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  • Live Stream Closed
    May 29, 2017

    This live feed has now closed, Thank you for your support.

    The Eclipse Flight PR team

  • Another Great Video from Abbey aerial video
    May 23, 2017

  • See us on points west!
    May 23, 2017

    The eclipse flight events were on BBC Points West!

  • Official Comment
    May 22, 2017

    Please note the event will not happen again on the reserve date (June 4th). This back up date was only if the event could not happen due to rain and was cancelled in advance. Whilst the balloon didn’t quite make it up, the event did go ahead and planning, organisation and insurance requirements mean it won’t be happening again in the near future. The pilot made the decision to abort and Sir David Hempleman-Adams and everyone attending and involved were disappointed of course. A great day out with many many enjoying the fun and visiting our very special Athelstan Museum. All proceeds will go towards the Moravian Church restoration. 

  • Hobbs House Balloon Biscuits
    May 21, 2017

    Hobbs House bakery in Malmesbury have baked some fantastic balloon themed biscuits in support of the event. They’re proving very people with the event organisers aka the official taste testers!

  • Send us your balloon pictures!
    May 21, 2017

    Do you have a great picture of the balloon? We would love to see it!  Send it to the Discover Malmesbury Team at

  • Here's something fun!
    May 20, 2017


  • We have lift off! - UPDATE 12pm SATURDAY 20 MAY
    May 20, 2017

     THE  BALLOON LIFT OFF IS ON! for Sunday 21 May. Weather and Balloon Experts Have Confirmed

  • Where do I Park?
    May 20, 2017

    Station Yard Carpark – This is Malmesbury’s long stay carpark. It can be accessed by the Big CoOp. Please note, there is a steep set of steps here leading to the Cross Hayes.

    Wychurch Farm & shuttle bus service – There will be shuttle bus service running on Sunday 21st to and from the Cross Hayes. This service will operate between 4pm-8pm. Thanks to AC Nurdens for providing the transport. Please note, the Cross Hayes will be closed all day Sunday.

    Disabled Parking –  Available at the Wychurch Farm located near the Wychurch Roundabout. Please note there will be a FREE shuttle service running to take everyone to the Cross Hayes.

    Officials – If you are one of the lucky crew or media pass holders parking will be available in our designated VIP parking areas, These will be close to the launch site, Our stewards will direct you to them on the day. Please note spaces are limited so only vehicles with VIP passes are permitted to park in them.

    Press – Press have been allocated special parking within the Cross Hayes car park to cover the event. If you’re a member of the press and require a parking pass, please contact: Lesley Wood / 07836 575498 /

  • Good morning!
    May 20, 2017

    We’ve another day of fun-filled #EclipseFlight2017 activities planned. Why not join in the fun…

     Up, up and away! Stories & activities for children
    10.30am – 11.30am: Malmesbury Library
    For ages 5-10 years

     Art activities
    Fun for children aged 4+
    3pm @ Maybe School Room, Oxford Street, Malmesbury

    Guided Walking Tours: Tracing Walter Powell’s lasting influence on Malmesbury
    _ 1:30pm: A child friendly walk: ‘Walter Powell MP: Trains, Schools, Gasworks and Balloons’ Includes activities for children aged 4 plus.
    _ 3:30pm: Walter Powell MP: Malmesbury’s kind Victorian?
    Tickets: £5 Adult, £3 Child. Available from the Athelstan Museum. Numbers limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Shuttle Bus
    May 19, 2017


    The shuttle bus run will at 4.00pm & 8.00pm.

    A C Nurden Ltd, Quality Builder is kindly providing a shuttle bus which will be taking people down to Cross Hayes from Whychurch Farm, where they may have parked, to the event.
    After the event the bus will pick people up from the entrance to Cross Hayes Lane by the monk statue to ferry them back to Whychurch Farm.



  • Download a map of Sunday's event
    May 19, 2017

    The map is now available HERE


  • Hear us on Heart FM!
    May 19, 2017

    Tune into Heart FM Wiltshire this weekend and hear all about The Eclipse Flight event. We’ve given an exclusive interview and snippets will be running between now and Sunday to plug the event!

  • Guided Walking Tours - Tracing Walter Powell’s Steps
    May 18, 2017

    We’re running guided walking tours and tracing Walter Powell’s lasting influence on Malmesbury.

       – 1:30pm: A child friendly walk: ‘Walter Powell MP: Trains, Schools, Gasworks and Balloons’ Includes activities for children aged 4 plus.

        – 3:30pm: Walter Powell MP: Malmesbury’s kind Victorian?

        Tickets: £5 Adult, £3 Child. Available from the Athlestan Museum. Numbers limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Follow us on Facebook & Twitter
    May 18, 2017

    We’re working with Discover Malmesbury and they’ve kindly let us takeover their Facebook and Twitter pages! For the latest news and event updates be sure to follow them on @MamlesburyLife.

  • An evening lecture with Sir David Hempleman-Adams
    May 18, 2017

    Enjoy an evening lecture with Sir David Hempleman-Adams, ‘At the mercy of the winds’ Adventures in Ballooning.

     7pm @ Malmesbury Town Hall

     Tickets: £12.50 (including glass of wine).

    Tickets available from the Athelstan Museum 01666 829 258 /

  • Welcome to our LIVE newsfeed
    May 16, 2017

    Hands up, who’s looking forward to The Eclipse Flight event? Enjoy 3 days of family friendly fun & entertainment!

    Stick with us, this is where you can find out the lastest news, updates and weather reports ahead of Sunday’s event.