Dorset Balloon Festival


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Dorchester Showground, Dorchester

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Dorset Balloon Festival Balloon Rides


Get ready for thrilling balloon displays, live entertainment, and family friendly activities. Experience the magic of the mass balloon launches and prepare to be mesmerised by the iconic night glow performances. With delicious food vendors, exciting fairground rides, and a lively atmosphere, it's the perfect weekend getaway for all ages.

🟠 Dates have not yet been confirmed for the next Dorset Balloon Festival (2025).

Dorset Balloon Festival Information

🎈 Will Virgin Balloon Flights be at the Dorset Balloon Festival this year?

Yes! Virgin Balloon Flights will be at the Dorset Balloon Festival.

🗓️ When is the Dorset Balloon Festival?

Saturday the 4th of May - Sunday the 5th of May.

Is there an Entry Fee?

Yes, ticket prices for the Dorset Balloon Festival start at £15 for children and £25 for adults.

Are Babies and Infants Complimentary?

Infants aged up to 3 years can enter the festival free of charge.

Is Parking Provided at the Festival?

Parking is offered at the festival, but pre-booking is necessary.

Can I Bring my Campervan, Motorhome, or Caravan?

Absolutely! Camping facilities can be added to your weekend tickets. Both motorhomes and campervans are welcome, as well as caravans. Please note that tent camping is not permitted. There are no electric hook ups available, and overnight parking in the car parks is not allowed.

Are Dogs Permitted at the Festival?

Unfortunately, only guide dogs are permitted on-site.

Will There Be Restrooms Available?

Yes, toilet facilities will be provided on-site.

Other Hot Air Balloon Festivals

We are taking part in many hot air balloon festivals this year. If you are keen to take to the skies with us at another balloon fiesta, or you're searching for ideas on the perfect family day out, check out our ultimate guide to UK hot air balloon festivals.

If the dates for this festival don’t quite work for you and you're looking to plan the dates for a memorable balloon packed weekend outing, check out our quick guide to the UK balloon festival calendar and explore fiestas happening throughout the year.


Please see the official Dorset Balloon Festival website for directions on getting there by car, public transport or walking.

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