Longleat Sky Safari 2022

Over 100 hot air balloons are set to take to the skies above Longleat in Wiltshire as part of its spectacular Sky Safari (9-11 September).

Now in its fifth year, the three-day festival features daily mass launches, night glows set to music and a host of other fun activities including model balloon flight demonstrations, street entertainment and catering outlets.

Colourful balloons in all shapes and sizes will be joining in the fun. Longleat’s very own lion shaped hot air balloon, will be joined by a menagerie of flying animals including a koala, cheetah, wolf and penguin. 

The event attracts balloon crews from as far afield as Alaska, to take part in the internationally accredited competition.

For the first time, this year’s festival will feature a third night glow on Sunday where tethered balloons fire up their burners in time to an amazing musical soundtrack.

The three-day festival is in addition to the Park’s usual attractions, including the drive-through Safari, Koala Creek, Longleat House, Jungle Cruise, Longleat Railway, Adventure Castle, Jungle Kingdom and many more attractions.

Event details

Sky Safari – September 9-11 at Longleat, Warminster, Wilts BA12 7NW. Admission to the event is free with a valid day ticket or Annual Pass (selected dates), however advance online booking is recommended as it is likely to prove very popular. Visit //www.longleat.co.uk/whats-on/sky-safari for details or call 01985 844400.

Daily timings

7:15 – 8:30am:                        Morning mass launch
10:30 – 11:30am:                    Morning tethering
2:30 – 4:00pm:                        Afternoon tethering
From 5:00 – 6:30pm:              Evening mass launch
7:45 – 8:00pm:                        Night glow inflation
8:00pm:                                   Night glow

Please be aware that ballooning is incredibly weather dependent, launch timings may have to be adjusted to allow for the weather, and in adverse conditions, some launches and displays may have to be postponed or cancelled.