Hot air balloon inflatables and other giant balloons

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

Lots of people have been asking us for giant inflatable spheres recently, so we’ve been kept busy designing and making giant balloons and hot air balloon inflatables too. It’s wonderful to know that Spring is underway and life is returning to normal again. Bring on the festivals and sports events! The sphere shape is a wonderful design for an inflatable …

Grey robotic looking giant inflatable pig in our workshop

Silver Anniversary and beyond

katebarlow Inflatable Lights

It was exactly 25 years ago, in August 1996, when we opened for business. Throughout all this time, the last 18 months have been our most challenging. However, our loyal clients have stuck with us and kept returning to us during the pandemic. Some themes have come through strongly as we’ve all been hoping for good news even during the …

covent garden market inflatable rainbow entrance

Cold Air Filled Inflatable Rainbow

katebarlow Fun Inflatables, Inflatable Arches

Making an Impact with a Ground Based Inflatable at Covent Garden They say there is a pot of gold at the foot of a rainbow, but at Covent Garden there were pots of flowers and shrubs! Covent Garden and the thousands of visitors to the area loved the giant helium filled inflatable rainbow we made for them! In fact, it …

site marking helium-filled inflatable

Height Marking Balloons over Exeter

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Uncategorised

Helium filled inflatable rainbows may be the more glamorous side of the inflatable business but we also provide more workaday balloons. Height marking balloons are a good example of this. We are the ‘go to’ company when architects, planners and developers want to mark the height of a proposed development. There is nothing like seeing a balloon floating in the …

NHS staff with giant inflatable rainbow at Covent Garden

Giant Inflatable Rainbow over Covent Garden

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables, Promotional Inflatables

When Covent Garden came to us with the idea of floating a giant inflatable rainbow over their site we agreed that it would be a great idea. What better way could there be to demonstrate the hope we all share that better times are around the corner? What’s more the rainbow has become the symbol of not only hope but …

classic cars and balloon lights

ABC Light Balloons Illuminate Successful Race Retro Sale

katebarlow Exhibition Inflatables, Inflatable Lights

Silverstone Auctions had a fantastic start to their Auction year at the Race Retro Show held at Stoneleigh Park in February. The auction catalogue was full of stunning competition and classic cars and total sales were £4.6 million over the weekend. We like to think we helped in our own small way with the classic cars being flatteringly illuminated by our …

replica inflatable toothpaste tube + custom inflatables london

What a great start to the New Year!

katebarlow Airborne Inflatables (Helium Filled), Promotional Inflatables

It was only a few weeks before Christmas 2019 that we were asked if we could make some unusual shapes to be helium filled to float outdoors in London early in the New Year?! We soon found out that the unusual shapes were all in fact toothpaste related and that the event was to be held next to the London …

hand artwork on an inflatable panto dragon

Panto Time at ABC!

katebarlow Fun Inflatables, Theatre and Film Inflatables

Christmas time means Panto time – and time to commission ABC Inflatables to make a pantomime themed inflatable ……Oh no it doesn’t! Oh yes it does! We are well known for our inflatable Beanstalks which we have supplied over the years to some of the top Panto producers in the business. They have been inflated at some of the top …

Bank of China Chinese lantern inflatables

Lord Mayor’s Show 2019

katebarlow Lord Mayor's Show, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

The nearest Saturday to Remembrance Day is always the day of the Lord Mayor’s Show.  We know this because we have made inflatables and travelled to London Wall to install them every year for the last 23 years! Compared with the 800 years that Lord Mayor’s Show has been running, 23 years makes us newcomers to the event! However, we …

Giant inflatable backpack with people, London

Inflatable Hunter Backpacks

katebarlow Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables, Promotional Inflatables

Hunter Boots approached us here at ABC Inflatables in the late summer having been very impressed with the 10 meter high inflatable Burberry Bears we made last year. They asked if we could make a giant inflatable representation of their luxury backpacks that were just being released on the market. This was part of their “Hunt the backpack campaign” to …