The Summer Solstice – What is it?

20th June 2017    News

Today is the Summer Solstice. It marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere but what exactly is the Summer Solstice? Solstices happen twice a year. Once in June and once in December. In June the Northern Hemisphere experiences the longest day of the year whilst on the other hand the Southern […]


Hot Air Balloon Day!

5th June 2017    News

Today marks Hot Air Balloon Day, a day that celebrates all things hot air balloons! The hot air balloon is the oldest form of flight technology used for carrying passengers. The first manned flight was in September 1783 when a scientist called Pilatre De Rozier launched the first hot air balloon called ‘Aerostat Reveillon’. The […]


Happy Somerset Day!

11th May 2017    News

Today is Somerset Day. It’s a relatively new celebratory day, only being voted in by the public two years ago! The day is used to celebrate everything good about living in the county and is backed by businesses and councils. Villages and towns across Somerset celebrate today by putting out bunting on the streets and […]


A history of May Day – why do we celebrate it?

1st May 2017    News

With the weather improving, many people look forward to the celebrating the upcoming Bank Holiday and May Day tradition, but where does it come from?   May Day originates from the Pagan festival of Beltane which falls exactly half a year from November 1st. The earliest May Day celebrations are thought to have taken place […]


St George’s Day

23rd April 2017    News

Happy St George’s Day from Aerosaurus Balloons! St George is the patron Saint of England but what is the history behind this day? St George was born around the year 280 in what is now Turkey. Legend has it that a water well in the town of Silene was guarded by a dragon. In order […]


Happy Easter from Aerosaurus Balloons!

13th April 2017    News

It’s that time of year again where we get to chomp on as much chocolate as possible without feeling bad about it! Easter is one of Christianity’s most important holiday, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some believe that the name Easter originally derived from the word ‘Eostre’ which was the ancient Greek goddess […]