The Fiesta takes place in the rolling parkland of Ashton Court Estate where the majority of the park is grassland although the estate does have a number of tarmac roads or limited temporary roadways. We want the Fiesta to be an enjoyable day for everyone and we hope the following information will help to ensure this is the case.
Before your arrival
You can contact us with any enquiries you may have about your visit by telephone, email or via social media. Directions to the Fiesta can be found on our website as well as a map which can be downloaded. Premium and Advanced Car Park Tickets can be bought in advance via our website. If you wish to book a disabled car parking ticket you must enter your Blue Badge (Disabled Car Parking Permit) Serial Number when purchasing your ticket. Your ticket will only be valid when presented with your Blue Badge.
Due to demand, access to the accessible viewing area should be pre-booked here. Each ticket allows access to one disabled person and one career. Proof of eligibility may be requested on site.
The Bristol International Balloon is proud to be partnering with Event Mobility, who will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disables, elderly and mobility impaired visitors at this year’s Fiesta.
To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair, you can book online at www.eventmobility.co.uk to print out an advance booking form from the website or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request a form be posted to you. Please be aware that bookings cannot be made by phone.
Getting to the Fiesta
Ask your taxi driver to follow the road signs to the designated drop off/pick up location, which is a short walk from the event site.
Our shuttle bus service will drop visitors to the roundabout just outside the site. Please note that it takes about 20 minutes to reach the main arena via an uphill path.
Premium and Advanced Car Park tickets can be bought in advance. If you wish to book a Disabled Car Parking ticket please click here. The Premium and Disabled Car Park is accessed via Gate 6. To guarantee a space in the Disabled Car Park area, we strongly urge visitors to book their car parking ticket in advance. Limited Disabled Car Parking is also available on the day.
Designated Disabled Parking is accessed via Gate 6, which is clearly signposted.
The pedestrian entrance to the Fiesta Arena from the Disabled Car Park is paved with metal trackway.
The pedestrian entrance to the Fiesta Arena from our On the Day Car Park is via a gently sloped tarmac road.
Trackway and pathways circle the main arena site.
The grass can be uneven in areas and slippery when wet.
The disabled viewing area is located inside arena gate 3 at grid reference Q19 (Zone E)
There are disabled toilets located by each block of toilets on site.
There is an additional disabled toilet located in the stables courtyard behind the mansion
There is ramped wheelchair access to both marquees.
There is a disabled toilet located behind both marquees.
Parking is provided for those holding a Blue Badge
Guide dogs are welcome on site
Accessible Viewing Area
Due to demand, access to the accessible viewing area should be pre-booked. Each ticket allows access to one disabled person and one career. Proof of eligibility may be requested on site