The balloon

Let your imagination soar as you experience Bournemouth in a whole new way from the gondola of a giant helium balloon!

Presented by S&D; Leisure, the Bournemouth Balloon is a spherical helium-filled balloon with an enclosed gondola designed to carry 25-28 passengers. Tethered by a steel cable, the Balloon will gently float 500 feet above the beautiful Lower Gardens.

Riders will be enchanted with a spectacular panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area for up to 20 miles from the highest public observation point in Bournemouth.

Children and adults alike will enjoy the breath-taking sights by day or our illuminated night time flights, which create a unique romantic atmosphere providing the perfect way to highlight your visit to Bournemouth.

The operators

S & D Leisure Ltd the owners and operators of the Bournemouth Balloon are a family business with several generations' experience of operating rides and attractions. We want you to enjoy your visit to this beautiful resort and we will go out of our way to make sure your stay is an enjoyable and safe experience while in our care.

We take great pride in all the services we offer in Bournemouth; The Bournemouth Balloon (tethered balloon) attraction, the four Victorian catering kiosks and the Bungee Trampolines in the Lower Gardens together with the Victorian carousel and the Simulator on Pier Approach. We maintain and service all the rides regularly and always ensure things are immaculate for our guests.

Our staff members are well trained and dressed in smart uniforms. They are ready and waiting to aid you if you need assistance at any time during your visit please ask us and we will be happy to do what we can to help.

S&D Leisure's commitment to the local community is very strong and is a member of several committees within the town who actively support these local charities:

Local Schools and community groups

Sponsors of:


Not Flying

What does this mean?
Due to adverse weather conditions the balloon is not currently flying, existing ticket holders please call to arrange another booking.

S & D Leisure Ltd reserve the right to suspend or cancel flying at any time for operational or safety reasons


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