Last updated 17 July, 2014
       

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We hope you find an event that starts, or continues, your journey into the wonderful world of kites. 

You will be amazed at what modern kiteflying is all about - it is far from what most imagine it to be.  Do go to a kite event, join in, have some fun and meet other enthusiasts who will be only too happy to help.

Some of the events listed here are small local gatherings and kite club meets, others are large International festivals. Some are 'turn up and fly your kite' type of event with no trade stands or demonstrations, others may charge an admission fee to dazzle you with a programme of events. Most are held all day, usually commencing around 10.00am - weather permitting of course!

So, may there be wind on your back
a smile on your face
and a kite in the sky.

Julie and Jim White

JULY 2014
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19 & 20 Silloth Kite Festival in assoc. with the NKG, The Green Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4AB
Facebook page
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NEKF website
  19 & 20 NEKF @ Kites over Druridge, Druridge Bay Country Park, Widdrington, Northumberland NE61 5BX
Berrington Hall website
location map
website for more info
email contact
19 & 20

Leominster and Hereford Kite Festival, The National Trust, Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW

Facebook info page
location map

Website for more info

Email contact

26 & 27 Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
Facebook page
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Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
26 & 27 3rd St. Annes Kite festival, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
Facebook page
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GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
27 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
AUGUST 2014
 
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Jollyup 13 website
email contact
2 & 3 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 15, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
 
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2 & 3

5th Malmesbury International Kite Festival, The Wortheys, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9JX

  Location map Website for more info Email contact 3 Royston Kite Festival, organised by the Rotary Club of Royston, Therfield Heath, Royston, Herts SG8 5BG
 
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Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
3 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
 
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KiteBums website
email Skybums
9 & 10 Shropshire Kite Festival, Lacon Childe School, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8PE
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  9 & 10 Rufford Abbey Summer Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
 
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website for more information
Email contact
9 & 10

The Ron Dell Kite Festival, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX

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9 & 10

MKF Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF

Facebook page
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GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
10 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
WHKF Facebook page
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White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 10 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
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Email
16 & 17 6th Annual Rijsbergse Vliegerdagen (Rijsbergen Kite Festival), the meadows of the Family Machielsen, Tiggeltsestraat 13 at 4891ZP Rijsbergen, The Netherlands
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17 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
more info on Facebook
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website for more info
email address for more info
23 - 25 23rd Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
24 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page
location map
Bristol Kite Festival website
email link
30 & 31 27th Bristol International Kite Festival, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ CANCELLED
Facebook page Location map Website Email contact 31 New listing Family Kiteflying Day, Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT
SEPTEMBER 2014
Facebook page
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Dieppe Website
email contact
6 - 14 Dieppe Capitale du Cerf-Volant 2014, The Seafront, Dieppe, Normandy, France
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New listing 12th Day of the Kite, Museum of Printing and Literature, Grębocin, Poland

 
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Avon Kite Flyers website
Email Avon Kite Flyers
7 AKF Fly-in, The Plateau, Ashton Court, Begger Bush Lane, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3TQ
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 7 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
 
NEKF website
  7 Souter Lighthouse fly-in with the NEKF, Coast Rd, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 7NH
Facebook page location map
website
7 MKF @ 'Rush for Health, Rushcliffe Country Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG11 6JS
Facebook page
 
Website for more info
Email contact
12 - 14 Festival Internacional de barriletes, Parque Scalabrini Ortis. Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Facebook page
 
NEKF website
  13 & 14 National Museum of Flight Kite Festival, joint effort between NEKF and KCOS, East Fotrune Airfield, Edinburgh EH39 5LF
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
14 NKG fly-in, Worden Park, Car park off Worden Lane, Leyland PR25 3DH
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
14 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook
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Website
Email
21 Taylor Park Kite Day in Association with the NKG, Taylor Park, off Grosvenor Road, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 3HX
KKF Facebook page Location map Email contact 21 New listing Kites and bikes over Capstone, Capstone Farm Country Park, Capstone Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 3JG
 
