Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control at Palace Green, all planned events as part of Balloons InDurham at this location have now be re-arranged to take place at The Sands, as part of the Durham Pride celebrations. Our thanks to the organisers of Durham Pride and the Freeman of the City for inviting Balloons InDurham to this event. Click here for more information.

BALLOONS InDURHAM

Up, up and away! Balloons InDurham is taking place across the City between Friday 25th May and Monday 28th May and it’s sure to be a great day out for all the family to enjoy.  Set to be bigger and better than ever before, with hot air balloon launches, tethered balloons and the stunning night glow as well, this year you can also expect to see live entertainment, arts and crafts and kite flying too.

Balloons InDurham 2018 Programme

Houghall College

 

Friday 25th May

18.30hrs - 19.30hrs Balloon Launch

 

Saturday 26th May

06.30hrs - 07.30hrs Mass Balloon Launch

12.00hrs – 18.30hrs Fun filled afternoon with hot air balloon demonstrations, kite flying and live entertainment

18.30hrs – 19.30hrs Mass Balloon Launch

21.30hrs – 22.15hrs Night Glow

 

Sunday 27th May

06.30hrs - 07.30hrs Mass Balloon Launch

10.00hrs - 12.00hrs Kite Flying

12.00hrs - 18.30hrs Fun filled afternoon with hot air balloon demonstrations, kite flying and live entertainment 

18.30hrs - 19.30hrs Mass Balloon Launch

 

Monday 28th May

06.30hrs - 07.30hrs Mass Balloon Launch

 

The Sands

 

Saturday 26th May

9.00am – 12.00pm:     Kite flying demonstrations

1.00pm – 3.00pm:      Hot air balloon tethers

 

Sunday 27th May

2.00pm – 4.00pm:      Hot air balloon tethers

8.30pm – 10.00pm:    Illuminated tethers

 

There is a non-refundable £5 per car per day parking permit scheme in place for each day of the festival at Houghall Campus.  Once a car parking permit has been purchased on the gate at Houghall Campus, it allows the visitors to come and go during the date the permit is valid for, meaning you can enjoy a balloon launch, then go and explore the City, enjoy a bite to eat or purchase some supplies for a picnic, before returning to the college for more actives later in the afternoon or into the evening without paying a re-entry fee.

If you do fancy a hot air balloon flight, don’t forget Virgin Balloons will also be attending Balloons InDurham. If you’d like to reach for the skies, please do contact them directly to book your experience via its website.

Don’t forget, due to the changeable nature of the festival programme, some events may need to be re-arranged at short notice. For live updates about the festival programme, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!