Sky High 2019 sees record visitor numbers
Following our first-ever Sky High hot air balloon event, we’d like to say a big thank you to all our visitors & partners…
“What a whirl wind few days we’ve had at Robin Hill Sky High 2019! Testing weather put paid to free flight, but 2 fantastic Night Glow shows have punctuated a challenging, yet very exciting inaugural event.
The team and I extend our sincerest thanks to all our visitors for being so flexible and understanding with the programming changes – we know a lot of you were disappointed (as were we!) with the cancellation of all launches. Thank you to those who came out in record numbers to support our ambitious vision.
Great moments of the event include our human image record attempt, sunrise photoshoot, a visit from ITV Meridian and an incredible photo of the event by the talented Sienna Anderson published in the Telegraph – not to mention 2 visually stunning Night Glow shows!
A massive thanks to our event partners Red Funnel Ferries, Isle of Wight Distillery, Island Photo Centre and to the crews and pilots who, although grounded indefinitely, pushed through some very adverse conditions to deliver the balloon activity that could be achieved.
We will be reviewing the event programme and all the feedback received with a view to planning the next Sky High for you, fingers crossed bigger, better and less windy in the future!” – James Crofts, Robin Hill Park Manager
The park is open 10.00 until 18.00 for the rest of the week so pop back and make the most of your Frequent Visitor Passes or 7 day return ticket. If you haven’t already, sign up to our mailing list via our website www.robin-hill.com to keep up to date with all park news and future events.
The weather may not have been fully on our side this week but that hasn’t stopped our visiting photographers from capturing some incredible images of the event!
We want to say a big thank you to the thousands of visitors so far this week for their support whilst Sky High finds its feet in 2019 and a special thank you to all the photographers who have shared their images with us. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites!
Header image: David Rutherford
Photographers in order of appearance:
Graham Hendy | Jack Charge | Elizabeth Miller | Luke Meads | Robert Williams | Oliver Howells | Sam Winterbottom | Simon Teague | Sam Phillips | Nick Lowe | Jodie Hope | Chris Cockroft | Antony Winch | Sienna Anderson | John Robert