As said, the patchwork balloon leaving from Endcliffe Park on a Sunday is the operated by the Dragon Balloon company. The basket takes 12 people and the flight left around 7:30 last week. 6:30 meet - breifing, setup and an hour flight before champagne and ride back to the park, getting back in the Land Rover around 10:30pm.
My wife took a flight on Sunday and thought it was brilliant. This was a b'day pressie booked last September and our 3rd attempt to fly - it's very weather dependant!
They flew out over Whirlow and landed near Froggat - but the 'test' balloon launched 30 minutes earlier disappeared over City Road direction!
Quite expensive, payment needed up front but definately an experience worth having, judging from the feedback.