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Longleat Sky Safari 2019, Wiltshire, UK
September 13 - September 15
The UK’s biggest air balloon bonanza, the Longleat Sky Safari, will take place this 13 to 15 September at the the nation’s premier safari park in Wiltshire. More than 150 balloons will lift to the skies over the three days for the fourth Longleat Sky Safari, which this year will feature a number of balloons shaped like animals.
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. The safari concludes with Shape Sunday when 30 balloons will be tethered together.
Morning flights will be between 7:15am and 8:30am, with evening flights from 5pm to 6:30pm.
On Friday and Saturday evenings the balloons will fire up their burners to the accompaniment of music for the Longleat Sky Safari Night Glow at 8pm. Also, during the day visitors can view the balloons up close during their tethering. Entertainment will include model balloon flight demos and street entertainment.
Thursday 13 September will see the exclusive Longleat annual pass sky safari with a mass ascent and night glow.
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: Adults £34.95 (£29.70 online); Children £26.20 (£22.27); Seniors £31.45 (£26.73); Under 3, free.
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.
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