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Longleat Sky Safari 2023, Wiltshire, UK

8 September 2023 - 10 September 2023


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The UK‘s biggest air balloon bonanza, the Longleat Sky Safari, will take place this 8 to 10 September at the the nation’s premier safari park in Wiltshire.  Numerous balloons will lift to the skies over the three days for the Longleat Sky Safari. 

In addition to Simbaloo, Longleat’s lion-shaped hot air balloon, expect to see a koala, cheetah, panther, wolf, owl and parrot take to the air. Other crowd favourite balloon’s include the Ricoh Cube, Scottish Cup, Up Balloon, an Emoji and a tea pot.

Simbaloo the lion hot air balloon rises over Longleat House
Simbaloo the lion hot air balloon rises over Longleat House

Longleat Sky Safari Tickets

All visitors will have full access to the event for the three days without any increase in the normal day price of entry to Longleat. You can purchase a ticket here.

The night glow featuring Longleat's Koala and Loin hot air balloons
The night glow featuring Longleat’s Koala and Loin hot air balloons

How to Get to Longleat

If travelling by car, Longleat is off the A36 between Bath and Salisbury. Parking is free. By train, the nearest station is Frome with a service to Bath and London. Warminster station is 5 miles from Longleat, and Westbury station 12 miles away.

Longleat Safari Park and Longleat House

A day ticket includes entry to Longleat Safari Park, with Cheetah Kingdom, the monkey drive through, the lions of Longleat, as well as Koala Creek, Adventure Castle, Jungle Kingdom and Monkey Temple. The ticket also entails entry to Longleat House and Gardens.

For details on Longleat Sky Safari 202 Longleat House



8 September 2023
10 September 2023


Longleat Safari Park
Warminster,WiltshireBA12 7NWUnited Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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