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New listing 19th Eggardon Kite Festival, Eggardon Hill, Kings Lane, Powerstock, near West Compton, near Bridport, Dorset DT6 3TG

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19 - 28 1st Brazil International Kite Festival, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Facebook page  
website
28 11th Kedleston Hall Kite Day, Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH
Facebook page
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
28 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
OCTOBER 2014
Facebook page Location map
website
5 ExKitement, Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB
OSOW Facebook page  
website
contact email for UK OSOW
12 OSOW = ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites for peace:
KKF Facebook page Location map Email contact 12

New listing KKF / Jilly Pelham OSOW, Radnor Park Folkestone, Kent CT19 5BP

WHKF Facebook page
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White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 12 WHKF OSOW, Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook
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Website
Email
12 NKG OSOW, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook page Location map     12 PKF OSOW, Hamworthy Park, Lulworth Avenue, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DH
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
12 NKG OSOW, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
12 GOKF OSOW, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page location map
website
12 MKF OSOW, War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 6PT
Facebook page location map
website
12 MKF OSOW, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
26 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
NOVEMBER 2014
Facebook page
website
2 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
9 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 9 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
 
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16

Indoor Kite Event, St Josephs Catholic College, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR

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16 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Facebook page
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GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
23 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
DECEMBER 2014
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7 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
Facebook
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Website
Email
14 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 14 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
Facebook page
location map
GOKF website
email contact for GOKF
14 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
WHKF Facebook page
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website
WHKF email 27 WHKF Christmas Pudding Fly (with hot pudding and brandy) @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
        
JANUARY 2015
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11 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yokshire
Facebook
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Email
18 NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside
MARCH 2015
Facebook
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Website
Email
8 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook
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Website
Email
15 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Facebook
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Website
Email
15 NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
MAY 2015
Facebook page Location map
website
2 & 3

Broad Haven Kite Fliers 'Rendezvous', Beach flying at Broad Haven Pembrokeshire, SA62 3JH Wales

Facebook page Location map
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Broad Haven Kite Fliers 'Rendezvous', Flying at Hilton Court Gardens, Roch Pembrokeshire, SA62 6AE Wales

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29 - 31 Exmouth Kite Festival, The Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1DG
JUNE 2015
 
location map
Website
email contact
6 & 7

Mawddach Paddlesports Festival and Kite Festival, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales

JULY 2015
 
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email contact
18 & 19

Barmouth Kite Festival, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales

        

I have maintained kitecalendar.co.uk on a voluntary basis since 2000. I do take great care in ensuring the accuracy of the information, and try to update it regularly.   The links and email addresses did work when added to the calendar.

If you do notice any inaccuracy, errors or broken links please email me, Julie White, and let me know.

If you know of any kite events that are not listed here then please email me.

May there be wind on your back,
a smile of your face,
and a kite in the sky.

 

    

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Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach

Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach
(Kite and Photo courtesy of Steve Puli)


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Alwick Castle purple man
    

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Event details can change.

Please check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before making travel arrangements

    
Benson Superfly, from Jurgen D Denzingr, Waterford, Ireland
Benson Superfly
flown by Jurgen D Denzinger
Waterford, Ireland
       

MORE INFORMATION ON AN EVENT

When emailing the contacts in this calendar please allow plenty of time
before the event for a reply, and possible (snail) mailing of relevant information or car/entry passes.

There is quite often no use in emailing me for more info - I might know a little about each event (as a kiteflier I go to as many events as I can) but I don't know as much as the contact person listed alongside each event.

    
Raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer
The Blue Periwinkle kite made by Doug Richardson
raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer and
The Lymphoma Association
    

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CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

I think that the best kite for children to make in a workshop is the sled kite. The plan is available as a PDF file here.

They are virtually guaranteed to fly!
Have fun :-)

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DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY
THAT MAKES YOU SMILE
- GO FLY A KITE :-)

 

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