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A famous Cheshire castle is to host The Great Balloon Race and aerial extravaganza this August

by Webmaster, 7th July 2021

A famous Cheshire castle is to host The Great Balloon Race and aerial extravaganza this August

The UK’s biggest hot air balloons are coming to Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall in Cheshire from 6th-8th August and it's sure to be a spectacular sight. 

Three days of aerial entertainment will fill the skies across Cheshire and neighbouring counties, as up to 50 of the best hot air balloons go up, up and away before returning for a dazzling night glow accompanied by the Ibiza Classics Orchestra. The entertainment also includes a daredevil paramotor display, the Sky Rascals and a breathtaking sky dance from a 100ft crane.

Each evening will end with live music and a fireworks display.

For those with a head for heights, balloon flights are also available with prices starting from £325 for an individual on a shared flight, £950 for a couple and up to £1,650 for a party of six.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing the Great Balloon Race festival to Bolesworth Castle,” says event director, Adam Faulkner. 

“It has been a year since our last show and a hard year for everyone, so we’ve gone all out to make this a truly fantastic evening for families and friends to enjoy.

“There are some amazing balloons on display including a grenade, an F1 Car, as well as a few special designs which will be revealed for the first time this summer.

“We have also brought together some incredible aerial entertainment, which is a must see, while the hot air balloon light glow to music is just stunning."

All balloon activities are weather permitting and conducted in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority guidelines.

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