LETTER: Deflated by balloon treat at Ferry Meadows

I wanted to write about my disappointing visit to the Ferry Meadows Discovery Weekend.

Monday, 29th May 2017, 1:30 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:36 pm

Sunny Sunday - Ferry Meadows. Chance to take a tethered ride in a hot air balloon. Really looking forward to it. Went at 10.30am with boyfriend to make an early booking - no balloon in sight - told there had been a delay of some sort and that was all they knew.

We kept on checking on Facebook and due to weather conditions (WHAT?? Bright sunshine and a very gentle breeze) and they were aiming for 1pm start but they will keep us updated.

Kept checking every half an hour but still no further information.

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Finally some information that the balloon was up at 4pm (Strange I thought the event should have finished at 4pm?) and by this time we were at home...

Ferry Meadows is a lovely place to visit and we go there frequently and thought it was an amazing opportunity to go in a hot air balloon.

The general lack of information was unacceptable and wasted our day.

Amber Carswell

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