was absolutely disappointing it was schedule for 10pm but started at 9.30pm again no announcement of this the four hot air balloons that were performing the night glow was minimal it wasnt as was expected the event was suppose to go on till 11pm but finished by 10pm the event helpers weren't very help few didnt speak or understand english couldn't answer our questions or had attitude of not wanting to help they were stood watching the show didnt wont to be interrupted the burger Van's were very over priced £5.00 for a cold burger on stale bread some of the servers were very rude. This was our first time coming to this event I cant say I would like to come again it was very disappointing lack of organisation nothing compared to how its advertised.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great to photograph the balloons early in the morning but a huge crowd in the evening "launch" - There will be lots... and lots... of Balloons featuring in Camera Club Competitions throughout 2021/22 season and that's all free "advertising".

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

music just a touch loud when your trying to listen to the commentary of the shows

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Nice family day, kids enjoyed it price to get in was good but after that was very expensive.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

The Event was amazing
Balloons, atmosphere and all attractions but the issue was the price of attractions and especially for food.
That was insane that £10 for a sober wrap with only 3 slices of meat. Or burger where you have just ban and burger for £10. Wow !

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Nowhere on the booking did it say anything about the events for the day nor did it state that there wont be any hot air balloons until late at night. I got there for early dinner time and was very disappointed. It should of been called 'fun fair fiesta' and there was nothing other than loads of fair rides which I may add were disgustingly over priced. A wrist band should of been offered rather than £5/6 a ride. I came to see the balloons that were stated when booked not a day at the fun fair with no covid-19 safety points. It was awful.

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Good day out

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Overall rating: 2 Verified review

A fair ground at the race course with some balloons taking off between 5.30pm and 6pm. The night glow was awful, 4 balloons and a couple of burners - no music I could hear. The fireworks went off as soon as the balloons went down after the rubbish glow and were done within a few minutes.

Craft stalls…one tent!

Overpriced bland food. “Greek” kebabs, actually heated up from frozen bags and massively overpriced blandness a d the burgers were similarly rubbish, sloppy and overpriced.

Thankfully expectations were suitably low and we were using the event to meet some friends.

In a nutshell we really enjoyed this….

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

There was no music, except from the amusements.
Needed more food stalls. More drinks stalls. Prices for food and drinks very expensive.
Fireworks needed to be slightly earlier. Than 21.45pm.
Venue and space great.
Entry price good.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day out hope you're doing it again next year. Please Please Please.

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Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Overpriced fairground

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great day. Pretty big queues for food but had anticipated this. Everything was brilliant - well run operation, thanks.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Very good event, though I only attended for the balloons and not for all the other things that were happening which were of no interest to me. whatsoever. I was disappointed by the amount of rubbish left by attendees who could not be bothered to clear it for themselves.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Very very expensive day out. Kids enjoyed it though

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Lovely day out. Kids enjoyed the fair. Balloons were amazing.

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Food and drink was very overpriced
£5.00 for a sausage is disgusting.
Rides were acceptable

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Excellent day out, I will definitely attend another year

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

An excellent day out all round!

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

An awesome day from start to finish. Extremely well organised by very helpful and friendly staff. Very good value for money and perfect for families of all ages. Thanks to all concerned for giving us such a special day

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Extremely expensive once in the venue. Nothing really to do unless you have lots of money to spend on rides and balloons didn't launch until 6pm so other than that it's basically a very very expensive fair with little to do with balloons.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great Day Out!

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Balloon festival? There was one balloon on the whole site. It’s basically an overpriced fair.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Everythings good

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Fab day out. Rides, entertainment and hot air balloons great. However queues for food and prices of food ridiculous. We waited an hour in the queue. Insufficient food vans and far too expensive.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

The atmosphere was not what i was expecting, too noisy, the fun fair was not in keeping with a hot air balloon fiesta. It was like two different events, the lovely gentleness of balloons with the rowdy of a dirty scruffy fair and low quality eating amenities.... i will avoid like the plague next time and watch these peaceful balloons from somewhere quiet.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Very enjoyable family day out, will Deffinately go again.
Could do with more choice on food & drinks carts

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Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good day out

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Great weekend

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Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Excellent attraction, plenty to do there at a great price, cant wait for the next one

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Balloon launch was advertised as ‘sunset’. We got there just before sunset and all but two of the balloons had gone! Very disappointed

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Amazing only downfall was just expensive to eat out around.

