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Balloons Over Britain

If you're thinking about taking a hot air balloon ride, giving one to someone as a gift or even advertising on a balloon, then you should have a look at this site. Balloons Over Britain is a network of 12 balloon flight operators who collectively offer balloon trips throughout the UK. The site includes a search facility to help you locate the operator closest to you along with links to their individual sites where you can purchase balloon flights or gift vouchers.

Bizzy Balloons

Crazy balloons, loving balloons, birthday balloons, Mother's day balloons - pretty much every kind of balloon you can imagine can be ordered from this site. Prices start from just £14 including delivery, a free box of chocolates, a gift box, decorative weight and ribbon, and a hand written greeting card with your personal message.

Balloons and Parties To Go

This company specialises in helium balloons and party supplies, offering a wide range of helium balloon designs as well as personalisation. A lot of their balloons can be purchased online for next day delivery throughout the UK.

Balloon HQ

Although not a UK only site, the balloon artist directory does contain the details of over 100 British balloon artists. The site also offers a huge amount of information about balloons and balloon sculpture, including a guide to doing it yourself for the very brave or creative. Photographs are included, from small children's animals to huge room-filling sculptures.

Postal Gifts

This is a cute, simple site where you can order balloon gifts for delivery anywhere in the UK, either next working day or on the date of your choice. They have a decent selection, organised by special occasion and type of balloon.