Everything You Need To Know About Longleat’s Sky Safari

Our country house accommodation near Longleat’s guide to this hot air balloon extravaganza.

Here at Bishopstrow, one of the finest luxury hotels near Longleat Safari Park, we are incredibly fortunate to have the Longleat Estate right on our doorstep. Keep reading to find out about Longleat’s incredible Sky Safari this September…

What is the Longleat Sky Safari?

This September the Sky Safari will be returning and it’s expected to bigger and better than ever. Over the course of this three day event, expect to see over 50 hot air balloons filling the skies over Longleat as a part of the Park’s year-long 50th Birthday celebration.

Our favourite hot air balloons taking flight include Longleat’s very own ‘flying lion’ and Puddles and Splash the adorable pair of penguins.

For those wanting to see something extra special, wait until dusk on Saturday 17th September. You will get to see the stunning Night Glow event – balloons animating the skies as they fire up their burners to a musical accompaniment.

What’s new this year?

As there will be more balloons than ever, Longleat has added more viewing areas and launch sites around the grounds so you can get up close without missing a moment of this spectacle.


The grounds of Longleat Safari and Adventure Park.


This spectacular event will be held over three days – Friday 15th September 2017 – Sunday 17th September 2017. Check out the schedule of events below to ensure you don’t miss a thing:

Friday 15th Sept

– Mass Launches – 7:15 – 7:45am & 5:30 – 6:30pm

– Tethered Launches – 10 – 12am & 2 – 4pm

– Night Glow – 8pm

Saturday 16th Sept

– Mass Launches – 7:15 – 7:45am & 5:30 – 6:30pm

– Tethered Launches – 10 – 12am & 2 – 4pm

– Night Glow – 8pm

Sunday 17th Sept

– Mass Launches – 7:15 – 7:45am & 5:30 – 6:30pm

– Tethered Launches – 10 – 12am & 2 – 4pm

– No Night Glow

Price and Booking

The Sky Safari is included when you purchase an ‘All in One’ Day Ticket for the Safari and Adventure Park, it also gives you access to the other fantastic attractions at the Park including the Safari Drive Through and the Main Square.  

All you need to do is book tickets to the safari park on a Sky Safari date. There may be a few walk in tickets available at the gates however there is no guarantee of getting in, so we advise booking online to secure your places and to save up to 15%.  Don’t miss this eye-opening and great value day out for the whole family!

Looking for accommodation near Longleat? Look no further than Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa. Our Longleat Package is the perfect family treat, combining a stay at The Bishopstrow with a visit to Longleat.

For further information or to book, call our friendly team today on 01985 212 312 or drop us an email at info@bishopstrow.co.uk.

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