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Overall rating: 5 Verified review

great day out with family, reasonable prices for the rides and coffees

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

The entertainment provided, balloons and fireworks were excellent. The evening glow was a big disappointment! Also went to watch the Ariel acrobatic display at 7.00pm followed by superhero’s but both had been packed away so not best pleased as didn’t get chance to watch them earlier as children were on fairground rides. Also big queues for drinks! But don’t get me wrong we had a fun filled family day and we had very tired, happy children at the end of the day. Just making points to help make it better next time!

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Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Music from the funfair was too loud meaning that the PA in the acrobatics / stunt arena could not be heard.

Venue was ok overall but we were parked the opposite sauce of the train tracks which meant it was a bit of a walk back to the car to get different things like picnic and clothes needed for later in the day. Additionally the very narrow footpath to leave the venue at the end was just too small and resulted in crowding, not very Covid friendly and possibly subject to pushing and shoving. Although I have to say that everyone was peaceful as we were leaning.

Prices for rides and food were VERY expensive on top of an entrance fee. We had to limit our children to just two rides which was a little disappointing and we were glad that we took a picnic.

Atmosphere could have been better had the fun fair not been so loud.

Loved the Balloons it was great there were so many take off but disappointed that the night glow only had four balloons, when we had waited a further two hours for the night glow we had hoped for something a bit more spectacular.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Can't say anything about music as never noticed any except at fun fair.
Loved seeing so many ballons take flight wished I was up there in one of them.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Selling it as a balloon fiesta when the balloons are actually only there for 2 hours over the weekend is a bit misleading!

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Entrance fee and children's rides were reasonable but we did not buy food.
Thoroughly enjoyed the day, balloons were beautiful.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Absolutely fantastic weekend! I really hope this event takes place again next year!

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

A brilliant all round day plenty of free parking spaces. Superb atmosphere with plenty of activities for all ages. Food was a little over priced, wish we had taken a picnic with us.

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Beautiful venue, good day had by all our family just a shame food drink and ice creams were so expensive example 2, 99 ice creams and 3 bottles of water cost £13 they must have made a fantastic amount of profit, people were paying the prices as no other choice if you had not a picnic.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Hope it’s on every year

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Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Food venues and fairground rides a rip off. £5 for the bumping cars and children could not ride on their own so was in effect £10

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

We had a fantastic day

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Was fairly quiet which did mean atmosphere wasn't quite as high but then good in covid times. Prices of tickets was very good with shows etc it was the prices of rides once you were in that were a little high which meant you couldn't go on too much of the fun fair without it becoming very expensive.
Acts were good the wise owl team were excellent as were stunt drivers.
Well organised

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great Day out !!!

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

It was a bit rubbish if I'm honest, it was just an ordinary funfair, no 'street' food, just a burger stall and a Greek stall. Balloons filled up and took off and that was it.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The balloons were amazing, I felt the PA system could of been louder and clearer to keep us all informed, fireworks were fab and price of tickets were good too

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

a good afternoon the balloon launch was the high light

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Loads of fairground rides, though pricey at £2.50+ per ride with no wristband savings available. The bar had a good selection with pretty average prices. There wasn't much choice of food available, just your average burgers, hotdogs, chips and wraps. Good shows throughout the day. Firework display was too late - could have done it at 8pm

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Good atmosphere, good venue. Only down fall everything was so expensive £2.50 for a bottle of water

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

The balloon festival was excellent. We saw 24 balloons during the main launch. Would have maybe liked a couple more balloons for the night glow but it was still good fun.
Great value for money, plenty of parking.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Had a wonderful time. Lovely family event.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

The rides were expensive for families .The ice creams were very expensive .. the stallls the kids wanted to do were expensive .
The car stewards were useless
The balloon s were awesome and it was good car parking was free .

