The Exclusive Cup - #SkySafari

Welcome to the Exclusive Cup, SkySafari – Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon festival

Almost 250 hot air balloons from all corners of the world ascended from Longleat in September 2019, making Sky Safari Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon event!

Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place we took the difficult but appropriate decision to postpone The Exclusive Cup for 2020, replacing the event with a drive-in night glow, the first of its kind in the UK.

In 2021, we returned to Longleat with a series of spectacular night glows, with over 100 teams participating in our signature choreographed glows over three nights.

Exclusive Ballooning returned to Longleat in 2022 with a full Sky Safari event, featuring two bespoke atmospheric night-glows crafted in memoriam of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Over 120 balloons returned to Longleat in 2023, featuring mass ascents, competition flights and spectacular night glows.

Plans are underway for the Sky Safari 2024 at Longleat, with dates to be announced in due course.