Rally Chat If you are not going to Malvern why not come to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

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  1. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    We shall be at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta again this year on the general camping at the Parsonage Farm Site you just pay when you arrive there is no booking it is the closest you will get to the actual Fiesta.

    MCC also have a rally there on the field next to general camping no booking for this either just so long as you are a member of MCC.

    Look forward to seeing Funsters there we shall be flying our flag ;)
    kind regards Kate
     
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  2. Kybod

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    This is one i have written in my diary, so hopefully will be able to make it.
    Mike
     
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    Go on, rub it in. We resolved to go to Bristol this year only to fins the dates clash with Malvern :cry:
     
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  4. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Ill have a word with the organisors when i am there @Jim see if we can make sure it wont clash again next year ;)
     
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    Don't want to steal anyone away from staying at Bristol :imoutahere:but possible to do Thursday day & night with Night Glow at the Balloon Festival then go on to Retro Festival or Malvern on the Friday so best of both worlds?! We did the whole Balloon Festival at Cotham RFC last year & although the rally was one of the best socially just one day & night at the Festival was enough to see almost everything. The Thursday was busy but really enjoyable & everything was the same on Saturday (again with Night Glow) but they closed the gates as a safety measure as so packed & too busy with people to look at the stalls so not so good. Would love to go again but only on the Thursday/Friday.
     
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    Look forward to seeing you there if you go our kettle is always on pop and say hello :). Have you ever camped on Parsonage Farm? We have never had a problem there the gates opposite are always open. Never seen them closed in the years we have been going. However Saturday night is realLy realLy busy. You can see all the fireworks from the campsite and most of the flights dont even have to venture over if you dont want to . Like the idea of just doing a few days there and onto Malvern ect for others thanks for the idea. We shall be staying for the duration as we enjoy it so much x
    Kate
     
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    Will have a think about this Kate -'thanks for raising it:)

    P.s. @Ambilkate have you got a link anywhere please?
     
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    You could always ditch Malvern :D
     
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    Any new details for the retro festival? It hasn't been mentioned recently.
     
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    Know from the threads that @Landy lover was having a meeting with the organisers in February & that the rally cost will be no more than last year at £99 booking with RVOC/Fun (much more booking direct!) so hopefully more will be posted soon. Have seen that their website http://www.retrofestival.co.uk/ has now been updated with this years event & more being added every week (y)
     
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    Last years was FANTASTIC..
    Weather was the best and thanks to Ambilkate we had a great location...
    The grandkids loved it as well..





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    I went to the Balloon Festival for the first time last year, definitely going again this year. The fireworks at last yes was worth the trip alone. So resolved to give Malvern a miss.

    See you there. Al.
     
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    Just to follow on from Tonka & tempt Funsters to the Balloon Festival - this was the Night Glow (Thursday) last year with the balloons being lit up in time to music:
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    Snap! Posted at the same time :)
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    It was such great weather and a great sight last year that I don't know if we dare go again in case it doesn't live up to the same expectations :D
     
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    True..
    So true.. all seemed so perfect ..
     
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    The night glow is just brilliant
     
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    And the fact you could sit in your motorhome (or in @Popeye 's drinking his booze and eating his snacks) and watch the poor devils who had paid a fiver to park in the farmer's field next to the rugby club, spend hours and hours trying to get out, down a single track was worth every penny! Having said that, we are booked to go to Malvern this year!
     
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    Crickey Gerri so glad that isn't the farmers field we camp in . I know they have had to pull them of the MCC field if the weather is really bad. We have always been ok :)
     
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