17th & 18th SEPTEMBER 2016


Arena Attractions

As much as balloonists want to fly during the Wales International Balloon Festival, ballooning is a weather dependent activity so we’ve added a whole host of other attractions to keep you entertained!

Keep calling back as more attractions are added…

Saturday 17th Sept
7.00am Gates open for early morning ascent.
10am Main show begins with balloon display in main arena.
11am Xtreme Stunt Team (motorcycles)
12pm Cheshire Falconry
1pm Balloon Display
2pm Xtreme Stunt Team (motorcycles)
3pm Cheshire Falconry
4pm Xtreme Stunt Team (motorcycles)
5pm Evening ascent
6pm Red Devils Parachute Display Team
8pm Evening Glow
8pm Firework Display

Sunday 18th Sept
7am Gates open for early morning ascent.
10am Main show begins with balloon display in main arena.
11am Galloping Acrobats
12pm Cheshire Falconry
1pm Balloon Display
2pm Llangollen Motorcycle Club
3pm Galloping Acrobats
4pm Cheshire Falconry
5pm British Ironworks Balloon Race

Model Balloon displays in the main Pavilion on both days and the Llangollen Motorcycle Club have their own arena area and will be displaying throughout both days.

In the interests of Health & Safety no pet dogs are allowed on-site over the weekend except guide dogs.


The Red Devils

The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team ‘The Red Devils’ is the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army.
The team’s role is to promote both the Parachute Regiment and the British Army in support of recruitment – this is achieved by carrying out over 60 spectacular parachute displays at public events each year and by attracting positive publicity through the media.

The team is currently manned by 12 serving soldiers from the The Parachute Regiment’s three full-time Battalions: 1, 2 & 3 PARA.

Every member of the team has served a minimum of three years in a The Parachute Regiment Battalion and has taken part in at least one operational tour of duty in either: The Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and/or Iraq.

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Galloping Acrobatics

From the minute Galloping Acrobats enter the arena you will be mesmerised by the remarkable feats of gymnastic, acrobatic and equestrian skill on display. Gaze in awe as horses Tinker and Casper thunder past with rider Rosie standing on their backs.

Watch in amazement as Tinker skips around the arena with a giant five metre skipping rope and then has his bridle removed to be vaulted on at complete liberty. Ask Casper a mathematics question – multiplication or division today.

The incredible level of communication between Rosie and her horses will have you enthralled from start to finish. Following each display a twenty minute meet and greet session allows for you to ask questions and interact with all performers – human and equine!

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Xtreme Stunt Team

The Xtreme Stunt team is one of the most unique and exciting motorcycle stunt show’s & cycle bike display’s on the planet, with riders boasting more accumulated championship titles and accomplishments than any other team.

The show consists of two riders and a commentator, which includes the reigning and five times world cycle trials champion Jack Carthy, who will leave everyone simply amazed as he exhibits his incredible riding talents.

Joining Jack in the show is Dan Clark who as wowed audiences all over the world with his motorcycle stunts and displays. With Dan on the motorbike and Jack on the peddle bike it’s a man against machine event with plenty of comedy aspects to the show!


Cheshire Falconry

Cheshire Falconry are one of the leading falconry centre’s in the United Kingdom, based in the heart of Cheshire. They offer a unique range of hands-on birds of prey flying experiences for adults, children or the whole family!

Professional falconers let you can soar with eagles, fly with falcons and hoot with owls. Come along and enjoy one of the best and biggest bird of prey demonstrations in the UK. A truly unique experience certain to be remembered forever.

There will also be a permanent display area, where you can have your photograph taken holding one of the fantastic birds of prey and raise money for Nightingale House at the same time!


Model Balloons

They may be a lot smaller than their full size cousins but are no less spectacular AND are operated indoors so can fly anytime. Courtesy of AMBalloons, one of the biggest manufacturers of model balloons in the UK, these fantastic balloons are always an extremely popular attraction housed within the main Pavilion building.

You’ll be amazed!!


The Army

101 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, who undertakes the vital task of maintaining the equipment that the British Army utilises, will be in attendance throughout the weekend. They will be bringing an array of vehicles, activities and information on the regiment and potential careers within the British Army.

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Junior Kick Start Team

The Llangollen Motorcycle Club Junior Kick Start Team will be giving regular displays of their trials skills within their own special arena throughout the two days of the Festival. Their permanent display also gives everyone the chance to see their bikes close up.


Rides and attractions for all the family will be at the show ensuring entertainment for all ages. Whether it be one the bigger, spectacular rides, those suitable for smaller children or traditional stalls such as ‘hook a duck there be something for everyone.



Festival Fireworks are the leading fireworks display organiser in North Wales.

With a history of more than 20 years in the pyrotechnics field, they have vast experience in putting on some of the most spectacular displays in the North West.

Their display will prove to be a fantastic way to end the Saturday evening glow.

Festival Fireworks are the leading fireworks supplier and display organiser in North Wales. We cater for events of all sizes, weddings, concerts and more.

With a history of more than 20 years in the pyrotechnics field, we offer a huge wealth of experience that can help you run your event in a safe and professional manner. Don’t just take our word for it, read the testimonials throughout our website and view the Festival Fireworks photo and video gallery HERE