The weather was truly against us this weekend making it impossible for the hot air balloons to take to the sky for the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta. It certainly wasn't all doom and gloom at the racecourse though with family friendly entertainment on the ground taking place all weekend including stunt shows, fair ground rides, dog shows, night glow and fireworks. 

Scroll on to see some of the daytime highlights. If you attended we would love to see your photos. Tag us in on Instagram or pop them on our Facebook page

Below are the the scenes we were all hoping for, with balloons filling the sky over Cheltenham. These spectacular photos were taken by Mikal Ludlow Photography during the first Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta in 2019, (the 2020 event sadly had to be cancelled due to the lockdown). 

Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2019Above - Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2019. 

Below - On the ground entertainment this weekend...

Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Cheltenham Balloon  Fiesta 2021

Cheltenham Balloon  Fiesta 2021

Cheltenham Balloon  Fiesta 2021

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