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

We had a fantastic time at the Hot Air Balloon Festival. It was very well run from start to finish

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Fab event. Looking forward to next years.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Unfortunately we couldn't get close to the balloons. They were let of later than planned and for the short time we watched them rise and float they were amazing but most of the day was us spending on the fun fayre. The night glow was just 4 balloons lighting up which we wasn't impressed and to wait till 9.15pm for the fire works when it starts to pour with rain they should have brought the fireworks forward to avoid the rain.

Alot of expense for something we only watched for under an hr when the main area was really the fair which we spent over £60 felt like the balloons were to get u in for the fair

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great fun for all ages

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Advertised as a balloon festival but balloons only there for an hour at 6pm. Essentially a fairground with hot air balloons later on which wasn’t fully communicated in advance.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Stupidly over priced, the rides were so expensive and also the ice cream/food counters. The staff on the rides were very miserable besides one young lad on the childrens lorry carousel.
Wasn’t really anything going on. A stunt show happened with a few motorbikes but nothing spectacular. We knew the balloons weren’t there but expected a few other things to be goin on with paying more than £11 for an adult, a 5 year old and a 2 year old. No live music or anything or entertainment for the children other than the rides. Very dissappointed, expected more and with driving far to get here I wish I didn’t bother.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

We had a fantastic day.
As a family of five it was quiet expensive, perhaps a buy one get one free option?

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

A few more stalls would have been good and balloon light up and fireworks could have started earlier as dark earlier now. We ended up leaving before these 2 things as we had arrived at 2pm and to wait till 10pm when there wasn't much else to do whilst waiting seemed a long time. Maybe a few bands would be a good filler.

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Fantastic display on Saturday, great fayre suitable for all ages. Hope it's a regular event.

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

We had a absolutely fantastic day ? definitely recommend it ?

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Everything was great, only one bad thing- huge queues for food and drinks and would be better, if would be more tables

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Absolutely brilliant day, good value for money.
Great family day out.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

This was no balloon festival.
This was an extremely over priced fun fair.
We were there for six hours and only seen one hot air balloon! It didn't even leave the ground!
It would have been cheaper to take a trip to the seaside for the day! I've never in my life paid to get into a fun fair and I sure as hell won't be doing it again. The lack of balloons was a huge disappointment for my family. There could have been balloons filled and anchored just on show so that people unable to stay until late evening could get what they actually paid for.
VERY DISAPPOINTED INDEED.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Other than rides and the main ring, there was very little going on during the day. Some more stalls would have been good and we were expecting to see more balloons there, even if they weren't inflated all the time. Wouldn't return unless we could stay turned 5pm.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

We had a brilliant time.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Good.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Amazing day

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

We had a really good time but, as with all things like this, it is expensive but only as expensive as you would expect.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

I heard it was Brillant couldn’t go as had covid

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Fantastic day, lots to do and see, for the admission price it was great value, the fun fair and stalls were really good, my only gripe would be the food and drink prices they were expensive

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Brilliant day out, loads to see and do. The balloons were amazing having never seen anything like that before!

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Great sunny day out for the whole family. We'll be going back next year, if it's on and the weather is as nice as this.

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Entry price was brilliant, fun packed day but inside rides and food was expensive. Always feel robbed when to to have a toddler go on a ride tour have to pay for another ticket to accompany

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Are you joking? The Friday evening was cancelled with no alternative offered. I received a refund on the tickets but not the booking or handling fee. Shocking.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

It was advertised as a balloon fiesta but by the time it came to the balloon glow there were just 4 balloons left and a lot of people had already left. The entertainment in the main arena was very sporadic with too long between the displays . With regards to the music it was drowned out by the noise from the fair. The food stalls were a little on the pricey side with some vendors running out of stock also the ice cream vans all closed well before the end of the festival.

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great day out should be more entertainment not just the big event in the arena, some live music would be great

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Good price to get in for the balloons and events in the arena, plenty of fairground stuff but some were expensive, overall a great day/night

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Review of Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2021

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

It did not happen due to starting to rain. They were going to be on too late at night. 10pm !

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Would you recommended: No

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