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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

What Makes Hot Air Ballooning So Exciting?

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Issy

It's was a long time coming, but the hot air ballooning season, which generally runs from April to October, is here. Our signature Red Letter Days balloons are raring to go and in this blog post, we celebrate all things hot air ballooning so … Read More

Six Top Tips for Great Holiday Photos

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Brooke

Now that the summer holidays are here you are going to want to be out and about with your camera creating some wonderful memories on camera! Here are 6 top tips for great holiday photos, courtesy of our friends at Red Cloud Photography for capturing … Read More

Hot Air Ballooning: Meet the Makers

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Issy

It's no hidden secret that we are fanatical about hot air ballooning at Red Letter Days! Remember our trip to the factory to see our Red Letter Days hot air balloons being made and tested? Cameron Balloons are one of the most … Read More

Out and About at Cameron Balloons

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Issy

Our partnership with Balloons Over Britain means that we can't be beaten on price for hot air balloon rides UK and are the exclusive retailer of hot air balloon rides London. We proudly have our very own Red Letter Days hot air balloons up in … Read More

In Pictures: The Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Posted on August 15, 2016 by Ben Barron

Every year operators, enthusiasts, and the general public gather to take part in Europe’s biggest celebration of all things hot air ballooning, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Never wanting to miss out on the fun, this year we sent along our social media … Read More

Seven Stunning Hot Air Balloon Facts

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Dan

At this year's Bristol Balloon Fiesta - Europe's largest annual hot air balloon festival, two of our very own Red Letter Days  hot air balloons will be flying. To share our excitement, here are seven amazing hot air balloon facts you may not … Read More

Hot Air Ballooning Month

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Issy

Throughout August 2016, we’re going to be full of hot air, because our theme is HOT AIR BALLOONING. Aboard a wicker basket that floats gently and quietly in the sky, beneath a colourful balloon envelope powered by propane burners really is the most spectacular way … Read More

Junior Karting at Rye House Kart Raceway

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Issy

The bank holiday weekend was sunny and far too good to waste by staying indoors. Andy, our Head of Brand and Partnerships, took the family to Rye House Kart Raceway, Hertfordshire, and a new young racing devotee was born.   … Read More

Sevda Dines at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Dan

Recently our resident spa and pampering specialist, Sevda, enjoyed enjoyed a spot of Spanish-style Michelin-starred dining at Belgravia's Ametsa with Arzak Instruction. Want to know how she found her experience? Read on to find out. Read More

BFG and 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Roald Dahl

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Dan

We're SO excited about The BFG movie, directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. Release across the country today, it looks pretty epic. We predict it to be one of the top films of the year. Read on to learn 7 things you may not know about … Read More

Alternative Water Sports for Summer

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Dan

From swimming and snorkelling to fishing and big wave surfing, water sports come in many different shapes and sizes. For years, people all over the world have flocked to their nearest pool, lake or beach during the summer months to give them a … Read More

Pay It Forward

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Brooke

It’s not every day here at Red Letter Days that we receive an e-mail leading us to something and someone so out of the ordinary. However, back in June we received one which introduced us to 70 year old Susan Bathurst, a remarkable individual who runs a … Read More

Fresh Vegetarian Summer Salads

Posted on July 15, 2016 by admin

When the weather is hot, sometimes it's nice to take a break from the barbecue and try something cool and fresh. We'd like to share a few recipes we use to make vegetarian and vegan summer salads for lunch in the office. Read More

K – West Spa and Rock Tea

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Issy

K – West Spa and Rock Tea This super-cool spa is situated in a super-cool hotel conveniently located a short walk from Shepherds Bush tube station. K - West offers imaginative and holistic treatments within stylish, ultra-modern facilities and is solo-friendly, which isn't always easy to … Read More

5 Urban Beaches to Make Summer Swing

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Ben Barron

The Great British Summer time can only mean one thing; it’s time to fill up a cooler, pack up the car, and head to the coast for a day of fun in the sun! However, city slickers know all too well that finding the … Read More

6 Super Summer Beers

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Ben Barron

The British summertime brings with it plenty of our most loved traditions such as cricket, The Proms, and that cherished moment when the barbeque first springs into life. However, one particular summer tradition is celebrated more enthusiastically than any other. Whether it’s in a … Read More

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Issy

Ali and I between us have worked at Red Letter Days for nearly three decades, sharing many an unusual adventure thanks to our employers. We often pool experience opportunities together in order to try different things. This summer has been no exception and, combining Ali's great love of history and … Read More