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Oswestry Balloon Carnival is a free family fun event in aid of Nightingale House Hospice, and therefore there is a suggested donation of £2 to Nightingale House Hospice.

Please also be mindful that the park is a public area.

The carnival security and fire safety is being supplied by Valley Security and Fire Ltd. If you have issues or inquires on either day of the event please go to the Nightingale House Hospice stall located by the park memorial gates or park green hut next to the playground. 





Saturday 17th  - 10am to 9:30pm

Sunday 18th - 10:30am to 7:30pm





ENTRANCES – Main Park Gates

Alternative Entrances – Arches alleyway to Willow Street


EXITS – Main Gates, Willow Street, Tennis Courts, Welsh Walls (Ramp only) or St Davids.


*Welsh Walls double gates for authorised vehicles only



To meet Public Health & Safety Regulations, should the park reach capacity, the organisers will operate a strict One out, One in System for entry to the event.

We appreciate your patience and understanding should these circumstances occur.


Oswestry Balloon Carnival chosen charity is Nightingale House Hospice. There will be hospice volunteers based around Cae Glas Park to help with any inquires. You can also support the charity via coin donation, tap to donate (£2.00 min charge) or purchasing glow items for the Night Glow on the day. To find out more about Nightingale House Hospice and how your donations help run their services please follow the link below.

Registered Charity: 1035600




Please see our transport and parking page for more information. Please be aware some transport services my be limited due to the weekend. 


There will a bar in service at the event over the carnival weekend.


We want everyone to enjoy the event, however we would like to remind attendees to be mindful that Cae Glas Park is a public area and Oswestry Balloon Carnival is a family fun event. Please drink responsibly if consuming alcohol at this event.  






We have an array of hot air balloons attending this event. 

Please be aware that balloons are only operational in approved weather conditions. This means that any Balloon Activity is weather dependent.  


Our event flight director will be giving updates over the carnival weekend on flight conditions and balloon activity. You can also follow weather and event updates live on our event Facebook page. 





The night-glow will be returning again this year on Saturday 17th August at 9pm. This years Glow has been organised again by Elevate Balloon Flights. Nightingale House will also be selling an array of children's glow items prior to the show from the Fun Fair section within the park.

Please note that the nigh-glow is subject to weather conditions and updates will be provided in the park and on social media through the day.


Dogs are allowed to the attend this event, however they must be on a lead at all times. Please be mindful of dog when balloon activity is present as they can be startled by the burners. There will also be taps in the park to keep your four legged friends hydrated. 

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