The UK's biggest balloon festival has taken to the skies of Longleat this morning.

After strong winds meant yesterday's preview event was cancelled, Longleat's annual Sky Safari is now in full flight for the weekend.

Longleat’s very own lion shaped hot air balloon, Simbaloo, will be taking to the skies alongside penguins, Puddles and Splash, who will also be showing off their cute new penguin chick balloon at the event for the first time.

To buy weekend day tickets please visit for details or call 01985 844400.