SlideRider™ - Bristol

One gigantic slide

Unfortunately we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel SlideRider™ at the 2016 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Sadly, entries have been lower than anticipated and taking the cost of staging into consideration we are not able to run the event. This difficult decision has been made to ensure that as much money as possible goes towards life-saving research.

If you have already entered, you will automatically receive a refund on your entry fee. If you have any questions or would like more information you can call us on 0300 123 3025 during office hours (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).

To enter you must be over the age of 12 on event day and taller than 154cm.

Children need to be entered by someone over the age of 18.

If you would like more information or help entering please call us on 0300 123 3025.


Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Long  Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN

By car:

To park at the event site visitors must book car parking in advance, via the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta website. Please note that all visitors with advanced car parking tickets must arrive at the event site no later than 5pm.

There is an early bird price for parking and that prices will increase closer to the event.

By public transport:

There will be shuttle buses running from the city centre to Ashton Court. Please pay on the bus for your ticket. 

A shuttle timetable will be available on the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta website nearer the event.

Think swimwear, t-shirts and shorts which you don't mind getting wet!

Please avoid jeans, or anything with buckles and studs which can damage the slide.

You will be asked to remove jewellery, watches, belts and sunglasses as well as anything in your pockets, so you may want to leave them at home.

You'll be asked to remove your footwear before you slide.

We recommend bringing a towel and change of clothes for after you slide. There won't be anywhere to keep your belongings, so bring a friend along to look after them for you.

Please keep the weather in mind:

Hot weather

Stay hydrated by bringing a bottle of water

Bring sun screen and clothes which will protect you from the sun

Cold or wet weather

Bring plenty of layers to keep you as warm and dry as possible (until you slide!)

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